Vegetarian Spring Rolls

I had a quite filling yet inexpensive lunch today — two pieces of vegetarian spring rolls.

Ordering these spring rolls before grocery-shopping at Walmart-SM Mall has been a habit of mine for years now (Walmart-SM is on the island, so I only go there once or twice a month.) A friend of mine introduced the restaurant to me at least 10 years ago, and I’ve been going to that restaurant for their spring rolls ever since.

  • These spring rolls have dried tofu, cabbage, celery, cilantro, carrot and peanut sauce.

  • A very simple yet filling and healthy meal.

    There are a number of spring roll recipes online. You can try making your own.

    Apart from finding time to exercise, it isn’t very hard to lose weight. Stick to a healthy diet.

    Good luck!

    T.

    The moon, the moon, the moon

    For those who follow my blog, you’d probably notice I’ve posted several photos of the moon lately.

    I love looking up at the sky and seeing a beautiful moon. And I thought people feel the same way I do, but one evening years ago walking with my best friend, I said, “Hey! Look at the moon! So beautiful!” And he said, “It’s just the moon. Come on!”

    And then last night on my walk home from the office, taking these photos, two girls passed by and murmured, “What’s she taking pictures of?”

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    I’m glad I see beauty in ordinary things and occurrences. I am thankful I can still see.

    The soft moonlight makes things look gentler. It hides the ugliness visible in the daytime and makes them mysterious. Guy de Maupassant’s story Moonlight comes to mind.

    May you see beauty around you. 💕

    T

    LAPC: Creepy

    “Creepy” is a subjective word.

    As Ann-Christine quoted from a dictionary, it causes “unpleasant feeling of fear or unease.”

    So what one finds creepy may be just “normal” to somebody else.

    A few years ago just after my son was diagnosed with Autism, a girl, who I later found out was one of our neighbors, gave my son a look that I thought was mocking. At that time I felt too protective of my then 2-year old son and was quite emotional that I glared at the girl and just walked away with my son. A few days later I saw the girl again and saw the same expression on her face and realized that was really how she looked — her facial expression unchanged.

    That truly taught me lesson — not to be too sensitive. When somebody looks at you, do not think too much about it. It may mean nothing.

    In the same way what you think of as creepy, others may see as harmless or even boring.

    It’s all relative.

    The fish in the photos may be giving you a creepy look — but they don’t have bad intentions! 😛

    Happy Sunday!

    T.

    Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Creepy