Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Sushi with roe is the best. Or not?

Korean cousine is a very good too.

Tteokbokki is a delicious rice cake commonly served in a spicy chili sauce from street carts all over Korea. The traditional version is a Royal Court recipe that is prepared with a soy based sauce.

This version is a delicious and savoury blend of shiro miso and spicy gochujang with the aromatics of sesame oil, balanced out with a little touch of honey. This has a little kick of spice, but nothing too overwhelming. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever leftover vegetables you got in the fridge.

Hooray for clean fridge!

Enjoy it and good luck!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tyne Cot

99 years ago... The World War I began.

Passendale is a village in the Zonnebeke municipality, West Flanders. Its population is less than 3,000. But this settlement is famous for Tyne Cot.

Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. Credit: Peter Huys. CC-BY license
Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. Credit: Peter Huys. CC-BY license

This is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the World. There are 11,954 burials, of which 8,367 are unnamed.

The memorial was unveiled on 20 June 1927 by Sir Gilbert Dyett.

Baptism of Rus

1025 years ago, July 28, 988 Vladimir the Great baptized Kievan Rus.

Friday, 26 July 2013

World Cup in November

FIFA is now planning to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November.

Qatar's landscape

Sepp Blatter has confirmed that he intends to ask for the tournament to be held in the winter as temperatures in the Gulf state can reach 50°C during the summer. This is not record hot but very extremely temperature.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Yellow Rubber Duck

An even bigger version of the yellow Rubber Duck that has made waves in cities worldwide – most recently in Hong Kong – has found a permanent home in Keelung, Taiwan.

Rubber Duck

Since 2007, the duck has toured 13 cities in nine different countries from Australia to Brazil.

Where is a next?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Only fact

In 2012, 9.3 million acres of private, state, and federal land, and more than 4,400 structures burned in wildfires.

That was the third highest number of acres burned since at least 1960, the earliest date with reliable records. On average, Forest Service and Interior agencies respond to tens of thousands of wildfires per year, suppressing all but a small percentage during the firstburning period.

Wildfire near Chicago

However, the few fires that cannot be suppressed during the initial stages run the risk of becoming much larger. At the National Interagency Fire Center, firefighting experts from multiple government agencies continuously monitor fire activity, weather and fuel conditions while strategically positioning Federal firefighters, ground equipment and aircraft to support wildfires across the country as the season shifts.


Monday, 22 July 2013


220 years ago, July 22, 1793 Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.

Alexander Mackenzie monument on the West coast of British Columbia

It was the Greatest Event for Europeans and Pacifics after Juan Ponce de Leon's adventures.

My congratulation!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Salmon Roe Sushi

O, Salmon Roe!

Chirashi sushi is a casual style of sushi that is often made at home by arranging fresh fish on top of a bowl of seasoned sushi rice.

Oyakodon is a dish more generally known as having chicken and egg, 'oyako' meaning 'mother and child'. In this case, our oyakodon comes from the sea (umi), so we're using salmon and salmon roe. This is a glorious sushi dish you are going to enjoy immensely if you love the essence of the sea.


Have a good day!

Navalny: 5 years

Leninsky district court in Kirov has declared opposition blogger Alexei Navalny guilty of embezzlement in the KirovLes case.

Navalny in the Leninsky Court in Kirov

He sentenced to 5 years.

Where is freedom of speech in Russia? It is absent.

Russia flies into pit os a shit.

Mandela's Day

The World celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. Now it is an International Day.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

He was a President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Before he was famous for fighting against apartheid politics. He spent in custody 27 years, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison.

Today Nelson Mandela is symbol of social justice in the world, a struggle for freedom. resistance. He is the Symbol of Resistance.

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Retro Rowing

This is a nice vintage photo!

A Cornell varsity crew immediatedly after wining the IRA over Harvard, Penn and Columbia in 1896.

Photo from Young, Charles Van Patten (1907). The Cornell Navy: A Review. Ithaca, New York: Taylor and Carpenter.

It is in a Public Domain.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Moors murders

50 years ago sixteen old girl Pauline Reade was abducted by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. It was first of five the Moors murders.

Young lovers kidnapped and killed five children between July 1963 and October 1965. Three remains were found later in Saddleworth Moor, an quite area near Manchester.

Saddleworth Moor

Murderers was founded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison because a death penalty had been abolished in the United Kungdom. Myra Hindley was characterised by the press as the most evil woman in Britain. She died in prison in 2002, aged 60.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

100 years ago

100 years ago, July 10, 1913 there was a hot heat in Death Valley. Temperature reached 134°F (or 56.7°C), then the highest in a history.

One of sailing stones in the Death Valley National Park

And up to now it is a record in the Western Hemisphere.

World record was broken 13 September 1922 in El Azizia, Libya. Then temperature reached +57,8°C (+58,2°C). But this record is debatable. Shortly before the weather station's usual maximum thermometer had been damaged, and replaced by an uncalibrated ordinary maximum-minimum thermometer.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lac Megantic

60 people missing! Freight train derailment causes huge fire in Canada!

A large swath of a Quebec town was destroyed on Saturday after a train derailment sparked several explosions and a blaze that sent spectacular flames shooting metres into the sky.

Up to 1,000 people were forced from their homes in Lac-M├ęgantic, about 250 kilometres east of Montreal.

Some people were reported missing, although Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said it was too early to say if there were casualties.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

July 4

The Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

Instead they now formed a new nation named the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. A committee had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when congress voted on independence.

Declaration of Independence

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Crime in the United States. Murder

In the United States, the principle of dual sovereignty applies to homicide as to other crimes. If murder is committed within the borders of a state, that state has jurisdiction. Similarly, if the crime is committed in the District of Columbia, the D.C Superior Court retains jurisdiction, though in some cases involving U.S. government property or personnel, the federal courts may have exclusive jurisdiction.

If the victim is a federal official, an ambassador, consul or other foreign official under the protection of the United States, or if the crime took place on federal property or involved crossing state lines, or in a manner that substantially affects interstate commerce or national security, then the federal government also has jurisdiction. If a crime is not committed within any state, then Federal jurisdiction is exclusive: examples include naval or U.S.-flagged merchant vessels in international waters and U.S. military bases worldwide. In addition, murder by a member of the United States military anywhere in the world is a violation of Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and can result in a servicemember suspected of murder being tried by a general court-martial. In cases where a murder involves both state and federal jurisdiction, the offender can be tried and punished separately for each crime without raising issues of double jeopardy, unless the court believes that the new prosecution is merely a "sham" forwarded by the prior prosecutor. In the United States there is no statute of limitations on the crime of murder.

Modern codifications tend to create a genus of offenses, known collectively as homicide, of which murder is the most serious species, followed by manslaughter which is less serious, and ending finally in justifiable homicide, which is not a crime at all. Because there are 53 jurisdictions, each with its own criminal code, this section treats only the crime of murder, and does not deal with state-by-state specifics.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Nineteen firefighters

An Arizona town is mourning nineteen firefighters killed on Sunday battling a ferocious wildfire about 130 km north-west of Phoenix.

Barack Obama said he was heartbroken and called the deceased firefighters heroes.

It is the highest death toll for a fire team in a single incident since 9/11.

...Around 5:30 p.m. MDT (23:30 UTC) on June 28, 2013, lightning ignited a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona. The fire was still completely uncontrolled...

Snowden Seeks Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden Seeks Asylum In Russia.

Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." “If he likes to stay here there is one condition: he should cease his work aimed at damaging our American partners. No matter how strange it will sound from me," Putin told reporters, adding that Snowden is not working for Russian intelligence.

Now Edward will see how lucky & wonderful he did have it.