It’s September! Holy cow. Last I checked, I was suffering from the humidity in July, and then I was swamped with work in August . . . it’s really amazing how fast time go by as we get older. Now, I hope time will slow down a bit for the next six months because it’s time for all the US holidays to start! I’ve been waiting for this. I get a four-day weekend for Labour Day, and then another long weekend in October along with my ten-days vacation, and in November . . . yes. I’m ready for the days off! In the meantime, check out what I’ve been up to for the last two months, which involved eating a lot of good food, going on a de-cluttering spree, finding old money, and buying a new tech gadget.
I visited Cali Kitchen after work on a Friday for some tacos — their deluxe chicken and steak tacos were amazeballs. I am never disappointed at this gastropub!
I met a friend and visited Times Square Mall in Seoul for the first time. There, we went to Seoga & Cook to have their Pasta Hansang set, where we can choose a risotto and a pasta. We decided on the shrimp risotto and the bacon carbonara pasta, and it came with some pickles, corn salad, fries, and deep-fried lotus roots. For 30,000 won ($28 bucks) between the two of us, it was a delicious deal!
I made this shrimp tteokguk (rice cake soup) using a ramen base, and it came out great. A bit watery, but still tasty, haha! This is definitely healthier than using ramen noodles!
I visited Noxa Oriental one Friday after work and had their grilled satay squid and chardonnay. I’m not a big squid fan, but I really like this one!
Again, on a Friday after work (yes, I seem to have this tradition, haha!), I returned to Cali Kitchen to try some new cider with chilli fries. I had their apple cider, hop cider, and raspberry cider. Oh, man, the hop and the raspberry ones were great! I liked it so much that I returned the next day to have more of their hop cider :D
For something decadent, I tried this dark chocolate peanut butter oat bars at Fat Cat. This bar was amazing — so rich and chocolatey! I could consume a whole pan of this, but I dare not, haha!
I went through my entire manga collection and sorted out which ones I no longer wanted to keep. I have about 400+ mangas on my bookcase and stashed away in boxes. After going through them, I set aside 80 mangas to give away. My bookcase looks cleaner, and I am happy with this de-cluttering project.
Daddy was going through his own things to de-clutter, and he found these old Filipino bills. I’m always fascinated at seeing foreign currencies, and I love seeing the older, obsolete monies. I guess now I will be keeping these, haha!
Mithril the MacBook Air
Lastly, after deliberating on this since February, I finally succumbed to buying a MacBook Air. I had to do a lot of thinking on this to where I chose to go to Guam over this in the spring, but I realise that I can buy a MacBook Air with my budget. I really wanted the MacBook Retina or Pro, but those were way out of my budget, and I really just needed a basic Internet machine, so the MacBook Air won out. Oh, and the MacBook Air has USB 3 ports, so that also helped me decide. After work yesterday, I took the plunge and bought this. With my one-year work anniversary coming and going a couple of weeks ago, I rationalised that this is the perfect anniversary present to myself. I look forward to getting acquainted with Mithril, named after the precious metal in Tolkien universe, and may blog about my experience!