Salads are all about the dressing!

posted by author on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 8 Comments

Ho ho ho…I am back with a random blog post (gotta love my lunch for the inspiration) XD. I have been turned into a vegetarian for a long while now. It is no big deal back home because a majority of the population is vegetarian and Indian food is delicious with or without meat. That said you can sort of imagine the trouble I have had since I came here to the US which I believe is mostly non-vegetarians except for the “healthy living” individuals. Now I like doing the “eating healthy” thing once in a while but I don’t think I can survive purely on that >_<. I love tasty food (especially spicy and sweet) even if it is not the best for your health. Anyways before I forget the main topic of this post I will stop talking about my vegetarianism for that is a rant for another time. Over here many restaurants only have the option of salads for veggie menus so I ended up eating and loving salads. Eating it everyday though is overkill and I simply can't do it. Nevertheless I try to make some quick salad whenever I can!

Now getting to the title of my post…why did this random thought pop in my head? Because believe it or not even something as easy as making salad can go deadly wrong. While preparing the raw materials is relatively easy even for the novice, the salad dressing can make or destroy the salad. I think it largely depends on what compliments your ingredients. Buying ready made dressing makes things so much easier but still I will use the same ingredients and with one particular dressing it will be awesome and with another it might be meh. My personal favorites include caesar and balsamic vinaigrette. What kind of dressings do you all like?

I like using food as an analogy so I am going use salad dressing as one XD. I think an individual’s personality is like the dressing. Every human being has the same features. It is debatable that no two people look the same, but I would say that the raw ingredients are the same ;). Thus it is the special dressing that makes you who you are; a unique being. I mean look at the celebrities…with all the size related trends a lot of them have similar body types but it is their behavior and personalities that makes them differ from each other. But then again that’s just me with my crazy ideas lol XD.

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2012!

posted by author on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 10 Comments

Happy New Year everyone! I am finally back to my dull life after the much needed long vacation. My trip to LA was fun and I almost feel like moving over there XD. I would like to give a detailed post regarding my trip but I am too lazy so I will just mention the highlights of my trip here.

- Dir En Grey Concert: I have only one word to describe this…EPIC! For those who don’t know, Dir En Grey is a popular Japanese metal/rock band. When I was looking for things I could possibly do over my trip I came across this info…at first I didn’t believe it because the tickets were pretty cheap – approximately $40 per person in general admission (since those were the only ones remaining when I looked). I was pretty excited and stood in the line for an hour so that we could pick a good/safe location inside lol. That didn’t really help though because the moment they started playing, a bunch of people just rushed past into the “mosh-pit” and almost crushed us >_>. Nevertheless we had somewhat good spots for tiny people :3. I was soo happy when they played Lotus which was a single they released last year and my favorite recent song by them. I couldn’t take decent pictures/videos due to obvious reasons but I took a lot of them regardless. The following is what I thought was the best among my massive collection:

- Korea town and Little Tokyo: As you all probably have realized by now…I am very much into Asian stuff especially Korean and Japanese :D. Well let me say…LA has tons of it XD. One of my sis’s friend is Korean and she introduced us to Korea town. She even said that it is pretty close to what you would expect from Korea in terms of food. I miss the yummy ramyun and dukbokki! Also the amazing music they played in a lot of places! We also went to music stores with tons of KPop goodies and again I splurged on collectibles and posters…woot! There’s also Little Tokyo filled with Japanese awesomeness! Did I mention that I bought a ton of anime stuff. Well soon I am going to nerdify my apartment with all the awesome posters, pillows, plushies and what not.

- Christmas/New Years Eve: Although we did nothing really special it was a lot of fun just because I had a family member to celebrate it with :D. We went out for New Years because I missed dancing. It was pretty interesting and fun dancing the night away with my sis lol. I also ended up purchasing a lot of um games because of all the awesome holiday sales!

- Anime Los Angeles: This was the unexpected surprise of my trip. I didn’t realize about it until later due to which I could only attend on Friday because I had to leave the next day. Again I dragged my sis into it but I am glad that we both enjoyed it. I saw some of the best cosplays I have seen in person. The people were all really nice too and posed well for the pictures. I wish I can go again next year and maybe cosplay as well next time.

I still did the “touring” and visited a lot of different places in LA. I probably forgot a lot of it but when I go through the pictures I will remember :3. I definitely liked Griffith Observatory because it has been too long since I have seen a planetarium show. Hollywood was sort of fun too lol. I am still in the post vacation phase now and it will take a while before I can get back into my old habits XD. I hope to be back to blogging from now on and will try to keep posts interesting ^_^

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