Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dinner!

It's a few days late but a few friends and I decided to have our own version of the CNY reunion dinner. Being newbies in a city that has no Chinatown, we weren't exactly spoiled for choice when looking for places to eat. However, I had serendipitously made an acquaintance a few days before who told me that there was a restaurant that served peking duck - with pancakes and everything!


True story - it was almost the whole shebang!

It didn't come with the other stuff (soup made from the bones, noodle stir fly with the other meat), and it can't really compete with Simon's Peiking Duck. But as something to tide us over, it definitely hit the spot. 

Monday, February 08, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy year of the monkey everyone! Just like in Munich, there's not much going on in terms of celebrations in Bremen. What I did do was continue the tradition of wearing new clothes - starting the year new and all that. I chose to wear a red and white striped sweater/dress from Uniqlo and a duffel coat from Primark. Despite the relatively cheap aspect of my outfit, I was complimented! Does this say something about fashion in Germany? Heheheh

But here's a ghostly photo of me and my clothes.

My work doesn't have any full length mirrors so it had to be taken in the reflection of a door. 

Sunday, February 07, 2016

I need this shirt

But I want it in a colour that's not brown :/

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Prima Taste Laksa Noodles

Now, I love laksa and it's a pretty hard to come by in Germany. To overcome my lack of laksa over the last few years, I've been trying to make it myself using various paste mixes. But then in 2014 on one of my trips to London, Pooey introduced me to Prima Taste Laksa Noodles. Yes, laksa flavoured instant noodles. 

THEY ARE THE BOMB. 

Like, they actually really taste like laksa! I'm just writing about them now because I had a bowl for lunch today and they made me really happy. The soup is thick and aromatic with the right mix of spice and coconut, and so long as you cook them following the directions, the hokkien-style noodles are chewy. Sometimes I also boil rice vemicelli noodles to add to my experience but instead I limited myself today to just a boiled egg, prawns, tofu cake, mint and coriander. It was worth it. 

But the best bit is I've found an asian grocery in Bremen sells them. I DON'T HAVE TO LOAD UP ON THEM IN LONDON ANYMORE!!! 

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

#almostwinning!

So I have already made a couple of friends in Bremen, two of which are a couple from Sydney! They've already been here a few months and had sussed out a regular trivia night that's in English. They invited me along, not knowing who I am. 

As a team of three people, we came third. We each got these tubs of Haribo gummis s our prize.

Coming third isn't the same as first or even second, but I guess I can still say - THE QUEEN HAS RETURNED!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Love you long time, London

Because I am the new girl, work sent me to a meeting in London to meet other people I would be working with. Not gonna complain about that! Okay, I will complain a little bit - it was a two day meeting with an 8AM START on the second day. But the flipside of the early start was an early end, allowing me to catch up with some London peeps :D.


I caught up with Amandine, Mr J, Liz and Livvy at Lobster & Burger.
And like any self-respecting Asian, we all got lobster




I got mine grilled. yay. 

Afterwards we met with Angry Chris and headed to Bread St. Kitchen for cocktails. 


We also took this epic photobooth pic while at Bread St. because the pauses between shots were so long we weren't sure if it was done or not :D

And I strolled home from there and felt a great swelling in my heart for all my friends and how even though time may pass, we still had a great time together in this amazing city <3 .="" p="">

Also, a shoutout to Smee letting me crash and also making me squid ink pasta. Delizioso!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wonderful discovery at work!

As everyone who's ever started work in a new place, there are lots of things to figure out when you get there, and one spends the first couple of weeks trying things out. Well. I made a great discovery.

The coffee machine is also a hot chocolate machine!

I don't drink coffee so I never really paid much attention to the coffee machine other than to make sure it gave hot water. But there were so many other buttons - one of which said *Kakao* and another that said *Schokomilch*. Imagine my joy when a colleague confirmed that they delivered!

Now how to make sure I don't get diabetes...