- My work-from-home situation persists, upholding my title as an involuntary homebody
- My professional license remains unattained, despite the tremendous degree of hell I've somehow survived and lived to tell the tale of
- My next concert has not yet happened, nor have I seen GOT7 since the summer of 2019
1) Genmaicha Japanese Cheesecake
I also learned the importance of soft peaks. Adding the sugar all at once to room temperature egg whites instead of in increments had not been made in error: it was to promote soft peaks rather than the extremely stable meringue used in sponge or macaronage.
The yield earned impressive praise, even on the third day of consumption. That said, I shall strive to achieve better results in both visual and taste departments, most specifically a clean slice and uniform moistness.
A member of the Gen Z tribe sent a tried-and-true recipe my way, noting that it had earned him sales after sales. I was excited to commence the project the following day, knowing that ube extract had been added to my baking supply roster long ago. Inspecting the recipe further, I found a note regarding ube halaya jam. Initially, my spirits were crushed - I would not be embarking on an early morning grocery trip in search of it. Shortly afterwards, I recalled one of my past experiments: sweet potato paste I had constructed from Hawaiian Purple Yam, dolloped, and frozen (for lack of a better use at the time). Well, it was now the day to thaw.
They were fine. Roughly one hour of refrigeration later, the dough was ready for shaping and plopping into an atrocious amount of icing sugar. Beyond messy was the shaping process, though the powdery bits were decently easy to clean up.
- K13 豆腐班腩煲 Garoupa & Fried Bean Curd in Hot Pot
- A7 皇后大粥 House Super Bowl Congee (One Size - Large)
- K41 咕嚕肉 Fried Sweet & Sour Pork
- K59 郊外油菜 Vegetable with Oyster Sauce
- 白飯 Steamed rice >
Reluctant to resign for the evening, I proposed a not-so-nearby alternative: Nani's Gelato.
The Toasted Coconut was a tad firmer than the scoops, as pints often tend to be. Encased in the paper container was a smooth, aromatic base; nestled within were shards of toasted coconut. I dared to declare, "I can make this!" between nods of approval and eager gulps of sweet, coconut milk-y goodness.
The story uses downtown Toronto as its background, with notable appearances of the TTC, CN Tower, and since-renamed Sky Dome.
"Turning Red" tells a tale of an only child from an immigrant Chinese family, who has lived in a temple for generations, embracing their ancestral roots to the red panda. The content is very realistic, and, most importantly, relatable: From the intruding attitude of the mother to the (presumably) first generation teenage daughter struggling to balance familial expectations with her own happiness, it was the first Pixar production to truly strike a cord from within.
Themes of acceptance, broadened perspectives, consideration, and responsibility are displayed throughout, hinting at the need for open communication between tiers of the hierarchical family tree to foster a sense of understanding and collaboration.