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geeeezer

apologies, apologies, apologies!

I am in hiding here (in the form of that cunning, manipulative beast that is procrastination) from the wrath of my linguistic anthropology paper. The dear thing is due in 2 days and I’ve got its shadow pinned down.  But the trouble is it keeps trying to escape and I’ve having a hard time pining down my final paragraphs…

I have been working myself to the bone lately and i worry for my health. I have been drinking way too much coffee but I don’t know how else to stay afloat. I have to juggle school, work, family (to a very small extend – my parents have been very understanding of my inability to relax) and friends (those bitches who are done with their midterms while I have 2 more and a paper due!).

So the only ting I can sacrifice is from myself: SLEEP

My bank account is suffering too. I’m eating out and buying coffee every single day because I just have no time nor patience to make any at home. In fact, I only have skim milk in the fridge, which when mixed in coffee, tastes like water. Eughh!

But, all in all, I am very happy – which is the most important thing. My life is full of delightful, delightful preoccupations and I’d rather be exhausted and happy than bored and well rested!

I shall resurface soon, i promise~~

 

 

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back in the saddle

I had to go to the library to renew my library card this morning. Like a fool, I forgot to bring IC with me, so the kind lady extended it till the end of Sept so I wouldn’t have to waste money on books.

That’s a lie. It’s not a waste, but it’s just money that I can’t spend.

Anyway, i got the RSC edition of Shakespeare’s plays. I am very very excited about that. I wasn’t too excited about it when I had to lug it and the Norton Anthology of Shakespeare (3000+ pages!) home (my right shoulder might still be aching). Ohhh, and i finally tracked down a copy of Laurence Olivier’s autobiography. GAH- cannot contain myself.

I’m doing good with one of my resolutions: be generous with friends. For the past year, I had to work on every single Saturday and this Saturday will be my last (my schedule changed). So I am buying breakfast for everyone. Granted, it’s only McD breakfast (it’s convenient – I’m not about to go anywhere else at 8:30am in the morning), but I think it shows my sincerity anyway.

On Friday, I am meeting up with a dear chum who is normally out of town. I have to teach at 7pm, so after a bit of juggling, we decided to do late lunch (involving more pastries than real food – I’m not sure how I feel about that, but she’s set on going to Pusateri’s).

I think this is a big improvement. I am usually so stingy with my time. I plan things so meticulously so that I don’t have to go out everyday (the travel time sucks). I like to stack things – is this terrible of me? Perhaps. But I am always scrambling from one thing to another.

It’s only a few more days before books and papers take over my life again. To avoid bingeing and being a fatty in general, I though I’d start charting my eating habits again. I’ll be doing this on the MyFitness app, but I’ll detail yesterday’s and today’s to get a head start:

TUESDAY

breakfast: Coffee

lunch: 2 microwave dinners (only like 250g each, so = bird food)

dinner: rice, steamed broccoli, one boiled egg, a slice of ham

WEDNESDAY

breakfast: Coffee

lunch: rice, eggplant and pork stirfry

dinner: ditto

snack: watermelon

I know, I know – it’s a tragedy! But at least the only way is up! And now that I have a somewhat solid schedule, I can return to my workout plan.


lacing up

going on an artificial-sugar-free diet until my birthday.  wish me luck!

PS – this does not include the sugar for my coffee. I am ambitious, not suicidal.


autonomy

 

My days are kind of out of control right now. I’m so used to having a set daily schedule so I’m a little bit out of sorts. But it’s all OK for now. Gearing into the Olympic season. Everyday, I am collecting small victories. For instance, this past week, I learnt how to swim! I can do a couple laps now! Granted, the pool lane is only 25m long, but considering I needed the help of a foam noodles a fortnight ago, this is a big deal! Also, learning NOT TO DROWN is exhausting! My legs and arms are groaning right now. I also try to get 45min of mixed training (mostly aerobics and weights) before bed) so yeah, I hope i don’t get bulky just in time for the summer.

