Food · Inanity

It’s that time of the year again… HAPPY CHOCOLATE DAY!

Well, technically, International Chocolate Day falls on the 13th of September, but I had driven myself into a sugar coma yesterday and absolutely could not muster up the energy to put up a post. That said, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t get a celebratory post even if it’s a day late, right?

Okay, okay. I just want an excuse to share pictures of the things I ate. I feel this would be best expressed through a timeline.

10 a.m. I had a delicious, warm, buttery chocolate croissant. The only thing that could’ve made it better is chocolate sprinkles.

#1 in Zen's Intl. Chocolate Day 2015 Celebrations
#1 in Zen’s Intl. Chocolate Day 2015 Celebrations

12 30 p.m. Lunch time. I opted for a triple chocolate muffin with a gooey chocolate centre that exploded in my mouth (and got all over my fingers) with each bite. It was one of the best muffins I’ve ever had.

#2 in Zen's Intl. Chocolate Day 2015 Celebrations
#2 in Zen’s Intl. Chocolate Day 2015 Celebrations

5 30 p.m. After work I went to my favourite sugar haunts, and after debating between a 10-tier chocolate cake and a Ferrero Rocher cheesecake, I opted for the cheesecake, thinking it would be lighter. Boy was I wrong. Continue reading “It’s that time of the year again… HAPPY CHOCOLATE DAY!”

General · Reading · Writing

A room I’ve always dreamed of.

Kids usually dream of owning big houses with swimming pools when they grow up, occupying awesome jobs like astronauts and firefighters and detectives, they dream of the day when they’d have a swimming pool in their backyard which they could jump into from their bedroom window… so compared to them, I’m definitely a little under-ambitious. Well okay I still would like that swimming pool.

I, however, the little bookworm that I was, always dreamed of having my own personal library. Along the years my reading tastes might have changed, my job choice changed, my personality changed… but my desire for a library remained strong and consistent. I can picture it clearly as if I were actually holed up in it.

Ha. I wish. Continue reading “A room I’ve always dreamed of.”

Food · Writing

Would you like coffee with your sugar?

The common impression is that the writers’ drink of choice is coffee, and that is probably true; surveys do show that writers/editors are among the top coffee consumers. I don’t know what that says about writers as a whole, haha… that we’re all sleep-deprived, perhaps? One Brian Andreas put it, “I don’t really like coffee, she said, but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either.” 

I think I'd be the only one left standing in my work place if that should ever happen.
I think I’d be the only one left standing in my work place if that should ever happen.

I’m probably a minority here. I don’t hate coffee and do drink it occasionally… though mostly out of necessity and usually with TONNES of sugar. My writing drink of choice would be tea, iced tea or fruit juice… and even those I don’t drink often. I usually find drinks, especially hot drinks, distracting when I’m writing, because they force me take my hands away from the keyboard. There is some notion that writers rely on coffee (or alcohol) for inspiration, but I know some who drink neither and are incredibly creative.  Continue reading “Would you like coffee with your sugar?”

General · Writing

ASPIRING WRITER: The User Guide and Maintenance Manual (3)

I trust that by now you’ve become well acquainted with your ASPIRING WRITER™ units. But like every other new things, problems will eventually surface and for that you need to read the FAQ and Troubleshooting tips, then see what the warranty can cover.

You can find the first part here, and the second part here.

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Troubleshooting

Problem: Your unit is no longer able to write.

Solution: This is a common problem with ASPIRING WRITER™ units, and it’s widely known as Writer’s Block. To cure your unit’s Writer’s Block, either try to get the MUSE™ unit to pay a visit to your ASPIRING WRITER™, try to help your unit with their brainstorming process, or otherwise attempt to put your unit’s mind off writing by taking them out somewhere nice or providing them with a good book. If all fails, just wait for this problem to pass, but bear in mind that your unit may be quite irritable until then.

Continue reading “ASPIRING WRITER: The User Guide and Maintenance Manual (3)”