Pork Tocino (Sweetened Cured Pork) Recipe
Pork Tocino is a sweet pork dish that is traditionally served for breakfast in the Philippines. The original Tocino is marinated only with salt, sugar, and saltpeter, although pineapple juice may be added for a slightly tart flavor. Kapampangans who make tocino mix it for 2 to 3 hours in order to achieve the thickness and softness of the meat, then leave it overnight at room temperature before serving it
Tocino is a Spanish word that means ‘bacon’ or ‘cured meat’ and comes from back in the days of Spanish settlement of the Philippines.
Preparing it is nothing more than lightly frying it until it caramelizes on the edges. Common serving will include egg and rice on the dish as well. Tocino is quite tasty if one likes sweetly coated meats similar to many asian ‘sweet & sour’ dishes. You can find this dish in many Carinderia and even in big fastfood chains in the Philippines package as To-Si-Log meaning Tocino, Sinangag (pinoy fried rice) and Fried Itlog (Egg).
Information via J. Maristela (goddessofscrumptiousness)
What frying above is actually chicken tocino, since pork is not available in Saudi Arabia.
C005. The Bathroom Key.
I managed to edit each frame to add a little effect and mitigate the noise.
Still grainy . Still a long way to go!
Ligao, Albay, Philippines
(if you haven’t seen 001, please click here)
C001. Perks Of Being An ECE.
For twenty-twelve, I’ll be doing a project that will involve cinemagraphs. Above is an example I made (28th December, 2011). The first time I saw such a gif, I didn’t know it was ‘specially’ called as a cinemagraph. I’ve seen such animated photos before from time to time here on tumblr, and just this late of December 2011 I started to do a little research on what they are, sought some more examples and then for tutorials.
After watching a few clips last night (28th December, 2011), I tried it immediately.
In the cinemagraph above, it was from my video clip collection.
That clip was taken from a cellsite tower on a mountain in Samar, Philippines. I braced the ‘gorilla pod’ to the steel railing (the ‘original’ flexible tripod isn’t spelled that way, just got mine from that ‘King’ computer store in the Philippines) and recorded the adjacent tower. It was actually drizzling-to-raining that time thus the cloudy and dark atmosphere.
I could have edited each frame to become more photographic but I thought that that would take away the feeling of the actual ambiance and experience.
A few other propellers were actually moving/spinning in the video and I chose only one to be the focus.
The camera that I used was a point and shoot Canon PowerShot SX120 IS and isn’t HD.
Anyway, this was just a trial and the start. I only have a few clips in my drive that are actually suitable for cinemagraphs and hopefully I can make/shoot more from where I am right now.
For now, I am all done from climbing rooftops of houses and high-rise buildings and towers, so you won’t pretty much see new high-perspective scenes. My archive and my navigational links are ever available anyway for your touring.
Jamie Beck is the most frequent name I encounter when searching for this technique. Fashion/modeling is apparently one of the uses of this art. Others are just common everyday scenes that are emphasized artistically.
Edit: **note — Cinemagraphs™ is a trademark of Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg.