Monthly Archives: January 2008

Temptation 0 – Diana 1

Well, I think I’m taking the right steps to a healthier lifestyle. I’m trying to cut down on coffee (gasp! one cup a day!), eat breakfast, take smaller amounts of food throughout the day and drink plenty of water and milk. For dinner, I plan to gradually eat only fruits/vegetables and for health, to eventually make use of my 24 Hour gym membership.

I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolution for this purpose. I knew that if I set such goals for myself at the beginning of a new year, I can eventually talk my way out of it and quickly lose interest or motivation. And that is why I chose to gradually change my daily habits rather than rushing to change my lifestyle in a week or two. It would be impractical and highly probable that I would fail. I need to first prepare myself mentally and persuade myself of the sheer logic of it all.

As long as I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I plan to build a strong-enough mindset to overcome my temptations. So for now, sugary sweets, calories, fat, alcohol? are my enemies!

But if you invite me out to dinner, depending on circumstances, I may just let the bad guys win…

Eternal Flame

As Valentine’s Day looms ahead,  I feel as though my brain has started to pick up on sentimental moments. Like the time I went to Jazz Alley, I noticed an elderly couple locked tight in an embrace throughout the entire show, sometimes taking a moment to whisper something in each other’s ear. To me, nothing exemplifies romance more than an elderly couple virtually inseparable from each other. They exuded such a sense of comfort, security and timelessness together that I felt warm and happy inside. And maybe a little jealous of them.

To find someone you can be happy with for the rest of your life; that is something many people may not yet be able to fathom or desire.

There Is Always Hope

Absolutely amazing urban graffiti art by Banksy from the UK. His work is an inspiration for everyone to enjoy.

“His statements, provocations, ironies and axioms are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals.”

Check out this blog entry and his website.

There Is Always Hope

The Ever-Standing Lighthouses

Our parents are the ever-standing lighthouses for us: the lost, wandering ‘adventurers’. They provide light and guidance in the world no matter what troubles we get into or how far we may be stranded from the right path. And I know that I complain about my parents (who doesn’t?), since they will always see us as fragile children and I feel, as a consequence, they don’t understand or believe in me. But I’m sure they are starting to grow more appreciative of me, as much as I do with them.

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No One – Alicia Keys

I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You can be sure
That it will only get better
You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry cause
Everything gonna be alright

 

Such a beautiful song. ^^

New Urban Eats

According to NWsource, New Urban Eats feature twenty of the hottest, new, local restaurants that offer a special $30 prix fixe dinner menu. Some notables on my list are Kurrent, Qube and Red Fin.

Anyone interested in going together let me know!

Seahawks vs. Redskins Playoff Game!

Seahawks logo

So this Saturday I will go to my first NFL football game. Better yet, it is a playoff game with the Redskins. I look forward to a fun day of wild cheering and drunken debauchery? by being a part of the 12th man, which Jack explained as the Hawks fans themselves. Watch out Skins! You’re entering the loudest stadium! 😀

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