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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy Half Birthday to Me!

Well, my half birthday was yesterday. This post would have been out on time if the Blogger app wasn't so shitty. Ugh. STOP DELETING MY DRAFTS!!!

Anyway, while yesterday was a regular Friday for most of us (myself included, actually), I enjoyed pretending as though it were a special day (it wasn't).

For starters, I went to do some Christmas shopping by myself (my wallet weeped), and later I met up with my sister so she could pick up some foundation at the e.l.f. studio. Speaking of which...

Macarons!!! Randomly just chilling there on the table under the mirror. Hope no one got powder on them. Blech.

After some more purchases, my partner in crime and I grew famished and we headed to a vegetarian Thai restaurant for some dinner.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Update


Hey! How was everyone's Thanksgiving? I hope you all had moist delicious turkey at your dinner table this past Thursday since my family opted out the roasted bird for... hot pot. (/sadface) No worries though, as I saved our traditional non-traditional family gathering with pumpkin pie, recipe stolen straight from the pumpkin puree can.


Not only did I cheat with the recipe, but yeah, if you couldn't tell by the impeccably perfect crimping of the pie crust, I cheated on that too. I guess I deserve that giant crack in the middle of my pie.


Why is there a picture of a ramen burger on a Thanksgiving post, you might ask? Well the day before, on Wednesday, my friends and I decided to have a Friendsgiving event, which is basically a regular Thanksgiving family gathering except done with your friends instead. And for us, instead of Thanksgiving foods, we had ramen burgers. Classy.

Post-food consisted of an hour long game of Monopoly and the discovery of this at my friends house:



AN ACTUAL N64 CARTRIDGE OF THE INFAMOUS SUPERMAN 64. This is probably no big deal to most you, but I find joy in having the ability to say I've physically touched an ancient relic.

Speaking of games, (segue)


SMASH!!! It had arrived to my humble home on Wednesday and I got to spend most of my Thanksgiving playing, instead of frantically preparing food (since that is not job yet). I had the entire weekend to play, too. YAS. Here's to hoping I get better with using Villager and Megaman since I was excited for those two the most.

Anyway, this is kinda the end of this post! I haven't really had many posts for November except for those two I got out in the beginning of the month. Shit has been crazy (at least crazy by my standards. I live a boring life) for me this month. I must have had a lot of energy to write this post - blogging was on the bottom of my priorities recently but it feels good to be doing this right now.

Alright, hopefully my next post won't be in the year 2016! Again, I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving weekend and are ready to welcome December (and justified 24/7 holiday music)!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cibao

Click for a glittery pumpkin.

What better alternative to Halloween than sandwiches? Candy is nice, but these were better. In place of trick-or-treating, I headed to Cibao to spend my chilly Friday evening..


172 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
b/t Wyckoff St & Warren St in Cobble Hill


Upon entering should you notice an old school western atmosphere - uneven brick walls, tin can lights and wooden chairs and tables pulled the look together.


My group and I first received a dish of salty warm buttered bread (a perfect way to start any meal).

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cream Cheese Crescent Triangles

Originally titled: Cream Cheese Croissant Squares
I think my title is more accurate.


These geometric pastries have been a big hit among my sisters and friends.

They smell delicious when reheated, and its gooey cream cheese interior with its cinnamon-y chewy dough will make you cry tears of joy.

I'd like to thank yoyomax12 for introducing this to my life.

Okay, let's begin!


First things first: ingredients.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ample Hills Creamery


Although I never listed it here, I've been wanting to try this ice-cream shop for 2 or 3 years, and I'm so glad I finally did.
Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt Ave
Prospect Heights

Friday, October 3, 2014

Quick Mention: Umami Burger

432 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Greenwich Village

This visit was from so long ago that I can hardly remember anything about this place. So essentially, this post will be a photo-dump, not like it matters because 95% of my two readers don't bother reading the text anyway.

I do remember feeling out of place, being a tiny 16 year old (at that time) in a restaurant with a bar.


Sadly, I can't even remember what burger I got :( According to the menu, I got The Original, which has a parmesan crisp, shiitake mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and house ketchup.  


I do remember there being a parmesan crisp, which you can clearly see chilling on top of the beef patty. I, easily amused by many things, was excited to see a cheese crisp.



Here were the tempura onion rings. They were super oily but hot and fresh, not to mention huge (thus it only came with four rings). It came with 3 different sauces too - a spicy one (that I couldn't handle), a garlicky one (my fave) and a green colored one - probably pesto. This photo doesn't do the pesto one any justice - the lighting must have been weird that day (it was rainy and cloudy).




Cross section views of any food item will always be my favorite.

Overall thoughts: I'd go back when I have money, because I can't justify spending $12 on a burger (since I'm broke as heck.) It's a nice way of treating yourself to nice fancy food.