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Tags: ass meat, donkey, donkey meat, europe, food, italian food, italian pasta, milan, nice city, restaurants, rome, spaghetti, subject titles, tomato sauce, travel, vacation
I am trying to think of a good subject for my blog post, but really good not come up with anything that just sounded wrong… subject titles such as:
- I had ass for dinner last night
- I had ass meat for dinner
- Donkey meat in my pasta
I don’t know, it just sounds all bad…well last night my business partner took me to this incredible little tavern place that was well over 100 years old and we had donkey meat spaghetti, or ass meat pasta…that was the first time I had ass for dinner and yeah, it was really good! I have had 3 dishes of pasta in the last couple days since I have been in Milan, but am starting to notice that it is substantially different than what we get at home. At home we cook pasta until it is almost soggy or really soft, here they cook it and it is soft but kind of crunchy at the same time…Maybe I am just a bad pasta chef back home, not sure…
So far my very limited impressions of Milan, is that its a nice city with narrow streets, lots of vespa’s. The people are friendly and speak with passion and action – I love watching their hand movements and how they express themselves, I can never tell if a fist is going to fly or if they are just talking normal.
I am leaving back home in the morning, so tonight will be my last chance to indulge in Italian goodness!
Tags: business traveler, eating alone, Frankfurt, jet lag, layover, rainbow Thai, Thai food
It’s no secret that eating alone sucks. For most that I have talked too, they will eat very minimally if they are traveling alone. I love food, but often times I skip a meal to avoid the inconvenience of eating alone. Tonight in Frankfurt I was trying to sleep and kill my jet lag when i was woken by a tummy that said “feed me!”, so now I am having some delicious Thai Food at Rainbow Thai just next to the hauptbanhoff. The last few times I have been in Frankfurt, I have dined here. Rainbow Thai does not disappoint. They got Thai food and German beer! Thai beer too, but why drink Thai beer in Germany?
Tags: Blowfish, Fugu Ruku, google adsense, Japan, Nippon, pufferfish, youtube
On one of my several trips to Japan, I had a chance to try Fugu, also known as Blow Fish or pufferfish. I made a silly little video of the fish and put it up on youtube, I now have almost 72,000 hits on it. Apparently according to google ads I have made almost $20 off of it. Pretty Sweet! Anyways, I would love to learn more about google adsense, etc and make some more money with other videos!
Tags: Australia, Blood Orange, burnaby, caffe divano, coquitlam, customer service, Hibiscus, melbourne, melbourne convention centre, new westminster, poco, pomo, port moody, serendipitea, tea, vancouver
So last month when I was in Melbourne at the Convention centre they were serving Tea during the breaks which was an incredible burst of goodness! During the three days of the conference, I probably drank 5 pots alone of this tea made by SerendipiTea. The flavor I was digging was Blood Orange & Hibiscus. Totally Juicy Stuff by the way!
I came home and had a few samples, but ran out since I was at home busy making MarTEAni’s at home…Yes, Simple Tea, Vodka and Ice shake and enjoy! Doesn’t get much easier than that.
In any case, I twittered SerendipiTea (@SerendipiTeaUSA) on Twitter and told them I enjoyed the red tea…couldnt remember the name (yes, even after the samples…brain dead child here I guess!). They told me what it was and then another quick response from Caffe Divano (@caffedivano in Port Moody, it is a good 25 minute drive from my house in South Vancouver, so it took a little convincing to get me out here – they offered to have it boxed up and ready for me if I want to come. So here I am saturday morning in Port Moody (a nice town…) and have already picked up my tea and enjoying a cup of white tea writing this blog post before I make the trek back home.
I really appreciate quick, good customer service and when I need more tea, I will be sure to drop a tweet or just make my way out to port moody to get a refill!
Check out their websites and products, you will not be disappointed!
SerendipiTea – http://www.serendipiTea.com/
Caffe Divano - http://caffedivano.ca/
Tags: Cherry Coke, Coca-Cola, Coffee Coke, Coke, Dennys, Glass Bottle, Vanilla Coke, World
I received an email from Dennys stating it was “I love Coca Cola” month, I thought what a wonderful thing! There is something special about drinking Coca Cola, also known as Coke…No matter where you go in the world you can always find Coca Cola. On a hot beach in Mexico to the most remote part of Viet Nam. The stuff is everywhere, with consistent packaging whether it be in the classic bottle or in the plastic bottle. Coke is something that is familiar and probably holds some good memories for almost everyone who has enjoyed the drink! Coke has even gone as far to be included into the culture…well into my world anyways!
Usually, when I got out and I order a coke I always make sure that is Coca Cola and not Pepsi or some other brand. Coca Cola can not be replaced because it is “The Real Thing”! In fact I go so far that if a restaurant or cafe offers Pepsi, I will go as far to say no, I will have water instead…Pepsi is imitation crap, its like you go to a seafood restaurant and you order crab and you end up getting this rubber tasting imitation crab when you are expecting the real thing!
I remember growing up and my dad was the one who instilled these good values in me of Pepsi is evil and not to drink it.
There have been many types of Coca Cola that have come out over the years including Cherry, Coffee, Vanilla, Orange and to say the least nothing compares to the Classic / Classique Original Real Thing!
Since its “I LOVE Coca Cola Month” I want to salute my favorite soft drink, which I have enjoyed from when I was a little boy and will continue to enjoy until I get old and wrinkly…I will also share the wonderful tradition of Coke is the Real Thing and Pepsi is evil to my children!
