December 31, 2007

new year's eve and college apps

We're heading over to Shi Buo Buo's (tenth uncle) house tonight, so I need to turn in my Yale app before then. Plus all my remaining colleges (besides Pomona) are EST. Ughh.
EDIT (5:16 PM) I'm not applying to Yale -- their supplement is a b*tch.

Breakfast 400

Fresh papaya, homemade cheesecake (isn't it beautiful?), two bowls of Fiber One honey clusters

Afternoon snacks 80

Orange, tea egg

Lunch 80

Huge pot of chicken noodle soup with celery and carrots

More afternoon snacks 200

Carrot sticks, another slice of homemade cheesecake (mmm), sweet red cherries

Total as of 4:20 PM 760

Dinner 500

Hot pot! Perfect for a cold winter night.
Green leaf lettuce, napa cabbage, baby spinach, beef, lamb, tofu, shrimp, clams, salmon, dong gu mushrooms, beef balls, shrimp balls, golden mushrooms, bean sprouts

Post-dinner munchies 370

Strawberries, strawberry puff pastry, pistachio wedding cookie (some Greek desserts Jimmy got at Costco)

Linda's 26th birthday cake -- mocha mousse -- and champagne and orange juice for New Year's toasts

Strawberry, cherries

Total 1630
So, instead of staying under 1400 as I'd originally planned, I went over 1600 ... so I'm one-fourteenth of the way to canceling out that crepe last night. 650 to go!

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December 30, 2007


Breakfast 200

Two bowls of Fiber One honey clusters with milk

Lunch 500

Church food!
Beef and qing cai (baby bok choy), eggplant, rice, green tea nougat candy

Afternoon munchies 400

Kid's Pack from Century Theaters (Amanda and I watched Juno, which was really good): kettle corn, sour patch rope and red cherry Icee
Nordstrom café mocha

Dinner 700

We had Ethiopian food at this tiny place in Berkeley called Finfiné. It shared space (in an alley called The Village) with a bunch of other restaurants -- we were originally going to have Korean food, but the place was closed for New Year's. I'm so glad we decided to go to Finfiné -- the place was warmly decorated, and there were fresh flowers at the table in these adorable vases. It's family-owned so it was really homey and nice. We (me, Jimmy and Amanda) all ordered the Ethiopian tea -- it was spiced water (vaguely chai-tasting) served with a bag of Lipton and sugar. Delish.

We ordered the vegetarian combo, which you can see all around the platter, beg wet (lamb) and a chicken dish. It was served on, and with, injera, spongy, sourdoughy bread for dipping and eating. So good -- I ate so much!

Dessert! 700

Damn it, I need to learn self-control. After that huge dinner I polished off a ginormous banana nutella crepe. It was glorious.

Total 2500
I totally splurged today. It's okay -- I'll make up for it tomorrow and aim for around 900.

In the church bathroom. I was bored, okay?

♥ Tiff

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December 29, 2007

dim sum = happiness

Dim Sum (Brunch) 700

Shrimp siu mai, shen jian bao (pan fried pork and veggie bun), some savory flaky crispy thing

Cha siu hap, mixed meat and veggie gao, cha siu bao (barbecue pork bun), qian chen gao (thousand layer cake)

Fried tofu, fried pork skin, and I'm not even going to try to guess what that last thing is called. It was vermicelli, mushrooms and random seasoned veggies wrapped in a crispy bean curd skin. It was delish!

Afternoon snacks 800

Costco samples: mini cinnamon bun, Spanish Marcona almonds

See's caramel chocolate and nut clusters, Fuji apple slices, white chocolate macadamia nut cookie

Green onion bing (pancake), peppermint bark

Dinner 120

Tofu Shirataki spaghetti with tomato-basil marinara

Post-dinner munchies 200

Sweet red cherries, tomatoes with sugar

Total 1820
My dad was cooking spaghetti with meat sauce for the kids' lunch tomorrow after church. It came out surprisingly good -- all fragrant and rich from the meat and garlic.
Good thing I didn't have any -- it would have definitely put me over 2500 calories.

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