I’m celebrating my own belated Pancake Day with a stack of whole wheat sprouted grain pancakesMm, healthy. Until I pile on all the butter and maple syrup and sugary fruits. But the flour packet said 22g extra whole grains, so that’s got to count for some nutrition.
Then again I’m not highly qualified in the field of healthy eating, which is where my mother (a legit nutritionist) steps in. Which also explains why we have all these strange variations of flour like spelt and buckwheat and ground almond with a 40% blend of millet instead of just plain flour.
But they still produce pancakes, so that’s all I need
Today’s post is a short one—student duty callsThere’s a scary amount of studying I should be doing but my productivity inevitably wanders off course all the time.
Like you know, when I decide to make pancakes for lunch because they’re so quick and easy but spend almost an hour choosing toppings and artfully decorating them so I can take pictures later.
It’s the first day of the Chinese New Year! Or the Lunar New Year, as it’s also called. It’s a huge occasion here, so there’re lots of festivities and tradition going on during this period. This year it’s especially good because the first two days of Chinese New Year are on a Thursday and Friday, which means we’ve got a four-day weekend
Yesterday we celebrated the eve with the usual reunion dinner, so my family joined a gathering with all the relatives. We saw them again this morning, when we kicked off all the visiting.
Some cute traditional sweets! These aren’t actually the main ones though; there’re jars and jars of pineapple tarts, cookies, peanuts and all those dry snacks, but my throat decided to go all sore on me before I got to eat any of them.
Look at all the heaty snacks behind that I can’t have…I’m just going to eat all the healthy mandarin oranges instead.
This was my outfit for today! Since it’s Chinese New Year and all I went with the customary red, and wore something simple underneath my cardiganAs for new clothes for the new year, it’s just my dress. Which is from the kids section at Uniqlo haha.
I’m really worn out from the past few days of work and studying and today’s visiting, so I think I should just go to bed now. The second day of Chinese New Year isn’t so busy for me, so it looks like I’ll just be spending time at home with my family(and studying. Sigh)
Happy Lunar New Year to you if you celebrate it! And to everyone else, have a good day too
Busy day, busy week; I’m here to drop off another round of outfits! This time the coordinates are made up of a sweet style with lots of pastels and light colours. I’ve been in a bit of a girly mood the past week or so.
This coordinate’s a little of a girly Liz Lisa style—without all the frills and lace. I’m wearing a pale pink knit top with my white tulle skirt, and softening the look even more with brown ankle boots. It’s a sort of fluffy, demure look, but with cut-out shoulders and ribbons for some extra character.
I’ve been liking this kind of outfit a lot recently. A white top, black shoes and socks topped off with a berry red beretThere’s something endearingly cute about these items together, so I keep going back to them when I feel like dressing up a bit girly.
The hoodie adds a touch of ruggedness, but it’s still soft and pale grey and has a relaxing charm to it. Together with the pastel pink skirt, they make up a girly-casual coordinate