I went shopping this morning in hopes of starting my Chinese New Year shopping early. Every year for the past 4 years, I have been telling myself not to wait until the last minute. Shopping at the eleventh hour is no fun. There are hundreds if not thousands of other shoppers doing the same thing and I get very disorientated when it gets too crowded. I hate crowds.
It was a relatively peaceful day in spite of the school holidays. I walked around 1-Utama and stopped at a clothes store. You know one of those that cater to the young and cool crowd, specifically underfed young girls. I looked at the sizes. XL was obviously not in their vocabulary but surprisingly XS is and even XSS (I hate you!). Can you imagine being extra small or extra extra small? Out of morbid curiosity I took out a pair of pants. The L size could jolly well be an S as far as I was concerned. That pant leg would never make it up my calf. Is this depressing or what? And that's not all. A promoter at Aeon, who's most probably on the wrong side of 38 called me Auntie. Hallo! Who is auntie? Of course I declined to try her product...tsk...tsk...tsk.....
|I snuck in chicken feet for the collagen. I need all the help I can get.|
It's so hard to lose weight. And heck, this morning I had two chungs (rice dumplings) which my partner brought back from Penang. Everything from Penang is good and I cannot resist. So for lunch today, I had chicken and spinach soup. Protein and vegetables, a very low carb meal. If only I can keep up with sort of diet, I would be in better shape in time for Chinese New Year. Oh yes, next month December is a time for resolutions, no?
Chicken and Spinach Soup
Recipe source : You don't really need a recipe
- 2 chicken legs
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
- 1 inch ginger, lightly smashed
- 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
- spinach (baby bayam) as much as you like
- 1 liter water
- 2 Maggi chicken stock cubes