I stayed most of the days at home last week and really enjoyed the rest. Reading was my main activity. Finished two books in 5 days.
Predictably irrational and a chinese novel
Predictably Irrational is an extremely interesting book. As an economist, I’ve been trained to think we’re rational and make a lot of conclusions based on that assumption. This book is about our irrationality. It shows with tons of smart experiments that we’re not rational in many circumstances, and they’re actually predictable. It was eye opening and couldn’t put it down until I finish it (400 pages!)
The chinese novel is an old one that I bought few years ago. I saw the TV series of it and really like it. Reading it over again remained me the series. I like it because it’s about a couple, from the start of their relationship and describes their daily married life. Their life is ordinary but full of small affections that made a strong marriage. The dynamics between the couples are very like me and Star. It made me laugh so much! 🙂
The next set of books to read are:
- Friday: off from work. Mainly did this project for our baby girl.
- Saturday: went to a birthday party of an one year old girl, daughter of my colleague. After that I had dinner with another colleague at Sunflower Restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant close to home that I wanted to visit for a while. I start with a soup made with Lily flower, bamboo shoots, dried mushrooms & shredded ginger roots
we shared some spring rolls made with Green cabbage, carrots, shiitake & wood ear mushrooms.
for entree I had the macro plate that came with carrot, daikon, tofu, bamboo, mixed grain rice, steamed kale and a curry sauce.
it was not as good as I expected. I’ve had better ones in Argentina and in NYC. But there are many things at the menu that I want to try, so I’m definitely going back.
- Sunday: I had a friend from Chicago that came over so we went out for brunch.
we went to Cafe Delux
fresh french bread with butter to start
my friend had the grilled meatloaf
and I had the goat cheese and asparagus omelette and salad
with a lot of goat cheese (love!)
the egg was really fluffy! I don’t know how they make it so fluffy, any secret technic? because they’re not greasy, just fluffy. Need do investigate that! 🙂
After brunch, I came home, took a nap, did some more readings and called it a great relaxing weekend.
Q: What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? I love all forms, fried, poached, omelette, scrambled.