Life…..and Regrets

We make many decisions in life, some good and some not good (according to ourselves and others), but then is there really such a thing as a bad decision. If we have thought carefully and considered all aspects of and issue or problem, and then made the decision, should we say “oh this was a bad decision”?

A while back, my friends introduced me to positive affirmations. Now you’re going to think ” oh this is such a load of hooey!” But no it actually is not, thinking positive thoughts is like setting stones for a road, projecting what you want for now and for the future. In that respect, one of the things that were spoken about were things that happened in the past and regrets.

So many of us, ( I was guilty of this as well and sometimes still am!) have moments when we live in the past. We think back on events that have occurred and think , “Oh how I wish I hadn’t done that”. Is it fair on us to do so? I now believe that all the decisions I have made in life have led me to now. Who I am, the person I became now is all due to those decisions. Yes, I am still working on developing my personality but I have changed so much over the past 13 years or so, and I can gladly say all for the better 🙂 .

I used to feel so much regret over things that have happened in the past, but not so much now. How? Well  with a lot of introspection ^_^ I have stuck by my belief that things do not occur randomly, there is a reason (however obscure) behind everything that happens and all the decisions we make (even the things we do not have control over). Failure is as much a part of those stones as is success in paving the road I am walking on 🙂

So if someone asks me today, “Do you have any regrets?” , my answer will be “No, I don’t ” 🙂 Living like this makes focusing on now and the future much easier and much more fruitful than moving forward still carrying all the extra luggage from the past. I would say my parents, my friends and people I have briefly met in life are those that have had a hand in this process today. I thank the greater power out there everyday for giving me, no blessing me with such wonderful people in my life. Not regretting decisions or events that have happened, not worrying what others think of me, because I am me and they are themselves and if we were to conform to the ideas of others, then we will not be ourselves anymore and the world will be made of clones ( 😛 ), these are all so important in life. So deal with the past now and move forward and no regrets 🙂

Cheesecake/soufflé yoghurt hybrid

So I’m amazed how these ideas just randomly pop in my head…… I had some yoghurt in the fridge and for some reason the idea of baking with eggs and yoghurt kept bugging me since yesterday. 

So I took 3tbsps out and placed it in a strainer with a cheesecloth to get some yoghurt cheese. Then after around 1hr30mins, I took two large eggs, separated the yolks and whites. I mixed the yolks with around 1tsp vanilla essence, and 2tbsps flour(slightly more). Mixed it. Ithen used my electric mixer to beat the egg whites with 2-3 pinches of flour and when they formed stiff peaks, I added around four or two tbsps white granulated sugar while still mixing. I gently added the whites to the yolk mixture and carefully folded the mixture,around 7-8 turns maximum each time. 

I poured this mixture into a greased bowl and placed it in the steamer for around 10-15mins. Tadahhhh!!!!! The result was amazing 😀 

I will post more later along with pictures but for now huzzah for the successful experiment!!

Rants….. The King 2 Hearts (Spoilers:/)

Hah… Warning to all King 2 Hearts fans spoilers ahead……

So I was just watching the 7th episode without subtitles because (let’s be honest here ) this drama is too good to wait for subtitles!!

But I am afraid I have to rant! Why WHY WHY?! Can’t they not die?! Everyone is so nice for once in a drama with good dynamics! No silly evil sister, stepsister, aunt, mother in law blah blah blah! Just our two lovebirds, nice families and a villain(albeit a very creepy one, guess that’s how they are these days?)! Just what I ordered 😛

Couldn’t it be like that, without killing characters off?! I haven’t had enough of the sibling love yet for the producers to end it!!! Hah cruel cruel world of kdramaland , how I hate and love thee TT_TT

On another note YAYYY SEUNGGI!!! ❤ and HA JI WON unnie!!!

Amongst all the things that I love about this drama is that it does not DRAG! That is something I am very grateful for! Its developing at a very good pace! Hope this goes on till the end of the drama and doesn’t lose its vigour(?) by the end of the series!

Inspiration, chocolate and digestive biscuits

Inspiration strikes at the most unexpected times… I’m sure a lot of people have found that (ahem toilet anyone? :P) I had mine while studying… Studying what? Weirdly enough cell physiology…

I had this sudden urge to make a digestive biscuit cheesecake base! Sadly, I didn’t have any of the ingredients for a cheesecake, so what else can I put on there?

Light bulbs went off in my head at this point! I have baking dark chocolate dying, wasting away in my cupboard! Next thought: Chocolate tart filling! *swoon* 😀

Then I thought let’s Google a recipe for this filling and I got a perfect perfect one! With a little tweaks to that recipe, I got myself a chocolate custardy filling! I tasted a bit and whoa…. love at first taste! It had a lightness and slightly almondy taste to it (nope no almonds were used in the recipe). It was the right combination of rich chocolate and light custard!

