Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the tiger, a second 12-year cycle is completing itself for me; meaning I'll be 24 this year. -_-
I'm determined to (and hopeful that) this year will be my year. And I made the most of Valentine's Day/Single's Awareness Day considering I was all by my lonesome for most of the day.
I started my day by making some banana pancakes for 1. They were pretty good considering pancakes aren't my forte. :-) Then while washing the dishes, I sliced my right thumb while cleaning the cheese grater. Pretty much bled all over the kitchen - didn't leave a mess though, except the blood smear on one of the hand towels . . . that hurt. What a way to start off a year, eh? Red for Valentine's Day, kind of morbidly ironic. Just another reminder of why I'll never be a surgeon.
Anyway, I had lunch with 3 friends at a Chinese restaurant. It was okay, I've had much better Chinese food before. It's sad how this place is called "the most authentic" Chinese place in the area. Next time I really crave Chinese food I may have to drive the 2 hours or so to Chicago's Chinatown. Then I came back to my apartment, chilled for a bit, and then made some stew. It's surprisingly difficult to cook when one of your thumbs is out of commission.
I also made rum cake. What better way to celebrate Single's Awareness Day than with an alcohol cake? Lol. My roommate came back to help me finish the glaze on the cake (which is like, half butter and is soooo bad for one's health). The rum cake turned out very well, and my roommate and I fully enjoyed it. I swore I felt my heart skip a beat once from the fat and sugar in this cake, heh. I told a friend of ours on gchat about the rum cake and he was like, "Wow, for the effort you put into making that cake it had better be delicious. Otherwise it'd be like med school - putting in so much effort only to just pass."
I called some relatives to wish them a Happy New Year, the typical "新年快乐，恭喜发财，身体健康!" It was nice talking to my grandparents, their laugh always uplifts my mood. I think I've got it pinned down why though. My grandparents are just coasting on life now. Pretty much everything they needed/wanted to get done in life has already been accomplished. They can just relax and enjoy things slowly, because everything else has already been taken care of. I want that one day - to look back and have no regrets, to sit and laugh at the small joys of life, and to look forward and not really see something that has to be done.
Hmm, a thumb out of commission kind of precludes wanking, if only there was someone here to do it for me . . . TMI? ;-)
Anyway, happy Valentine's/Single's Awareness Day/Chinese New Year everyone! It's pretty rare for these days to all overlap. I hope everyone enjoyed their and didn't slice a body part accidentally.