NRJ Radio is awesome!

Last Friday, my friend T- invited me to the Heineken UEFA Champions League Final party in Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zurich Central Station) because she won free tickets.  Honestly, I’m not that into soccer and I’m not that into Heineken either, but hey–it was free and I hadn’t seen T- in a while, so I was down to hanging out.  The party itself was okay.  Lots of green Heineken logos and other product placement everywhere, and of course we got ourselves some Heine beer to drink while listening to the DJ pound out his beats.   Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian) 牛肉麵

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian) 牛肉麵 (4)I bought a Morphy Richards slow cooker off this past March, and it’s kind of just been sitting in the corner of the kitchen, gathering dust…  so yesterday I decided to make my version of Beef Stew Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian) 牛肉麵 in the slow cooker.  I didn’t really have a recipe on hand, so I just made it up as I went along, and I think the finished product came out okay.   Continue reading

♥ The cutest little kitty in the whole, wide world ♥

I have recently discovered a very cute little kitty circulating the internet.  IT IS THE CUTEST THING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.  No joke.  I mean, look at this little guy…  kawaii!!  ^.^

I just want to pet his little belly, stroke his soft fur, and shower him with kisses.  MUAH!!!  ♥ ♥ ♥  And I’m not even a cat person.   Continue reading

German gives me a headache… and a stomach ache, too

I hate to say this, but German really gives me a headache.  Today my lovely Swiss coworker (I’ll call her N-) decided to converse with me in German over lunch, so I could “practice”.  She has somehow got it into her head that I know lots of words but just need practice stringing them together.  After all, Englisch und Deutsch Wörter sind ähnlich.  (Yeah, I learned that phrase today.  Just barely.  I had to look up the word for similar  because I forgot it already.  I hope I got the right one.)   Continue reading

30 Day Squat Challenge – Mission Complete!

Yesterday was the last day of my 30 Day Squat Challenge!  Hip, hip, hooray!  🙂

I’m very proud of this mini achievement.  Hopefully it’s the first of many small accomplishments to come.  I’ve always been one of those people who makes grand plans and then gives up after one or two days out of lack of motivation and/or sheer laziness, so this is an achievement for me.   Continue reading

The secret to working out is… cool music!

I was feeling bad-ass a bit earlier, but now I’m just feeling sick and tired.  Perhaps it was a bit too much.  Ugh…  I don’t feel well.  I wonder if it was something I ate.  Is it possible to get a sudden onslaught of delayed exhaustion?

Anyway, I rode on the exercise bike for one entire hour today!  Was so proud of myself, as I can’t even recall the last time I did this.  I was going to write a post about cool exercise music as workout motivation, but I think I need to cut this short and get myself to bed early.   Continue reading

How to survive in Zurich (and how not to make dinner)

I just spent the better part of this afternoon struggling through my German homework.  It’s pretty sad;  I had to look up practically every word, and then it still didn’t make any sense, so I had to type in whole phrases verbatim into Google Translate to see if it could work wonders.  All this heartache and headache for a fill-in-the-blank one-pager.  Yes, my German is that pathetic.  😦

I had wanted to get some exercise this afternoon in my first attempt to slim down for the bridesmaid dress, but by the time I finished doing my homework, it was already past 7 pm, so I decided to make dinner instead.  Yes…  gasp!  I actually attempted to cook today.   Continue reading

New comparison: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

After getting all excited for my cellphone contract renewal last Tuesday, I decided to set my sights on the Samsung Galaxy S4.  So I started digging into the details and discovered that the contract renewal with Orange would not be CHF 1.- as I had originally expected.  The reality of the matter was that getting a new phone would cost from CHF 1.-   Continue reading

Friday night blues

I’m depressed.  It’s Friday evening, the weather outside is crappy, and I don’t have any plans.  Times like this, I really feel all alone.  Normally, I don’t mind during the week, as I’m busy working and don’t have time to do much after work except grab some dinner, take a shower, and go to bed.

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The (ugly) bridesmaid dress

I have a good friend getting married in August, and she asked me to be a bridesmaid.  Ok…  I guess.  Well, why not?  I guess it would be cool to help a friend out.  But wait.  I forgot about the issue of bridesmaid dresses.

There are two enduring wedding clichés: All brides are beautiful, and all bridesmaid dresses are ugly, unless it’s Pippa’s…

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