I Want Some Copporn…Er, Popcorn

I made some popcorn today evening. Well, if you can call it ‘make’! A colleague at work, who lives near the office, came back to the office in the evening with a big plastic box filled with popcorn. He was the one to introduce me to Act II popcorn.

So today, I bought these small sachets of this stuff worth Rs.5 each. All you have to do is get a deep pan, cut open the sachets, pour the kernels (seeds or whatever they are dipped in some kinda slimy paste) into the pan and start to heat it.

I used an aluminum lid to cover the pan, just leaving a little space open for the steam to come out off and soon could hear the ‘ping, ping’ as the popping corn hit & bounced off the lid. In just a few minutes, I had a big bowlful of the stuff and had something to eat while I watched tv.

Arsenal 1 Fulham 0

Arsenal were not the best team for most of the 90 minutes last night but they still came out winners in the end. Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone was the hero as the Gunners secured an untypically scrappy victory at Fulham. The Italian made stunning one-handed saves from two Andrew Johnson headers and also parried Zoltan Gera’s drive.

Arsenal won it when Cesc Fabregas clipped a pass for Robin van Persie to take a touch and fire home. Roy Hodgson’s side will wonder how they failed to take anything from the game as they dominated for long periods, but the difference between the two teams was Mannone, the 21-year-old from Desio, making only his 3rd Premiership start. From the start Fulham were the better team but Mannone, keeping his place in the side with Manuel Almunia still struggling with a virus, enjoyed the performance of his career.