Gazpacho (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaθˈpatʃo]; Southern peninsular Spanish: [ɡahˈpa(t)ʃo]) or Gaspacho (Portuguese: [ɡɐʃˈpaʃu]), also called Andalusian gazpacho, is a cold soup made of raw, blended vegetables. It originated in the southern regions of the Iberian peninsula and spread into other areas. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and Portugal, particularly during hot summers, as it is refreshing and cool.


Ajo Blanco

Ajoblanco (sometimes written ajo blanco) is a popular Spanish cold soup typical from Granada and Málaga (Andalusia). This dish is made of bread, crushed almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and sometimes vinegar. It is usually served with grapes or slices of melon. When almonds were not available, for instance during the post-war period, flour from dried beans was used.


The End of Our Web Hosting Agreement

On 14 Aug 2008, we signed up a web hosting provider to hosting this site. WordPress was the first web framework we used to host this site. We like the experience we learned. On 5 Aug 2011, we signed a ten-year agreement for a special deal with the same provider. Life is busy, and we want to reduce the effort of releasing new content on our site. We came across the technology of static site generators. We tested it out, and we are happy with it. Later, we managed to find a way to update the content seamlessly and host our site without self-managed web hosting. Yesterday was the last day of the agreement. We are not going to continue it for another ten years during this Covid pandemic.


In Japan, a tsukubai (蹲踞) is a washbasin provided at the entrance to a holy place for visitors to purify themselves by the ritual washing of hands and rinsing of the mouth. This type of ritual cleansing is the custom for guests attending a tea ceremony or visiting the grounds of a Buddhist temple. The name originates from the verb tsukubau meaning "to crouch" or "to bow down", an act of humility. Guests attending a tea ceremony crouch and wash their hands in a tsukubai set in the tea garden (roji) before entering the tearoom.


Ugali, also known as ugali bogobe pap, n'sima oshifima oruhere and nshima, is a type of maize or cassava flour porridge made in Africa. It is also known as ngima, obusuma, obuchima, kimnyet, nshima, mieliepap, phutu, sadza, kuon, gauli, gima, isitshwala, ubugali, umutsima, and other names. Nsima is sometimes made from other flours, such as millet or sorghum flour, and is sometimes mixed with cassava flour. It is cooked in boiling water or milk until it reaches a stiff or firm dough-like consistency.

Microsoft Australia Cloud Skills Challenge

Microsoft Australia Cloud Skills Challenge just ended today. I joined the challenges. Although I didn't win a goodie bag, I gain some knowledge about Microsoft Azure products. All the while, I been using AWS for most of the backend works. Now I know about Microsoft Azure products, it gives me options to choose either one of them for new coming works. So far, I mostly know how to configure all the products with Azure portal through Microsoft Learn documents. After these, I want to learn the Azure libraries (SDK) for Python during my spare time.