🌿egspeditions and egsperiments 🌿

it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted any food updates. Have been really busy with exams but I have been trying out food places and even cooking simple stuff, and so here is a mass update 🙂

this is the tamago udon from idaten udon with enoki tempura. Personally, I felt that the curry one was better as I thought this was a little plain especially since there wasn’t much sauce. I’m not a big fan of udon because I find that the noodles are too thick but idaten’s udon is reallly good. They are springy, bouncy and makes udon feel less heavy. You can find them at Tampines and Changi City Point and you can get a bowl from $6 onwards (depending what udon and how much tempura you order)

For my friend’s 18th birthday, we went to the social square and Parkway Parade and I ordered the chicken katsu don. Pretty standard, and rice was so mushy at the bottom. Also, they gave a plastic spoon which is exactly the same spoon I use at home! thought this was interesting because I thought plastic spoons are for kids meals? Restaurants usually provide silverware??

I looove avo sushi (this one is from the social square)okay, this bowl of goodness is SO affordable. The chicken cutlet is legit a whole breast andddd it’s was less than $8. The chicken was crispy and paired really well with the BBQ sauce. There was an option of mayo or BBQ and I told the guy at the counter to give me whichever he thought was best. My meal was complemented with a hot bowl of miso soup. Dang thinking back, I really enjoyed this meal! Moreover, it’s located at the Yoshinoya near my place 🎊tehehe for another of my friend’s birthday, we had itacho sushi and I had to have my avo sushi (in the middle) didn’t take a photo of the rest of the food because I just really wanted to enjoy the time with my friends instead of capturing photos.okay, this is taking slightly too long (I have an exam later) so I’m gonna make it even more brief. Basically, this is what I call cheesy broc and it’s so delicious. Roast the brocc, place the cheese on the broc, lid on. Throw over rice and egg cooked to your preference. A fast meal!

This is made with soy milk and idk what cuisine you’d put it under but it’s pretty amazing. Although I know some people like my mom wouldn’t enjoy this. I came up with this because I wanted to use up the soy milk in the fridge and didn’t want my soup to be so bland and thin like the usual Asian style clear soups. Hence, this was the result of a weird in between of thick and clear soup but it was delicious.lets just say before I could finish my tart, it started pouring and I was stranded at the park. Ended up Cycling home in the rain which was AMAZING!this place has REAL GOOD pasta and pizza. Didn’t get good pics because I was hanging out with a Friend that I don’t get to spend time with often and I was too excited to eat. Seriously, it’s affordable Italian and usually pastas outside are very meh. I think my search for good pasta has finally seen a pasta worth raving about. Will go back someday and then post in more detail because I think it’s really fantastic and life-changing hahahahoh my this is what I’ve been having the past week. Pasta with tuna and a soft boiled egg. Dang, this is goood, quick and easy to make too! I’m still learning how to make soft boiled eggs right, it requires a lot of patience which I’m not the best at sometimes (always so hungry when I get home from school all I want is to fill my belly)

alrighty, this is it for now. Hopefully, I’ll get to do some baking after my exams and family trip 🙂

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first brain balloon of 2017

hi.

Last week i had planned to update this blog with the bajillion things that have happened in my life since the last time I updated it. Lo and behold, my phone crashed while the iOS was updating (or something of sorts). In short, my phone was reset to factory settings and all the pictures I have of the food I made and casual snapshots of the life are gone 😦 The only ones I have saved in my drive are personal photos with people but as of now, I’m not really interested in uploading them online…those will be kept for my physical journal.

2016 was a real bumpy journey both physically and mentally. New environment, new people, new subjects. 2016 was also the year where my level of maturity reached a new level. I thought more about things, questioned things and wondered a lot. That made the year mentally difficult because I felt lost, I didn’t know why I was doing what I was doing (school). What made things worse was that my main support system in school (aka my gros) were not in the same school as me and i was no longer constantly surrounded with people I was so extremely comfortable with to provide me with security and support. No doubt I did meet amazing people whom I’m very grateful for and some parts of the year were joyful but overall, I wouldn’t say 2016 was great.

Anyway, on 2017. So far, it’s been okay. School isn’t killing me yet. I’m not in school today because I’m not feeling well and so I’ve had more time to ponder about life than I usually do and I thought it’d be nice to pen down my thoughts and direction for the year.

Instagram has been a great source of distraction for me. I can spend hours scrolling endlessly(and mindlessly). Such a brainless activity which really causes me to waste time and lose focus on things I’m doing..even eating. I’ve deleted the app c: I think it’s really important to put 10/10 attention into everything we do..including eating, sleeping and shitting. One thing at a time. Multitasking just gets things done in a half-hearted manner. I remember watching watching history videos in 2015 and the teacher would always say:

Where attention flows, energy goes.

I always have fleeting moments of great wisdom but I find it so difficult to apply it into my life 😬

This is silver mirror test to test for aldehydes 🙂 I feel like this post is too wordy.

Another thing I’ve been thinking about is relationships. Like love kind. My school has several. It got me wondering how long will it last? Is it real or is it just because it’s a cool new thing to do at this age? Are they exploring? People usually don’t end up with their first love and that makes me fearful of entering any love relationship because I probably wouldn’t want to lose that person. Also, I kind of find that most guys are judgemental, ranking females on boob size and face. So degrading it just makes me upset and disappointed at times :c 

sometimes I feel like the only person who understands my thoughts is Christine. 
I have a lot on my mind but I’m too lazy to get everything down so I’m ending off here. To my future self, have faith in yourself and stand your ground more, don’t let people walk over you.

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artsy

^this is a shirt I made recently. It’s a really easy DIY. just edit the image to how you like it, print it out the size you want, place the paper under the shirt then put it on a clear surface, shine light beneath and then trace with a fabric marker.literally the first doodle this whole entire year. it’s July…I’ve been so consumed by..everything and nothing at the same time. The sat/sun one is actually a portrayal of my mind before and now. ^doodles highly inspired by a book I borrowed from the library. i can’t draw from my brain but I can think of what I want to draw, Google a pic of it and draw it. guess you could say I’m a professional con artist that’s not an artist.
the only nice things I can draw without reference are simple people heads that all look the same. example above. I’m not going to say I’m good at drawing but I wil say I think my doodling is nice because drawing is such an official term and good is both subjective and relative. 

recently, I’ve been noticing how everything is relative. not going to delve deeper but is that what einstein’s theory of relativity is about? i should go read up on it. hmm ok random brain balloon flying by 🎈🎈🎈

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chocolate paper cakes (with white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips) 

 
wanted to use the organic walnuts that my aunt gave me and to finish the chocolate chips in weird amounts I had in the fridge. The cakes were really dark,  delicious and not too sweet. I intended for it to have layers of white chocolate and peanut butter inside but the white chocolate chips I placed inside the muffins kind of disappeared??
Next time I will mix in more walnuts and the chips instead of just topping it off!

Really miss baking! 

 
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