day 1660 – ikea run

treated to ikea froyo for helping with the ikea run. haven’t been to ikea for some time and haven’t eaten anything from ikea in a long time. as much as i wanted to reject the extra calories knowing pubnight social food is in the evening, it was already bought. so much guilt as i hold this cone in my hand wondering what after effects it may have. i restrict myself to a deficit on a regular basis, so one day i can lose the fat name calling. until then, i’ll always be self conscious and not let myself always have what it craves

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day 1658 – aburi aburi 

a little aburi and sashimi is a good way to get through the hump of the week. it could be whatever day, but sushi almost never fails me. it’s the kind of comfort food that can lighten mood and get me back on my ways. there’s no change in my erratic sleeping patterns; no matter which day, i’ll wake up several times throughout the night thinking i missed my alarm. a large part is from stress, as i prepare myself for my big day ahead of me

day 1616 – double yolk

mom cooked lots of food for dinner and bought mooncake for dessert to celebrate mid autumn festival with the family. it gets harder and harder to have a full family dinner because my schedule is just so packed. i’m glad they understand that i am working hard and grinding every single day. they know i’m hardworking trying to establish a better future but they’re always concerned i don’t eat. i’ll just make the most of the special dinners we get together. i guess i can allow myself to have meals and desserts this once in a while. i hate being called fat, but maybe i’ll just have to accept it’s the truth and that i’m getting fat

day 1564 – serious dessert

line ups for premium ice cream shops are always this long, but if we always turn around like we did last time, i’ll never get to try any of them. my whiskey hazelnut and london fog double scoop cone was worth my wait. it was not a bad sunday, but i would see the norm every so often and wonder why it’s not like that for me. that thorn will be inevitable, for as long as it’s not addressed it will be a reminder of what hurts

day 1547 – sushiuomo

i quite like the new place we found and the temakis that was served. it was a feel good kind of day because i felt encouraged at work when my manager told me he praised me during the management meeting for how well i’ve been developing the new collection and the rhythm the technical team is in. makes me understand that my hard work isn’t transparent and good managers will always be there to let you know that

day 1534 – tug of war

the planning committee put together an amazing summer bbq party that includes photo booth, contests, games, prizes and food trucks. of the many events and activities that we had, tug of war was the main event because a trophy was on the line. today was a good day despite a slip up in my eating. my manager couldn’t have picked a better day to inform me of my increased salary. it was so good to hear that he has fought for my compensation in return for my hardwork; he wasn’t kidding when he told me to stick by him, he’ll take me higher and make it worthwhile for me

day 1473 – mapo tofu


my family is away in asia so we had our’s early. this is the perfect time to have some lomo time. i’m stuffed from our home cooked meal as tried our hand at making mapo tofu and siu mai. it turned out very tasty.  the only adjustments i would make for next time is taking out the black bean paste and the proportion of tofu to meat. we’ll be using each other as test subjects while i have the entire house to myself. the weekend passed by too quickly but it was a pleasant one