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Jump Superstars is here!

I ordered Jump Superstars from YesAsia.com, and received it a week ago. It was definitely worth the wait and the price, it’s just too cool seeing all the different characters from manga series that I’ve seen fight against each other!

I’ve always had a fascination for so-called crossover ideas, where characters from different series interact. I have this very old comic with Spiderman and Superman, and there’s this drawing I posted in an earlier post. Also there was a comic series in Oslo a few years ago called Gigant, where superheroes and/or suppervillains from different American comic series fought against or with each other. I was rather disappointed that it stopped, really. Anyway, that’s basically why I really like this game (and Super Smash Bros), although there isn’t much of a story behind the game.

Another crossover thing which is kind of cool: PowerPuff Girls Doujinshi is a fanmade mangastyle webcomic with the PowerPuff Girls and other Cartoon Network characters. The “worst” part of the comic may just be that it’s updated quite slowly, but seeing how detailed the art is, I guess I can understand why.

Enough about that, maybe I should write a bit about what I’ve been doing since my last (real) post… Well the summer camp was a blast! Lots of people and fun. And learned a bunch of stuff that I really should try to use/do, but haven’t yet. Go here to see all the photo galleries that’ve been posted so far!

Oh, I mentioned something about t-shirts in the last post, didn’t I? Well, basically, the teens in Oslo bought everyone a pink t-shirt, made an Oslo logo on the front of each of them, and everyone got a different Chinese nickname on the back of the t-shirts! I was, hum, Kirby.

The week after the camp my family was in Holland, which was somewhat warm and humid, so it was really not such a comfortable trip. But we got to pick and eat oysters (they were cooked before eating of course), and the room we got at the hotel had a separate floor for the bed, kind of. Don’t now what something like that is called, but it was kind of cool. I think I want a bedroom like that when I buy a house.

After that I’ve been in Oslo, and I’ve spent lots of time with the youth there. It’s too much! I think I’m almost looking forward to going back to Trondheim, where I get more time for myself. I’m going to Trondheim tomorrow, by the way… Last year of University. Don’t really look forward to finishing and having to find a job, but oh well, that’s life.

I guess that’s enough for this post, I’ll however put in two avatars I recently made to prove that I’m really a geek:

 

Posted by on 2005-08-20 in Uncategorized

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Dan tat (egg tarts)

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With this and cha xiao bao, I am now somewhatly able to make two different kinds of dim sum. (Although I still haven’t tried to make the actual cha xiao…)

Instead of writing the recipe here this time, I’ll just link to the website where the recipe is: Hong Kong-style egg tart recipe. Partly out of respect for the website, partly because the website is actually quite good, since you can convert recipes to metric measures and to different servings, but mostly because I feel too lazy to type in the recipe.

I just have a few comments on that recipe: It seems that the person who submitted the recipe used some rather large muffins forms to bake the dan tat. The recipe states that it will make 12 tarts, but I used some maybe quite small egg tart forms, and they filled a whole plate, as you can see on the photo. This left roughly 1/3 of the filling unused, also the adults thought that the dan tat I made had too much crust, so I probably could’ve made even more! Either the guy who made the recipe just likes crust (I don’t mind too much crust either, although maybe the ones the adults ate had particularly much crust, since I couldn’t get the same amount of it on every tart), or the muffins forms he used must’ve been huge to use all the dough without the crust being too thick.

Another thing is that the dan tat really is quite lightly sweetened. I thought they tasted okay though, as long as I didn’t eat anything sweet before eating them, but if you like your egg tarts to be sweet, you may want to add a bit more sugar in the filling.

Edit: Oh, one last thing is that the filling tends to be too much for the amount of dough this recipe gives. I’ve tried the recipe twice now, and both times there were quite too much filling. So you may want to try to make less filling, although maybe it’s better to have too much than too little.

Other than that, I think the dan tat turned out great, for my first time making them! And I think the recipe is simple enough for most people to be able to make it. So if you like dan tat and cooking, you should really try out this recipe!

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Posted by on 2005-08-08 in ShoZu

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