As I write, the tart/cheesecake hybrid is chilling in the freezer! I just couldn’t wait to write about it hence the quick post!

Digressing a little, my sister gets inspired as well… by k-pop, namely SM Entertainment’s new boyband EXO….I know I might sound biased here but having seen her drawings from 7 years ago and now, I’m amazed at how talented she is and how much its “blooming” and “flourishing” 🙂

I went to check on that amazing confection and I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN! *_* This cheesecake/tart hybrid is HEAVENLY, ORGASMICALLY GOOOD! The slight tinge of bitter dark chocolate, sweetness and light custard /soft cheese texture of the filling is just perfect! It even has my sister’s stamp of approval and trust me when I say that is not, NOT easy to get! Without further ado:

10 mins later:

Kpopland and Kdramaland update

Current Korean Dramas that have me captivated ^^:

-The King 2 Hearts (Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won! <3)

-Rooftop Prince (Omo Chunnie!! >.< , Lee Min Ho!)

Ah The Moon that Embraces the Sun was EPIC as well, despite the slightly, teensy bit disappointing ending… But neat and satisfying nonetheless! I was very excited to see Lee Dong Wook’s new drama Wild Romance  with Lee Si Young (!!<3), but I struggled to watch the first episode and gave up. Scent of a Woman  gave me high expectations, but hey you win some and lose some! I still love him!

On another note, I wonder how he will fare as Strong Heart’s new MC ? Seungi will be sorely missed but at least we still get to see him in the drama 😉

Music:

Nell is making their comeback soon! Can’t wait !!

EXO-K finally debuted… emphasis on the finally here  but  very very promising group!

4Minute released their music video but I have not seen it yet so….

CNBlue!! I need to listen to the album properly ( I know *gasp* I dare call myself a BOICE?!)

SHINHWAAAAAAA!!! YEAAAHHHH!! ❤ ❤ Love, love these guys! Still kickin’ butt after 14 years!!! Legend indeed!!! Though seeing them makes me feel slightly melancholic as I see what DBSK might have been… Still, keep the faith! Things do happen for a reason!

SHINee!! Lee Jinki and Key ❤

Cold Brewing

I have recently come across this method of brewing! Lovers of iced tea and coffee, here is the answer to all your prayers (to mine as well ^-*) .
The weather was getting quite warm and I had this sudden craving for iced coffee. The sad, sad truth is there are no Starbucks where I live and since a trip to Central just for an iced coffee is ridiculous, I went on a quest for the perfect iced coffee recipe! And I did find it on this superb website! And wow the results were amazing! I also made some simple vanilla syrup.

Next thing I know I’m pouring my coffee concentrate over ice, adding milk and vanilla syrup to a glass.


Took a sip………. O.O It tasted exactly (I lie but maybe 99% similarity:P) like Starbuck’s!!


Following that trend, great fan of ice tea that I am, I steeped a around 1 cup of peach flavoured green tea leaves and jasmine tea in a large amount of cold water.
Mind you the first batch ( after soaking for nearly 10 hours) was bitter as anything, I had to add water and sugar to make it drinkable (is this a word?). I did read that for green tea, the leaves can be reused and the intensity of the resulting brew is different every time. Fascinating right?! I thought so too >.<
I steeped the leaves twice after I strained the first brew. Yumminess ❤ The flavours varied, in one brew you could taste more of the peach tea and the later brews had a stronger taste of the jasmine tea!
Recipes for these cold brews can be found easily on the Internet! So get brewing coffee and tea lovers! ^_^
I know I’m hooked for life 😀

Last dessert…(?)

We had a belated celebration around two weeks ago. “Celebrating what?” you might ask. Well amongst other things the end of our second year at university (unofficial, as there ARE still exams haha! But hey grab life’s every little moments right?!)

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It was a beautiful day and we had a very relaxing time, something we all needed quite desperately after the frenetic last days of term ^^!Image

We had an early dinner, where I had THE most amazing Tiramisu (well it was THE best amongst the ones I have tasted so far ^^). At this point, I should probably mention that one of my best friends ( of a decade now!) has previously gone through a crazy phase of ” Oh.My.God. I want Tiramisu.” As far as I am aware of ( correct me if I am wrong), I have not seen many places in Mauritius selling Tiramisu….. So she had to make do with a poor substitute I think?

Well the point here is, that tiramisu was good! Maybe not orgasmically good, but good! I might taste better ones yet! Given that I have a condition where things like dessert is forbidden fruit to me, this was manna! Alas, in a bid to manage my condition, this was to be my last dessert, whose memory will have to be enough for me to live on for a year (maybe more…). Sad but what a way to end ^_^ 

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