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2K14 January – March wrap up just in time for the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2014 HA HA HA HA HA. “It’s funny because I went to business school okAY,” I whisper.

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- JANUARY -

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January started with a meetup of the marketing class girls, M, H, S and Yaling, to catch up in the only way we knew how – 4 solid hours of karaoke marathon at Duet followed by an abundance of Korean food. I wish I had some cute group photos to share, but I tried a handful of shutter speed, aperture, ISO combos and came up with nothing. :”( I literally have no acceptable photos save for this one shot of yukgaejang. The average human is 65% water, but I am (as you may have gathered from the content of this blog) at least 80% Korean food.

Most of the rest of January consisted of me getting accustomed to work and learning to accept that the planet was going to be a frozen ice pop for all of eternity. The shining light at the end of January was CNY dinner :9 As always, family got together in Brooklyn for a big feast to celebrate the new lunar year.

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Cold plate 冷盤 consisting of jellyfish salad, baby octopus, white-cut pork & pickled vegetables

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House special stir fry of sea cucumber muscle 桂花蚌, macadamia nuts, mushroom, squid and assorted vegetables. Plus, stir fry sole filet 斑腩.

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Cashew shrimp!!!!!!!!!

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Black pepper short ribs

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Steamed garlic & scallion lobster over rice vermicelli

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- FEBRUARY -

I apparently did nothing in February but work and shop which is only 1/2 the dream :'(

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I’m trying to work on my wardrobe but clothes cost so much $$$$. It’s always a toss up between getting a bunch of cheap things I can switch around or Investing in something of Quality that I can wear for a million years. It’s so much commitment nooo I’m leaving. Instead, let me spend my $$ on stuff like stationery and accessories lmao. I’m in love with my Piyo Simple Cash Book by LIVEWORK and the FolDouble Medium Pouch by invite.L. I picked up both from DesignedByKorea.com~ Also in the photo is the Nature Republic Hand & Nature Apple Mango handcream (the one EXO endorses – apple mango is Baekhyun’s lmao :c) which was a very sweet gift from Acire ♥

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- MARCH -

March marked two special occasions for our family ♡ My brother’s 22nd birthday & my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary were just a day apart and we celebrated with dinner at Sentosa.

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Bak kut teh 肉骨茶 – pork ribs simmered in a herb & spice broth

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Sarang burung – chicken, shrimp, mushroom, cashews & vegetables in a fried taro basket

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Beef rendang – spicy beef in coconut milk & spice based dry Malaysian curry

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Chinese broccoli with salted fish

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VOLCANO SPARE RIBS JUST THE NAME SOUNDS AWESOME, BUT LOOK

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what

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WHAT

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Malaysian fried noodles

It was delicious! Sentosa always has some great food. It was my first time trying bak kut teh and I think I’m in love because of that heavy herb taste. I don’t know how to say this without people going “HUH,” but I love when certain foods incorporate the taste of herbal medicine and this bak kut teh had it all. The taste of dang gui 當歸 was so strong; I was smitten. I was also crazy about the volcano spare ribs just because .. WHAT LMAO. The entire time I was just like “WHATS HAPPENING WHATS THIS WHAT WHAT” The staff held the packet up for me to photograph LMAOOOOOOOOOOO. Amazing :9

I spent most of March also just concentrating on work so hangouts were far and in between, but I got a chance to see Elias for his birthday (love you love you love you!!) and then rounded out this month with dinner with my college friends whom I’ve missed dearly. Seeing them always reminds me to have some faith in myself because they believe in me so much.

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Blanket shrimp app

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Dumplings!

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Bangkok fried rice

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Spicy glass noodles

Dinner was Thai food at Qi in Times Square. Food was great and the restaurant was really atmospheric – I loved the decor although I was concerned with how dark the whole place was. My camera was FURIOUS and didn’t cooperate enough to get more photos :( But hey, the point was to enjoy each other’s company which I think we managed to do ♡

And that’s a wrap! Some goals for Q2 would be to work even harder, be kinder to myself and maybe buy said self a present like a new laptop :OOO or a new lens :OOO or a new handbag :OOOOOOO~~