贵州特色 - 小米轧。甜甜糯糯的，我家外婆的最爱。
贵州特色 - 小米轧。甜甜糯糯的，我家外婆的最爱。
Should one ever trust a high-schooler for fashion consultation?
Probably not, which would be my first reaction. But, again all my reasonings and common-sense, I was so out of my mind and let the kid, my cousin, recommend a new hair style and color for me.
Thank God, it did not turn out to be a total disaster!
While he was dying my hair in my kitchen, I kept threatening him that if the color turned out funcky, I am going to call his dad first thing when it's done. :)
He did a great job!
What one should do when facing a daunting, boring, mind-bogging task, like filing income tax?
Find something to indulge and help relive the pain, such as sipping a delicious bottle of wine, enjoying delicious cheese and snacks along the way, listening to some great music at the background....
Guess since I have to deal with it, might as well make the process more enjoyable. :)
Two weeks ago, I rationalized my pantry in the kitchen. While doing so, I uncovered this great bottle of wine - Monticello Gran Reserva of 1998 from Spain. A house-warming gift from an old friend. Today is a perfect day or has a perfect excuse to enjoy it.
Hm mm...the color of burgundy, dark cherry, nice on the nose, smooth and slightly sweet on the tongue... Simply delightful and equisite!
I know if Rohit is here, he would say that I am breaking his bs-meter again. :)
Chengdu is famed for the “ssteet eats". It's like a heaven for me to try out all the food.
I wish I could take one bite of each...
Still thinking about the juicy, tender and slightly spicy grilled kingclips and giant shrimps in the Ocean's Bucket in Cape Town. Hey, that's where I almost fell in love with that fish. :)
I have been to the Guizhou QingYan Old Town many times. Everytime I go back to my hometown, it is my one of my must-visit places. The culture of the historical town, the architecture, and of course the delicious local-eats attracts me.
Somehow, rather randomly, digged this photo out tonight.
Gosh! That was two years ago when I took my parents on a trip to JiuZhaiGou, also called the Nine Tibetan Villages, in China. We certainly were the curious tourists who take pleasure in hanging out with the locals, tasting the traditional cuisines and experiencing the culture. So, we thought it might be a good idea to go have dinner at a Tibetan Home Restaurant, a home for a family of 3-generations and 10 kids who are all beautiful and talented in singing and dancing.
The secret? They told me that they sing and dance while farming cows on the hills everyday. And, if they sing well, even the cows will remain calm and relaxed. :)
The food is just simple, non-pretentious, non-refined in any form. But, the presentation, the novelty of eating something untried, and the experience of spending the night watching the 10 kids performing totally satisfied our curiosity towards the mysterious Tibetan culture and their people.
One of Nanjing's must-see places would be the area around the Qin Huai River and the famous Confucius Temple. During the old days, this riverside region had a bustling nightlife where extravagant nobles, talents and businessmen flock to the restaurants, dance halls and whorehouses in this area. In Chinese literature, it is famed as a place for beauty queens and romance.
Here is me with YangYang, another cousin of mine.
The "lucky Money Tree" is one of the symbols of the Confucius Temple and supposed to bring people luck and good fortune. Guess with this picture taken with the lucky tree, I am getting rich in no time!