Sunday, September 30, 2007

finally bought my first item from kozyndan. been eyeing it for quite some time (also been eyeing a few prints/artworks worth buying), not cos im crazy about it, but only because i wonder too much if kozyndan will send it out in a really pretty package.

i hope they do i hope they do *crosses fingers.

i am nadi; :] at 11:01 PM


Monday, September 24, 2007

for my sushi wooshiii

i am nadi; :] at 6:15 PM


old school, and oh so heartwarming ;)

i am nadi; :] at 1:28 PM


Sunday, September 23, 2007

ok! continue. i dont like entries that are too long :(

heres chupsie!

so anyway, we had dinner at outback cos we felt carnivorous. shared a few starters, and a main each. dinner was good, but wasn't the shit. the chicken for lunch, thats the shit. and that'll be what i'll crave for in time to come.

walked for a bit to console ourselves that we might lose some weight after dinner, and chanced upon 'daydream', which pretty much fitted our tastebuds ;)

we likey!

had dessert at the hotel and yada yada im too lazy to say any more.


while waiting for my flight back to chiang mai today, i had THIS.

this, my friends (perks and nat esp), was the real deal. the sugar was caramelised to perfection, giving it that 'tek' sound as u break into it, and as you scoop out the first sin, what was left after the breaking through of the sugar came ooooozing out in delight. i guess you really can find the best food in thailand.

so after the weekend, im back home in my apartment, sorting out the damage.

doesn't look much huh. but i guess that'll do for... lets see... about 5 hours of shopping all in all?

:) ok. im happy lah. got new clothes.

i am nadi; :] at 10:39 PM


in the end i really did meet up with chups and danny in bkk, and it was a blast! cos we ate like mad, and we shopped like mad.

so i took a flight first thing saturday morning, and helloo bee kay kay!

after many trips up and down chiang mai (i practically live here, as u must have already noticed), i really wouldnt consider chiang mai's international airport anywhere near our changi's first class airport in the whole of asia, and maybe even the world. just a few stalls of the usual dunkin, dairy queen, pharmacy, yada yada and only a tiny DFS and a black canyon (coffe joint) in transit. but who wldve thought i'd be at a loss of choices in domestic transit! they even had a thai airways restaurant (which i of course patronised in the end), which i went to for breakfast.

so the omelete i ordered didn't come right, they served it with pork in my face so i sent it back, which was a good thing anyway considering i dont fancy eggs that very much. but the croissants, oooo the croissants, came piping hot from the oven, close to perfection. by far, one of the best ive tasted.

so we met a while after ive landed and headed to chatuchak for lunch. the chicken, was the shit. as danny would say. and i would agree without a doubt. dessert was the oh-famous thai coconut ice cream with sticky rice and peanuts. and for a bit of extra weight, you can opt for extra condensed milk or coconut milk. which i would definitely recommend.

no pictures of shopping cos its such a chore to shop and snap pictures. and im sure most of you already know what chatuchak is like anyway.

bkk traffic is a bitch. and did you know that the royal family only drives that pale-ish yellow coloured car? well, i didnt.

i am nadi; :] at 9:44 PM


Friday, September 21, 2007

i had lunch at the pastry shop at mandarin oriental. one of my favourite places to go cos its never overpopulated, and i can read my book in peace over a nice cup of fruit tea, and on good days, i get to enjoy it with some yummy tea cakes :)

i bought some really nice saa paper too. i saw this shop once in nimmanheamin but the prices were ridiculous. good thing i found this one in baan tawai, so i managed to get them at factory price!

i am nadi; :] at 5:39 PM


Thursday, September 20, 2007

baaahhhh :( im miserable cos my fridge is empty. all i have left is a donut box containing one donut, an oreo-cookie thinggy from starbucks, some grapes, some mushrooms, a pack of lychee jelly, juice, milk, and water.

ahhhhhh feeeeeddddd meeeeeeeeeeeee :(

i am nadi; :] at 6:49 PM


i got some really great buys from nimmanhaemin today! well, actually they werent really great, cos they didnt come very cheap :( but theyre pretty anyways!

i dont usually wear danglies, but the peacocks were gorgeous. and who can resist amie on a chain? i know i cant!

and of course, at the same time, i managed to throw in 2 dresses, 2 tops, a belt and a pair of high-waist berms.

i had plans of flying over to bkk this weekend to meet fala as she had a three-day stopover, but due to some unforseen circumstances, thats not gonna happen. but chups is there anyway, so i was contemplating on whether i should spend that extra full fare (fala was willing to pay for half of my ticket, so that was a no-brainer) for just a day in bkk. in the end, i managed to come up with some brillianceancy, and now, my co is paying for my ticket AND my hotel. and everything else for that matter. except for my shopping lah. so im happy cos i bought stuff today, and i get to get out of chiang mai this weekend.

