day 1806 – westcoast poke

it’s been months of hearing everyone rave about these poke bowls and now i jump on the freight train. went out to ironwood during lunch time to give westcoast a try. i built a bowl with a mixture of atlantic salmon and albacore tuna with spicy yuzu siracha and wasabi aioli. the siracha sauce had an interesting taste, the good kind of interesting. every time i drive by the westcoast poke, the little shop is packed with lineup out the door. these bowls are really good and refreshing, but they charge way more than how much it cost to make these. i’d get these more often if it was only less expensive 

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day 1775 – maple roll

having one of my favourite speciality roll, the maple roll, with my parents. the maple roll has a new look with the pink bonito flakes. my body is way overloaded with recent amount of sports and games and what a rare moment it is to hold myself back from workouts and games. i stayed home to catch up on all chores and tasks that were lagging behind like fixing my taekwondo bag after delaying for several months. my goal setting also needed some amendments to align with what i choose as priorities

day 1736 – appas and dongsaeng

and so the birthday celebration begins. taken out to lunch by colleague for shared birthday meal with an appa. the two appas and two dongsaengs gotten close because we’re late eating buddies. the four of us going all the way out to mr black for long lunch; i’ll probably end up working through tomorrow’s lunch. their menu features much fried katsu of all meats, but going out of my norm is acceptable once in a while. the decor was nice and food was decent, but kind of pricey if everything was regular priced. it was quite evident that traffic wasn’t very high at all

day 1725 – korean family


miss having lunch as a foursome since we got separated into two buildings. lunch time meet up at daan for a small reunion with the korean family.  the two big brothers looking after two little sisters, chauffeuring us and taking care of our orders. this was a good little nook that opened less than a month ago. everything was tasty but koreans take their spicy to the next level; red sauces full of peppers even when mild

day 1671 – dimsuming


i don’t recall the last time i ate dimsum, but it’s  safe to say i can now eat them guilt free. my love for malaysian cake, ha gao and rice rolls never changed. switching up the diet has its perks for reasons i can enjoy food with variety. since the switch, my appetite has improved significantly, or maybe it’s just a result of improvement in my overall state of mind. either way, the trend is heading in the right place in multiple aspects of my life 

day 1659 – noodle soup

fourth day going strong on my intermittent fasting and pushing through even at the toughest hours. tracking the calories will always be something i do, but i find i’m enjoying my food much more knowing i can eat in my window. i was craving noodles yesterday but boss got us booster juice by default. still got the feeling for noodles today so went and got my tomato papaya with coworkers. it’s an odd group made of four different departments, but the connection between us has really bolstered lately

day 1605 – hd potluck


this is my second christmas potluck with hd and i’d say i enjoyed this one a lot more than the last. this year, acquaintances became friends and friends became good friends. i set out to accomplish a lot at work this calendar year and certainly i did it. i received year end thank you cards with from the words of my manager and big boss – amazing what you’ve accomplished this year! i made majority of my deadlines in the overworked months, and my break is definitely earned. there’s a lot more in store for me when i return, but for now my job is to recuperate and get ready to rock it in the new year. everyone’s waiting and watching on my comeback year