29 November, 2011
Fruits and vegetables used to be the most substantial part of my diet when I lived at home. Ever since I've started studying eight years ago, cooking for only one person became a chore. I have been eating too many defrosted pizzas, macaroni dishes and can soups. My diet becomes even worse around exam times like these. I've realized the last couple of weeks that I need to change this drastically, mainly for the benefit of my own health.
So I turn to you for advice and help, because I really, really need it. Where do you go to become inspired to cook healthier? Do you know any sites that promote cooking with a lot of vegetables? Maybe you know some good recipes?
From a food market in Rome.
26 November, 2011
Oh, if only we could let these things go more easily... Anyway. I wanted to say to all my fellow readers in the United States: a happy Thanksgiving! I wish we had that holiday everywhere. We could really use a day where we could reflect upon our blessings, especially here in such a rich country as we are. Thanksgiving is such a beautiful tradition, because there is always so much to be thankful of! It's worthy a day of celebrating!
I'm endlessly thankful for the fact that me, my closest family and all my friends are all healthy. Nothing is more important to me than that!
12 November, 2011
My life around these times is put on hold. The one thing that makes it all bearable is the fact that there is only one semester left of my studies. What I will do after that is still a mystery, which might be unveiled in a couple of weeks.
To be continued...
01 November, 2011
It might sound a little strange when I say that sushi and palaces are the first two things that come to my mind when I think back on my semester in Saint Petersburg. The sushi was so affordable that you could almost eat it daily, the palaces and courtyards we visited were stunning. I did a lot of eating over there. (It took me at least a year to step back on a scale again.)
When I think of it now I remember all the wonderful people I met at my international school. I got to know a lovely bunch of girls (the fourth photo) that had come all the way from Italy, South Korea and Sweden. I've been thinking a lot about these people lately, and our shared experiences. We were strolling in the courtyards together, admiring beautiful palaces and sweating our buts of in the public banjas (the Russian saunas). I miss all of them a lot, and I'm sad to say that I don't keep in touch with them. That's just how it is after four years. Now where are the photos from all these moments with all these wonderful people? These photos are actually some of the very few I took.
I really don't know what I was thinking.