I don’t know if it’s like the drastically changing season here or something, but I’m feeling a bit down, like I need to hibernate for a while. Maybe I exhausted a lot of energy lately and it’s catching up to me.
Life’s not always peachy and I’m feeling a bit anxious about many things but I’m also excited (but starting to stress about all the things I need to do) about my future wedding. There are many days where I feel the genuine peaks of happiness but then an occasional wave of depression hits and I feel exhausted.
Whatever it is, this autumn anxiety is real and I want to acknowledge it. I know I have been a bit absent from this blog after I broke my streak, but I think those breaks were needed. I don’t necessarily owe anyone an explanation why I haven’t been blogging that much, but I want to continue to acknowledge my mental illness if it makes someone out there feel less alone. 7 years ago, I made a conscious effort to deal with GAD unmedicated and I don’t regret it but some days are hard.
I have a new obsession with highlighters and I heard Glossier’s Haloscope was a must-have, so I picked it up in the lightest colour: Moonstone. The stick has two parts, an outer halo infused with crystals and a middle that is moisturizing.
I thought it would be more sparkly because of the crystals, but it actually provides a very natural dewy glow. It’s nice as a daily highlighter for work or going out.
I loved ordering from Glossier (it was my first time). They threw in a bubble bag and cute stickers!
I updated my phone to iOS 11 and my iTunes to the latest version and Apple Music finally has social features. It’s a little late, but better than never. Find me at @tianafeng, where I plan to put a lot of cool playlists very soon. I want to see what you listen to too. Let’s discover music together.
I discovered the existence of James Cheese Back Ribs from a cheese-filled video from BlogTo on Facebook. I had been thinking about it ever since, so I finally hit it up with my cousin. Of course, we couldn’t go to the place without ordering the signature platter with corn, omelet, sweet potato, veggies with ribs and cheese on a hot platter. There was the option of mild, spicy and super spicy and we chose the middle.
Of course, we had to film our own cheese pulling video (after some instruction from a staff member):
The ribs had a heat, but it went really well with the creamy, pan toasted cheese. It might sound weird stretching mozzarella across ribs, but now I feel like I can’t eat ribs any other way. I didn’t care much for the other sides in the platter, but we figured out we could dip it all in the rib sauce and leftover cheese, so it was all eaten.
There were 3 of us, so we thought a few small appetizers would please our stomachs. The Signature Fried Corn Squid had a flavourful chili mayo and I enjoyed the sweetness in the corn batter.
We also couldn’t resist something called Mini Korean McRibs, which was kind of like an imitation of its namesake on a fluffy steamed bun.
The whole meal was delicious and it’s worth the visit for the cheese ribs alone.
Last week, my sister and I hit up Border MX’s new location in Streetsville. There was a bachelorette party celebrating that night with a lot of fancy drinks so I had to order one of my own Bulldog.
To start we shared a ceviche tosta. The fish was fresh and flavourful on top a crunchy chip.
I also ordered some guacomole which was unfortunately too mushy. I like my guacomole thick. I felt like they over blended the avocado or something and it was a bit watery.
Their specialty was Baja Fish tacos which they claimed were the “Best in Mississauga”. While I thought the fish was nicely cooked, there was an off-putting bitter taste. We were trying to figure out what was bitter and I think it might’ve been the cabbage, like they cut too close to the stem. I was disappointed, as it definitely doesn’t live up to the name (unless they are the only Baja fish taco in Mississauga).
Overall, I don’t know if I would come back for the food, but it is a great place to have drinks!
Another addition to my Pokemon x Tonymoly collection is this adorable liquid blush. Like the cover cushion, it also has a Pokéball applicator. However, I prefer to use my fingers so that I don’t waste half the product on the sponge.
I bought the darkest colour, and don’t need too much for the effect. It has a light smell that is kind of like cherries. It’s buildable, so I can make myself a Pikachu if I really want.
I love how all these products have great packaging and actually work!
I’ve been away from the blog for a bit because my sister just got married this weekend. Even though it wasn’t my own, there was still a lot of running around getting everything organized for her big day.
Sometimes with Chefs Plate, you can learn a much easier way to cook something. This happened when I made tonkatsu. I had blogged about making tonkatsu in the past, but I usually baked it, used flour and cooked the panko beforehand.
This Chefs Plate recipe required just eggs and panko and could be done right in a heated frying pan with oil!It was delicious and juicy, not to mention quick. Both ways have their advantages, but when I’m hungry, I’ll definitely be doing this pan method.
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I had a Chef’s Plate delivery last week. The first meal was Montreal Streak Strips. As always, the ingredients came handily measured and packaged. I always think that there’s not that much meat, but when I open the meat package, there’s actually more than I expected.
The steak strips were already in strips so I didn’t have to do any cutting and everything was very easy to cook. It was served with potatoes and green beans. There was a delicious honey mustard rosemary sauce that I highly enjoyed and I’m not usually a mustard person!