Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Tidbits

Had a lovely long weekend.  Aside from doing the usual weekend chores, I was able to do work for school (Bringing home work.  Pathetic, I know.), juice carrots and apples, and continue my knitting.  I don’t know why it’s taking me this long to finish a coffee cozy.  Still, I’m on it. J

The highlight of my weekend was a trip to the theater to watch Wicked with my mom and my brother.  We’re all theater fanatics.  As a matter of fact, I cringe at the exorbitant price of movie tickets nowadays that’s why Hon-some and I do not fancy going to the movies anymore.  But the theater…sigh…I don’t think twice about shelling out thousands for an experience.

And what an experience watching Wicked was.  The set design was jaw-dropping, the dialogue and all the punchlines were spot-on, and the songs were all applause-able (the Glinda effect!  Hahaha!).

After that gratifying theater experience, my family and I had dinner at Project Pie at the newly-opened Blue Bay Walk.  I must say, the pizzas lived up to all that hype.

As everyone knows by now, Project Pie operates on three simple rules about dining there:  Design.  Build.  Eat.  For P285, one gets to pile on as many toppings as he/she wants on a pizza dough:  mozzarella, feta, cheese, gorgonzola, ricotta, parmesan, pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, bacon, grilled chicken, Canadian bacon, prosciutto, anchovies, red onions, green bell peppers, jalapenos, cilantro, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, caramelized onions, fresh mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, pineapple, artichokes, fresh chopped basil, black olives, pesto, and barbecue sauce.  Oh my!

Three Golden Rules

I built my own white pizza (no red sauce, the dough was slathered with olive oil) with mozzarella, ricotta, gorgonzola, parmesan, cracked black pepper, garlic, fresh chopped basil, fresh tomatoes, and crumbled meatballs.

And then I ate the whole thing upon the promise of attending my Zumba classes dutifully. J

Weekends are also when I try to catch up on my reading.  I usually read a chapter or two before going to sleep but it’s really on weekends when I can curl up with a book and read relentlessly.  I have noticed that I have already read quite a number of books since the year began.  I’ve just finished David Levithan’s Naomi and Ely’s No-Kiss List and Every You, Every Me.  I kind of have a hit-and-miss relationship with Levithan’s books, most of which are hits.  I loved Everyday but I was surprisingly enamored by the photographic novel, Every You, Every Me.

I have also started exploring Wendy Mass books.  I’ve read two so far:  Every Soul A Star and A Mango-Shaped Space.  Wendy Mass’s books make for great middle school literacy links to Science and I love how each book focuses immensely on unique topics like eclipses for Every Soul a Star and synethesia for A Mango-Shaped Space.  On a recent trip to a bargain bookstore, I was able to pick up a copy of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life for a song (as in P50).  It’s on my reading pile now.
Furthermore, I have also started a relationship with Rainbow Rowell after reading Fangirl.  I love her humor.  And Levi is my new literary crush (sorry, Gus Waters). J

This book, however, is what I’m currently reading.  I love Cath Kidston’s modern vintage prints and very pleased was I when I chanced upon her book about how the brand started and grew.  The book is so lovely that I’m willing myself to read it slowly in order to savor each page, each sweet print.

And so, the weekend that was.  Here’s to a great week ahead!

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