Monday, January 17, 2011

Hi. My name is Eeyore

It's only the third week of this term, and I'm already wishing that it was over. With J being away on co-op, I'm emotionally drained out. It's so hard to be away from him. Going from living with one another to only getting to see each other on weekend. The situation with the roommate doesn't make things much better. I hate how loud they are, yet I never want to confront them. I would much rather vent and let things out here or elsewhere, rather than engage in a confrontation. On top of all this, winter is just a sad time. I hate the snow, the weather, the cold, the inconvenience, the way it gets dark so early, the gloomy tone, just everything about it. Perhaps I have seasonal depression. 

Regardless, I really do feel like Eeyore at the moment :( The only things that keep me up is the anticipation of seeing J and going home, the best escape from this nightmare.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New roommate...

So coming back to school, the two vacant rooms across from my room got rented out, and I had a new roommate. Not exactly the happiest thing because now I have to share my space (esp. the washroom) with a stranger. On top of that, a male stranger... But it's not like I have a choice. So this guy comes and he seems nice and respectful. So okay, fine, I guess you're alright....thought too soon :(

So it's only the second week, and I don't have enough fingers to count the number of times this guy has either woken me up or prevented me from sleeping. To make matters worst, my other roommate suddenly becomes best friends with this guy, and all I hear is non-stop chattering...

I need to move out ASAP. FML. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


For this new year, I think my resolution should be to complete what I started. I am slightly ashamed of all the things I began, and then stopped halfway. A couple years ago, I started ballet, but I stopped because it simply cost too much. Just last year, I started making jewelry, but that didn't really get anywhere. And then there's this blog. I wouldn't say I've stopped completely, but I definitely don't put the effort and time into it that I should be putting. Through reading other people's blogs, I've been obsessed with the need of a "theme" for my blog. From vintage-inspired to food-related, it's obvious that I've tried it all. But I think the "theme" from this point on is simply  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Typical Meal of an University Student

So every since I moved out for school last year, I've transformed into a food lover. With living away from home, majority of the time I have to cook for myself. As lazy as I get sometimes, I really do try to carry out a healthy lifestyle. Most of the time, when I do cook, I cook in bulk. So I don't have to worry about my next couple of meals.

Roasted Veggies
- cauliflower 
- broccoli 
- onions
- garlic
- yellow/orange peppers
- any other vegetable you want
- olive oil
- mixed herbs and spices 
Preheat your oven to 400F
After washing them, chop up all your veggies into bite-size and place them in a mixing bowl.

Add olive oil and herbs&spices of your choice. In my case, I just used some basil and lemon pepper. Mix it around well to coat all the veggies.

Put the a single layer of veggies on a pan and pop it into the oven for 45 minutes.

But as an university student, there are times where I rely on packaged meal, like this...
But I do try to add some sort of goodness into it. 
Sadly, not all my meals look as good as this one. 
The chickpea salad were lunch leftovers.
And that's just a honey glazed balsamic pork-chop.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's been a while...

Wow, it's been so long since I've last blogged. The stress of university is seriously getting to me. Second year is so much tougher than first year. I've been piled in work since September. In the last while, I've still managed to go out and eat lots of yummy food. Just haven't had time to post any of the pictures or reviews. That's going to be my goal for November: update blog once a week!!

The weather's getting cold these days. So what's the perfect dinner for an university student after a long day of classes? Tomato Soup! It's oh so yummy and quite easy to make! I got the original recipe from Being Chelsea, but I tweeked it a bit here and there with my limited supplies. The picture is her's too. I was too busy eating to take a picture of my soup.

Tomato Soup:
- 3 pounds of tomatoes (I mixed cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes and vine tomatoes)
- 2 medium onion, chopped
- 4 medium carrots, chopped
- 10 whole garlic cloves
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 3 cans Chicken Stock
- 2 tbsp of mixed spices and herbs (pepper, basil. oregano, thyme, salt)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F
2. Mix the tomatoes, onions, carrots and garlic with olive oil and spices/herbs
3. Spread evenly in pans and bake for 30 minutes
4. After 30 minutes, pour everything into a big pot
5. Add chicken stock
6. Simmer for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring
7. Taste & flavor to your liking
8. Turn off the heat and pour soup into food processor/blender
9. Blend
10. Serve :)

If you find the soup too thick, you can always add some liquid (water/stock)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grumpy Bear

Sometimes, sunshine and lollipops dont always solve everything. 
Been rolling downhill lately. 
Hopefully, I'll reach the end soon enough, so I crawl back up. 
The only good thing that happened today: I got mail!
I'll make a haul post tomorrow. 

Official outdown: 48 hours or less. 
Come home my love :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Love of Mine - Floral Print

Since spring arrived, I've been obsessing over floral print. I just love anything that has tons of little flowers on it. I think my closet has a bit too much. I haven't even worn everything yet. So I put together some outfits with the clothes I recently bought. I hope I'll get to wear them really soon!! 
(I used the same pair of heels in each picture because I was too lazy to get my other ones) 

Yellow tshirt - Garage. Floral Skirt - Garage. Leaf Necklace - Forever 21. Heels - Costa Blanca X

Pink Tank Top - Garage.

White Cardigan - Bluenotes.
Dress -  Urban Behaviour. Ring - Fancy This. Earrings - Fancy This. 

Dress - Forever 21. Ring - Fancy This. Earrings - Fancy This. 

Dress - H&M. Belt - ?? Ring - Fancy This. Earrings - Fancy This.