Monthly Archives: January 2015

Do lyrics still count?

The other day, I was laughing with some good friends of mine about the lyrics of many huge pop songs. Everyone listen and enjoy these songs but if you come to think of the lyrics, they are absolutely crap.

I am a fan of Bruno Mars and I really like his songs, he has a good voice and nice performance. However, it does not take him off the performers’ list of crappy-lyrics-pop-songs. Surely, many of you are familiar with his song Gorilla and I bet you like it, I do too, but from the moment I checked out its lyrics, let’s say my enthusiasm to hear it loudly on my speakers is no longer the same lol

So what I advice you to do is to take a listen of the song without checking the lyrics, then a second time while reading the lyrics, I think you’ll make sure to always check the lyrics of your favourite songs from this moment onwards. And if you feel like exploring a more propitious territory for such lyrics, I suggest to check Britney Spear’s songs, she is a pioneer in this field lol

Gorilla Lyrics:

Ooh I got a body full of liquor
With a cocaine kicker
And I’m feeling like I’m thirty feet tall
So lay it down, lay it down

You got your legs up in the sky
With the devil in your eyes
Let me hear you say you want it all
Say it now, say it now

Look what you’re doing, look what you’ve done
But in this jungle you can’t run
‘Cause what I got for you
I promise it’s a killer,
You’ll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

Yeah, I got a fistful of your hair
But you don’t look like you’re scared
You just smile and tell me, “Daddy, it’s yours.”
‘Cause you know how I like it,
You’s a dirty little lover

If the neighbors call the cops,
Call the sheriff, call the SWAT ‒ we don’t stop,
We keep rocking while they’re knocking on our door
And you’re screaming, “Give it to me baby,
[Clean version:] Give it like you wanna!”
[Explicit version:] Give it to me motherfucker!”

Oh, look what you’re doing, look what you’ve done
But in this jungle you can’t run
‘Cause what I got for you
I promise it’s a killer,
You’ll be banging on my chest
Bang bang, gorilla

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas
Ooh, yeah
You and me baby making love like gorillas

I bet you never ever felt so good, so good
I got your body trembling like it should, it should
You’ll never be the same baby once I’m done with you
You [x3]

Oh, you with me baby making love like gorillas

Ooh, yeah
You and me baby we’ll be fuckin’ like gorillas
Ooh, yeah (Yeah, yeah, baby, baby, oh yeah, yeah)
You and me baby making love like gorillas

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Paulina Vega is the new Miss Universe

After so many years, beauty pageant contests are still famous as ever and surely very profitable shows to be broadcast worldwide.

Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned Miss Universe 2014 during the ceremony held in Miami.

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It seems the show was not without some drama and the win of Miss Colombia has been said to be controversial. Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, was the favorite of many and instead of the cheering, the audience erupted into boos when she took 5th place at the contest. The discontent was also expressed all over social media and a special hashtag, trending since the event, was made just for this #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.

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Rouleaux de printemps recipe

During my stay in Montpellier (France) for studies, I had the chance to discover the Vietnamese cuisine and I enjoyed many of its platters and deserts. One of them is “Rouleaux de printemps”, a fresh cold version of the hot fried spring rolls and imo tastier.

I enjoy having delicious meals rather than making them myself. Despite that and although I am not a great chef, I do enjoy trying recipes for fun and this week I decided to make the Rouleaux de printemps myself. I did a quick search over the internet and found various recipes with slightly different ingredients from one to another. The result was good for a first time but I am sure I can improve it with more trials. Here’s a picture how the rolls I prepared looked like.

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In case you would like to try it yourself, here is what you will need:

  • Rice papers (can be found easily in the Asiatic section at a supermarket). You just need to cover them with warm water until you feel they are not rigid anymore and you can start with the filling. Be careful when you hold the rice papers because they are very fragile.
  • For the filling, it’s really a personal preference but the most common ingredients are:
    • Cooked shrimps or chicken
    • Rice vermicelli (they must be put in hot water for few minutes. And once they are cooked, just put them under running water to cool them a bit)
    • Bean or soy sprouts (if not fresh, you can use canned)
    • Slices or shredded carrots
    • Mint leaves
    • You can put also other green salad veggies, such as lettuce, coleslaw, cucumber, rocca leaves, …

Pay attention not to put a big quantity of the filling as you will not be able to wrap the rice paper properly. When all papers are wrapped, you can put them in the fridge for few minutes.

It’s a fast and healthy platter to prepare and can be served with soy sauce, hot and sweet dipping sauce or any sauce of your choice. Give it a try and enjoy  🙂

Potato Chips

Here’s a cool video on how potato chips are made and some health tips just below it.

Pros Cons
  • Tasty
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily available
  • Satisfyingly crunchy snack
  • High in fat & calories –> Increase risk of weight gain, obesity and high cholesterol level
  • High in sodium –> Increase risk of high blood pressure
  • Low in vitamins & minerals–> Displace more nutritional snacks

Alternative:

“Make your own baked potato chips as a healthier alternative. Cut raw potatoes into thin slices and scatter them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle the potato slices with olive oil and sprinkle them with your favorite dried herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme or chili powder. Bake the potatoes until they are crispy for chips that are low in fat and sodium but supply good amounts of potassium, vitamin C and fiber.”

Source: healthyeating.sfgate.com/