These days, I find myself routinely returning to the same few recipes - cookies, banana bread, lemon cake. There's something especially comforting in the assurance that the results will be the same, that success (in my opinion) is guaranteed.
The same goes for what I've been doing. It's been the same places, same faces, same names, of late. I've been feeling particularly insular, returning to the simple things that bring me comfort, not particularly willing to venture out for the new and the exciting.
I fell sick today.
It wasn't supposed to go this way, really. I was supposed to wake up fine after downing galleons of herbal tea and popping countless lozenges yesterday, but things seldom go as planned. So I'm here today, channeling some of that rage into the (recently repaired) keyboard, whilst battling this pounding headache and cold sweat and sore throat. Influenza's the best.
Hopefully my verbosity hasn't been compromised.
Decided to share some things that I've chanced upon of late, so here they are. New recipes haven't really been in the making recently, to tell you the truth. I find myself gravitating towards the same old cookie recipe repeatedly, putting new spins on it. But soon! Promise.
* I can in no way guarantee that this flavor combination will be to your palate, considering how I cannot seem to muster up the courage to buy a bottle of strawberry milk from the grocery store. Our best bet is to hold our breaths and keep our fingers crossed.
Foreword: I'm finally posting this recipe, which was originally intended to be out by June, but wasn't, thanks to a doctor's visit for the laptop (3 weeks!). Hopefully with this recipe you'll be placated about my extended hiatus. Its good to be back and fill this void. Peace.
Every time I say that I'm busy, there's always this image of myself that comes to mind - hands outstretched, palms upturned. "I'm sorry, but not that much. If I really were, I wouldn't be."
Then again, I have been engaged, somewhat (with things in reality like school and other mundane elements of life).
But that's all over now. Celebration commenced last wednesday, promptly at noon, as I stepped into the studio and felt that sweet gust of liberty caress my cheek. 24 hours. It's been adventure since. Yoga. Food. Thinking*. More food. Watching movies at one.
*there's this strange (and probably scientifically inaccurate) theory that I have, where there's only a limited number of decisions at you can make in a day. Therefore, by thinking about post-exam activities, I'm reducing my neural capacity for pre-exam matters.
I've got an extensive list of places to visit, things to do, and people to meet (naturally). I'm completing one right now just by being perched on a forest green velvet sofa and typing out this post. Ticking off checkboxes always brings a sense of satisfaction, I find.
anyhow, its finally here (the euphoria is mildly unbelievable), and I'm off. Stay tuned, since there's more coming soon. I've got my heart set on making up for lost time.
Here's some shots that I've taken of late, from the artscience museum exhibitions (love those), and general wandering about.