I’ve been rereading Bertrand Russel‘s “History of Western Philosophy” during breakfast (instead of the paper – because it lacks the dreadful staining ink). It’s fun to look at all the WTF notes-to-self I wrote in the margins. Oh, incase anyone’s wondering, i’ve been having a sinful amount of coffee every morning. Who says no to refills?

I finally got my glasses done! I brought my prescription with me in case i come across a pair a like. They are really cute! I might post a photo later~ Um, what else, i got my Bamboo stylus! It gets the job done, so i can’t complain. Though if I did have the guts, I’d splurge on a professional one with precision point instead of the standardized rubber round tip.

I’ve been sampling a variety of beers and wine. I got bored stuck inside the room because I currently don’t have access to a car. I quite like Riesling right now – it’s a bit sweeter so it’s gentler on my palate. Ohhh, and I had Prim’s ice tea. it’s great! So refreshing with a little punch!

I don’t have cable at home, so i’m making the most of the channels here. I’m back to being addicted to Iron Chef America, NatGeo and Animal Planet and whatever channel has Friends on repeat. The first 3 have the most perfect pick up lines “Heart Open, Empty Stomach”, “Follow Your Instincts” and “Surprisingly Human”. GAhhhh…

I’m going order wings and other fast food grub for dinner whilst I watch super fit athletes walking around. until then, it’s I have a couple more revisions to do.

 

 


unbecoming

I have an irritating headache. Granted, I left my coffee a little too late (finishing it at 8pm) but I don’t think it’s the sole reason. I think I’m dehydrated. So I gulped down 3 glasses full just now.

A flurry of different emotions today – I don’t want to get into any of it but I’m tired and I want to go to bed as soon as I can…

FOOD LOG:

MONDAY: stir-fried beef, chili fish, rice, coffee

TUESDAY: Stir-fried beef, cucumbers, rice, maple coffee

WEDNESDAY: Klondike chili, cucumbers, butter chicken, coffee

THURSDAY: meat pizza (3 slices), Thai chicken soup, 900g berry smoothie, coffee

FRIDAY: Double baked potato, NY steak, ginger ale, cabbage stir-fry, rice, lam curry, coffee

SATURDAY: Coffee, breakfast sandwich, cheese croissant, banana, Indian veggies

SUNDAY: grapes, orange juice, string beans with pork, butter chicken, rice


Tenacity

A friend and I were conversing over our eating habits lately and we both noticed how shoddily we nourish ourselves during this time of year. She’s been dining on a combination of sugar pastries and espresso drinks whereas I…

Where do I begin? My appetite has lessened considerably since my teens and I find myself more or less confused as what I want to eat. I think a huge part of this is due to my budget. Good food that’s easily prepared just doesn’t come cheap – no matter what the frugal gurus out there proclaim. Also, I simply don’t have the time to scoot for bargains… anyway, here’s what I’ve eat in the past week:

MONDAY it all began so well~

Breakfast: scrambled eggs (3), bacon (2 strips), toast (with whipped butter and jam), coffee (3-4 cups with cream and sugar) Lunch: Chicken caesar salad (300g with bacon bits and ranch dressing) Dinner: steamed broccoli (2 cups), orange juice (1 glass)

TUESDAY damn those chicken strips, they were on sale at the store so I bought a bunch and now I can’t stop eating them because they’re so easy to prepare! but gahhh-MUST STOP!

Breafast: Coffee (3 cups) Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad (with bacon bits and ranch dressing) Dinner: Chicken tenders (4 small strips)

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: Coffee (2 cups with cream and sugar) Lunch: BK Whopper, orange juice, Dinner: Chicken tenders, octopus stir fry with cabbage

THURSDAY

Breakfast: NOTHING Lunch: Korean Pork Bone Soup w/ rice and salad, lemon tea Dinner: NOTHING

FRIDAY

Breakfast: soft boiled eggs (2), ham Lunch: Chicken strips, broccoli, rice, orange juice Dinner: NOTHING

SATURDAY

Breakfast: Coffee (2 cups), chocolate cookie Lunch: naan, chilli chicken Dinner: naan, chili chicken, radish soup

SUNDAY

Breakfast: orange juice Lunch: naan, lamb curry, orange juice Dinner: NOT THERE YET!