Went to the Daniel Clowes exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago before it came to an end on Oct. 13. Forgot to upload this because I’ve been busy busting my behind in graduate school.
I use to read Betty and Veronica books when I was younger. I remember begging my mother to purchase one for me every time we went to the grocery store.
Clowes is an cartoon artist from Chicago. I enjoyed getting a peek into his mind through his various works.
Enjoyed a great meal at Hymans Restaurant in Charleston, S.C. for my big going away dinner with friends before departing to Chicago.
My sister and brother in law brought me here for the first time about 5 years ago randomly, forced me to try their buffalo shrimp and jumbo sweet hush puppies and instantly turned me into a lover.
I made my way back plenty of times afterwards and am overall extremely happy with my food and the services I received there. It’s one of the best place in Charleston to eat Seafood!
( please bare with the blurry food pics. In my hurry to eat I did not capture my plate in the best way I could. sorry)
The Asian food experience in Cicero has been quite disappointing. I miss my favorite takeout places back at home.
I was in the city yesterday and thought ill try out this Thai place, hoping that it would soothe my craving for good Asian dining.
Not only does My Thai serve Thai food it also features several Japanese entrees.
I ordered the miso soup and Spicy Basil Leaves with Shrimp. Everything tasted good, everything looked good but everything was not perfect.
My Miso soup had tofu chunks the size of golf balls in it and the onions and my peppers in my main entree was cut into long pieces that couldn’t all exactly fit in your mouth unless you cut them or bit a piece off. I’m not the fond of having to cut up a prepared meal unless I’m 1. Trying to savor every bite or 2. Eating steak.
There was a lot of oiled filled juice with the Spicy Basil Leaves entree and I was highly afraid I would end up spilling it all over me.
Ill go there again, I would just order something different.
My Thai is located in downtown Chicago in the back of Depaul’s loop campus student center.
Before departing to Chicago, I spent some of my last days in South Carolina visiting my favorite places.
Surprisingly, Columbia has a small korean community and because of this there’s a Korean grocery store located 5 minutes from my childhood home.
I mentioned my love for kimchi in a earlier blog spot and this is the location I can get my fixing. I also love these Korean Popsicles that are honeydew flavored and Aloe Vera juice. yum!
I love going to ethnic grocery store that showcase foods and spices from different countries. It allows me to experience the world without having to travel too far.
I talk a good talk, walk a good walk but at the end of the day it’s all a facade.
And its not because of some sort of ten feet tall work load that I have to finish or a large amount of stress pressing on my mind due to day to day issues.
I’m overwhelmed because everything I could want for myself is coming through.
How crazy is that?
I’ve just left a meet and greet for my graduate program.
Before arriving, I fearfully boarded a train from Cicero to travel into the city, my destination.
I got off at the right spot but somehow got lost using my mobile GPS to find the campus.
I was hot, I was frustrated, I was aggravated and within all this emotion I was also scared and nerves. My stomach felt like a tornado and all I wanted to do was scream, run away or cry.
All i could think to myself is “Here I am in freaking Chicago, here I am about to attend a met up at my graduate school, here I am world achieving my dreams what can stop me.”
I wasn’t the happiest I could be or probably gave the best first impression i could possible give once finding my location.
It hit me while I was at this meet and greet in a room full of people who did not know me that all this good stuff happening to me was more then I was ready for.
It was overwhelming.
Anticipation slices through the atmosphere.
The only thoughts running through my head was, “Do they have it? Please have it!”
I was being hopeful, crossing my fingers all the while biting down on my bottom lip trying to find a way to calm my nerves.
She walks back to the register,my fate in her words. Our gazes meet for a brief 30 seconds and she smiles, ” yes we have kimchi.”
This is the routine I face every time I visit my favorite Chinese take out place.
I’m pretty sure the owners are actually korean, although I haven’t confirmed that, because they’re always watching k dramas when I’m there and sell the most perfect Kimchi.
I am a absolute kimchi lover ( someone make me a shirt)
In essences, its cabbage that has fermented and tastes usually spicy with a bit of a bitter tang although you do find some that are sweet.
It is traditional served as a Korean side dish and eaten either on top of rice, in soup or by itself.
I like it anyway Its served.