This happens at my house at a frequency of once per year. I’m not exaggerating…
McDonald’s send us coupons once in a while, I live ~a <2min drive away from one, & there are several McD’s near my area/on the way to frequently visited places .. You’d think this is pretty common. You’re absolutely wrong! I don’t exactly know why this “occasion” is like a national holiday, but it is…lol McD coffee, though, is another story :P
My sausage McG ^^ “m” for mmmmMMMm, for yummmMMM, for nommmmMM.
Last student lab of phase 2: check! I’m now onto the last 7 weeks of clinical work, plus 1 week of exams…then vacation time! :D
Today was a short day, so I went to the Korean restaurant closest to U of A campus, Ga-Ya, with my friend Clara for an afternoon snack ^^ I’ve been to Ga-Ya ~10times now, whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack. They have never failed to impress me; the place is tiny & home-ly, which is what I like about it the most.
They have several new items on their menu, but I went for one of the “old” items that I’ve never tried before - the seol-leong-tang. It’s a beef/bone soup that’s boiled for several hours under low heat to achieve a milky texture/color. It’s very plain but flavourful, & very smooth. There are a couple pieces of beef shank, some thin noodles, & green onions; it also comes with a big bowl of rice. It was so delicious! It’s actually my 1st time ordering non-spicy soup/stew at a Korean restaurant. This made me wanna try other similar dishes =)
Super happy & satisfied: 10/10!
PS: 2NE1’s COME BACK HOME MV is so DOPE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLbfv-AAyvQ
It has a similar feel as I Am The Best, but the concept is so different! Dara’s so swag with her baseball bat.
I’m officially .. done blood bank rotation~ which means, I get to go out & celebrate with my group haha Richard decided that we should go to Tropika for lunch today ^^ it’s a Malaysian, Thai, & Singaporean food restaurant. The interior was reallllyyyyy nice! Had a very fusion-feel to it. We went ~1pm & there were a few tables of customers; some left but others came. Not bad for a Fri lunch in that area, I guess.
Started off with appetizers - chicken & beef satay! It was sooooo good, & I especially liked the peanut + spices sauce. No one at our table touched the pineapples & cucumbers though; might have just been for decoration? But dude…felt like summer! I liked the chicken skewers a bit more bcos the beef was a little too chewy for my liking, but both were marinated very well :D
Nasi goreng = Malaysian fried rice with chicken, shrimp, & some pork. I don’t know why I liked the rice so much… The texture was very crunchy but the interior was soft/chewy, you know what I mean? It’s how fried rice is supposed to be like! I thought it was a little bland, esp eating this right after the satays. But having it with the peanut sauce made it perfect ^^
Pad Thai = Thai-styled fried rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, fried tofu, & bean sprouts. Not as “spicy” as I would have liked it to be; this, I found, was sweeter than other pad thais I’ve eaten before. Very salady, on the whole, which was good, considering we ordered the lamb curry as well
Kari Kambing = lamb curry. I’m not much of a lamb person haha but this was okay bcos that…rusty smell/texture of lamb was completely eliminated in this strong, rich dish. My fav part of these stewy/soupy/saucy dishes is the potatoes, if there are any. The dish came out to be smaller than we were all expecting, but nonetheless, the flavor & everything was good. Might be more spicy than some of you may handle :P
A meal isn’t complete without veggies, right? Right! Even Richard, who views eating vegetables as a “fear factor”, scooped up some veggies from this plate haha I don’t blame him. It was just a “mixed vegetables” dish, but somehow came out to be so flavorful - not like your typical “mixed greens”, you know? If you’re not a veggie-lover, I guarantee you that you will at least go for a small second on this one!
Overall, amazing food & service was great. Portions were kinda small…but .. prices weren’t THAT overwhelming to the point that I didn’t think it was worth it. 9/10!
Good job, Tropika!
PS: they are currently doing satay specials on Tues/Thurs! Unfortunately it’s Fri today… but satays on Tues/Thurs are half price right now. Go get some now =)
I’m so glad I finished my literature review presentation -.- the presentation went ok. The Q&A was uhhh.. =/ but I think I scored big points for audience engagement. I’ll admit it; I’m kinda like Mao Asada sometimes, where I do something that’s risky, hoping it’ll be a hit. I was the only one in my group who asked the audience questions at the beginning & half-way through my presentation - by doing this, I was hoping to bump my “engagement” points but also make it look like I was confident in the knowledge of the material. It’s like how M. Asada chooses the triple axle, & like her in her short program 2days ago, I was CLOSE to landing perfectly & winning everything! lol the qus my group members asked were alright, but then the instructor asked me this 1 qu & I was unsure of the answer, I wanted to say what I thought was the answer but I stopped & said “I’m not sure”, like turning a triple lutz/triple toe combo to a triple lutz/double toe or something. Somehow at that moment, I thought saying that was better than giving a possibly wrong answer. Why did I not think it could have been a potential correct answer & just go with it?! Turned out that the “real” answer was what I was thinking of ..*sigh* Whatever, lit review presentation = done!
So are all the figure skating finals & such .. Yuna Kim, you will always be #1 in my heart <3 (anyone else think the results of the ladies free skate today were rigged? *cries*) But whatever…like I said, Queen Yuna forever! & M. Asada.. thank you for your great performance~
& Canada women’s hockey!!!! What a close & nerve-wrecking game! #29 Marie-Philip Poulin, you are awesome :D Congrats! & Go, men’s hockey, go!
kekeke & another moment of fried chicken & beer I saw in a Korean drama. *drools* this is gonna be a bucket list item when I’m in Korea in a few months!
This is from Let’s Eat episode 3, which, as you know, I’m watching along with You Who Came From the Stars & Two Weeks (& Flower Boy Next Door, which I’ve started 2months ago but sorta stopped cos I got into Stars & Let’s Eat). YES Two Weeks = my latest-started Kdrama. Haven’t seen anything with Lee Jun Ki in it since King and the Clown (2005), which was a great movie & I suggest you all to watch it :P