Drinking Alone

Drinking Alone Cartoon

I’m hooked on tapas type dishes these days, and Ajillo is one of them. It’s so easy, plus it’s low carb.  Ajillo is a Spanish word meaining “Garlic flavored”.  In an Ajillo dish, you gently fry any ingredient you like in a garlic & chili infused olive oil.

Recipe for Oyster Ajillo

Garlic (as much as you like. sliced or whole)
Olive Oil (fill up 1/3 – 1/2 of the pan you are using)
red chilli flakes or whole, to taste
Oyster (I bought a tub of shucked oyster from Superstore)

In very low heat, warm up olive oil, garlic and chili.  There are pots made for ajillo, but any small pot would do. Clay pot or cast iron pans are nice to cook with. I put lots of garlic. Once the garlic bubbles through, gently fry the oyster until it becomes puffy.  I like eating off the cooked oyster in the kitchen while it’s hot.  Dip bread in the oyster-garlic-infused oil. You’ll be in heaven! Leftover oil can be eaten at other days, with sliced breads. It becomes a perfect appetizer. I also fried some rice with the leftover oil and it was really good!

A pot designed for ajillo looks like this:

Ajillo is very popular in Japan, and the Japanese amazon sells pans designed for ajillo.


Dieting Cartoon pg 1


Dieting Cartoon pg 1


I used to lots of fad diets when I was in high school…it was almost like dieting was my hobby.  The weirdest one I did was the apple-diet. I read it on this comic book by Noriko Sasaki:

The technique is to just eat apples for three days. I only lasted for breakfast and lunch.
Noriko Sasaki is my favourite comic book author. She wrote really cool books like Doubutsu no Oishasan.

With super awesome Japanese kindle store, I’m back to reading comics again. I’m happy to find out that she has new series like Stay Tuned!

Back to my dieting. I’ve been low carb for 5 years and for me it works well. I have less craving and feel full longer. These books explain well:

Job Satisfaction & Performance (Infographic)

Infographic of Job Satisfaction

Job Satisfaction & Performance (Infographic)

If you’re in the warm-colored quadrants, you are overall happy. After all, you spend most of your time in life at work.

I’m currently in the yellow quadrant for my cartooning job and light blue in my day job.  Good news is that you can move from one quadrant to another,so I hope I get to move to the pink box very soon.

The above infographic is available for purchase from my cartoon store.

Some books you may find interesting:

Complainers Cartoon


Complainers Cartoon

This is how I really want to deal with complaining clients. (It doesn’t happen that often, though, thank goodness).