segunda-feira, 31 de maio de 2010

The Day I Felt Like A Part Of The Crowd

And a big one.

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Pre-Show:

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It was quite interesting. I´ve never felt so accepted before. I was still me – but, at the same time, I was nobody. In the middle of the crowd, I was nothing but a tiny little ant. Just another shak-y head.

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Just another camera-ready hand.

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(Yep. I did take my fair share of weird pics – featuring all kinds of strangers. Oh, well – you can´t do much when you´re 5´1! But I managed to snap a few clear shots…)

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One word: unforgettable.

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I never liked saying goodbye :(

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Thank you girls, for sharing this wonderful moment with me.

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Thanks Mom and Dad, for making a dream come true.

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I´ll be back with a full recap soon, lovies!

It´s just that I went through a little rough situation today… While at the chemistry lab, I somehow managed to let sulphur powder get to my right eye. So not cool :P

But I´m much better now, don´t worry :)

Wish you all a great week!

XOXO

G.

quinta-feira, 27 de maio de 2010

Good Things Do Happend

Hello, people!

Can you believe it´s almost Friday again?

This week… this year has totally flied by! I´m impressed. And amazed :)

I hope you´re all having a great week. I know I am, haha.

Ok, let me set the record straight. I have EXCITING news to share!

“Tonight´s gonna be a good night…”

I´m going to Demi Lovato´s concert!

I couldn´t be more excited. I think she´s a great singer, and an example to be followed. Have you heard about her fight against bullying?

Besides, I do love all her songs ;)

Anyhow - I´ll have to be quick. I only have a few hours left to get ready, grab my bag and GO!

I know you guys understand. Hehe.

Let´s see…

TUESDAY

Breakfast

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Great. Combo.

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~2 spoonfuls of cottage cheese with 1/2 crumbled granola bar and a pear

School Snack

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A pretty big apple, this time.

Lunch

I had lunch with grandma again! So. Much. Fun.

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Great photo skills… Haha.

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My 1st plate (minus the crushed vegetable pie on your right – tasted like mud): tabouli salad, sliced beets, tomato&white beans salad, a small slice of tuna and leek quiche.

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2nd plate (from the sushi bar) – Ginger slices, raw salmon and tuna sashimi, grilled salmon slices, cucumber salad.

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Peach-Flavoured Iced Tea on the side.

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We actually went to a self-service restaurant – you weight your plate, and you only pay for what you eat. They had an amazing sushi bar – can you see it, right behind Grandma?  This guy on her side´s a host of a tv show about traveling that she loves to watch. She was (clearly) excited to meet him “par hasard”!

Dinner

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I started off with a pumpkin and spinach soup (homemade)…

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Followed by a plate of deliciouness! A baked sweet potato, a small lice of broccoli quiche, baked pumpkin, baked tofu slices (à la miss GlidingCalm), plus steamed chayote and cauliflower.

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By the way – thanks for the recipe, girl! It tasted awesome.

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LOVE.

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast

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1/2 non-fat yogurt and 1/2 crumbled granola bar.

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On a Starbucks Mug! YAY :)

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Always a winner in my book.

School Snack

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Perfectly red apple

Lunch

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With Mom – slice of leek quiche, soybean salad (with sliced carrots and cucumber) and a caprese tower (argula, tomato and white cheese).

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With a glass of fresh unsweetened OJ on the side, for good measure.

Dinner

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At a restaurant called “Andy´s”, with grandpa, his girlfriend and my cousins. I started off with Iced Tea

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And then, I “created” a veggie sub that contained: low-carb bread (don´t ask – they only said it was 20% lower in terms of carbs!), brie cheese, pickle mix and olives. I expected more…

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But it wasn´t too bad. I managed to eat half.

Dessert

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My absolute favourite… small plain Fro-Yo!

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As good as always :)

THURSDAY

Breakfast

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My crazy mix: a tbsp of cottage cheese with 1/3 container of non-fat plain yogurt, plus 1/2 crumbled granola bar.

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Believe me when I say – a winner!

School Snack

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My pink-ish little friend.

Lunch

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Small slice of broccoli quiche, zucchini bake, ginger and tomato slices and cooked carrot sticks.

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Randomness.

Wow – it took me quite a while to go through all of those pics! Looong post, yet again. Oops :)

I have to go, now… But I promise to take lots of pics to share with y´all!

Wish you a FUN night!

XOXO

G.

segunda-feira, 24 de maio de 2010

A No-Go (+YMIAC and YMIAJ)

Hey, bloggers!

It´s Monday, once again! How was your weekend? Fun?

I certainly had a peculiar one. More on that later.

Now, I have sad news to share. Very, very sad news. Remember my British Excitement?

So… it´s not happening.

And what hurts me the most is the fact that I had everything on my side. Mom was excited, helping me choose the best campus. Grandpa had agreed on paying for my flight and gave me support. I was decided to face this trip as a challenge. I´d spend three weeks eating only what I was offered (and, believe me – that doesn´t include much greens or organic food).

But no. I won´t be traveling for a 3-week course in England simply because…

Dad said “No”.

Yep. England´s a no-go.

