May 3, 2009

Leisure Saturday & FAQ part 1

Thanks to everyone who sent me questions yesterday, I'll do part 1 here and part 2 later (so you can keep sending me more questions) ^_^ I also enjoyed reading your reasons to blog and read blogs, I think most of us enjoy healthy lifestyle and enjoy diversity, so we'd go to look people who we find interesting and/or similar to us in some aspect to see what they do to conduct their healthy life.

FAQ part 1

1. Do you have a favourite TV show?
Not really, I'm not a TV person and I don't have time for it either. When I was in Argentina (less busy) what I enjoy most was cooking or culinary channels. They're my inspiration to create recipes and learn some cooking technicals. Now in US, whenever I sit down in front of my TV I usually watch a movie.

2. what is the favorite place you have travelled to?
Definitely Paris! I've been there twice, once in 2001 with my best friend where we spent 4 days visiting all the museums and historic places. I loved french bagels, the buildings, the romantic environment. So when Star (my bf) asked where I'd go to celebrate my birthday, I didn't have to think much, so in 2003 we went Paris and stayed a week to celebrate my birthday. Since I already knew all the tourist must see places, we enjoyed more the city by walking around, finding new neighbors, new cafes. It was amazing! I enjoyed so much!! Look my happy face3. what is/was your fave subject(ever)?
Economics, that's why I'm here, spending the best 5 years of my life, being a part from Star, to do research on Economics. It's a lot of sacrifice, but because it's my life passion, it worth it.

4. what are your favorite foods/cuisine? and what are your least favorites?
Favorite cuisine: italian, japanese, Jewish (I need to learn more about this), vegetarian, everything that it's delicate and healthy.
Least favorite: fast food, american chinese cuisine, anything that's greasy, fried, unhealthy.

5. What kind of movies do you like to watch?
I like drama, comedy, sometimes action and suspense too. Usually I enjoy more those movies that make me think and reflect later, that I could learn something from it.

okay. now let me recap yesterday which ended up being very enjoyable. I went to a yoga class in the morning, came back home feeling still exhausted and low emotionally. My best friend called me (the one who won the prize), he wanted me to accompany him to buy a swimsuit since he's going to swim outdoor for a race. I didn't feel like going out, especially my body felt tired. But I went anyway and so glad I did. We bought the swimsuit (260$, so expensive!) and went to Georgetown for some drink/eat. He took me a very nice German tea house with the best dessert/sandwich I've ever seen since I am in US. I had an assorted plate of tea finger sandwiches. I didn't bring my camera so for illustratio purpose, these are finger sandwich although what I had had much more filling than theseI had 3 kinds: smoked salmon, tomato and mozzarella, and tuna salad. They were amazing!!! I'll go there again for sure, so you'll have real pic of it!
We talked a lot and he made me laugh a lot as usual. I confirmed the fact that I felt bad after knowing he won the price because I felt guilty and not because I kept feeling jealousy/envy. I'm so glad to have him as my best friend in US and I'm sure he considers me as his best friend as well. That sense of loyalty and trust is so important to me and he gives me both.

Other eats of day
Breakfast: flaxseed porridge with pumpkin (1/2 c. ), look how stunning it was. Topped with PB and coconut spread.
Ashley, this is the flaxseed porridge that Krista sent meI bought two argentinian cereals bar with me to yoga, since I had to go to Goodwill to donate used clothes afterward. Two because they're smaller than US kinds of cereal bars, usually around 100 kcal each one.Lunch was seaweed soup with tomatoes and chinese one pot meal. I freezed them in separate serving, so homemade frozen meal! ^_^Before I left to meet with my friend, I had an apple and a bar that Annie sent me few weeks ago.
I must say this bar was a little bit too sweet but kept me full for a long time.For dinner I made a barley risotto which was so easy and so delicious. It has barley, chicken broth, green peas, corns and fresh parsley.And a cleaning-fridge kind of stir fry: mushrooms, spinach, red pepper and tofu. I add some vinegar and brown sugar this time, and it was amazing! I'm sure they're the secret ingredient for a good stir-fry.Dessert: dairy free chocolate pudding! ^_^ my favorite!Question: Do you believe in true friendship between man and woman?
I was really skeptical about this, but it happens that my best friend here is a guy and I'm so happy about it. ^_^


Anonymous said...

