Starting this post has been a little of a challenge. Being indecisive about what to write about, jittery from sitting beside someone whose identity you want to confirm in a cafe during lunch hour, as well as distracted by a chai latte from said cafe contributes towards an unholy amalgam of emotions. And not to mention frustrated that the A key on my keyboard wouldn't work right (though its about time, since I a-aaaaaaaaaalways keep punching it). AAAAAAAAAlways. (ha! serves you right, A key)
*the following recounts a true, albeit dramatized experience I had on 06.09.16.
Here I am, a year later, typing away at the same fuschia laptop - only slightly more battered and decorated - and baking myself a small cake for my birthday. Going to the museum and watching a film isn't too different, either. Nor is trying to find the words to write here. In fact, nothing much has changed. I've made some and lost some. It's still the same old me here, bearing that increasingly nonchalant attitude towards my birthday.
To think that half a lifespan ago - that's 8 years to you, having a sweet sixteenth equated to the proverbial celebration involving too much pink and glitter, as advocated in one too many movies revolving around high school. And here we are, 8 years down the road, along with too many vows made to myself (i.e. all thou shalt wear will be black), that celebration has translated to a quiet day with a good friend with promises of good food and quality conversation. The loud, pinker-than-a-suckling-pig celebration is nothing but snatches of thoughts from days past. This very realization makes me feel both so old and so young.
(I'm getting maudlin)
I received two boxes of cookies courtesy of Green Pea Cookie on monday. Green Pea Cookie is a company that not only shares my love for gif.s, but also specializes in puns and cookies made from, well, green PEAS. Besides tasting like everything a proper cookie should (creamy, crunchy, sweet, salty), they're dairy, soy and preservative free, AND vegan.
They're very much like your atypical green pea cookie - the kind that you see during chinese new year, except WAY healthier and that the flavors are very pea-santly balanced.
The two boxes I got were ofPeater - their original flavor, and Penelopea. The latter is a Christmas special which is studded with bits of cranberry, which is really good, because you can totally have your CNY-esque treat before everyone else.
So, the exams may be over, and I may have learnt some things, and that pumpkin season may be enveloping everyone in it's uniquely gutsy way - I seriously do NOT like de-gutting pumpkin- but my brains still do function, which is why I'm sharing some new thoughts of mine here. (as if that wasn't new)
I've been feeling pretty b̶o̶r̶e̶d̶ d̶e̶p̶r̶e̶s̶s̶e̶d̶ g̶l̶o̶o̶m̶y̶ 吃饱太空闲 (direct google translate: eat too idle) lately, even though I've got tons more to do, with a presentation waiting to be completed and buns rising in the oven right now. It must be my premature quarter-life crisis. I'm bemoaning the meaningless of results and s̶l̶a̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶b̶u̶m̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶f̶e̶w̶ ̶d̶e̶c̶a̶d̶e̶s̶ getting a good job and scrimping and saving for the final years where I'm bedridden with arthritis and god-knows-what affliction. What fun.
As such, I've been on the hunt for things to fill my pockets of time with - more and more cooking, extensive reading marathons, yoga classes, more eating... More fun, more excitement, more more more. Nothing really seemed to help. Until someone suggested this brilliant solution to moi...
(Yes. The next thing to add to my ever expanding bucket list.)
Anyhoo, here's some things that I've been snickering at (or perhaps having a genuine laugh over) before Project world domination that I hope you'll benefit from more than I did: