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So I’ve been home for a few days now, and it’s been pretty good so far. For starters, I did way better in my classes this semester than I expected, especially orgo II; I’m pretty proud of my comeback after the disaster that was orgo I last semester (worst grade ever at Columbia… shame). But yay! I’m very happy about my grades. And now I’m officially a senior! Oh wait… I’m a senior now?! This idea brings complicated feelings which I am not ready to deal with at the moment, so let’s just forget about it for now.
So I got back home Thursday night, and on Friday I just chilled here in the ‘burbs, fed some fish, saw some ducks, you know. Then Saturday I went to Richmond with my parents, where we got a ton of stuff at Chinese supermarkets and had delicious dim sum at Fisherman’s Terrace. And then after lunch I made my way to Vancouver to meet up with some high school friends, chatted a bit at UBC (I’d forgotten how pretty the school is, but a very different kind of pretty than Columbia), and had a lovely night at Milestones downtown. Sunday: gym, pool, watch hockey (I can watch hockey again!). And today… stuck at home and I broke our cable, so it was rather boring. So I went and took some pictures of our flowers that my dad is so proud of, some of which I have showcased below:
Wow, exciting life I’ve got there, I know. And can I just take a minute to complain about the weather? It SUCKS. We had to turn on the fireplace and it’s May. Not cool (actually, too cool).
Aight, new topic! How I Met Your Mother season 6 finale tonight… how do I feel about this? Nervous and excited at the same time. See, this is the reason I don’t watch TV much: I get way too obsessed and I get really involved emotionally that it can’t possibly be healthy for me. But it’s too late for this show. Aiyaiyai.
So. I’m really happy about the Erikson baby! So happy that something’s finally going right for Marshall, it’s true that the guy’s has a tough year. Not much happened with Ted, though good riddance that Zoe is finally gone for good. Barney and Robin. How much do I love these two together? The scene in the cab… oh my goodness. Then that scene when they’re on the sidewalk with Ted, it was so heartbreaking. And that last look from Robin… I do desperately hope that in the end, in the very end, Barney and Robin end up together. Yes, they were a mess, as they admitted themselves, but also as they admitted, they really did (and perhaps still do) love each other. So it was a beautiful mess. Obligatory Jason Mraz song insertion:
The song is actually kind of perfect for them. Sigh… I do so much want them together. So do I think that the wedding is Barney and Robin’s? I want to believe that, but only if goes well, since there are rumours that the wedding doesn’t go great and it will be the end of someone’s love story and such. So I don’t know. I don’t want to put too much faith into anything right now because again, it would just make me sad if it doesn’t turn out the way I want. But really, after 6 years, I really can’t get too invested in a new character like Nora, and certainly not to the point where I’d see her marrying Barney. So… yeah.
While we’re on the topic of TV shows, I know I just said that I can’t watch too much TV but I came across this trailer for Fox’s new show New Girl and I’m really excited!
Because it looks hilarious, and because the amazing and lovely Zooey Deschanel stars in it. Excited!Ok it’s late now and I’m tired and I know this post was just all over the place, but whatever. Sleep time!
This is from last weekend. Title is pretty self-explanatory.
First stop: Dim sum at Golden Unicorn
Rice noodle roll with beef filling:
Duck egg and pork congee:
Second stop: Xiaolongbao, 4 for $1:
Third stop: Lamb kabobs:
Fourth stop: Xi’an Famous Foods:
Liang Pi noodles (actually had this for dinner because by this point my belly was too full already):
Other random stops for snacks and such:
Dried plums from Aji Ichiban:
They make for amazing snacks because it takes so long to eat them and they pretty much have no calories.
Hawthorn chips!! Exactly the kind I used to eat as a kid in China!!
Also bought soy milk, steamed buns, and pork floss. T’was a very successful day for food.
I can’t believe Spring Break is half over already. *Tear* I am thoroughly broke this year so staying in the city it is.
Whenever I’m on break it’s always all about food! Last Saturday Yufei and I went to Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse for a delicious dinner (restaurant was too dark so no photos). Then on Tuesday it’s off to Chinatown for some dim sum with friends at Golden Unicorn (I HAVE TO remember to take some pictures next time!). Been there so many times and it’s never disappointed! I also stuffed myself at various other eateries around the city, but I also found some time to do some cooking as well. And of course there is photographic evidence for that!
Spicy noodles with tomatoes, lettuce, sausage, and heart-shaped boiled eggs (find out how to make them here):
Hot and sour julienned potatoes:
Cola wings (recipe here):
Stir-fried pasta with chicken and mix veggies:
Oh and, although this happened before Spring Break, it is worth mentioning: my friend in Canada is the bestest person ever for shipping me 4 big bags of ketchup flavored chips! America is great and all, but sometime it’s seriously lacking in its supermarkets. No Kraft peanut butter, ketchup chips, or Quaker yogurt granola bars?! That’s just sad. Anyways, the arrival of ketchup chips was epic.
Sadly, I only have 1 bag left.