Miss Tiffie’s Quarter Life Crisis

On August 3 I turned 25 :] And as tradition goes, I go to NYC and I party my butt off… I like starting my new years off with a bang… and I tend to celebrate all thru August. So here, finally, I’ve gotten off my lazy butt and blogged about it.. it’s picture heavy but hope you enjoy the ride :]

The Agenda
August 15, NYC
Dinner @ Boqueria (SOHO Location) @ 930
& The Party @ KUSH LOUNGE @ 1130 – close (4)

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Taiwan – Dec 19 + 20

Dec 19
The first thing I did when I got out of the plane was crave fruit! My cousin picked us up from the airport with a bag of fruity treats (cherimoya, wax apples & fresh dates) and I immediately dug in as soon as I got to the hotel!

Dec 20
The next morning I dug into the cherimoya, some dates and headed out for a niiiice 1.5 hr long massage and got my hair washed!

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE getting my hair washed in Taiwan. It’s cheap, convenient and stays soooo clean!!!!

Before we headed to my daddy’s side of the family to eat dinner that night, we stopped by AMO bakery (which has bomb cakes and cheesecakes!!!) to buy two to take over!

Dinner was an amazing spread

Homemade plum wine was fab!!! My aunt made this.. all of this.. soup, veggies, stinky tofu, shrimps, etc…. delish!!!

Afterwards when we got back I headed over to Sogo to shop for a bit.

& bought some yummies from Berry Milk downstairs

The most amazing mochis EVER!!!

(I’ll be sharing my mochi experience in a later post!!!)

My kind of Xmas tree :]

btw, our hotel was awesome, we had FREE breakfast buffet with different dishes, congee, cakes, etc… and a wide variety of fruits and other yummies (I forgot to take a photo of the spread)

Fruit round: Grapefruit, Kiwis, Guava

& there was a Koi pond inside!!

Bad Service, Top Chef Talk and lottttttsa chocolate

First off…  anyone else watching Top Chef, Season 5 — Is it me or is this season seeming kinda…. lacking in talent?! I know it’s only been 2 episodes but there are so many…. sucky people on it @_@ Esp. the last episode I was SO disappointed in what they presented as food. I wish they cut Ariane instead of Patrick in the first episode. She just SUCKS. She should’ve left this week too… I mean seriously.. at least I’m glad Jill left.. now to get rid of Ariane, Josea… Gene… blah. I don’t like them really. I’m rooting for the Europeans :] Fabio’s awesome. Carla & Radhika seem cool too :] ANNND.. Jeff looks like Jesse Spencer from House :D HAHAHA… But the Europeans are the only ones that really stand out from the bunch… but then it IS only the beginning.. I reallllly hope this season doesn’t disappoint!!! 

I’m OBSESSED with Top Chef so expect rantings and ravings for the weeks to come :] OH and anyone else “surprised” that McKey won ANTM? *rolls eyes* it was expected.. altho when it came down to the final three I really like Analeigh :] SO CUTE. McKey’s win was sooo predictable from the beginning, she’s very fashion model-esque.. so *shrug* I really wanted Sheena to win *go asians* but alas :[ I also thought it was the worst final 3 ever!!! Samantha? She took nice pictures but in person she was too goofy and on the runway, no offense, she seemed too shlumpy. Eh. Maybe next season we’ll have more hot asians :] … OH and anyone else thought that Isis would’ve gone further? I expected Marjorie to win over Samantha @_@ UUBER LAME. OK OK, enough complaining and onto foods…

Last nite I was STARVING so I ate 5 dates before bed…

This morning/afternoon I had the last bowl of Barley, Chinese Green Beans & Jujubes…

And then I had ANOTHER Iron IV Session…


Sexy

I was invited to a VIP event @ Sony Store.. it was a Private Sale so I ended up @ Copley for dinner.

