Things I’ve learnt about making sushi:
1. Never substitute long grain rice (normal Chinese dinner rice) for real sushi rice. It just won’t stick.
2. Don’t over-prepare. You’ll always make more filling than you can finish. (This is most definitely true, and you’ll end up munching soggy tuna and stale cucumber sticks for supper.)
3. Roll slowly.
Things I’ve learnt about life:
1. Don’t be content with the second-rate. It just won’t stick.
2. Don’t over-prepare. Half of it is the things you don’t plan.
3. Roll slowly…in the grass ;P
The point I’m trying to make is to take life easier. Which is something I’m not especially good at, given my propensity to freak out/tear up/punch pillows/rip my clothes off, aghast at that horrific visage in the mirror/throw my notes on the ground in complete and utter despair over the fact that I can’t remember the 17 causes of acute pancreatitis.
BUT, I do try.
Anyway, I suppose part of it is choosing what sort of people you surround yourself with. And how you let them influence you. After all, it’s inevitable that you become like your friends–whether that’s a scary or comforting thought may tell you something, ho ho. I’m a bit lucky (or should I say unlucky? Antisocial? Suggestive of sociopathic tendencies?) in that I get sick of people easily, so the people who put up with me (and vice versa) are usually the nicest, most patient and most interesting sort. Thank you for being my friends…*sob
IT IS NOW LESS THAN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS until I will be entirely free of Medicine for the rest of this year. I have so many reasons to squee that I do not know where to start. So I think I’ll start with the small things, which is always a good place to begin.
Victor’s Nintendo shirt turned up in the mail today (see below), which got us pondering how marvellously exciting it is when packages come in the mail. Which is reason for me to be, like, over the moon, because I’m expecting exactly THREE (3, trois) packages in the mail in the upcoming week. Ever since I got a debit card, my inner shopper has revealed itself to be a furious and unappeasable spirit.
The packages I am waiting for are:
1. Contact lenses
2. The Face Shop BB cream (I’ve finally decided to tag along with the trend…)
3. A secret
None of which are super exciting, in and of themselves (except the secret. A SECRET!!! WHO CAN RESIST A SECRET?!), but I guess it’s the surprise factor…and the feeling of tearing opening the cardboard and sticky-tape ;D I will update as each of these packages rolls in.
Also, I set up a travel money card today for Europe! Everything’s almost set. Can’t wrap my head around the fact that we’re jetting off in two weeks. I feel a little delirious :) My French is going horribly, but just well enough to make me feel sophisticated and Continental and delude myself into thinking I’m coiffed, blonde and smoking a long cigar ;D Oui, bien sur j’parle Francais…
Woot! I managed to tie a whole lot of unrelated topics together into one deceivingly fluent entry. I promise the next post will have more pictures. Don’t desert me.