PJ010

She is born and bred in area code 010

She manages brands for bread.

She loves writing, dreaming, reading non-fiction and cry, food, foreign cultures, the sun, the web, sleeping in moving vehicles, peanut butter and urban culture
One-Pan Pasta
I came across this recipe on Lottie + Doof. It’s one-pan pasta. One-pan in this case does not mean putting the sauce on top of the pasta, after the pasta is done. No, you actually cook the raw pasta with all the ingredients you want on top of it in the same pan.
Now… can such a thing really work??  
I love cooking, but not a fan of the whole slow cooking thing. I actually like cooking best when its fast (and delicious). I will try next week, when I get back from London.

One-Pan Pasta

I came across this recipe on Lottie + Doof. It’s one-pan pasta. One-pan in this case does not mean putting the sauce on top of the pasta, after the pasta is done. No, you actually cook the raw pasta with all the ingredients you want on top of it in the same pan.

Now… can such a thing really work??  

I love cooking, but not a fan of the whole slow cooking thing. I actually like cooking best when its fast (and delicious). I will try next week, when I get back from London.

Evian babies

This video is hilarious. I am not sure what the link is with Evian or water for that matter, but it is definitely worth your short attention span.

El Tubo

Take a look at this outdoor hotel in Tepoztlán, Mexico, using recycled concrete tubes. Called ‘TuboHotel’, the hotel rooms are stacked in pyramid-form with glazed fronts added as windows. 

Super dope.

(Source: designtaxi.com)

The uncle you love to hate
Remember the Boondocks, the animated series starring the black Freeman family, consisting of Huey, Riley and Granddad? Well if you don’t, I strongly suggest you go watch it. It’s hilarious.
The series is based on the same name comic strip by Aaron McGruder and has been loved (or hated), because of its dark humour and unapologetic views on societal issues like race and politics.
The Boondocks had one other character going by the name of Uncle Ruckus. Uncle Ruckus was the slur-spitting, self-hating mechanic, who didn’t make a secret of his aversion for African-Americans.
A few cats came up with the brilliant idea of doing a real life movie about him. The project is currently running on Kickstarter and the guys involved are looking for partial funding to realise the comedy.
I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

The uncle you love to hate

Remember the Boondocks, the animated series starring the black Freeman family, consisting of Huey, Riley and Granddad? Well if you don’t, I strongly suggest you go watch it. It’s hilarious.

The series is based on the same name comic strip by Aaron McGruder and has been loved (or hated), because of its dark humour and unapologetic views on societal issues like race and politics.

The Boondocks had one other character going by the name of Uncle Ruckus. Uncle Ruckus was the slur-spitting, self-hating mechanic, who didn’t make a secret of his aversion for African-Americans.

A few cats came up with the brilliant idea of doing a real life movie about him. The project is currently running on Kickstarter and the guys involved are looking for partial funding to realise the comedy.

I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

What do you know about black?

What do you know about black?

Mothers in the hood!

It has been a while. I have been busy being paranoid about the number 13, planning for the New Year, and contemplating getting a dog. All this, in the midst of a move to a new crib (NY resolution #1).

Anyway, I am one of the last Mohicans without kids amongst my girlfriends. Only two weeks ago, another little baby creature was put into this world. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been able to get this dog idea out of my head. I mean, where would I find the time really?

Then I came across this video Fiat 500 did about The Motherhood and realised I am not ready to join their gang just yet..

Shout out to all my mummy girlfriends!

(Source: vimeo.com)

2013

December is the time you look back and reflect (or I try to do) and January is the month you put all that you wish for the new year out in the universe.

I am a bit late to the party this year, but need to send my stuff into the cosmos again. I would lose sleep over it at night otherwise.

I sent out my list for 2012 and the universe hit me back with a few!

1.       Go to Miami

2.       Improve my Spanish

3.       Move to a bigger house 

4.       Get a promotion

5.       Read more books (on a new e-reader bday present anyone?)

6.       Laugh harder until my stomach hurts

7.       Make Europe my backyard and chill in it more often

8.       Practice yoga and become like Dhalsim

9.       Be less anal and perfectionistic

10.   That’s why there is no #10 and it is all good!

I got the promotion and got the house, although it was technically 2013 when I signed the contract…details, details…. Received a Kindle for my Bday and travelled to Paris, Marseille, NYC, Egypt, Stockholm, Brussels, Antwerp, London and of course Miami!

