Happy World Food Day!
To be honest, I didn’t know what the World Food Day was all about until I did some research. It turned out that this day was created in 1945 to celebrate the launch of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation. This year’s theme is “Change the future of migration – Invest in food security and rural development”. Read more here.
What I thought this day was about was celebrating different cuisines around the world, and I actually prepared a post about ten of my favorite cuisines. Since I already prepared it, and I kinda helped (a little) to spread awareness what today is really about, I guess this is one way to celebrate it? 😛 Anyways, I’m not a picky eater when it comes to different flavors around the world. I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and I wouldn’t dare to call myself that if I have a restrictive taste. It was quite hard to choose my own top ten favorite cuisines, but I’m pretty content with my list. Without further ado, here it is, not in any particular order.
It’s my first love, and Japanese cuisine would probably forever remain my biggest love. It’s so much more than just sushi. It’s ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that is genuinely my favorite dish ever. It’s shabu shabu, the Japanese hot pot. It’s udon, it’s tempura, it’s Kobe beef, it’s street food culture, it’s their curry. It’s this crazy imagination and constant drive to invent new dishes and wonders without sacrificing this unbreakable respect towards traditions. It’s this beautiful fusion of the old and the new. It’s their impeccable work ethic. It’s their deeply rooted understanding of the balance of healthiness, freshness, flavor combinations and amazing presentation. You do eat with your eyes first.
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Friday finally, after a tiring week. I was just tired, physically and mentally. But I kinda promised myself not to hide from my own feelings, whether they be good or bad, so I turned to my pile of Sara Bareilles CDs. Her music can be intense, her best songs are those in which you can find yourself. “She Used To Be Mine” is one of them. I remember when I first heard it, I cried like a baby because she was singing about me. First time I heard the song, I resonated with the following part of the lyrics the most:
She’s imperfect, but she tries
She is good, but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won’t ask for help
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine
But then when I listened to it today again, I heard the latter part of the song louder:
Who’ll be reckless, just enough
Who’ll get hurt, but who learns how to toughen up
When she’s bruised and gets used by a man who can’t love
And then she’ll get stuck
And be scared of the life that’s inside her
Growing stronger each day ’til it finally reminds her
To fight just a little, to bring back the fire in her eyes
That’s been gone, but used to be mine
I never believed that time heals, it only dulls the pain by the day. Painful memories never go away, you just have to make new ones, good ones, happy ones, to pile on top. Happy Friday.
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Another week in October, another horror story narrator on Youtube to recommend. If you miss last week’s post about the brilliant Jacqueline Nym, do check it out. She is one of the rare female narrators that is so very good. This week, it’s someone I just got into recently, I’m not sure about his name, but his channel is ‘Let’s Read!‘. The master of the channel has a very deep soothing voice. He reads stories from Reddit, creepypastas and horror short stories and novels. He also has guest narrators very often to read stories within a certain theme. You would hardly run out of content because there is a lot of it. My personal favorite is him reading creepypastas. And my absolute favorite narration from him so far is a creepypasta called ‘The Gift of Mercy’. It has some sci-fi element in it, and it’s not terribly long. Perfect before bedtime. Enjoy, and good night. 😉