Not so healthy today….

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So I didn’t easily stick to my diet today, even when I made sure not to get all meat binge happy yesterday at my class reunion. Well I guess it wasn’t so bad. I mean, it was a quarter of a pepperoni calzone. From Pizza Hut.

Geez, I feel stupid for feeling bad about this. Still I mean. The point of this was to be healthy, and while I know moderation is the key. Nope.

So what else did I eat along with that?

Bowl of cereal with Silk unsweetened vanilla milk.
An orange.
Two bowls of soup, homemade.

So I mean there’s that.

It’s not too bad, since I’m not hungry, so I’m not binging on snacks. But yeah… Calling myself out here.

– Kaye~

Tamagoyaki and…. Okonomiyaki?

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Okay this is the second time I’m trying okonomiyaki. Honestly I don’t think I got the texture right. It’ll take more practice to get it right. For this I used this recipe for the water, flour and egg measurements. I’m not eating anything else in the recipe. Except the cabbage, but that’s expected. Mommy had a salad prepared so I used that as filling.

For the sauce I tossed in pepper sauce, cumin (geera), Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce. No ketchup,

The batter makes two to three depending on the size of the spoon used to dole out the batter, and the thickness of the batter I suppose. Again I just really need practice. And okonomiyaki flour. I used all-purpose white. Also put 1 1/2 TBS chia and flax seeds.

The tamagoyaki was easier. Made a spicy one. Two eggs and used chadon beni chutney (French pronunciation . Also would be coriander. I think)  that was easier to make.

Maybe I’ll show y’all how to make the chutney!!!!

Next time. But it’s a good way to open your appetite, especially when you’re sick and can’t taste anything. Coriander’s supposed to be good for that.

– Kaye~

Bento Calendar

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Can’t remember where I got this. Can only assume it was JustOneCookbook.com ._.

Anyway, so since I’m doing bento style lunch packing, I’d decided to follow this. Truth be told, I wasn’t using it as often as I should, but I believe for the most part I followed this as closely as I could.

– Kaye~

Rantings at 5 in the morning.

Many things are running through my mind. Most insistent is the fact that if I hear my phone alarm while it rings like an annoying bell and vibrates, while it actually doesn’t because I took it off and didn’t put it on snooze, I’ll go crazy.

Second is that today I have to go into and past the heart of the capital city to collect my final check. Which in itself isn’t bad, but I really, really could do without that stress. On a normal day one spends on hour from central to north if one works on the East-West corridor, and more if you’re from south. It’s a living though so…

Flintstones reference!

Now though, I’m   thinking food. For the past couple days we’ve bought food. Which tends to be meat filled and unhealthy and not usually fit for a plant based diet if that’s your goal. Even yesterday that happened despite meals being prepared home.

On the way down from home to drop food for Daddy, we get a call from my brother saying that there’s a problem with the water supply and they’re sending everyone home. Five minutes from the school, news reports kerosene in the water (like, whaaaat) It happened. Central and north Trinidad affected apparently.

My brother isn’t going to school today.

So weird happenings and possible sabotaging aside, ( blog for later if I hear anything more) We didn’t get to eat at home, it was lunchtime and we bought food. I honestly tried to keep it vege, or at least, not full of pork or beef or chicken. But I had tofu last time we were at the restaurant, so I decided on Jasmine rice, and sweet and sour fish. Yah, not the best of choices I know. Took some chunky veg with it too.

It wasn’t bad. In terms of taste. Not sure about its place in my diet.

So we have leftovers from yesterday. I still have baked oatmeal. I think I can survive off that today, right?

– Kaye~

The time Tinder led to the ultimate bad date.

My “food blogging” aside I have a few things to speak about. Two things immediately come to mind. One is linguistics related (duh) and another is more social….  Or some adjective dealing with a social life. I’ll need more analysis for the linguistics one, so that could wait. For the social one, it’s slightly more irritating and altogether befuddling as to why I subjected myself to it, but it was good. It at least gave me a little more insight into movement toward growing up.

I wanna do that one. So let’s.

Okay so if y’all remember, I did a blog post about what dates I’d take you on so we’d get to know each other better and all that. I also had a few complaining about this dude that I wasn’t sure about before. Well I am now!!!

Yah, girls, if he’s asking you to go see an explicitly R to X rated film,  and he’s refusing to let the movie theatre staff do their jobs with bag checks and keeping the bag don’t signal a red flag, then don’t do like me. Take the hint when he blatantly tells you the soap in the men’s room smells like semen and he’s making unfunny jokes about him taking part in gay porn. And he wants to make out with you on the first day you actually see the boy (via WhatsApp message. When I’m sitting next to him).

Don’t be polite. Don’t let it slide. Don’t ignore it. Just go. No explanations needed. Just go.

Siggggghhhh

That’s not to say I didn’t see the red flags and noted them. But damn I’m too polite. Punched in him the stomach though after he made a joke saying that his mother is dead. What the hell, macabre!!! I stayed with it. For all five awkward hours. Thank God the movie was long. And bookshop. So my turf, thank God.

I told him we couldn’t see each other again.

I’m not even sorry. But I honestly cannot see myself, respect myself after starting a relationship with that.

Not even gonna get into the educational, financial, religious, ambitious aspects of this. But advice- if none of these matter to you, think about what I describe about a first date with a dude off Tinder.

That was my mistake. I intend to let it go, but remember what I learned from that about high standards and taking things at an easy pace – don’t rush these things.

Secondary school girls. Take my advice. Boys are great! Having a significant other is a key point in your development and should not be shunned. But at the same time, it’s not the only thing. Take it slow, it’ll happen when it happens. But don’t be stagnant either. Bad dates and good dates help you to know what you want and don’t want in an SO.
Develop morals and virtues and standards that will get you an SO that will be appropriate for you.