Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Never Satisfied

Sometimes, I amuse myself by my inability to be satisfied. The other times, I am irritated with myself.

  1. On my good hair days, I yearn for perfect skin.

  2. When I am paying for my purchases at a clothing store, my mind is already on the pair of shoes I so need to get to match the clothing I have bought.

  3. If I do buy a good pair of shoes, I think "I need a new jacket to go with this."

  4. When I do have a good jacket, I think, "All my scarves don't match it, time for new scarves!"

  5. When I buy a book, I always fall for the "3 for 2" offer...but end up only reading that one book that I really wanted to buy. I should have just bought that one book.

  6. When I buy a good hand bag, I think "This will be perfect for 6 months!" But...2-3 months later, I am already scouting for the next bag.

Don't get me wrong. I don't even buy half the things I see, as I have this "bargain shopper" gene in me that doesn't let me spend money on something unless it is worth it. So, everyday, I am at odds with my greedy heart. Argh! Why am I never satisfied?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

No Such Thing as Good or Bad

Sometimes life is just confusing. No, I am not depressed, but I have been trying really hard to avoid being sad and upset over the same things repeatedly. In an effort to break that thought cycle, I have realised that life is confusing. I mean nobody is all good and nobody is all bad. It is hard to dislike people, at the same time, it is difficult to like them if there are certain characteristics that bother you, right? But then again, we always want people to accept us for who we are. For us to have that type of acceptance, we have to accept people for who they are. I am confused over this. It's difficult to overlook, yet difficult to accept.

Sigh. Way too much thinking :)

So what have I been up to? Some cooking...attempted to make sweet potato soup. It was quite good. I also bought this red pesto powder to cook with because bottled pesto does not last very long. I normally end up throwing away half a bottle every 10 days or so because its just not fresh after refrigerated for so long. I tried out the pesto powder yesterday for a bacon-onion-chives-pasta recipe and it was very good. Tasted just like fresh pesto, a bit less oily too as you add the oil yourself.

I notice that I have this strange habit of getting hungry two hours after dinner and I am trying to kick that habit by not eating anything, or at most drinking some soya/rice milk or water. It is working.

I'm still trying to lose weight at the gym. I have lost some, and toned up a bit, but its still not enough. Need to up the cardio at the gym. On the up side, I can bike/run quite a bit so I am happy. Will try not to treat myself with food though I wonder if shopping is better than eating a slice of cake? Hehe :)

In an effort to be more "cultured", I got tickets to watch a jazz concert this Friday. I'm looking forward to it.

** Picture borrowed from http://www.nomu.co.za

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Weekend at Copenhagen

My friends and I have always discussed traveling together but never got around to it. Last weekend, we finally traveled to Copenhagen together. It was so much fun. The city is just amazing. It's a lot bigger than Oslo (felt like that) and has so much more variety - clothes, food, sights and sounds. We went up the Round Tower, ate Japanese and French fusion food at Umami Restaurant, shopped and drank lots of iced coffee, and finally did a city tour on the Segway. The weather was really nice and warm, unlike rainy Oslo. All in all we had great fun. It would be nice to discover another city with them again in future *hint* :)