Friday, October 18, 2013

Which One? Small, Medium or Large?

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Which bags do you frequently carry, small bags, medium bags or large bags? Or perhaps even extra large?
I used to always carry medium to large bag with me everywhere. 

But one day, my father was telling me off because my bag was always too heavy! I always thought that I have so many things to bring with me, the things that I don’t actually need at all time, and perhaps the fact that that bag was leather and strong too. My Father told me that if I continue burdening my back with too heavy of things like that, the upshot will come chasing me later in my old days. Then he told me about one of his friends that had the same bad habit, who’s got a lifetime severe back and shoulder injury from years of carrying heavy bags everyday. 



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Oh no!

Ever since that eye opening story, I went through my closet and discovered some small and light bags I’ve owned but rarely used. I even started to not bring my wallet around if I didn’t need it as much. My Uniqlo tote bag was starting to be a better substitute instead, for me to put small things so I can leave them in my car and only carry with me my essentials. 

Funny how it all reminds me of my friend, who’s also my blog editor, who always only carries a tiny black purse that only fits her cash, cigarette, lighter and a lipstick.

So this is my favourite small bag, and I’m definitely thinking of getting more handy bags. 

What’s your favourite small/large bag?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

WELCOME TO ALODITA'S KITCHEN!


Finally! After many requests for recipes of my usual homemade meals, I’ve decided to add another new category to my blog, which I simply called the ‘Food’ category!
I’m very excitedly happy and grateful that I’ve managed to cook proper meals now. For someone who had no real cooking experiences before, I’m not so bad at all! At first I was just browsing on the Internet for easy recipes and self-teaching myself, guided only by my Mother’s holy kitchen bible. And it took a lot of practice through simple recipes until I can finally put more delicious main dishes to my plate. The motivation also comes from having a husband that is a picky eater. From what I’ve observed he prefers Western food. But thankfully despite his pickiness he would still eat anything I make for him and he always appreciates my cooking. So I was figuring a way to create healthier meals that are just as amazing as the ones in restaurants. And so I started experimenting, asking here and there and collecting quick and easy recipes.

The start of my cooking journey wasn’t an instant success. Besides, first trials are meant to make you develop anyway right? Then through more experiments and strong will to improve big, I succeeded! Not to mention that I am also surrounded by close friends who are great cooks such as Katarina Aie, Catherine Sumitri and also my blog editor, Chitra, whom I can steal some excellent recipes from.

So let’s cut this talk short and rush straight to my home cooked recipes. These awesome recipes are dedicated to all the newlyweds around, and also all the ladies out there who want to be able to cook great meals with only so little of time.

And also, I will gladly let you know that most of the ingredients I use are the usual ingredients I could find in my kitchen. Which means that they’re possibly available in your kitchen too! These recipes are meant to be easy, quick and simple to make. So don’t be expecting photographs of amazing plating like the ones on restaurant’s menu, but do expect amazing meals that would vanish in less than 15 minutes from your plate.

I hope you enjoy #aloditaskitchen and happy cooking!