Turner’s Fisheries

USUALLY I’m SOOOOOOO impressed with this place but I was SORELY disappointed today.. not cuz of the food (cuz it was amazing as always, altho a LOT smaller than I remember) but the service was HORRIBLE. Our waiter came by three times total and then TOTALLY forgot about us after giving us our food.

Bread & Buttttttahhhhhhh ♥

Tea

Clam Bake

It was good but the dinkiest “clam bake” EVER!!!! The “corn and potatoes” were just some small kernals and halves on the bottom of this. 3 mussels and like 3 clams?!?!? DOOD, its like a pre-snack snack for a fatty like me. @_@

Dinner Date’s Sea Bass

Dessert Menu

BUT like I said, service sucked.. so we skipped dessert. (I was gonna get the fig tart & sweet potato creme brulee too!!) The MANAGER offered complimentary dessert but I was pissed. We waited for SUCH a long time and got nothing (seriously it took us like half an hour of trying to wave ANYONE down just to get more hot water and a dessert menu.. and then another 20 minutes or so just to get ANYONES attention.. I was fed up and didn’t wanna be there anymore.. and refused dessert) so she ONLY took off the TEA on the bill and gave us a mopey apologetic pout. WTFREAK!!!! LAME. So not going back again.

If you go and you get the fat guy waiter with the accent, beware being ignored the WHOLE time.

So being full was epic fail.. I should’ve picked The Palm instead and gotten an iron-loaded steak.

(at least I got cool stuff @ Sony, including this FREE gift bag!!!!)

w/ cool stuffs INCLUDING a John Mayer Blu-Ray!!! Here’s some of the free stuff I got…

Check out all the chocolate covered fruits I bought today

I had half a pomelo and some chocolate covered orange slices, peaches and apricots (SOOO GOOD!!!! A NEW FAV) while watching An American Crime @_@ So disturbing, but this one was scarier and more graphic.


BROWNIE!!! SO fresh & soft :]


Kashi GoLEAN Crunchy Bar!! SOOOOO GOOD :]

And then a Yoga Cookie :]

 

Sorry this was a quickie post :] It’s late and I wanna readdddddddd some before bed :] NITE* And BSI recipe tomorrow!!!

Catching up and Biting Heads

SORRY I’VE BEEN MIA.. this week has been hectic!!!! But I need to announce THREE things first.

FIRST of all :] Don’t forget to go to GroundedFitness’ giveaway!!!! It’s an awesome mixed goodies package from Nature’s Path!! EEEE *crosses fingers*

SECOND of all…. I got the package from GroundedFitness’ LAST giveaway and got my YOGA COOKIES from Patti Page today :D I seriously couldn’t believe that I won cuz I NEVER win these things.. I was UUUUBER excited and took sooo many pictures hahahah.

It was so hard to pick which one to eat first but I couldn’t just let them go to waste…

You should SOOOOOOOOOOO go buy some, they’re SOOOO GOOD and SUPPPPPPPPPPPPER cute!!!

THIRD, I got an award from my lovable Coco!!!! :D I’m so excited!!! :] I looooooooove the foodie community and this makes me feel like I’m slowly becoming apart of it now :]

The Super Scribbler Award:

award

Here are the rules that come along with this great award:
1. Post the award on your blog
2. Link to me for giving it to you
3. Link the originating post here
4. Pass it on to five deserving people
5. Post these rules for your recipients

I would like to pass this award to these amaaaaaaaaaazing chickies :D OMG it was so hard to choose I’m addicted to so many amazing blogs!!!
– Front Studio Ladies of LUNCH
– Madison of Follow My Weigh
– Erica of Sweet Eats
– Erin & Andrea of Care To Eat
Gliding Calm

Monday, 11/17 –

So after my Soulmate Oatmeal I wanted something refreshing and I waited awhile for dinner so I had a guava!!!


I chugged as much water as possible the whole day… I’ve been feeling UUBER bloated lately :[ & constantly dehydrated…

Dinner was very GREEN!!!