Didn’t quite improve on the Spanish and becoming kin to Dhalsim still feels like a distant dream, but hey 2013 will be the i$h! There I put it out there again. Make it happen! List will follow…

Drive-in while driving?
A group of Iranian based investors are taking the increasingly mobile economy to new heights. They created an exhaust pipe that cooks you a burger while you’re driving. The device is called the “Exhaust Burger” and uses heat from the car’s exhaust to serve you with a juicy piece of meat.  The only thing you have to do is  install the device, throw in a burger and off you go. 
However, if carbon monoxide is preventing you from fantasizing of your first car-grown burger, you need not worry. There is top tunnel that draws the smoke away from your meat, allowing the heat to cook your burger without the risk of pollution. 
Great idea, but who would use it? Besides the haphazard of getting food poisoning, I wonder what you do when you are in the middle of traffic and your burger is ready.
I guess if you’re meat gets burned, you can always drive to a drive-in to get that burger fix.

Drive-in while driving?

A group of Iranian based investors are taking the increasingly mobile economy to new heights. They created an exhaust pipe that cooks you a burger while you’re driving. The device is called the “Exhaust Burger” and uses heat from the car’s exhaust to serve you with a juicy piece of meat.  The only thing you have to do is  install the device, throw in a burger and off you go. 

However, if carbon monoxide is preventing you from fantasizing of your first car-grown burger, you need not worry. There is top tunnel that draws the smoke away from your meat, allowing the heat to cook your burger without the risk of pollution. 

Great idea, but who would use it? Besides the haphazard of getting food poisoning, I wonder what you do when you are in the middle of traffic and your burger is ready.

I guess if you’re meat gets burned, you can always drive to a drive-in to get that burger fix.

Myspace is back!

Myspace is coming back. They recently released a video declaring their return to social media land and are currently in beta making the final tweaks before relaunch. The video looks pretty darn slick and the new platform best resembles a mash-up of Pinterest, Tumblr and Spotify.  

I was quite surprised. I thought that Myspace was forever banned to the internet wastelands. I personally never had a Myspace account and never had any interest of opening one. The platform used to look a hot mess with the large amounts of animated profile backgrounds.

I guess they learned from their mistakes. The platform will have a large focus on music and is targeted to a younger audience.  A younger audience that is eager to get away from the ubiquitous Facebook with strong parental control (Who doesn’t remember the day, their mum signed up to Facebook).

When the time is there, I will definitely claim my name on the new channel. I wonder what Facebook has to say about all this. Well… more specifically, the grey-haired or bald parents (investors) that now own it anyway. 

Get off your culo!
In order to combat the large percentage of Puerto Rican residents on public assistance, Banco Popular wanted to inspire people to get off their culos and teamed up with the famous salsa band, El Gran Combo, to change the lyrics of one of their famous songs, “No Hago Mas Na,” an ode to laziness whose title translates to “I Do Nothing.” The new version, which praises a hard day’s work, was broadcast during a media roadblock and it quickly soared up the charts, becoming the most popular tune in Puerto Rico.
The “Get off your culo!” campaign won the PR prize at this year Cannes festival. I thought it was brilliant. It’s a good tune too, I immediately added it to my Caribbean playlist on Spotify.
Check out the full campaign here

Get off your culo!

In order to combat the large percentage of Puerto Rican residents on public assistance, Banco Popular wanted to inspire people to get off their culos and teamed up with the famous salsa band, El Gran Combo, to change the lyrics of one of their famous songs, “No Hago Mas Na,” an ode to laziness whose title translates to “I Do Nothing.” The new version, which praises a hard day’s work, was broadcast during a media roadblock and it quickly soared up the charts, becoming the most popular tune in Puerto Rico.

The “Get off your culo!” campaign won the PR prize at this year Cannes festival. I thought it was brilliant. It’s a good tune too, I immediately added it to my Caribbean playlist on Spotify.

Check out the full campaign here