I liked reading your answers! I'm visiting Paris for the first time in August this year and I'm really excited about it. I'll be there for a week and am looking forward to bagels and romance :-)

That flax porridge looks wonderful! What fantastic ingredients too! I wish we had something like this in Australia. I guess I could try to find the various ingredients and make my own version of it... hmm... thanks for posting, I might just do that!

It's good to hear you spoke to your friend about things. I bet you feel a lot better about it. And I do think its possible for a girl to be friends with a guy (though I once shared your initial skepticism). I have two male friends who I could never be physically attracted too, but I love them dearly. It really depends on the people I guess! You can't have one rule - "men and women can be friends" - because that will never fit everyone.

lesley said...

I enjoyed your Q&A! I bet Paris was amazing, I'd love to go there someday.

Hope you have a great rest of the weekend : )

Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

Great Q&A! I love learning so much about you! My fiance loved economics too...

I do truly believe in friendship between men and women. Some of my best friends are guys!

Maria said...

Fun post! I love Paris too!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, great answers. Totally love it! And mmm delicious eats!!!!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself with us. I love Paris too. I visited several times when I was living in London. I'm like you - the museums are great, but I truly fell in love with the city after wandering through all the little neighborhoods and eating in little hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Such an amazing city!

Mmm, flax porridge. That did look delicious!

Hope you had a good weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the answers to your questions! Krista send me that porridge and I FREAKIN' ADORE IT! I've only had it a couple times but it was so good, the texture was off the chain!
I love that picture of you in Paris :) So cute!
I think true friendship can definitely exist between a man and a woman! Hell yeah!

Sweta said...

I feel I already know you much better-can't wait for Part 2 now:)
The breakfast sounds interesting-flax seed with pumpkin?Do you make the puree and keep it ready? Do let me know-I need to try it!!

Run Sarah said...

I'd love to visit Paris too, wow!

Pearl said...

ooh coco - i liked this FAQ! hmm, another question: what would you want to do as a career?

annie said...

Economics?! You are amazing! Economics is SOOOO hard for me!

Gina said...

Mmm..I love Odwalla bars!! The peanut butter one is my favorite. As far as a relationship between girls and boys, I think it's a tough one, but it's do-able (that's not a word...). Often times it ends up being a romance, but other times it doesn't (Like Jerry and Ellein on Seinfeld!) I have had plenty of male friends and a couple times one of us ended up liking the other, and one of us got hurt because the other didn't have the same feeling (once this happened to me, the other time it was the guy), so it can be hard to do.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

sweta: I use canned pumpkin puree just for convenience. But sometimes I make my own pumpkin/squash puree, which is cheaper and healthier , sweeter. :)

Anonymous said...

do you think I could be added to your blogroll? i'll be SO happy if I get to be "part" of your wonderful blog.

i really hope to find that flaxseed porridge! looks so GOOD!

where do you think i could buy that?

Lauren said...

I love Paris! What an awesome bday present :)

The Dainty Pig said...

great post! your FAQ was really fun to read :) I loved Paris when I was there too. And wow, what great eats today--everything looks wonderful.

I have many really really good guy friends. I do believe though, that there is a fine line between friendship and something more, when talking about guys and girls. I think if there is physical attraction between the guy and girl, then a friendship might prove to be really hard...but definitely not impossible.

Krista said...

If a male and female are mature enough, I definitely think that a friendship can work!!!

I'm glad you're enjoying that porridge!!! ;)

Maggie said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Sorry I didn't ask any questions yesterday, I was taking a day off :P Very nice to do sometimes. Okay, here are questions:

1. how did you and Star meet? what's your love story?
2. how did you eat when you were a kid?
3. favorite book?
4. what's your favorite recipe to make for people?

Emily said...

I liked reading your Q & A. Sorry about your bad news...hope things work out.

Yay for donating old clothes to favorite form of recycling. :-)

I think it's definitely possible to have close guy friends. Sometimes you have to be careful that there aren't further expectations, but for the most part, I think it's great to have a male perspective on things.

Anonymous said...

fun to learn a bit more about you!

just me said...

i def believe a guy and a girl can be just friends. i have a whole bunch of guys friends that i'm close to and have been since high school. they're always great to have for boy advice!

Nabeela said...

The porridge looks soooo good!

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