“That’s terrible,” I reply to a friend who comments how un-grumpy I was during a recent, fun night out. “From now on,” I mock-threaten, “I’m going to make sure my blood-alcohol level is always 0.04.” “A little alcohol dissolves Mr. Grumpy and surfaces Mr. Amiable,” I argue, “although,” I say, cautioning myself more than her,Continue reading “Mr Grumpy, Mr Amiable and Mr Obnoxious”
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Batch 4: Coopers English Bitter
Hey, what’s brewing? Me! This time around I wanted just a good, hassle free beer, so decided on a no-frills Coopers English Bitter with a Light Malt Extract as a little something extra. Of course, my brews are never without some element of disaster.
World Cup Also Has Football Action
I’ll be the last person you’ll ever see at a screening of a regular football (soccer) game, yet, like many, I find the World Cup irresistible. And it’s not just because I’m from South Africa either.
Batch 3: IPA Lager Hops Monster Experiment
What to do when you only have a tin of malt and no yeast? You stock up on ingredients, go crazy and experiment with a IPA Lager Hops Monster.
Batch 2: Cooper’s India Pale Ale Part II
Where I left off last (year) was with my weaker-than-a-pale-ale-should-be brew in crude-but-effective cool box, bubbling away.
Batch 2: Cooper’s India Pale Ale
I can’t help but notice, with some shock and amazement I might add, that I brewed last in February! To be fair, that brew did last me almost until May.
Springboks beat All Blacks 32 – 29 Tri Nations Champions
After a nail-biting match the Springboks managed to stave off the All Black’s last ditch surge, and won what might as well have been the Tri Nations finals, 32 – 29 to claim the Tri Nations 2009 trophy.
Rick Astley Dead: TheStar.com.my Rickrolled
With a few consecutive celebrity deaths this month, some people may be prone to believing a report of yet another. But when Twitter lights up with tweets that specifically Rick Astley is dead, your first response surely has to be that of suspicion. Some poor soul at Malaysia’s the TheStar.com.my was no suspicious enough.
Raw Sewerage in Kota Kinabalu’s Waterways
On the way home for lunch this afternoon I drove along the big open canal that runs parallel to the road. It’s a big storm-water permanently filled with water, not sure if it ever was a river. But I think today it was used for raw sewerage dumping.
Shark finning in Sabah on Mabul near Sipadan
In January a post appeared on the WetPixel forum that showed pictures of shark finning in Sabah on Mabul near Sipadan, which is popular and famous for its diving treasures.