Beef w/ Leeks

Chinese Chives!!! (my FAV!! I ate ALL of this myself!!)

The other two dishes were tofu basil & white asparagus and just sauteed garlic spinach!!!

My lovely chinese chives:

(see I love everything with hot pepper flakes and/or cayenne!!!)

I had a few bowls of carrot & super healthy aka Chinese Yam

I looooooooooooooooooooooove carrots & :D


MY daddy brought back THREE cookies for me from his seminar today :] Lucky little me!!! They were super fresh and deliciously yummie and chewy!!! MMM I love fresh baked goodness. I also watched Kung Fu Panda!!! :] I’m like PO!!! MMM Dumplings!!!


I still felt munchy so I had a super old Rice Krispy Treat, it was a little stale :[ But I’m a fatty and ate it anyways…


And then I finished up my two jars……. yea… scraped them clean @_@ Remember, I’m a fatty ;]

Tuesday, 11/18 –

I was SOO excited about this GREEN POMELO cuz at Russo’s they called it a RUBY POMELO. It was the same inside as my regular ones except it was SMALLER and less sweet.. WTF!! BOOOO!!!


I was sad but the guava made me happy again :]

For dinner I HADDDDDDDDDDDD to make my Fig Oatmeal again….

My Lavender Honey before I melt it…


This SOOOOOOOOOOO is food p0rn ;]


Oooey gooey yumminess…


My mom even stole a few spoonfuls!!


See my big big deep bowl!!!

At night I had…

More diced Pomelo…


And 2 Dates!!!

I also ended up eating fat neon brite crawlers in bed watching Food Network hahahah…

Wednesday, 11/19 –

I had some freshly made barley, chinese green beans & jujubes for breakfast


It was super yummy, as usual, so I had another bowl!!!

I had my SECOND Iron IV session. They took a few tubes of blood first and then told me that I was improving. My blood volume went from 24% to 27%. The doctor also asked me if I ate. I thought that was funny.

My drip bag!!!

Tube in….

My fat arm…

This called for a YUMMIE nutritious and super filling (fiberific) salad from WF!!

It was brimming and super heavy. The WF here is SO much better than the one near me. PLUS I love their salad bar more.
Corn, Hericots Verts, Beets, Cucumbers, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes, Edamame, Green Peas, Mixed Greens, Spinach!!!


I ate there (I love their little tables) and had some yummie green/black/white tea blened.

Dessert:

I came home to surprise cookies from mommy from Sel De La Terre!!
Chocolate Chip and two Coconut Sables…


And I finished off my gingerlicious Indigo Rabbit cookies…


They were sold to me expired :[ LAME. I didn’t realize this til after… But they were still soft and fluffy!!!


Later I had a bowl of cherries :]


Some dried pomelo…


And some dried DICED pomelo…

And then it got messy. I had a pack of dried mango.. two little boxes of chocolate and vanilla animal crackers, some taro chips and then like a WHOLE tub of lightly salted peanuts. @_@ OMG. Binge much?!?! I duno what came over me.

Thursday, 11/20 –

I woke up this morning terrified to get on the scale… but phew, I lost some bloat from the past week, back down to 106… I still feel uuber pudgey tho. I haven’t been under 105/106 in like two months :[

I had a mango for… “brunch” cuz my stomach was upset from all the junk last nite.

And later after work I took some fresh air :] Got a nice big venti Americano from Starbucks (w/ cinnamon and nutmeg)

Got some free fudge – PB/Choc and a Praline at a quick stop @ Costco (and I got some books and WALL-E!!!)

All I wanted for dinner was OATMEAL!!!

1/2c Oats
1 1/4c Water
1 Package of Blueberries
1 Honeycrisp Apple
2 tbs WheatGerm
1 tbs Flax
1/4c Wheatberries
Tahitian Vanilla
TONS of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg


And the remaining HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE amount of my Soyogurt, it’s okay tho because yesterday when I went to the only WF that carries my fav brand of soy yogurt (Wildwood) to get dinner I bought another tub!!!


