Weekly Photo Challenge: Big


It seems I’m a couple days late… again. A new challenge has been issued (Silhouette) but I’m still working on last week’s, which was BIG. What I have to show for that is one abnormally sized bourbon biscuit — yummy!!

They were kind enough to give me a fork… to eat a biscuit with.


3 Things I Claimed To Dislike (And Now Adore)

Hello, my name is Luigi and I am a picky eater.

It’s a well known fact between my family and friends that I am picky with the food that I eat. I’ll stubbornly stick with my un-ketchup’d (is this a word?) bacon roll, and my dry rice and viands. I tend to avoid dips when eating chips — both the crisps kind and the French fry. I have this nasty habit of opting out of trying new foods.

So yeah, I’m not the adventurous type. However, with the urging of my friends, I have tried the following things I didn’t, in my wildest dreams, ever think of trying. Three are featured below.

The Strawberry

I have nothing against fruits, but they’re not exactly a food staple for me. It was only in the past year that I have conquered my juvenile fear of anything healthy and ate bananas and oranges (and veggies) whenever I can. But strawberries? Never had them in my life. Anyway, I gave them a try one night during my school’s Oscars to celebrate the year’s Media productions. They were quite large and not like the picturesque strawberries I imagined them to look like, but they were covered in chocolate and I as all what the hey, I can do this.

Suffice to say, strawberries are now one of my favourite foods. I like it so much, I even managed to find in myself the courage to try strawberry flavored yogurt. And I hate yoghurt with a passion.

I still do, actually, which brings us to…

Muller Rice

Just this morning my mother directed me to the fridge after I complained about having nothing to eat for breakfast, and she told me to have the Muller Rice she bought for herself the day before. It was apple flavored, which I found very icky because ew, apples. They hurt my teeth when I bite into them, hence the irrational dislike. Nevertheless, I had a couple of spoonfuls and have grown to love the the sweet rice pudding.

Egg Tart

Finally, this. I was resolute in my hatred of this little pastry, mainly because I have this love/hate relationship with egg. Either I like it or I hate it, and it all depends on my mood when I get offered the food — but most of the time, I hate it. However, one time my friend Polly halved a tart with me and oh. my. gosh.

It was heaven on earth.

My new favorite dessert, ladies and gentlemen!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity


Why a cup of tea, you say? How does that relate to opportunities? Well, it’s sort of a long story…

I’ve never been a fan of tea — I’m a coffee fan through and through — but during a conversation with a friend yesterday, my talkative mouth declared that I will try drinking tea by the end of the year. Sort of like an end year resolution. Anyway, I had the opportunity today to try the drink when I was over at her place and, well… let’s just say the chocolate chip cookies did a good job in drowning out the taste.

It’s not the best picture ever, but I’d like to think that it has a cool story behind it. The Evil Bubbling Cup of Tea and Me — hey, I could write a novel! (It’d be a bestseller for sure ;D)

When You Get Tired of Fast-food and Takeaways…

…you buy yourself a cookbook! Which is what I did and as of this afternoon, I am now a proud owner of Cooking for Beginners.

I bought it from The Works, a discount bookshop in the town centre. The book only cost me three pretty pounds, and considering its original price (£9.99) and the price at Amazon (£6.49), it’s a steal.

Seeing as I’ve grown tired of eating fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, I’m sure I’d be using the cookbook very often the next few months. (If I do say so myself,) I’m quite proficient in the arts of cooking pasta and heating up cans of tuna, so I’m more than ready to expand my repertoire.

Satisfying the child in me: Teddy Bear pasta :)

But if all else fails, I’m sure a quick trip to the town centre for a KFC snackbox — or a McDonald’s happy meal — would be enough to tide me over until the next meal. ^__^