Things I Hate #1

Monday, April 8, 2013

For some strange reason, people seem to think I don't dislike things. It's like, if I say "oooh, I love chocolate brownies" then there will be people who'll say "Tiff, you love everything." Then they proceed to disregard the things I say I love which is really unfair to chocolate brownies because I really do love them above the rest! Same goes for people as well. Sometimes I feel very fond of a person and then I tell them I love them and then they ungratefully tell me that I love everyone and it doesn't count!


Wah, if they don't want me to love them then just say so! Hmph! And if I find you and fifty other people lovable, is that a problem?!? Why does that cheapen my love!! T_T


But for the record, it's not true! l don't love everyone and everything and like every other human being I get super pissy over things too. It's just that when people say, "Like what?", I can't think of any because I'm in such a good mood at that time! Which is why I've decided to compile a series of things I hate as I experience them because if anyone tries to make my love seem unspecial again, I can just direct them to my blog and say that they're the special folk who do NOT belong in the things/situations I hate list. And thus, should feel honored to be deserving of my love.

First on the list just happened and has definitely got to be when I go to the bathroom.. Take a nice long shower.. Then find out I forgot to bring a towel in.

RAAAAAAAWWWRRR!

Rage to the max! It's like my whole wonderful shower experience has been ruined by my forgetfulness. So then I'm left with few options. I could either just force my wet self into my clothes, getting everything else wet in the process, or I could just stand there for a period of time shaking my limbs about attempting to dry myself.. Like a dog.

Sometimes it's not too bad and the towel is hanging just outside the door. If I'm alone then I can just do this half scuffle-shiver-hop to the cupboard and take a towel but it's so abso-freaking-lutely infuriating when I find out that there aren't any towels in my closet.

GAHHH. Then comes the stressful part where I have to make the decision to either wipe myself with my disgusting clothes I wore before I took the shower or if desperate (and cold), then find some pajamas dress from my cupboard I can use as a pathetic towel.

OR OR I end up sticking my head out my door and yelling at whoever's around to bring me a towel. And sometimes my family members can hear me but when I keep yelling they keep saying "Wait lah," not understanding the dire need I have for a warm towel! DOES NOBODY CARE IF I GET PNEUMONIA?

So.. Yeah. I get kinda angry at myself for a bit, angry at my maid for not replenishing my towel supply, and then angry at my family for not responding to my urgent plea of help. Then the towel comes and all is forgotten.

But still. UGH. Hate! Anger! RAGE!

Burger Junkyard, The Strand.

Friday, April 5, 2013

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In a bizarre plot twist, Valentine's Day was spent with the sister's boyfriend's siblings. Rather than have her alone this V-Day (months ago, I know) with her boyfriend in the States, both families decided to go out with each other…?

To further enhance the mood of romance, we decided to have drippy, slobbery, messy, juicy burgers at Burger Junkyard, which lies semi-hidden at a cornerstore along a row of shophouses at The Strand.

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This was before its popularity hit the roof and now it's practically impossible to get burgers without getting stuck in a line.

Note the little details like graffiti-style walls and crates as chairs for the whole 'junkyard' feel.

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And how is that junkyard experience complete without your very own table rat?

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The younger Khoos and Hongs!

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Coincidentally matching!

As usual, my sister and I grabbed two burgers to share because we're just too indecisive to have one on our own. I mean, why have one burger when you can have (little bits) of two??

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My burger of choice was The Brooklyn Burger!

Salivate, dear friends as you make a choice of either Char Broiled Brine Cured Whole Chicken Leg OR Beef Patty accompanied by Steamed Aged Cheddar, Turkey Ham, Beef Bacon, Grilled Pineapple, Fried Egg, Garden Greens & Homemade Aioli.

Their steamed cheese is a specialty of their burgers and rather than have a slice of cheese messily assembled with the burger, you have a gooey mess of steamed cheese, melted to perfection! Chehhh. Haha, exaggerations aside, I loved this burger. It was huge and flavourful and saucy and having been to BurgerLab, I can safely say that Burger Junkyard can hold its own.

And get a load of that juicy, sweet pineapple! Who knew Spongebob's house would taste so good in a burger?

Feast your eyes on that hugeeee burger! (Compared against my unattractive face)

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No joke, okay! En Leang took the picture above and literally laughed aloud and told me "Ahaa, no this is not your angle!" I mean, couldn't you be a little more subtle? :P

But I concede, so here's a much more glam picture to mask the above one.

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Ahh, the power of good angling. Winking smile 

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Here's my sister's Texas Hold Me Burger with a Chargrilled Beef Patty, Steamed Aged Cheddar, Fried Onion Rings & Homemade BBQ Aioli. And if like me, you have no idea what Aioli is, it's actually just a fancy name for sauce. More specifically..

Aioli is a Proven├žal traditional sauce made of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and egg yolks.

Well, my sister preferred this burger loads more than the Brooklyn Burger but I personally thought it wasn't particularly special. I mean, it was good for a burger but against the likes of all the new burger joints popping up like mushrooms under rain, you gotta step up your game!

We didn't try the rest but doesn't mean you shouldn't! Head there early because I heard that they run out of burgers pretty quickly, especially for dinner!

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I clearly haven't tried enough burgers of theirs but I'd definitely pay another visit for the rest, even if they didn't give out free desserts to their Valentine's Day customers. (which they did)

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HEEHEEE.

February and March Goals!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I’ve left my blog in such a sad state that as a first time reader, I would probably have not wanted to return had I only read my latest post.

A thousand words? And a whole bunch of pictures?

Funny ah? –.-

Actually, come to think of it, I was a lot funnier years back so if you really want some good ol’ fashioned-this-girl-is-so-strangely-entertaining-despite-not-having-any-coherent-flow-in-her-posts type of posts, then dig through the archives because those.. yeah, those were prettty awesome.

ANYHOW, before I resume being interesting, I need to get my February & March goals out of the way!

If you remember, in conjunction with my 2013 resolutions, I decided to be more orderly and neat, beginning with my study table.

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It was… embarassingly bad.

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In my (extremely poor) defense, I was always shuffling back and forth between Subang and KL that I stopped trying to clear my table and just focused on not leaving anything behind… which resulted in accumulating mess.

Over the month of February, I took time out to clear and sort through my papers and my bags, resulting in a much… much neater table!

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Whilst it isn’t perfectly neat nor completely tidy, my notes are all in sorted files and I can actually tell you what each drawer holds and where to find pencils!

AND AHA!

A gif to show an even more impressive comparison.

Because it is quite an achievement, if I do say so myself!

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And if you do know me in real life please don’t show this blog post to your parents lest they find out how disgustingly disgusting I can be.

For March, I decided to go on a greens challenge! Most children grow out of their ‘hating vegetables’ stage once hitting puberty but my aversion to vegetables never did leave. Of course, mentally, I knew how important they were and I’d duly take a cursory scoop of vegetables with my mixed rice, but with every plate of fried rice or noodles, I’d push the veggies to the side like a little girl and refuse to eat it.

So, March was really a challenge for me and although this may sound really easy to most of you, I actually didn’t complete my goal of having vegetables every day. D:

I tried though. I really did, which resulted in a considerably higher fibre intake and ultimately, less distaste for vegetables so.. yay?

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I even added tomatoes to my Subway sandwiches!

And yes, I ended my month long blog hiatus with a blog post on vegetables and messy tables. –.-

YOU ARE SO INTERESTING, TIFFANY.

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