“To help us pursue our better life, I’ve devised the following resolutions form. It’s based on the premise that the most successful resolutions are specific. Each entry asks for one, and only one, answer. If you accomplish all of these you will be entitled forevermore to let yourself be.”
One thing I will learn: I want to learn more about chinese medicine, its origin, its theory and how to practice in a daily basis. (I’m buying tons of books about it)
One place I will go: I want to visit a new country or city, anywhere!
One habit I will break: abuse my closed family (Star, my parents). Because I know they’d love me no matter what I do, I abuse their love by loosing temper easily.
One habit I will cultivate: Be present.
One work habit I will change: Not try to be productive all the time.
One thing I’ll eat more often: porridge. I like it and it’s really good for my digestive system.
One thing I’ll eat less: Kabocha. Although I love it, I will try to eat it as snack, not as meal substitute.
One thing I’ll drink more: Tea with red dates.
One thing I’ll drink less: coffee
One thing I’ll spend less time doing: Worrying about what might happen.
And a thing I’ll spend more time doing: Relaxing and health related self treatment with chinese medicine methods.
What are YOURS?
Next thing. I’m proudly to announce that I’ve packed some pounds lately (maybe 5 pounds?) :D! I think this is a combination of relaxing mind, good sleep (9-10 hours every day), good food ( A LOT!!!), treating with chinese medicine and being with my loved family. Do I want to get rid of them? NO!!! Because these pounds are sign of being HAPPY!!! 😆
I have tons of food pictures but these are my favorites these last couple of days.
I’ve been having this VERY TRADITIONAL CHINESE BREAKFAST:
salty duck egg. It looks like a normal egg from outside
but inside is different. The yolk is orange instead of yellow and it’s oily.
marinated ginger, MY FAVORITE, made my Star’s mom. She travelled 30 hours to get this special ginger just to make this for me! 😀
all served with porridge.
Another meal made by Star’s mom who’s a great cooker!
Sauteed lotus root
steamed chicken with shitake
pork liver soup with bok choy
I think I haven’t had such a big homemade meal for a year!!! Such a FEAST!!! I stuffed my belly “badly” 😉
And lastly, my favorite snack: Star’s mom’s rice cookies. These are made with rice, sesame seeds and sugar, crunchy and tasty. My mom and I finished this big pot in just 1 day! 😆
wooo!!!! By reviewing these food, I can definitely see where my pounds came from, but I’m so glad that I didn’t miss any of them, they were all SUPER tasty! 😀
Next post will be more Star’s mom’s food and some chinese medicine treatment updates!
Q: Have you packed some HAPPY pounds lately?