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Task classification

I’ve had this idea when I was doing house cleaning last week. Everyday we do a lot of things/tasks, some are necessary, some are pleasant and others are annoying. I’d classify them in 3 categories:

  1. Things that need to be done like house cleaning, paying the bills, etc. We don’t particularly enjoy the process, but we need to final result.
  2. Things that we do mainly because we like the feeling when it’s finished. Typical example would be running a marathon. It’s a painful process but you feel million bucks when you cross the finishing line.
  3. Things that are enjoyable the process itself. This is probably what makes me happiest. Examples: cooking, reading, walking, working ;)

Ideally we should only do things that satisfied all three categories. Unfortunately we often do things that we don’t like but it must be done. But as long as we remind us to do more things that belong to 2 and/or 3, we’d be enjoying more the daily life.

Talking about daily life, for my surprise I had a very productive day! Even though my code took 10 hours to run just once, I did tone of related work while I waited patiently ;) (it seems that patience is general missing virtue)

I started my morning in a positive way…. YEAH~~~ I’m addicted to this book. If The Happiness Project was good, this book is even better because it’s a research based book about Happiness, written by a Ph.D in psychology. Stay tune! I have a lot to share with you ;)


Rudi’s 14 grains toasts with a microwaved egg, LC and ketchup! YUM~~~


After my first time eating wraps, I couldn’t resist to try another combo

As you can see, everything happen in this table: work, leisure reading, breakfast and lunch ;)


for the filling I made a chicken curry: chicken, celery, onion with this sauce


wrap # 1 was a success!



#2 was messy because it was too much filling to wrap it up :shock:


YUM YUM YUM~~~ I love wraps!!! Sooooo TASTY AND soooooo easy to make.

Dessert was chocolate mousse.


perfect ending, followed by a 30 min power nap~

Q: What kind of task/thing (according to above categories) you do more often?

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Face the fear!

Yesterday I mentioned that a news from a friend shocked me and pissed me off (about myself). I’m happily to say that I overcame it! How? Basically, talk to people, be with people and be open minded! I won’t go into details about what happened. But what I think it worths sharing is that if you keep making stories in your head and be alone, you’ll never get out from the vicious cycle! Instead, be brave, face your fear (in my case to meet with my friend), talk to them, express your feelings and LISTEN to others with heart, be in their shoes and all the crowd in your head will clear out. I did that, I met with my friend and we talked for almost 3 hours. I was enlightened by the end and felt that our friendship is even stronger. :D What a great feeling!!! :lol:

Other news:

bad: sleep is bad… (3-4AM is a normal day, 5AM is a good day).

good: I met with my advisor and finally my dissertation structure is defined. ;) The next two months will be intense!

Yesterday I opened a new bag of tea: Choco-Menthe


I still have a lot left from my tea purchase in SF with Maggie


After meeting my friend and advisor, I came home, happy and wanted comfort food! Which was a stir-fry of veggies & tofu. Heather and Maggie would agree with meĀ ;)


my favorite seasoning:


and steamed kabocha to make it even more comforting! ;)


Movie: Nothing but the truth


black & white rice porridge





and did some baking for breakfast :)


Q1: What’s your favorite news magazine? I’m deciding on subscribe in one.

Q2: What’s your favorite flax meal recipe? I have two bags and run out of ideas.


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Surprise surprise!!! ^_^

Look who arrived this morning?


yeah~~~ Star is here!!! I got his call last night that he’s arriving this morning! Such a big surprise! Although he is staying for only 48hs, I’m more than happy! :lol:

Star always spoils me, look what he brought me as gift this time


yeh~~~ Canon EOS 500D!!! The most wanted camera for a blogger! :shock: I can’t believe I have one now!!! I can’t wait to play with it!

And finally, my beloved dark chocolate. Look this cute box




And as a good but poor girlfriend :(, I return my love to him with a yummy breakfast ;)

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mine left, Star’s right.



yesterday’s breakfast with Mom was amazing too. Look what I prepared for her


waffle topped with banana and dulce de leche

I had oatmeal with banana and cottage cheese



Lunch and dinner

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I don’t know what we’re going to do during these precious 48 hs. But I’m sure whatever we do, it will be great! :D


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