I started the weekend wondering how to spend it without Star. And then I filled it with so many activities that I didn’t even have time to do the cleaning. 😉 I’m so glad to have great friends around and the opportunity to catch up with them. I should do it more often, even when Star is here. No matter how great is to be with your loved one, the joy of being with good friends is different, we NEED it, our spirit NEEDs it!
Let’s start it!
Saturday breakfast: oatmeal + cottage cheese + salsa + parmesan cheese
savory breakfast buys me 😉
Then I went to acupuncture and did groceries shopping. This week I won’t be eating out much so I loaded with a lot veggies.
yam, ginger, bamboo, red peppers
purple cabbage, mushrooms, kabocha and chinese greens
cauliflower, chinese mustard and corns (1 per day is a must!)
oyster mushrooms, aduki beans and oranges
I usually don’t have any menu in mind when I go to do groceries, what I do is fill up the cart with multi-color veggies and try to be diverse from week to week. For example: if a week I got broccoli, then next week I’d get cauliflower. Because I think different veggies have different nutrients (even those that we don’t know) so varieties is the safe-bet to cover all of them.
Then I went to a fitness class called On the Ball, it’s a total Body working with an emphasis on the core using the balance ball. It lasts 45 min and it was the hardest core workout class ever!!! My abs are still sore! 👿
Then I made a quick veggie-“pizza” with tortilla, oyster mushrooms, zucchini and mozzarella.
20 min later
then I relaxed a little, watched TV, played ipad and had kabocha.
then I went to target…. got cleaning necessities and snacks. No pic because I was too tired and didn’t unload them from the car.
At night, I went to a chinese new year celebration organized by Pekin University. My dear friend Qiao played in a band so I went to see her and have dinner.
we met another old friend BeiBei, she danced in this sexy outfit
We started with capuchino (me) and latte (her).
She had scrambled tofu with tomato, mushrooms and soy cheese that came with bread and salad.
and I had wild-mushroom omelette.
After brunch, we went to watch No String Attached
Natalie Portman is so pretty and Ashton Kutcher so hot! It’s a fun, entertaining movie, perfect for a girl-date 🙂 We both enjoyed it!
Savanna left and I was about to take a nap. Then Agustin (one of my best male friends) msn me, he is kind of sick and asked me to accompany him to CVS to get the medicine. We went there and decided to go to watch Black Swan at night.
In this movie, Natalie Portman’s performance is exceptional, she even got nominated for Oscar for this role! It’s a story about how far can a person go on trying to be perfect. Both Agustin and I first reaction was: it’s a bizarre movie but very original and well-done.
Natalie Portman lost 20 lbs, worked 16 hours a day to play this role. Watching two movies of her in one afternoon with completely different roles and bodies made to realize how great actress she is and how hard is to be a good one. The physical and emotional transformation that she (and many other great actors/actress) has to go through to play “perfectly” a role is astonishing.
Q1: Have you seen any of these movies? Did you like it?
Q2: What’s the role of friends in your life?