Look at those chunks of apple and blueberries, SOO freaking good!!!

Dessert:

My last Sel De La Terre Cookie that my mommy surprised me with yesterday :D


Doesn’t he look SUPER ZEN?!?!


So happy, blissfully awaiting his sacrification :D (yes I just made that word up)


I like to eat my cookies head first :]

1o*21 Daily Munch…

I was starving last nite (as always) so at 2am I had two more chocolate covered dried fruit slices, one orange, one peach and then happily fell asleep reading while watching DDD. :] Guy Fieri is awesome.

Currently munching on breakfast…. (um, “inhaling” it is a better word)


GoLean, 1 tbsp Chia Seeds…. Black Coffee

NO FAGE :[ I thought I put it in my lunchbox but I didn’t. *tragic* I’m deprived. I guess this banana will have to “make up” for it :[ I might have to have FAGE for dessert or something tonite. I’m so sad I have no yogurt right now…. addiction much? But yes… pimples and dairy, read this. Hmm, maybe that’s why my usual overly dry skin has been “oilier” than usual.

[ a little while later…]

Want a bite?

Ok, just finished inhaling the banana, I’m beyond stuffed. I got a lot of work and I’m behind on some feedback for one of my groups/teams… blah… Got a lot to get done before noon (and then it’s 2 straight meetings) so I might not be able to update til afterwards (around 2ish) :] Hope ya’ll are having a spectacular morning *drinks liquid crack*

edit @ 1153am
So I have a little time before my 1215 meeting… and then that goes straight into my 1pm meeting which lasts til 2ish or so… depending… Ah Tuesdays… I finished and sent in everything I needed to for the 1pm :D Yay. So.. UPDATE!!!

ANYWAYS I just found out that Medjool dates are more “caloric” than regular dates. OK, I guessed it was so ANYWAYS cuz they’re HUGE and delicious… but they’re like 66cal instead of 23cal. SO WORTH IT. I’ll just be a little less…. overindulgent on them from now on.

Between my last post and now I’ve been munching on 4 dates.. not really cuz I’m hungry but just to munch and to get me thru the morning (that and my crack crack crack aka coffee!!!) ANYWAYS.


So now I’ve moved onto gum. So I’ll stop eating even tho I’m not hungry.

I need new toys/props at work… I have too many at home anyways taking up space :] I’m addicted to stores like KidRobot and stuff so I collect a lot of kooky things, figurines, plushes, blind box items, etc…

edit @ 217pm

Funny how meetings can make you starved. Woweeee, it’s almost time to go home :] 2 more hours of work! Anyways, partway thru my second meeting I decided I was hungry… so I went to get my mango

Now that I’m back I just a tiny nectarine…


…and now the sweetest black grapes!!! The guy @ Wilson Farms totally tricked me into buying them this weekend haha. He was cute and offered me to try some. The apple guy didn’t however win me over. Altho the apples were sweet he was old and I already have like a gazillion apples at home :] Black grapes are like candy :]

[ a little while later… ummm maybe 20 min or so… ]

Oops. I forgot to save this. It’s okay tho, I ate’d more (haha)

I’m ridiculously MUNCHY today :[ These dates are gonna be the end of my waistline…. one date while reading an article that Tina posted… & then I thought I’d show off my Juicy laptop bag and my cool snazzy pink lunchbox that my mommy got custom made for me (haha)

1o*14 Daily Munch

I started off the morning with my normal herbal jujube drink, vitamins, 1 tbs Chia Seeds (yummmm), gummy vites…. and then 1/2 a HUUUUUUGE juicy delicious amazing Pomelo on the drive to my doctor appointment.