yey yey yey yey ye y yeyeyeyeyyeyeyeyeyeyeyeyyeyeye yey ey ey yeyeye yeyeyeyeyyeye ye yeyeyeyeye yeye yey yeyeyeye yeyey!!!!!!

oh and starbucks' green tea latte is yuekh :/

i am nadi; :] at 6:26 PM



i am nadi; :] at 10:28 AM


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

its been raining every night so it gets pretty chilly, which calls for a nice warm dinner!

so i treated myself to a bowl of instant udon (yes those maggi mee packet kind) and a ceasar salad (yes those ready made kind you get at the supermarket) complete with a cup of japanese green tea ;)

as usual, i overate.

i am nadi; :] at 11:07 PM


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"I saw a spaceship fly by your window,
did you see it disappear?"

i was in love then, but these days, i feel like ive lost it.

i am nadi; :] at 7:50 PM


Monday, September 17, 2007

this came in my email today;

7 Foods U Should NEVER Eat!
> > By Jaclyn Johnson
> > Staff Writer
> >
> > There will always be those fattening foods that are easy to
> >make, easy to get, and easy to crave. You think 'OK, I know this is bad
> >but it can't be that bad!' Think again. Here are the top seven foods you
> >should never ever feed your family or yourself!
> >
> >
> > 1.Doughnuts
> >
> >
> >
> > It's hard to resist the smell of a Krispy Kreme doughnut, which
> >is why I never step foot in the store. Doughnuts are fried chock-full of
> >sugar and white flour and loads of trans fat.
> >
> > According to the Krispy Kreme website, an average 3.5 ounce
> >sugar doughnut weighs in with about 400 calories and contains few other
> >nutrients besides fat. These sugary treats may satisfy your craving but
> >it won't satisfy your hunger as most of the calories come from fat.
> >
> > 'Eating a lot of refined sugar contributes to blood sugar
> >'swings' or extreme fluctuations,' eDiets Chief Nutritionist Susan Burke
> >said.
> >
> >
> > 2. Cheeseburger with fries
> >
> >
> >
> > The age-old classic may be delicious but think twice before
> >sinking your teeth into that Big Mac. The saturated fat found in cheese
> >burgers has been linked to heart attacks, strokes and some types of
> >cancer.
> >
> > 'In fact, fast-food portions are gargantuan, almost double the
> >calories per meal compared to 20 years ago,' Susan says. 'Twenty years
> >ago the average fast-food cheeseburger had about 300 calories. Today's
> >BK Whopper with cheese has 720. To burn the excess 420 calories, you'd
> >have to run for 40 minutes. For example, in 1985 a medium French fry had
> >240 calories, 2.4 ounces. Today's 'medium' is 6.9 ounces and 610
> >calories.
> >
> > 'This fast-food meal of cheeseburger and fries has way too many
> >calories and fat grams, not to mention grams of saturated fat, trans fat
> >and cholesterol and sodium.'
> >
> > Let's break down this meal. First, take the white-flour bun
> >(refined carbohydrates), then add some processed cheese (saturated fat
> >and trans fat, plus lots of additives and preservatives) and then top
> >off with fried red meat (cholesterol and saturated fats). And let's not
> >forget about the condiments such as the always fattening mayonnaise.
> >
> > Not sounding so appetizing anymore, huh? Oh, and let's not
> >forget about the infamous side dish. You cheeseburger will most likely
> >come with a side of French fries, which is sadly the most popular
> >vegetable dish in the U.S. Don't kid yourself, French fries are not
> >vegetables, they are extremely high in fat and contain a tiny amount of
> >nutrients.
> >
> > 3. Fried Chicken and Chicken Nuggets
> >
> >
> >
> > With the recent class-action lawsuit between The Center for
> >Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and KFC, the health risks posed by
> >fried foods are becoming more public. The CSPI is suing the food chain
> >for their use of cooking oil containing unhealthy trans fats. The
> >lawsuit seeks to order KFC to use other types of cooking oils and to
> >inform customers how much trans fats KFC's food contains.
> >
> > Foods cooked in highly heated oils (most notably partially
> >hydrogenated oil) have been known to cause cancer, weight gain and other
> >serious health risks if ingested regularly. A 10-piece chicken McNugget
> >from McDonald's has 420 calories, 24 grams of fat and 1120 milligrams of
> >sodium. One Extra Crispy Chicken Breast from KFC has around 420 calories
> >and eight grams of saturated fat. So unless you want to super size
> >yourself, it's best to make a clean break with fried foods.
> >
> >
> > 4. Oscar Mayer's Lunchables
> >
> >
> >
> > Sure they are convenient and easy, but boy are they unhealthy!
