Tuesday, May 29, 2012

{{ 2012 }}

We have high expectations of ourselves. When we start to fail ourselves with those expectations, we grow less ambitious and less confident. It's until we see something extraordinary, are we inspired to pick up from where we left off, to convince ourselves that the drive is still there. Inspiration is much needed in our lives in this cruel world. It can be found anywhere and it can affect us in the most vulnerable ways.

This is one of the most beautiful films I have watched recently. It's pure. It's real. It's absolutely gorgeous. I am reminded of the different kinds of people in this world. Each of us have our own stubborness yet no one but ourselves can really sway our own perspective of the world. Our families and cultural backgrouncs make us who we are as a person, but it's the people we meet, the places we see, the experiences we have that change us profoundly. 

It's never too late to try something new. It's never too wrong to take a leap. It is however a great disappointment to give up on ourselves. So do as they say and live life to the fullest. Absorb the beauty that is so easily camouflaged by reality. People who see the beauty of the world are not naive and ignorant, they are simply happy and appreciative. And that's how it should be. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

15 minutes earlier

It's amazing how much one can accomplish when one uses time wisely. I woke up 15 minutes earlier than usual and was able to make myself a healthy, delish omelette. :)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

feeling special

It's saying a lot to have the dom as a pre-dinner drink. I mean, at least for someone in my position. We were invited to a birthday party, his 13th one this year. Just by looking at the guests, one can see that he is a pretty well-respected person.

The other drinks are all finely selected. The Chapelle Chambertin had a rosey smell to it, thought I do prefer the Griotte Chambertin. The 1955 armagnac de Montal, his birthyear, was absolutely magnificent.

For appetizers, we had fresh oysters imported from France, Iberico jamon melon wraps from Spain and assorted cheese. Yum yum yum...Oh, and mussles in little staub containers. The mussles were delectable. I counted, I had 17 mussles in here. Here are the before and after pictures.

For the main course, I chose steak over fish and duck confit. Looks delicious eh? The hawaiian salt was very unique. It's coarse and dark gray in color. It was a dash of heaven with the steak.

So here you go, delicious food, fabulous night.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's fruity!

My little cousin started his first-year university couple of months ago in Hualian. It is his first time living away from home, and I think he is enjoying it.

So he is in town this weekend and my aunt and cousin came to visit us. We went for lunch at an Italian restaurant near my house and had a wonderful time catching up.

an important meal

I love breakfast. it's the best part of the day! A lot of people can't seem to eat when they first wake up. I'm not saying to eat right away. I mean, that's why they discovered brunch right?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Currently Twiningsing

I am. huge fan of chai, though it seems impossible to find in khh. boo :(

my good friend Alexis had been so kind to mail some tea bags over from Canada. (best gifts ever! millions of hugs and kisses) My stash is running low so I kept my eyes out today for some comforting-flavored tea.

Still no chai, but cinnamon is the closest thing. Seriously, how can the Taiwanese people not like chai? sad.

A Little Treat

Friday afternoon, I'm sitting in a cafe reading a mag, sipping on coffee. Is this all too good to be true? How long will this last?

Keep it up folks. The world is your oyster.

Find a Little Peace

I was going through my photos today and found a lot of them being close-up flower shots. Here's some of them before the next flower post.

happy friday :)