Gluttonous Indulgence

Four Seasons

Shrimp and Asparagus Alfredo

Spaghetti Al Nero

Panna Cotta

Tiramisu

So here I am, indulging myself in one of my favorite Italian restos in town.  Presentation is always great (who am I to resist snapping a shot every now and then? lol) and food tastes oh-so- delizioso!  And yes, they do taste as good as they look.  These four selections are always part of my usual.

First we have the Four Seasons salad which consists of crispy romaine lettuce, tomato, green apple, grapes, caramelized walnuts, and parmesan. It is then topped with crispy honey shrimp served with four seasons dressing.

Then we have my all-time-favorite Shrimp and Asparagus Alfredo.  It’s basically fettuccine in creamy Asiago Parmesan sauce, with shrimps and bacon asparagus tips.  I just can’t begin to describe the kind of high that I get lost into once I start with this course.

At times, in lieu to Shrimp and Asparagus Alfredo, I get the Spaghetti Al Nero for a change.  It contains mussels, shrimps, clams, calamari and spaghetti in squid ink sauce.

For dessert, we had Panna Cotta (served with your choice of sauce: from mango, blueberry or honey with walnuts) and Tiramisu (with mascarpone cheese, dark chocolate and espresso; got me a bit light-headed) this time ‘round.

By the time we were done, I was very full as full can be. Nothing like a good meal to keep me alive for the rest of the day!

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De-stressing

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I must say, this lot’s been through the mill!  I just finished re-reading them all for the nth time in less than two weeks.  Of course, that meant a whole lot of lost hours of sleep, but very well worth it indeed.  Harry Potter books have, and always will be, such a marvelous read – just perfect for de-stressing.  No matter how many times I plow through them over and over again, it still seems as I’m reading them for the first time; truly splendid.  J.K. Rowling surely was at the peak of her writing prowess when she came up with this.

A Face in the Crowd

pieces of me

After years and years of putting it off, I’ve finally set up my own blog site!  Better late than never, right?  It’s a shame they had to shut down multiply.com.  I lost all my blogs there (and I was too lazy to back them all up. tsk! tsk!).  Anyway, I’m just following the site’s advice to get on with the “get to know me” part and introduce myself a bit.  I’ve actually been putting it off for the longest time.   So here goes:

What inspired you to start your blog?

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fond of writing down my thoughts and feelings whenever I felt a strong surge of emotion; may it be an overwhelming euphoria, a consuming hatred, an ecstatic frenzy, a ravenous craving – everything was written down in my diary.  I used to be an active blogger when multiply.com was still up.  When they closed down however, my passion for blogging went on a stand-still.  I did think about starting up my own blogging site at some point but decided against it due to the more urgent demands of everyday life.

Describe the intended focus of your site and what your readers can expect.

I need an outlet.  That’s basically the primary reason why I set up this blog.  Life can be pretty overwhelming and it just so happens that writing is one of my most effective diversions when everything gets a bit too much to take.  I’ll be sharing lots of stuff, from deep insights to daily musings to inspiring thoughts to gluttonous indulgence and so much more!  It’ll definitely be something that a lot of people can relate to.

Introduce yourself: What do you do? What are your interests?

Who am I?  A few years ago, I would have answered this question with a two page preamble describing myself, my quirks, my pet peeves, my life’s journey, and so much more.  However, after life has worn me down with heaps and blows of pain, trials, and challenges, I somehow find this question quite complicated to answer.  Indeed, time has made a different woman out of me.  Gone is the carefree, happy-go-lucky, and idealistic girl that I used to be.  From the comforts of my cocoon emerged a stronger, more mature, realistic woman who has witnessed the tests of time and life’s endless battles.

I am currently a content writer working freelance for different clients.  I used to be such a social butterfly and was always on the go; now however, I find myself settling down to a deeper, more peaceful, and definitely more meaningful kind of lifestyle.  For my interests, I was a ballerina for twelve years and a brown belt for karate-do.  I play the piano too.  I’m into deep thoughts, humor, social media (fb, twitter, g+, pinterest, youtube, you name it, I got it!), skin care, cosmetics, computers, road trips, and photography (especially food).  And oh yes, I love to eat.  My appetite can be pretty unbelievable.  I also like going to the beach or the mountains whenever I find a need to clear my mind and just simply relax.

Tell readers what your blog’s title means and why you chose it.

I love life.  Even if there are times that it can be such a turmoil, I still love it.  It gives us so much to talk about, wouldn’t you agree?  From everything that goes on in my life, both in triumph and defeat, I learn a lot; and that’s something that I would like to share to everyone.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have fun exploring my posts and I hope to influence you in some way. 🙂 Toodles!

 

There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.

There's always light at the end of the tunnel.

Despite the darkness that engulfs me, I take comfort in knowing that sooner or later, there will be light again. There’s always hope for all of us. No matter how hard life gets, we should never lose hope. We should be able to find the positive in the negative… The reason behind such trials and difficulties… After all, the only thing that’s permanent in this world is change. So do not fear, for it will all get better again… Have faith.