It all melted away.

My vacation. My course. My plans… My dream.

(I´m sorry if I´m beeing too dramatic… I realize I sound like a spoiled little girl. But I truly want this since I was little. England has always been one of my top dreams. London+Paris= The Perfect Trip. Get it? I´m devastaded.)

Anyhow. Enough complaining! I guess it just wasn´t meant to be. At least… not now.

I didn´t post on Friday on purpose – I wanted to wait until Dad said “Yes” so I could immediately share the amazing news with you guys. Major fail.

Let´s just rewind, then… Back to where I left you:

FRIDAY

Breakfast

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YMIAC (Yogurt Mess In a Cantaloupe!)

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Pure. Bliss.

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1/2 container of non-fat plain yogurt with 1/2 crumbled granola bar inside 1/2 a cantalupe. Not HALF bad!

:)

School Snack

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Pear

Lunch

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I met Grams for lunch!

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Yep. At that amazing vegan/vegetarian restaurant called “Vegan Vegan”.

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So comfy and cozy. Pure love!

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I´ve had an organic greens salad with a blob of vegan mayo as a starter…

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And then, the so-called “Optional Dish”:  Organic Soy-Cheese Kibbeh, beans, pumpkin-y veggies, brown rice and grated carrots and beets.

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My favourite passion fruit+ ginger juice was on the side, obvs!

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It was F-U-N.

Dessert

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No lunch is complete without FRO-YO!

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We were both very excited :D

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Different toppings…

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Her choice – pomegranate fro-yo with strawberries, mango and marshmallow sauce.

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My choice – diet fro-yo topped with pineapple and mango slices.

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Modern environment…

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Fun lightning!

I was certainly a happy camper :D

Dinner

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Raw carrots, ginger slices, ~1 tbsp of brown mustard.

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Baked carrot (sausage-alike), sweet potato, Cottage Cheese and Zucchini Bake slice.

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Altogether = perfect dinner combo.

SATURDAY

Breakfast

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My other cantaloupe half and a pear.

School Snack

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Yes, I went to school on a saturday morning! Only to wait for my parents, though. Parents and teachers were having a Parent/Child Reunion. Only I wasn´t able to join them :/

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I sipped on this diet version of a guarana juice brazilians often drink. I forgot how fake it tastes, though – so I threw most of it away. Bummer.

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I spent the rest of my time listening to music and playing with my LoveCalculator iTouch App – so fun!

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Hey… A girl can dream, right? Haha.

Lunch

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Lunch was tough. I was at Dad´s house, having lunch with him. I served myself while he stared at me – grandma´s chicken pasta with ~2 tbsp of mashed pumpkin, tomato slices and a small piece of grilled chicken. I couldn´t finish it all, and the chicken tasted weird… But I ate my food. Dad looked proud :)

Snack

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About an hour or so after lunch, Dad invited my to a Fro-Yo date. How could I say “No”? I chose the plain fro-yo topped with mango and pineapple. The pineapple tasted awful, though – terribly sweet. Left the whole pineapple portion, but ate all the rest up :)

Dinner

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Dinner was eaten at the mall, while me and Dad were running some errands and waiting for my sister (who was having dinner with her friends at Outback Steakhouse inside the mall). I chose a white cheese and hummus sandwich on a whole wheat bun, with a side of fresh OJ. Couldn´t finish it all – but it tasted AWESOME!

SUNDAY

Breakfast

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I´ve had a slice of white toast with a little brazilian cheese melted on top, plus…

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A little cup of coffee with non-fat milk. It´s been a while!

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I planned on eating that pear, but… it just didn´t happend :/

Lunch

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Lunches at grandma´s house are always delicious. Yesterday was no different – I´ve had a small slice of broccoli and ricotta quiche with a tiny piece of lasagna and heart-of-palms slices. Y-U-M.

Dinner

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Back at Mom´s house – my true home. Slice of leftover broccoli quiche, cottage cheese and zucchini bake, ginger and heart-of-palms slices

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Plus a chopped carrot with brown mustard on the side. For crunch ;)

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Yummalicious.

MONDAY

Breakfast

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Can you believe it?

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Me neither!

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YMIAJ!

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Made with 1/2 crumbled granola bar, 1/2 container of non-fat plain yogurt and leftover Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. The perfect final touch :)

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Speechless.

School Snack

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A super juicy mini-pear! One of the bests I´ve ever had, seriously!

Lunch

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Oops. I did it again.

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I was feeling a bit nauseous and considered skipping lunch… But then I remembered I couldn´t. So I chose something cool and light on my poor stomach…

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A medium-sized zero (0% fat, 0% sugar) Fro-Yo at Yoggi.

Not what you would call a super-healthy lunch… But it fitted me well ;)

Dinner

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Slice of broccoli quiche and zucchini bake, heart-of-palms, baked thin slice of pumpkin and sweet potato, steamed cauliflower and chayote slices.

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What I call the perfect dinner :D

Wow! I guess I did have tons of pics to share, didn´t I?

I should be saying goodbye. I still have math, physics and biology homework waiting for me. Oops!

Hehe.

See you lovies later!

XOXO

G.