My roommate this summer had a blender and would make smoothies every morning. Thought it looked both delicious and healthy and decided to make some as well.
Berries in the summer time are cheap and so I had a blast mixing all the different fruits and throwing some vegetables in the mix.
I would have these smoothies as part of my breakfast and sometimes it would even be my dinner.
When I came back to Iowa, my happy smoothie sessions took an abrupt halt due to not having a blender. I was able to keep my smoothie itch in the back burner till recently. As God would have it, a friend generously gave me his small little blender since he doesn’t use it. I was so excited, I went for a quick run to pick up some items at 11.30pm last night!
And today I made my first smoothie for breakfast this semester!
Banana Honey Smoothie.
Ingredients: Banana, Almond milk, Honey, Ice.
So simple yet so delicious! My aim is to create delicious healthy smoothies with cheap & simple ingredients.
Stay tuned for my next smoothie! :)
So here’s the thing about me, I’m not much of a reader.
I’m not the girl who is reading a different book every week, and staring at a book for hours don’t fascinate me much. I would happily tear the pages into confetti pieces and throw them up into the air then do a freestyle awkward dance while all the shredded pieces slowly fall onto the floor.
But lately, I’ve been trying to create that reading habit.I found a book or two that titles seem interesting, flip the pages and fonts are a comfortably readable size (read:not teeny tiny words) and settle down to start reading.
And then I realize, the words in these books, have some kind of magic. They have valuable pieces advice, there are quotes that make me want to write them out and stick on the wall, they invoke questions that make me ponder, they give gentle reminders and most of all, they help me learn more.
And today, books on three different tables, my roommate asked me if I was reading all these books. And I let out a chuckle and nodded telling here I was in some kind of reading frenzy at the moment.
Then I realized, this was really kind of odd and strange to me. I never read so many books at one time before. And I don’t remember the last time I was this much into reading.
I thought about getting a kindle before, life would be so much easier than to lug my books around and especially since I move so much, it would only be practical to get a kindle. But I love holding a physical book, admiring the fonts or the cover, turning the pages and slowly making my way to the end of the book.
But as of right now, my roommate has a decent collection of books which I borrow to read.
If you know of a good read (or two) please let me know! :)
p/s: I’m reading six different books at the moment.
Today I feel extra optimistic + content.
It’s such a wonderful feeling!
Please keep all of us in Colorado Springs in your prayers!
If you haven’t heard yet, a horrible wildfire is happening right here Colorado Springs. We’ve had 320,000+ people evacuate and the wildfire is still barely contained. The quality of the air has been compromised and we’ve been encouraged to stay indoors and recirculate the A/C.
Please pray for rain, lots of rain and no winds.
If you would like to get the latest updates on the wildfire, head to kktv.com. There is also a live video streaming that you can tune it to.
Here comes Part 2! All images are taken by me and are in random order.
Little birthday celebration at the office :’) It gave me the fuzzies and warmed my heart.
Pinafore blue skinnies, black heels and creme-colored bag.
After-church activities at the park.
Creme Brulee french toast, 2 strips of bacon and whipped cream and fresh strawberries sprinkled with mint shavings for my birthday lunch. (So yummy!)
On the way home.
Some new and not so new images from my phone. Most of them were probably on Instagram though..
Isn’t this view magnificent? I always just wanna stand in awe of God’s creations.
My hearty Garbanzo mediterranean lunch. It was amazing, I loved it so much I might have finished the entire thing at one go. Maybe, just maybe. And there’s a soft warm pita that came with it too.
A picturesque view that I accidentally found during one of my infrequent evening walks.
A yummy lunch snack, double berry twist.
Screen shot of weather forecast, it’s actually much worse now, all above 30°C.
Mid-afternoon snack of blueberries and grapes. I’ve never ate so much blueberries this past week in my life, ever!
Check back for Part 2 real soon!
There was this quote I found somewhere, somehow, one fine day long ago that read,”You can either give up, give in or give it all you’ve got”.
Mm, I can’t agree more.
And I feel that this quote is especially applicable when facing a difficult decision or task.
When do you give up on something? How much time do you wait? When is it time to stop? When is enough truly enough? When do you throw in the towel and turn the other way?
When do you push yourself harder than you’ve ever done? When do you whisper under your breathe, “I can do this”?, When do you go big or go home? When do you go all out and fight for it through tears and sweat?
Endurance is an important trait that is gradually dissipating in our society today, how are you developing this character?
Summer is here and it loves to make its presence known.
The weather has been rather constant on the higher 20s to mid 30s celsius.
I browse through pictures of friends in Iowa frolicking in bathing suits by the pool enjoying the summer sunshine in envy.
Then I change my perspective and smile because eventhough I’m miles away from them and buckled down doing some serious work, I am gaining experience that is invaluable and there are people out there that would want my position and would love the chance to do what I’m doing. But I have put in a lot of effort to be here and I was given the privilege to be able to learn from a great mentor, meet new people and expand my circle of friends and stay in a new city for a few months, what should I complain about?
If I’m not happy about something, I need to learn to change it – either my perspective or my situation.
Are you unhappy about something and what are you doing to turn your situation or perspective around?