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Why do people like to travel? Travelling allows you to explore exotic cultures and make new friends. Yeah, make new friends. What is the topic to talk about with new friends? Food topics almost always can arouse interest for most people. It may be our innate need to satisfy curiosity, demand for something better, and a zest for life.
Kaiseki in Kyoto
It is a traditional multi-course dinner combining delicious taste, elegant tableware, with artistic food culture. The food uses the best of the seasonal ingredients apply with versatile special skills for making raw and cooked food; fried and deep-fried; barbequed and boiled. Each course is delicate, small, and high quality. The chef arranges the food being display like an aesthetic picture. Kaiseki is not only the food to eat, more like a piece of art.
A Chunk of Cheese
Kraft cheese is not good enough to satisfy your picky tongue? Try the British Cheddar cheese. Either fruity or nutty tastes are great. PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO cheese from Italy or Beaufort cheese from France are delicious indeed. Camembert is raw milk cheese that originated from Normandy. The fresh-made camembert cheese is rich in milky and sweet taste. If you feel like the blue cheese is not your taste, Stilton is one of the best. Have you ever heard about CASU MARZU cheese? It's rotten cheese that allows flies to lay eggs inside of it. The maggots are still moving when you are eating the cheese!
Obsessed with Ice Cream
Ice-cream lovers would love Hokkaido farm-fresh soft serve ice cream. The ice-cream is farm fresh with pure cream, milkier in flavor, with a smoother texture. The taste is relatively mild. I was impressed with Gelato when I traveled to Italy. . If you asked a local Italian where to buy the ice-cream, he would say: “what is ice-cream? We get Gelato only!” Gelato is soft, dense, slow-to-melt milky texture. You get a wide range of flavors to choose from, including tiramisu, limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy), bailey plus whisky, mixed with your favoring mouth-watering fresh fruits toppings. Vivoli (in Florence) had the best Gelato that I ever know, especially the one made from Italian RISO (rice), rich in rice flavor taste with fine texture.
Drinking is acceptable at all times for Londoners. You might meet a work drunk guy who is half-drunk and half-awaken walking along Thames River without caring about today is in which year?! I felt impressed to visit Scotland distilleries single malt whisky tour. The Macallan 30-Year Old single malt whisky mellowed in Sherry Oat cask is an excellent type to obtain 95 marks from ex-Michael Jackson (he was an expert on spirits, the same name with that “king of pop”). If you love whisky, perhaps you would like to drink beer also. Pour with white beer of Harvest Sun or dark beer of Midnight Sun is impressive to your taste buds. Innis & Gunn beer is remarkable from the aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus with lightly oaked.
Cold Cut Starter
I like to eat the Italian PARMA ham (prosciutto Crudo) as a starter with slices of sweet melons. Parma is the same region famous for Parmesan cheese. Is there any association between the ham and the cheese? The people feed the pigs on cheese remains which caused the pigs to become fatter and tastier. When you visit Parma, never leave the town without eating a piece of Culatello. The taste is so great that people label it as being king of cured meat. The cut used to make it is only a small section from the pig's rear leg, with the skin and bone removed. The production process is complicated that requires drying the meat for 12 months in the 500 years old humid cave.
Anyway, if you ask me what is the best food in the world? Mom's food is the best for sure.
The child would absorb all the information into their mind without filtering.
Your kids heard the words from you get soaked into their minds like water into the sponge. Words carry weights. Motherhood life is so much stress to feel something like riding a plane to go through turbulence from time to time. How to handle stress under pressure? Perhaps, there are two ways:
The feeling of imminent fear escalates with words and action. We amplify the fear of the possible negative outcome.
“Don’t you know this is the biggest event of the year? How dare you have badly stained the terrible dirt on your dress to spoil the night?”
“The examination is coming. If you fail, you’ve to change school. I demand you to practice the whole mock papers and study overtime doing it. Call in your Dad, right now!”
It is not the biggest event of the year. Some dirt on the dress would not spoil the night. Failing the exam won’t require changing school. You only feel that way and turn the worry into components of action you’re taking.
Instead, what if working on the real problem.
“The examination is coming. Would you spend more time studying so that I know you did your very best?”
The kids will gain more confidence and be calm to deal with the problem.
One day, I heard a story from a priest:
A senior devil asked a junior to guess what would be the evilest thing to deceive most people. The junior devil thought the answer might be telling people God is non-existence or the devil is non-existence. The senior devil said both answers were incorrect. The evilest thing to deceive people was to make them believe that they had plenty of time.
Well, yes, we tend to waste time as we mistakenly think that we have plenty of time. It is not uncommon having the habit in our daily life such as:
One hour daydreaming
One hour on the couch
One hour gaming
Two hours of social media browsing
Now the time is 3 pm,
Half-day had gone
What had I done?
Busy is better than bored. Time is a strange commodity. We seem to have so much of it, until the moment we have none at all. You can only spend time and can’t save it. Beware of later become never.
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The closer we get to animals, the more joy they give us. I love cats because...
1. Ever wonder cats and women are alike?
2. Cat provides the source of creativity for writing a book
3. It would easily get caught when it misbehaves.
4. You would never forget to feed it food to eat because the cat is good at reminding you of its existence. It likes to get a nap on whatever you're doing (reading or working).
5. Sometimes, the cat seems to look so familiar.
(pictures via the web)
I consume luxury because I want to look rich.
When I did make the merchant rich,
but I become poor!
What is your money story? What is your financial habit? It’s not funny if you’re always struggling with money. What can I do differently about money?
Every day, I play the game of balancing.
Balancing between like and dislike;
Success and failure;
Work and leisure;
Love and not love;
My big ego and my small ego...
My mind keeps disturbing me to make me sick. What would this look like if it were easy?
It would be easy if I stop to balance the mind and the heart. Believe in the wisdom of the heart. When my mind connects with my heart, my mind will become a valuable ally.
Snoopy is glad to have Woodstock as best friend.
Piglet feels lucky to have Winnie the Pooh as forever friend.
"We will be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?" asked Piglet
"Even longer”, Pooh answered
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered
"Nothing”, said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
(A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner)
It would be so sweet if someone walking beside you along the journey so that you laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.
If you want to know if people are happy, don’t ask them how much money they have in the bank. Ask them about their friends. Friendships beat money, isn’t it?
Someone says that core factors that contribute to happy life would include the elements of:
Number of friends
Closeness of friends
Closeness of family
Relationship with coworkers and neighbors
How to choose your friends wisely?
1. Insist on Paying the bill
It’s not because they are rich but because they regard friendship is more important than money
2. Concession at the expense of their own interest
It is not because they’re stupid but because they’re willing to share.
Friendship is never anything but sharing (Elie Wiesel)
3. Willing to do more
It is not because they’re stupid but because they understand the importance of responsibility.
4. Be the first to apologize after a fight
It is not because they are wrong but because you are more important than the issue you are talking or fighting about.
5. Always care for you
It is not because insincere intention but because they care.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity (Khalil Gibran)
6. Willing to drop everything and help, no matter what
It is not because they owe you anything but because they regard you as true friend.
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