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Spices, anime and a new default media player.

[001] Have switched to the KMPlayer as my default video player - its very similar to VLC player, though with a few more options in some ways. If any setting is odd, the Preferences menu lets me tweak it :D

[002] Recced and pimped out 12 Kingdoms on GB and its definitely an anime worth checking out!

[003] Been using kothmir (cilantro leaves aka green corriandar) more in my cooking this year since I've been more budget conscious and this means relying on spices more often for more intense flavor so I feel satisfied faster - am back in love with the savoury taste of indian cooking now. Don't think I'll ever go all veg like my sister these days but at the moment I have a craving for a green chutney sandwich, mmm :F

Until this week though I hadn't realised that a lot of people hate cilantro (o_O) since its such a norm in Indian cookings, especially when accompanied by other staple spices (as pointed out here).

Admit I have yet to try making rice in Vancouver so on one hand I'm making lots of savory meat dishes accompanied by veggies like eggplant and spinach and on the other hand, am doing more noodles and far eastern influenced soup style meals - especially since I got some miso paste, gochuchang (korean chilli paste) and chilli black bean sauce. Wish I could figure out certain western spices though - still don't know when its worth using basil, rosemary, dill and thyme *facepalm*

And spices here are generally $5 a jar which is so painful D: Also don't have a grinder/processor/blender so I can't make any chutney yet (would love either cilantro or coconut ♥)

[004] A new issue of Shousetsu Bang Bang is out and I don't think I'll ever catch up ^^ But having shiny orig slash fic on hand is always good :D

[005] Absolutely love reading about artist influences and inspiration write ups, like this one by bluestraggler and the one here by wredwrat <3

[006] I'm still grieving over recent events in One Piece though I have read the latest two chapters focusing on Luffy and Ace when they were kids. Still, its going to be a while before I can get back to reading the regular chapters without being all ;_;
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