First, few personal notes:
- I fall down two days ago and now my right hip hurts whenever I make a movement
- I did my first run in 2011! I’ve been wanting to run outdoor for a long time but the weather and the knee problem hold me until yesterday. I only did 3 miles and I felt them!!! How easy to lose resistance so quickly? (well…. 4-5 months). Bad news: my knee is still not okay. I didn’t feel sharp pain as I used to have after running just 1 mile, but at the end, I could feel that the pain was coming. So I’ll go to the doc and hopefully she can figure out what’s going on.
- New challenge: cut back on coffee. From now on, I’ll be having only 1 cup (half mug) of coffee in the morning (I was having 3-4 cups daily). I’d like to eliminate caffeine completely but the reality is I like coffee too much to take it away completely from one day to the other. If this goes well, in a month or two, I’ll cut it to 1/2 cup.
Okay. Let’s start this colorful post.
Breakfast: orange + red
oatmeal cooked with pumpkin puree and 1 beaten egg, topped with bean curd with fermented red date
Lunch: black, red, green and purple
sauteed black fungus, asparagus, shiitake, red peppers and vegetarian chicken
brown rice, purple cabbage and edamame cooked in the rice cooker with miso
Dinner: green, red, yellow
stir-fry chinese mustard, mushrooms, red peppers and fresh bamboo (I’m loving it, you’ll see them more!)
What’s missing in this palette? Blue! I consumed it in form of movie. Blue Valentine
I went to watch it thinking that it’s going to be another love story. Well… yes, it is a love story, but a sad one. If The Notebook is too romantic to be true, this one is the opposite. It’s an elegy for love, a monument to heartbreak. Blue Valentine understands love, processes it in ways we see in our own lives more than we do on the big screen.
After I watched it, I can’t get it out of my head. It is both sweet and emotionally devastating. The drama is about a couple whose relationship is warm and fuzzy at first but then grows cold and bitter over time. It is a reality check and it shows precisely what I talked about yesterday, marriage is not just about passion and feelings; if other things don’t match, failure is guaranteed.
Maybe not everyone wants to see a reality-check movie, one that shows the dark side of love and marriage. But I really like it. If you decide to watch it, I wouldn’t recommend you to go with your loved one.
Q: who’s your favorite actor?