Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Warning: this has serious and personal content and may scare some.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The employees at Sur La Table said he was only signing books but that I could ask him to sign my martini glass and to not be afraid because he is a really nice guy. I was really nervous but he was really nice and did sign my martini glass for me! He totally asked how I was doing and even shook my hand!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I had a big cup of coffee. This was my first cup in two weeks since my dehydration and I wish I had gotten good coffee. This is coffee re-brewed from my parent's coffee grinds in the morning. It was so watery and disgusting that I only could have a few sips. Since I enjoyed brunch so much I decided to go to Trader Joe's and buy some ingredients. I also got instant coffee since I'm only making coffee for myself in the mornings. I didn't realize Trader Joe's had instant coffee! I opened this up this morning and it smelled like ass. Of course once it was mixed in with hot water (it dissolved really quickly) and fat-free milk, it smelled like good ole coffee.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I wasn't very hungry at work and I had packed a salad for work that I didn't eat and decided to bulk up my Chipotle mess with it.
I also got an Izze to enjoy with my meal (classic coke would've been better though =P)
Friday, October 15, 2010
I am always on the prowl for food trends and diets and I think I wanna try and experiment with the macrobiotic diet. I've always wanted to get back to my Asian roots and live simpler and sometimes I would pretend that I am a Buddhist monk who can only eat vegetables with my brown rice. I sometimes feel like the simpler foods would make me feel better and hopefully get rid of all the toxins in my body.
Until then I will be needing to do research on the diet and hopefully become inspired or motivated to actually do it.
I had Trader Joe's Honey Greek Yogurt. Dare I say that I love Trader Joe's brand Greek yogurt over Fage? Shocking, I know. I didn't realize this was full fat! Oh well it was a delicious treat and now I will definitely be reading labels.
A really bad side effect of a broken heart means I have lost my appetite. It's not like I don't want to eat, it's just sometimes I feel that lump in my throat and I feel full after two bites. I knew I wanted soup of some sort (it was really hot in the morning and got really cold later on in the day) and got miso soup at the food court. I don't know what they put in their stock but it's so much flavorful than mine (maybe msg?).
Well, I now have a tub of cookie dough waiting to be eaten.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
I've yet to have a Coach bag in my collection. It seems odd but I just didn't like the fact that so many teenyboppers would carry those monogrammed C's handbag around school or at the malls. They just seemed childish to me. But, I've been really looking at their bags now and they are more sophisticated with their leather bags.
This here is the Kristin bag and I am longing for one. I like to have everything classy and classic so I want to get this beautiful taupe color because it's a neutral color. The black seemed too harsh for sophistication but this color makes this bag.
Then I saw their booties and I fell in love. I saw these and it made my heart swoon. These are THE booties in my opinion. It's a peeptoe bootie with straps with gold buckles. These are definitely on my wishlist. I'd definitely would wear these with grey long cableknit socks that go to the knee. Or pair them with boyfriend chinos. These are to die for.
I'm so glad I work at Bloomingdale's and I get my discount!
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I went to a dinner with my sister and my friend who's been worried about my state (she's been with me through this whole ordeal) decided to get some Japanese food.
*I love Japanese food, the only Asian food I grew up with was Korean and Japanese food. Little do people know, Korean and Japanese food are very similar. Japanese food was always made in my house like tonkatsu, miso soup, udon, ramen, chicken teriyaki, seaweed salad and soba. Chinese food was always our go-to restaurant where we would get steamed dumplings filled with minced pork, chives, and ginger. I love Chinese dumplings a lot. Korean and Japanese don't have as much flavor or a variety and it's often filled with noodles but nothing compares to Chinese dumplings*
So we went to Okazu-ya in San Francisco and I got a shrimp tempura udon. I also shared salmon roll, spicy tuna roll, simple green salad (gotta love the mayo-based dressing) and of course my lovely seaweed salad.
I left feeling really content with food in my belly, good conversations with friends all while drinking green tea.
It actually warmed my soul tonight.
Monday, October 11, 2010
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Today was one of those days. I woke up with anxiety especially from nightmares and maybe because of the nyquil that was consumed the night before. Everything was going from bad to worse and then I looked at my bank account and realized that I overdrew my account. It was the last straw and I couldn't get over how well I was doing until this point. I had to get out of the house and just drove.
I drove until I couldn't drive anymore and then I just sat there and thought about everything. When are things going to get better? Is this the worse that's going to happen?
After a few hours of thinking I drove back home and slept for awhile. I guess taking a nap helped my mental state. I guess when I really need to sleep I will sleep.
I need comfort right now.
My sister finally cooked dinner a couple nights ago. This was barbequed spareribs that was braised for a couple of hours, sauteed green beans with mushrooms, garlic and shallots and all eaten with garlic mashed potatoes.
I ate as much as I could and realized how comforting this meal was.
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