I haven't written much in such a long time, besides my personal statement and revision of others' papers, that I feel like I need to find my voice again. A couple of writing habits (resolutions, anyone?) I have decided to change are double-spacing between sentences and using less exclamation marks. If I don't look like I'm over 25, at least I can sound like it, right?
I almost always start my new year in Taiwan, and this year was no different. I of course went to my favorite sushi place in Taichung, Motode Sushi and frequented 家料理 during my stay. I packed on a couple of pounds during my stay, something quite inevitable when in Taiwan. School brought me back to New Orleans, and with my mom, we went to try one of John Besh's fancier restaurants, Restaurant August. I also had the opportunity to try Commander's Palace, and after all, I think it did live up to its name. The food was delicious, well presented, and the service was impeccable. I would definitely recommend it as a pricier option in New Orleans. And oh, District Coffee opened in place of Velvet Coffee, and their drinks are pretty darn good!
April brought me to Boston, where I attended an Internal Medicine conference and learned how to put in a central line and practiced my suturing. I had fun learning, and had just as much fun exploring Boston's Little Italy (North End) and eating at Neptune Oyster. School also brought me to Atlanta, where I had supper at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails and enjoyed short rib (below) with potatoes and bacon on the side. Can't say no to that bacon! (Heh, cue resolution)
June brought me to Australia, again, for school purposes. I found that the number of Asian restaurants and cafes in Brisbane had increased in number, and witnessed Kiss the Berry (below) go from being a pop-up to two shops! I also got to go to Ekka c/o of Yelp, where I met Jake (below). They still make the best acai bowls 'round the world. My Sydney itinerary this time was very different from that of the past, but it was a lot of fun traveling with friends. A change from my usual travels alone. My lemon tart (below) from Bourke Street Bakery was amazing, of course, and breakfast from Le Monde was also pretty delicious.
|This is Jake ;D|
This year (2016) I have set out to intentionally spend more time with family and friends, and since I've graduated, I happen to have a little more time! Definitely more time compared to the last four years. Even though where I will be this year is a huge question mark, if the last four years has taught me anything, it's that life rarely happens the way you expect it to. When life gives you lemons, you can always choose to make lemonade. The strawberry type, of course.