Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gymtots


Chicken breast with cauliflower, tofu, minced meat, egg and spring onions. Do I have a name for it?


Blame home. 


I’ve been having turgid incoherent thoughts recently… I can’t seem to pinpoint what I want to say, or what I exactly have to do. So… Most of my major assignments have been cleared, 2 more due next week and another site due in mid April. I was in the gym running today, and I thought about parallels. It was how the funniest opposites attract, how large complements the small, and how buildings actually make cars look miniature from the birds’ eye view. Can you comprehend? 


I’ve been dying to use the Sardina… But there is no apparent occasion for me to use it, yet. Bro’s coming back the following weekend, and I haven’t exactly planned where to go, yet some of my friend’s have already confirmed placements in summer school. I barely keep myself updated with school - Once I’m done with school curriculum, I just want to head home or gym to crash. 


I just wanna say… I’m glad I went to the gym in the noon today. It was quiet and productive nonetheless. I felt amazing. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Instagram on food


I went Ikea last night with my mom and I bought new Tupperware for school. I hardly settle my meals in school anymore, and all that I’ve saved have gone into my expenditures. I haven’t caught a movie in 3 months, or any films. But this morning, I laid in bed and watched Law and Order for an hour after waking up at 4.45am to talk to tum for what seemed like less than 10 minutes. It takes a pinch of love and determination to do that - but I had trouble waking up for my lecture at 9 later. 


I used to hate rice. But I love it now anyway. I love simple dishes so these make the almost perfect meals for me - especially when I hardly eat out these months. In tutorial one day, I came across this very inspirational and meaningful what sound like a commencement speech, “Sunscreen Song" - Have you heard? I found it truly amazing. 



Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.


The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Sing


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Floss


Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Roast at One Rochester








Thank you Pei Khee :) 


This lovely girl brought me out for dinner at Roast located at One Rochester, together with her lovely gift of La Sardina Lomo Camera. It was a pity that I didn’t bring my camera with me, but we had a great time. Above we ordered were the Red wine braised Angus short ribs with creamy Paris mashed potato and horseradish together with Slow braised lamb shank with olive, orange, carrot puree and french bean fritters. Remember how I exclaimed I love french beans? I still do. 


PK’s mashed potato was divine and the Angus short ribs with a light taste of red wine was soft and amazing. The taste just sets apart in your mouth and lingers. I loved it. I loved the lamb shank as well, equally soft - indeed slow braised with the organic puree. The portions felt just right, and we had space for desserts after! 


We had the Raspberry lychee rose pannacotta, lychee lemon compote and the 1-Caramel signature deconstructed strawberry shortcake. It came deconstructed, really. It reminded me of the birthday cake that Fang, Joyce and Justin bought for me on my birthday - It was definitely yummy. So the next time at Roast again, I’ll make sure I remember my camera because I definitely felt handicapped without it, not forgetting the amazing service we had. I had a lovely week. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hummerstons and friends






Thank you Syu and John.


I woke up to the smell of cold air - it’s still drizzling outside and I’m in bed with pink woolen socks. The weather feels so damn good, too good to be out studying, just too good to stay in bed. So 2 nights ago, I was excited. It’s been a while since I’ve ate past healthy, this month had been too tiring to keep up. Especially when I’ve cleared 5 presentations so far this week, just a few more projects to go before finals actually come. 


My enthusiasm for work calls for a lot of patience, clear mind and no distractions. But it’s always hard to get these 3 factors to complement in a day. Then I get creative ideas flowing in my head, but they always remain stagnant and unattended - still unable to process my graded portfolio for school. 


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I met Syu and John at Hummerstons on Tuesday evening. It made me leave with a smile on my face. I loved the small choice of selection on the menu, the wine we paired with our food and of course, Hummerstons truffle fries. Maybe you’ll always find a little food-related links once in a while. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

No food like home





Have you ever woke up to a morning where you realized you’ve finally attained self actualization? I did. Almost 3 weeks ago (During recess week), I woke up on a Tuesday feeling more motivated than ever to go for consistent runs and make meal plans for the entire week. I ended up going to the grocery store once every weekend after gym to shop for a week’s worth of food. There’s still this asian part of me. 


So… I downloaded Nike+ application, drew my meal plans and have been trying to have my meals at home as much as possible (Or pack them to school). I set aside this much time for gym and I can’t remember when was the last time I stopped feeling so exhausted. Healthy eating made me happier, nonetheless. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The weekend birthday







The people whom you love and loves you, matters. 


Most importantly, thank you everyone whom made this 21st such a pleasant surprise. March being another completely awesome month, swamped with back to back assignments and presentations that have yet to be completed. It was heartwarming to see all their delighted faces, and the lengths that my family and friends would go just to see me happy. There is so much gratitude for me to share, and I just want to say that, indeed I’ve been a very happy girl. No one can take those moments away from me. 


Last night, Just surprised me with a gift that made me cry. I honestly thought my birthday gift was the bag that he gifted me, and I bought his story. But no. He opened the gift and told me “Happy birthday dear.” I dived into tears. I never expected such a gift to come from him, something that I really wanted to get for myself. I am so thankful and blessed to be loved by someone who would go all lengths just to see me happy. 


With love.