Walking off chocolate.

29 04 2014

It’s a beautiful day here in my city!

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I had a few errands to run today, and decided that my mean of transportation for the day was going to be my two feet. So off I went, with my pedometer. And holy crap, I just walked 7.8 km !!!!!! I know right, how do I have so much time on my hands haha.

But no pats on the back for me, because I also gave in to my temptation… Have you guys seen these fun chocolate yet? We are spoiled for choices!

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As you could tell, I couldn’t keep my hands off of not one, but two of the Dairy Milk’s already. Caramel popcorn one was different..in a good way, it was quite enjoyable. But then I tried the pretzel and peanut butter one and I don’t think I will ever be buying caramel popcorn again! The pretzel and peanut butter was just a good mix of salty and sweet and crunch, I had the hardest time putting it down. And I don’t usually like milk chocolate! The Lindt ones were no brainer, awesome stuff, and I’m just ecstatic as a dark chocolate eater that they are giving us so many options now.

Boy, I’m still in awe about my 7.8 km walk.. Now I have to keep breaking my own record. Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!


Wheat Free Journey Part V.

17 11 2012

I know, I thought it was weird at first too…  But now that I think about it, why not?  Chocolate covered pretzels or popcorn are nothing new, and honestly, chocolate covered anything is bound to be a good idea, right?

But the best part about chocolate covered potato chips? They are wheat free!

Kind of an acquired taste.. I remember when I first tried it, I was a little confused. A mix of chocolate, saltiness, and crispy potato chips…who thought of this?? I’m not saying that everyone would love it, but I think it’s worth a try, at least once! You would be surprised at how well they go together!

I of course, prefer mine dipped in dark chocolate!

They come in fancy packages too! Though, I’m sure it’s not too hard to make it yourself at home.

I remember an episode on Modern Family, where Manny was advised to put some salt in to his milk chocolate. I guess it’s the same idea? That bit of saltiness just adds some depth to the already amazing chocolate taste.

Have you tried these? Let me know what you think!

On a side note, how come we can’t resize the images without using the percentages here anymore? :(

Patchi from the Middle East.

6 10 2012

On Monday we had clients coming in from the Middle East and they came bearing gifts. Well, technically they gifted my boss but she was generous enough to share it with the rest of us.

I kid you not. A box full of individually wrapped chocolate pieces were inches away from my desk. Inches. I should get a medal for not inhaling them all on the first day.

Aren’t the wrappers gorgeous? Like little gems.

Patchi is a luxury chocolate brand originated from Lebanon, and is huge in the Middle East. But due to its increasing popularity, you can find them in big cities and even online. The price is at about a little over half of Lady Godiva.

They are so good with morning coffee/tea, and the extra dessert after lunch. I have gotten so used to eating these during work, how will I function without them now?

With love from Europe.

7 07 2012

My dear friend just came back from her Euro trip and look what she came home bearing!

She knows me so well ♥ I have been trying really hard not to finish them all!

So she has had a pretty rough week, on top of the stress of hours and hours of flying. But as we were catching up, eating and chatting, something (rather small, but nonetheless crucial) finally worked out in her favour, and what she said next made me look at her (and life) in a new light.

She said “God is so good to me”.

Now, I don’t know if you have noticed some of my darker posts, but I myself have been experiencing a pretty tough year, and I am at a place where I need to decide soon whether to keep trying, or admit defeat. Seeing my friend being so grateful for smaller thing after having a bad week was so inspiring. Instead of dwelling on the things that have made her cry, she was appreciative of the things that worked out. No matter how bad things get, always remember that you still have so much to be grateful for.

Don’t believe me? Look to your right, who do you see? Would you swap your life with theirs? Sure, I might get what I have been fighting for, but what I would be giving up is also a really really big loss. Don’t ever forget the things in your life that makes you smile, even just a little bit, all the small moments that help you get through, and the cheerleaders in your life that cannot wait to tell you, “I told you, you will make it!”.

Thank you C, and welcome back!

Macaron: from Ladurée Paris. So far tried the dark brown (chocolate), beige (caramel with salted butter YUM), and black (liquorice).
Nail polish: Jade is the New Black, from OPI.

Forever Wondering.

5 03 2012

I never quite understood it.. For us girls, I can think of a million things we girls do on a girls’ night – whether in or out – but boys’ night? What exactly do they do??

You see, it was much easier for me to understand when all his friends were single. That’s what boys’ night out is all about right? Being a good wingman to your single friends at a club or a bar or what not. So what is it they do, now that they are all living with their girlfriends?

A poker night, I get. A game night, I understand. Even chilling at a bar makes sense, but please tell me, what do committed guys in their late twenties do, when they get together without their significant others? I think the guys were planning on going to a club that night and I just couldn’t understand why.. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those jealous girlfriends that don’t let their man go to clubs without them. Hell, I would understand it more if girls were going with them, then it makes sense for me that they were going to a club. I mean, imagine a group of guys dancing in a club in circle, because if they’re grinding other girls, that’s incriminating, and if they’re dancing with each other, that’s really awkward.

Not at all an uncommon sight, but imagine if these were four guys dancing this close to each other? Scandalous. So please, enlighten me. What do boys do on a boys’ night, when they are all in serious relationships?

If you guys were wondering where they went, my man kindly shared with me their whereabouts at 4:55am when he got home, far from sober. They started off at one of the guys’ house, whose girlfriend was working late that night. After a few drinks they went to a club, and yes, they really were all guys, and then they ended up at a casino which explains the 4:55am return. He came home, showered me with a hundred kisses, went on to eat everything edible in the fridge, including the box of chocolate he got me for my birthday, kissed me some more, and passed out.. I guess I should just be glad he’s a pleasant drunk? What is so fun about paying for cover to go in to a club, when dancing with anyone but a group of guys can get your girlfriend biting your head off?

And no, it’s not a double standard when it comes to girls’ night out! We genuinely go clubbing without our boyfriends because we want to dance, and we are plenty happy to dance among just us girls. Unless you are honestly trying to tell me that you boys do enjoy dancing with each other?