I’m sitting here at Starbucks after my nose follow-up (haha I’ll explain later) eatinggg. CHOBANI!!!!! I’m w@h again since I had doctor stuff today…

Chobani Review #1: PEACH NON-FAT

I finally feel better, so I’m eating my CHOBANI!!!! It’s strange eating…. FLAVORED yogurt. This was a bit watery but it’s really quite tasty. It’s not as thick as I like my usual yogurt to be tho *pout* but since I had no cereal on me today (I left my baggie at home cuz I was in a rush to leave the house) I’m going thru it pretty fast. Eep!!! I hope it fills me up for awhile. But I’ll probably end up snacking on some dates I brought with me… or some asian pears :] ANYWAYS it’s quite TASTY!!! I’ll probably pick up a few of the peach ones to chow down on when I want something sweet & nutritious (and portable) :] Haha it’ll probably help me with my ice cream addiction!!!

I’m REALLY in the mood for shrimp tonite. I’m not sure what to make tho. I want to make a thick soupy gumbo/jambalaya type thing. Which is strange because I’m not a soup person usually, let alone a thick soup or stew. But I want to make something stew-like, spicy with my lentils, some yummy greens like kale or something and mix in some shrimp. YUMMMM, that sounds SOO good and comforty to me right now :] ANYWAYS, you know how I went full on cookie/granola binge last nite? Yeah.. I ended up not being able to sleep so I watched scary Japanese mini movies til 3 in the morning eating 60 hot tamales (I told you I have a counting problem, esp with candy haha)

OO OOO scandalous ;]

edit @ 226pm
Out of frustration (stupid Starbucks wireless) freaking T-mobile hotspot said I was ALREADY connected and I couldn’t sign IN. WTF!!! So I’m spending 3.99 (on top of my MONTHLY $1092380129481934423 charge from t-mobile hotspot, for at&t which was simple and quick and CHEAPER. I’m gonna get rid of my t-mobile hotspot account and sign up for at&t

In the past 1/2 hour of annoyance I ate 3 Dates :D

edit @ 434pm
I duno how any of you girls do it, eating A date for a snack or TWO…. I just ate 4 more in the past two hours :] I can’t stop nibbling… I’m such a snackaholic. I’m still at Starbucks, frozen solid, working :] I’m having so many issues with internet but hotspot is FINALLY working for again (thankfully) esp since my at&t timeblock got cut off and I had to refix my internet. LAME-O.

1o*o7 Daily Munch

I missed my FAGE *swoons*

1 tbs Chia Seeds
1 cup Kashi GoLean
6oz Fage 0% Total
1 large Black Coffee :]

Also have banana and dates to munch on in the AM, I also brought a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE peach it’s like the size of my two fists put together, strawberries, fresh prunes, starfruit and 1/2 a pomelo :] I’m a BIIIIIG fruit person as you can see!!!!

I bought bulgar this wkend as well (cuz of reading Tina) and I think I’m gonna make some with dinner tonite!!! ALSO I finally played around with my digital food scale last nite *double swoon* When I left for work this morning my mom was FASCINATED with it, she says she’s been playing with it all morning weighing every food item in the kitchen….. DOT DOT DOT… hahaha she’s so cute :] ANYWAYS, I’ll snap a picture of it later tonite when I cook with it :]

* time period passes *
OKEEE, so it’s like 1114am right now and I ended up nibbling on SIX DATES and 10 small strawberries……. nibble nibble munch munch… snacky snacky snacky. GOOD THING I only brought 8 dates to work…. I duno how ppl do with A DATE as a filling snack, I always need like a couple and then some :] *pudge*

edit @ 238pm

I had my peach before my meeting…

It took FOREVER to eat and totally filled me up!!!! The PIT was pretty huge too.. I hate it when it splits in half while you eat it :[ It did that and I was sad I crunched on a pit piece and it was lame. LAME!!!

Large Tea #2… And I’m not terribly hungry but… I needed something to munch on… out of boredom

MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH. So yummy! And check out my pretty notes from my meeting @ 1 :] HAHA… Doodle doodle doodle…

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