Go out, Enjoy a Refreshing Coca Cola!
Tags: Gastroesphaegael reflux disease, GERD, ginger, Ginger lemon honey tea
Ginger is a reedlike plant, Zingiber officinale, native to the East Indies but now cultivated in most tropical countries, having a pungent, spicy rhizome used in cookery and medicine.
And this is how it looks :
I have been putting raw ginger grinds in to my magic bullet drink for the last 2 month, 5 days a week. [Sidenote: I LOVE my magic bullet! Every morning, I make myself a healthy fresh fruit/frozen fruit with soy milk and ginger! mMM ] Every since then, I have not been sick at all! I’m prone to get some kind of sickness during the winter month. Or at least a nasty cough of some sort, but NOTHING this year! I’m proud to say that I have been healthy and energetic since Nov 2010!
Let me tell you a bit of my health history. Just so you understand why 4 month of no sickness is quite an accomplishment for me! In early 2010, when I was travelling in Asia for one month, I came down with some horrible stomach pain. I’m use to stomach pain as I grew up with tummy problems my whole life. But a bit of ‘bowel movement’ and pepto bismol usually did the trick for a quick recovery. Sorry, TMI? Anyways, this one was very different. I was in Singapore and it was a day after we had some funky curry dinner in some shady area of Singapore. The next day, we we were all sick except for Mark’s dad. But everyone recovered and went on with the day. However, my stomach ache never went away. That night, I couldn’t even sleep it off. I was in THAT much pain. I stayed up most of the night moaning and groaning in agony. Next day, the pain never subsided, and I stayed in bed crying. That went on for 3 days straight, taking every anti-acid, diarrhea, stomach pain pills I can take. By the 4th day, I was able to get out of bed, and finally get some fresh air. I was unable to eat solids for couple days, but I was finally alive!
So, the rest of the trip was fine, but when I can home, I came down with the same stomach pain! I was bed bound 48 hours. I just thought, I probably ate something bad, and consequently in agony. However, it hit me again the next month for 48 hours AGAIN! So, the next time it happened, I promised myself to go see a doctor. So the next month when it happened, it went on for close to a week, and I went to see my family physician. He prescribed me some Esomeprazole pill to help ease the pain. And he diagnosed my symptoms with Gastroesphaegael reflux disease (GERD). The pills didn’t help at all. But he couldn’t do nothing more. To him, I just had GERD…nothing more
So, this was probably end of summer, when I got ‘attacked’ again. To the point, where I couldn’t stand up straight. I wanted to roll up into a fetus position and die. It was that bad. I drove myself painfully to a walk in clinic, and the doctor told me to go to ER immediately. Now, that wasn’t a fun experience! Waited close to 3 hours in the waiting room, and waited close to 2 hours in a cold isolated room with a thin robe. When the doctor finally came in, he didn’t even look at me, but had one of his nurse make me take this numbing solution and anti-acid stuff, and took bunch of blood from me for multiple tests. And I was sent home. I was super upset, but had no energy to fight.
Sorry, this is getting long. Long story short, all the blood test came back negative. I was sent to do a allergy test, and came back positive for practically everything. I’m allergic to all gluts, corn, rice, orange, kiwi, strawberry, all pollen, tree, grass. Pretty much everything. I need to put myself in a bubble so I don’t get contaminated! But seriously, RICE? I’m asian! How am I allergic to RICE? Anyways, after further testing, my doctor told me to stay away from all of my ‘allergy’ food, and that may help prevent me from getting stomach aches… Thanks doc, Let me go see what I can eat or do without hurting myself!
Anyways, back to Ginger talk. I really believe an intake of ginger every day has really helped me calm my digestive /gastroesphaegael system. I’ve always heard that ginger is good for your body in general and should be taken as a supplement once a day.
I did a bit of research and here are some benefits of eating Ginger:
- Ginger has been found to be helpful in blocking the harmful effects of prostaglandin, a substance that can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and even cause migraines.
- Ginger has been associated with alleviation of the feeling of nausea, even in case of pregnant women.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger make it effective in alleviation of the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Ginger helps to promote warmth in the upper respiratory tract and thus, is quite effective in treating cold and flu.
- Those suffering from cramps, caused by stomach gas, have found ginger to be quite effective.
- Ginger makes the platelets less sticky and is thus, pretty helpful in case of circulatory disorders.
- The cineole content in ginger has been found to be a mood enhancer and can help in relieving stress.
- Even ginger tea is said to be a great stress buster and has been found to have refreshing properties.
- Ginger is a natural and effective mouth freshener and also aids digestion.
- Ginger reduces inflammation and also helps lower cholesterol.
- Ginger is good for those suffering from gas and bloating.
- Ginger is believed to have anti-cancer properties.
- Ginger has been associated with easing of menstrual cramps and mitigation of headache.
- Ginger is quite effective in treating diarrhea.
Hey, it’s like killing 2 birds with one stone. Heck, screw just 2! More like a flock of birds! LOL! In this case, killing millions of disease with ginger!
Ginger tastes bitter, but cooked and served properly, it brings freshness and a bit of ZING to the dish.
If you are feeling sick, or your throat is bugging you, I strongly believe in drinking Ginger Honey Lemon Tea. Grate or slice a good tablespoon of ginger, spoonful of Honey, freshly squeezed lemon in a good steeped tea. ( you can drink it without tea as well). OH my, DELICIOUS! Next time your feeling like you’re coming down with something, give it a try, and see how you feel after!! You’ll be surprised by the power of GINGER!