I believe that it is safe to assume that the majority of you have finished exams by now and of course, to de-stress after all those stressful days: after exam party! ...Or outings... I have chosen the latter. After all, what better way is it for people to bond and relax than through the mutual love for a good meal?
A Representation of One's Stress-Free Day
So to depict a typical "after exams stress free day", I have personally volunteered to reenact the entire process. And offered tips to avoid during days like these.
So like any other holiday, one would sleep in until the time for the miraculous "brunch", and that I followed suit, and woke up at 10:30. Did my toiletries, and felt pretty bright about myself...and felt pretty hungry. I halted and then contemplated my next actions, trying to depict as accurately as possible: the typical brunch of a college kid. Toast, was decided as the perfect median, and I think we all agree, that a typical Asian college student living in a Western country would have eaten this on a regular day of brunch.
However, I made a fatal tactical error. I had decided to make toast without the modern technological aid of a toaster. As someone who does not eat breakfast or brunch on a daily basis, or even a weekly basis, the following picture is what would happen if you leave a piece of bread in the grill for too long.
|Hmmm burnt toast|
Not cool. So this time I decided to babysit the grill so I can add the cheese on it to achieve my delicious brunch.
|Perfect crispy golden brown toast with cheese|
And it was successful.
Tip 1: Do not ever try to make toast without the aid of a toaster, and then forget about it in the grill for 10 minutes.
That same evening, there was a dinner event to celebrate the finishing of exams and a feeble attempt to destroy the trauma of the exams. We had chosen a HK style restaurant and ordered our respective dishes, a mixture of chinese, japanese, HK-style, malaysian, and italian cuisine.
|My Dish. HK style|
|Chinese style omulet on rice.|
|I'm not actually sure which style this is, but if you look hard enough, there's a massive piece of chicken hidden there.|
Unfortunately I only took a few photos to represent what was being devoured mercilessly at the dinner table that eventful evening. Fascinated by my dish (first picture), I had decided it was the most visually appealing dish out of everything that everyone ordered. However, with ever ups there must be downs, my precious friend decided to ruin my joy by telling me it looked like spew. Thank you, oh dear friend, but I've never spewed out spaghetti before in my entire short lived 19 years.
Tip 2: When one remains fascinated about the visual appearance of one's food, their friend would most likely ruin one's appetite out of sheer jealousy.
Proceeding dinner conversations, dessert was up at Pancake Parlour.
|This delicacy costs $27.90 AUD|
We told by the waitress that the 8 of us were very "involved" in devouring this delicacy.
I wonder why...
Tip 3: When sharing food, please do it in a civilized manner to prevent gazes of disgust and wonder from other tables.
If you have sincerely felt that this was a complete waste of your time. I apologise, but I, too, felt like my entire day was wasted, not to mention that I most definitely gained a few pounds.
So readers, what do you do when you finished exams and what kind of food do you like to indulge yourself in to relief the stress?
ps. I'm trying to see how many different kinds of clothing that I can wear and not look disgusting.What do you think of this?
|Me in a singlet...I don't think I'm buff enough|