> >These kid-marketed lunches are loaded with saturated fat and sodium.
> >They usually contain highly processed meats and cheeses, white flour
> >crackers and sugary treats. Lunchables get two-thirds of their calories
> >from fat and sugar. And they provide lopsided nutrition since they
> >contain no fruits or vegetables.
> >
> > 'They insidiously promote obesity by making kids think that
> >lunch normally comes in a cellophane-wrapped box,' Susan says. 'Parents
> >are promoting their children's obesity by buying these items. They're
> >expensive, too. Pack a sandwich and save dollars and health.'
> >
> >
> > 5. Sugary Cereal
> >
> >
> >
> > Not all cereals are created equally. And while your kids might
> >beg for the latest cookie or marshmallow chocolate surprise cereals, it
> >is a safe bet they are about as healthy as a dessert. Keywords to look
> >out for are puffed, dyed and sweetened.
> >
> > Most kids' cereals are so highly processed they no longer look
> >like the grains they were originally made from. A healthy alternative is
> >oatmeal. Although, if you are buying pre-packaged oatmeal make sure to
> >check the label and see how much sugar it contains, you might be
> >surprised.
> >
> > 'A little sugar isn't a problem but when the first ingredient on
> >the box is sugar, then watch out,' she said. 'There is no fruit in Froot
> >Loops. But the unsweetened original Cheerios or Rice Krispies are fine,
> >and you can sweeten them naturally with blueberries and strawberries.'
> >
> >
> > 6. Processed Meats.
> >
> >
> >
> > What falls under the category of processed meats? Hot dogs,
> >sausage, jerky, bacon, certain lunch meats and meats used in canned soup
> >products. Almost all processed meats have sodium nitrite added as a
> >preservative.
> >
> > A recent study conducted at the University of Hawaii found that
> >sodium nitrite can act as 'a precursor to highly carcinogenic
> >nitrosamines -- potent cancer-causing chemicals that accelerate the
> >formation and growth of cancer cells throughout the body.' So eliminate
> >these meats from your diet before they eliminate you!
> >
> >
> > 7. Canned soup.
> >
> >
> >
> > Sometimes regarded as a healthy food, soups can be very
> >deceiving. You must stay on your guard because many canned soups have
> >high levels of trans fats, sodium and artificial preservatives such as
> >MSG. Just one serving (which is roughly one cup) can have almost 1,000
> >milligrams of salt. Also, steer clear of soups that are cream-based,
> >they can be high in calories and fat.
> >
> > Susan says it is important to 'read labels from back to front.
> >Ignore the health claims, and instead focus on the ingredients and
> >serving size. Watch out for hydrogenated fat (trans fat) and sodium. If
> >you're buying bread to go with you soup, the first ingredient should be
> >whole grain -- either whole wheat, rye or other grain. If it just says
> >'wheat bread,' that doesn't mean whole wheat.'
> >
> > We all want our family to be healthy and happy, so steer clear
> >of these foods. Think it's difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
> >Think again! eDiets make it simple to find healthy foods with the
> >correct nutritional balance for you and your family. Our customized diet
> >plans will help you lose weight and feel great!

AFTER i had these within an hour;

of course it wasnt the whole box of donuts. i had to save some of them for my depressing nights to come. and it was half a can of the soup. but oh, the guilt :/

i am nadi; :] at 8:03 PM


Sunday, September 09, 2007

this time, it was yogyakarta and the borobudur. my second wonder (yes, it is a wonder nat) !

i am nadi; :] at 10:16 AM


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

for sel and chups,
and lala and wan,

and for those who share my love.

enjoy ;)

i am nadi; :] at 1:16 AM


omg. im still here?

killllllllllllllllllllllllllllll meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

i am nadi; :] at 12:32 AM


i personally think i have much patience compared to many others in my social circle. but the thais aren't virtuous enough to let me live through it.

and no amount of sushi will help me overcome this.

these are the only pictures i have to post. how embarassing.

im here so often that i can safely say im SICK, SICK, SICK of thai food.

sunday lunch.

sunday dinner.


what i really want now is a nice, juicy, fatty, (my vocabulary comes pretty limited at this time) $2 plain double cheeseburger from macdonals. ooo. and a pack of fries.

i am nadi; :] at 12:13 AM


Monday, September 03, 2007

i want to kill myself. can someone please tell me why i am still here.


i am nadi; :] at 6:44 PM