Category Archives: Daily

Today is Friday September 21, 2018
  • Stares, Sniffs and Smiles

    I am sure we’ve all been served ‘bad’ food when dining out. By ‘bad’ I mean the food could be off, or taste suspicious, or even perhaps have a foreign object in it that’s not part of the meal you ordered.

    Ever notice how the first thing the waiter or waitress will do when you ask for their assistance is to STARE! at you blankly? After staring at you blankly, then they will stare at your meal, as if they’ve never seen it before in their lives!

    The next thing they will do is to SNIFF! your meal. Why would they think that by smelling my meal, that they would be able to confirm that it has gone bad? And what happens after that?! Why don’t you just go ahead and have a little taste of my food while it is still in front of me to validate my complaint?

    After being really defensive, they would then SMILE! at me as if I were a lunatic, and confirm that there is nothing wrong with my meal. Based on sniffing it, it is confirmed that my meal is ok, and I am a complete nutcase.

    When faced with less satisfactory customer service at an eating outlet, I suppose we should try to be nice. After all, the waiter or waitress is probably having a really hard day. By being nice and empathizing with how busy and overworked they are, perhaps I could touch them into feeling sorry for having neglected me, and for thinking that I was complaining about my meal for a laugh?

  • Not so hungry…

    I have been refraining from snacking for 5 days now. Did I snack less? Yes, I did. The thought of writing down everything I snacked on was somewhat enough to put me off snacking. But I just ended up eating bigger meals. Oh, and I did gain weight in 5 days.

    This will sound like an excuse, but I was eating bigger meals because I was eating out all weekend!

    So, I’d say, the key to healthy eating and weight maintenance would be to have your meals regularly, in non-excessive amounts. To snack if you feel like it, but snack healthily on appetite suppressing snacks, and to keep a food diary. I have actually heard of people who took pictures of everything they ate with their camera phones, and at the end of every day and every week – review the amount that they have eaten. This would be a good enough indication, and quite off putting way of confirming how we sometimes tend to pig out!

  • Oh So Hungry…

    Over the past 1 week, I am constantly feeling hungry. In fact, I am feeling hungry again. I just had lunch 2 hours ago.

    I am just insatiable! I am eating every meal regularly, and I snack. So, how can I possibly want more food? How can I still be hungry? My hunger is turning in to an obsession. All I am thinking about is satisfying my hunger, and cravings. Craving of this very moment – hokkien mee!

    And so I get to thinking – is this REAL hunger I am feeling? Or am I just being greedy? What is hunger suppose to feel like?

    The dictionary describes hunger as the discomfort, pain or weakness caused by need for food. And I’ve been told that hunger makes you depressed, weak, moody, crabby and light headed. Sometimes, the stomach may start to rumble. I have none of these feelings. I just want to eat something!!!

    I know it’s ok to be hungry. But REALLY, I don’t need the extra calories, nor do I think that this constant feeling of hunger is normal or good for me.

    So I am going to try a few appetite suppressing techniques that will include avoiding refined carbohydrates (no more crisps and chocolates!!!), getting plenty of natural sunlight, drinking lots of water and eating more fibre.

    Apparently, the body cannot tell the difference from whether we have eaten 2 bowls of rice or 2 bowls of vegetables. No guessing which is the healthier option!

    So, for the next 1 week, I am going to focus on filling myself up with fibre, and trying out appetite suppressing foods. Not that I expect to totally eliminate my hunger and cravings, but I figured I should start somewhere.

    Appetite suppressing foods that I know of is water, apples, vegetables and protein shake. It doesn’t sound very exciting, and that is what I am going to eat each time I am feeling hungry. Will it work? I don’t know yet – but I’ll start tomorrow and stick to it for one week. I am going to keep a food diary as well so I can astonish myself with what I am actually eating.

    Wish me luck!

  • BFF’s

    Like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum,
    Bonnie and Clyde,
    Paris and Nicole,
    and everything else that goes together…..
    Best Friends Forever…..
    Always…..

    This, of course, is a distortion of reality!

  • Tango Boy!

    Dear Tango,

    You are going on 9 years old now. And until the last 6 months, you’ve never owned a bed. And now, you have TWO! beds. And you behave and lounge in your bed like you’ve ALWAYS! had a bed.

    Now all you do, is lie in bed all day. It is such an effort for you to even come greet me in the morning before I go off to work. Because all you do is LIE IN BED!

    Tango Boy, I must say, you’re turning in to quite THE SLOB!

    And even then, Tango Boy, we all LOVE! you so – especially Karen Kow.

    Love,
    Li Lian.