Welcome Spring

Hello people!

It’s finally spring! I know, it’s still August (this still feels wierd to me…. Spring? In August? Pfffffff….), but even the gushing wind is actually warm now. It’s blooming everywhere at uni as well :D

Dandelion on the side of the footpath everywhere! It’s finally warm enough to enjoy froyos and smoothies. Great timing, because I actually bought a food processor recently.

But apart from that, here hasn’t been anything going on in my life lately, so I don’t really have any exciting news to share with you at the moment, sorry. It seems to me as though the past few weeks have passed by in a flash, and I haven’t been able to use my time constructively at all. I do feel that I am in a better place this term at uni though, compared to the last semester, but I sort of have to gear it up a notch to get my part of a group project in shape and put my game face on for the upcoming exam!

I don’t know how famous these youtube videos are, but they are sort of new to me so thought I’d share them with you all today. Fun stuff.

Good day to you all!

- Asuma xxx

A-Z Survey

Oh hello people :)

It’s April!!!

Now I would have been happy about that if I were in the Northern Hemisphere right now; spring is my favourite time of the year and I’d give anything to live in a city that had a spring-like climate all year round.

Ok that’s wishing for the impossible, but if I had that kind of money I bet I’d be traveling the world every season, just to be in a place that’s having their spring months at that time ;)

Not a bad idea, don’t you think?

But April means the slow approach of winter over here in Sydney…and also the end of Daylight Savings.

Saved an extra hour!!

Well not really in the long run, but you get what I mean.

Now that I’ve spent a very productive hour going through my Google Reader this morning [insert sarcasm font], I’m going to move on to finish this A-Z survey from Janetha of meals & moves!! You can also get the template from her blog here.

I know, everyone did it like ages ago and I’m finally getting around to do it now.

But it’s such a fun idea to pass out on just because I’m late; better late than never!

Ready? So here goes.

A is for age:

19, going on 20, and it’s still time to think.

B is for breakfast today:

Recycled photo…but exactly the same thing (only back then I had Kefir yoghurt):

Soleil Vanilla Yoghurt + 1/2 Banana + Farmer’s Choice Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Granola

C is for currently craving:

Janetha’s friend’s Sweet Potato Vegetarian Chili with Cinnamon Sour Cream (click here for the recipe).

I actually woke up this morning and whipped it up, so going to have it for lunch :)

Oh, so I actually did spend my hour doing something productive today! Just noticed :P

D is for dinner tonight:

Probably the leftover of this Red Capsicum and Asparagus Frittata with Mozzarella and Jalapeno.

The stuff is not too bad (for something that I made).

E is for favorite type of exercise:

Body Attack, Yoga, Pilates.

Don’t tell me to pick one, please…but definitely cardio over heavy weights.

F is for an irrational fear:

Failing at uni! Ok actually that’s not irrational…so I’m going to go with getting a skewer stabbed in between my fingertip and nail. I don’t know why but this thought has scared me all the time.

It’s a crazy idea, but I think I watched something similar to that in a Jackie Chan movie when I was little, and the thought stuck with me ever since.

G is for gross food:

Badly and/or incompletely cooked potato. No no no no no no. I cannot stand it.

H is for hometown:

Gunma, Japan y’all :D I don’t even know why I just went Southern.

I is for something important:

My degree. I know I should have said something in the line of family, love, well-being, etc. But this was what came up the first thing in my mind, so I’m going to go with the honesty route here.

J is for current favorite jam:

Friday, by Rebecca Black…kidding!

Michael Jackson’s Human Nature is my buzz at the moment.

K is for kids:

I’m a kid. What are you talking about?

Ok, maybe I wouldn’t say never, but cannot imagine myself being able to fulfil the duties of a mother in the next trillion years or so.

L is for current location:

Sitting at the table in my living room instead of blogging from my desk like I usually do, so I can get my share of the warm sunlight coming in through the windows :)

M is for the most recent way you spent money:

Groceries yesterday!

Haven’t had fig jam in a long time, so that was my most significant purchase.

N is for something you need:

Ummm…more time.

But something I want would be a new lunch box or a blender!

O is for occupation:

Second-year full-time medical student at UNSW.

P is for pet peeve:

Wet kitchen counter.

Cannot stand it when people don’t wipe them up.

I could come up with more stuff like that, but I think for the purpose of this survey (and so that you don’t think I’m some crazy person, which is kind of true), one should suffice.

Q is for a quote:

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R is for random fact about you:

I have a really round facial bone structure. Got it from Dad.

S is for favorite healthy snack:

Right now, I’m back with my sweet potato kick again!

Sweet Potato + Almond Butter + Skim Milk + Cinnamon.

I actually got this idea from Katie of Lilveggiepatch (her version here), but I’m lazy so I just made it simpler and dumped everything together. Katie’s one is much prettier and probably a hundred times yummier too.

T is for favorite treat:

Cereal!! Oh my love for cereal is forever. It’s not exactly a “treat” treat but honestly, if I were given the choice to eat something like a brownie or a bowl of cereal (and hypothetically, they had exactly the same nutritional content), I’d choose the cereal. Yeah my devotion is real.

U is for something that makes you unique:

My name. I haven’t met a single person with my name, “Asuma”.

Except that anime character who stole my name :P

Well I was born before the manga came out anyway, so it’s still original :)

V is for favorite vegetable:

Broccoli is my all time fave.

But if I could pick more than one…ok I’m not going to go there, it’ll just be endless.

W is for today’s workout:

Probably Pilates later. Not planning for a full-on workout today.

X is for X-rays you’ve had:

Finger, ankle, chest, pelvis. That’s pretty much it.

Y is for yesterday’s highlight:

Body Attack 76!!! So much fun :) I also met a girl from my year in med (who also goes to the Saturday Body Attack every week), and few senior med students too. It had been a long time since I last saw them, so it was nice catching up.

Z is for your time zone:

GMT +10.

Daylight saving just ended this morning!
Okay, that was fun :) Now I’m off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday and work on a Group Project assignment….*sigh*
Enjoy the rest of the weekend you all!!
       - Asuma