Sunday, January 24, 2010

Time Flies When You're in Love~

It's been a grey day and I've just been holed up in my room since it's so cold outside. I actually did go out to take some pictures of my friend for my photography assignment, and it went well. But when I got back to my room, my fingers were stiff and freezing! Luckily, I don't have much homework so I can just relax, which is what I have been doing. I do wish I could bake something though.....

Last week went well, except there was a TERRIBLE storm for a few days! The wind and rain were so strong I had trouble sleeping! Not to mention that walking to class and the University Center was a chore. There might be more rain this week, so I am not looking forward to that. Andrew started classes again and his schedule is rather intense! I have been there for him and we have fun being together, even if we are sometimes tired lol. I went to a couple family parties this weekend which were so fun!! I was a little overwhelmed by all the people I hadn't yet met, but everyone was so friendly and open! :D My family is very small, made smaller by my parents divorce 12 years ago, so I never got to experience a large and loud family. It made me kind of sad, because I wished that my family were at the party too, enjoying the food and the warmth. I realized that I am such a family person, and that living on campus is actually pretty lonely. I have my friends, but we all have our own things going on so it's hard. I am lucky to be able to experience the warmth of Andrew's family! :D Thank you my love!

Anyway, I want to catch up on some posts from Winter Break, and this is definitely an important one! ;) Andrew came over to spend the weekend after New Years with me and my family and it was amazing! We had so much fun just talking and being together~ I'll never forget it! :) We were also celebrating our 11 month anniversary which was January 4! To celebrate, we walked over to Saroor, the Indian restaurant my family and I have always liked. I really wanted Andrew to try delicious Indian food that I grew up eating!

His first plate; notice how we both went rather light on the first plates lol! It's a buffet after all! ;) There's salad, chicken sausage kebab, veggie pakora, potato fritter, egg curry, and rice with mushroom curry. He loved everything, especially the mushroom curry! :D The chicken kebab piece was interesting; it tasted like sausage, and he really enjoyed it!

Awww yeahhh, second plate! He got some more beloved mushroom curry, chicken kebab pieces, rice, and naan. :D I tried the mushroom curry too, and it was very creamy and rich!

Hehehehe, my first plate! :D Potato fritter, chicken and veggie pakora, salad, egg curry, and chicken tikka masala over rice! DELICIOUS! I loved everything! The potato fritter tasted like the inside of a samosa, which made me so happy! They were flavorful and luckily nothing was too spicy! The egg curry is almost sweet and is so satisfying to me, probably because I love eggs! xD The chicken tikka masala was delicous and popping with creamy spicy flavor as usual! Everything tasted very good together too, which was nice. The naan we were given was warm and softly chewy.

My second plate! More egg curry, veggie pakora, mushroom curry, potato fritters, and chicken tikka masala with rice. SOOOO GOOOD!
I was so happy to finally have Andrew taste this Indian dessert, which consists of pastry balls soaked in a sugary honey sauce~ I really like them, even though they are uber sweet. He enjoyed them too, which made me happy! You can only eat one at a time since they are so sweet!

After such a filling and delightful lunch, we began walking back to my dad's house. However, we noticed that the sun came out and the weather was perfect for a lovely walk! It was magical; we talked and shared so many memories and observations! Conversation with the person you love is truly a wonderful thing; I adore talking with Andrew. I love hearing what he has to say; I feel like his words and opinions enrich my world. :)
We walked to Heather Farms and all around the gardens there. It was beautiful, albeit a bit cold, but we were so happy to have the freedom to explore and talk. I'll never forget that day; I felt so in love and happy about life. Happy 11 Months babe! :D

Saroor Indian Cuisine
2580 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Momofraise says: The lunch buffet is $8.99 and the food is amazing and fresh! The flavors really stand out and there is a wonderful balance of creamy and spicy! Great Indian food in the Bay Area! :) Also, be sure to check out the beautiful gardens and lake of Heather Farms!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm back, baby~!

Well, hello 2010! A lot of fun things have happened so far, so I have a good feeling about this year! :)

I have been back at school for a little over a week now and it's been intense but manageable. I am now an art major, which means that I'm learning how to deal with classes that are different than any kind I've taken before. I never even took art classes in high school! I am in class almost all day from Monday through Thursday and then Friday is my day to work on art projects in the art studios here. This morning I spent two hours at the ceramics studio trying to learn how to use the pottery wheel. And let me just say that it is NOT easy! It's like a workout! I am exhausted!

I am not going to lie: this week has been hard for me. I guess I have to get used to my new schedule and become more familiar with my classes. I sometimes have a hard time dealing with change, so I have to keep that in mind. I have been enjoying my time with my friends and with Andrew though!! He has been soooo supportive and wonderful! I am so grateful that he is a part of my life! He is the best thing about it! I got him the MOST AWESOME one year anniversary gift ever and I can't wait to give it to him! ;) Speaking of which, it's coming up soon in early Febuary, which is really exciting! My 2oth birthday is in two weeks too!

So, here's a bit about what has been going on since I got back.....

Last night Andrew played a wonderful set at the Java Roma Cafe open mic! I even sang a song with him, which was soooo fun! People even really liked it! I was so nervous and shakey! It's such a rush performing like that lol. I was not used to the attention haha!

Some goodies Andrew's mom gave me last weekend! From the top: a yummy coconut pastry, a sweet maple french toast muffin, and a perfectly savory pork bun! Such wonderful and tasty goodies!!!

Last weekend, my friends and I went to Pacific Pizza for our annual start-of-semester pizza night. :) We had a wonderful time and ate so much!!! Above is the pizza I ordered, the Tiger special with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, canadian bacon, and onions. I loved the comination of all the toppings, so I will definitely order this again! :D

My friend Mary graciously ordered us a medium order of cheesey sticks!!!!!!!! YUMMM! These taste delicious when dipped in ranch dressing, which I now like! :D I also liked dipping my pizza in the ranch dressing, soooooo goooood~!

This has been my lunch a couple times this past week. Andrew's mom's black bean garlic sauce beef with mushrooms and broccoli over rice! This is seriously one of my favorite dishes EVER! It's so tasty and satisfying! The saltiness of the black bean garlic sauce is amazing and oh so mesmerizing~ His mom was really sweet to give me so much to take back to my room!!! I love Andrew and his family; they are so special to me! Someday I want to do something amazing for them, but I am not sure what....hmmm.... :)
I will put up some more posts later, so stay tuned! :) Thank you all for reading!