When I don’t know what to eat, I always make spaghetti or noodle. These 2 types of dishes are time-saving, simple but yummy. So I always have noodles and spaghetti in my kitchen cupboard, so that I can make a quick, delicious dish in no time at all when I don’t have time to cook, or don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. Sometimes, simple dishes can taste super tasty and healthy as well when you make it yourself using quality ingredients.
Because, when I actually do cook, I like to shop quality produce and ingredients to make good food for myself. It’s my way of pampering myself by indulging myself once in a while in good food, spa, makeup, perfumes, fashion clothes, accessories, etc. I think, by giving myself a little gift now and then makes me feel fantastic, and my confidence and self-esteem increase accordingly. It doesn’t require much to feel genuinely happy. Sometimes simple things in life can make you feel you are at the top of the world.
Now I have just finished making the sterling silver necklace with starfish cz pendant, which is the product above. Next, I will begin to make the bracelets, which I will be using some nylon and waxed cotton cords to make them. So, it will take some time before I am done creating them. Maybe, by afternoon or the end of the day, I will have some handmade bracelets ready for purchase on my online store Mystic Full Moon as well.
I so looked forward to making my jewellery. I could barely sleep at night. So I stood up pretty early this morning, went out to buy some breakfast, back home again to make my coffee and have my early meal, then began to make jewellery. I love art & design. So, creating and designing something is what I enjoy doing. It doesn’t matter if it is gems, fashion clothes, candles, writing screenplays, filmmaking, and similar, I am entertained by the process of creating them. If it is something I am truly passionate about, I will give myself 100% or even more to produce a piece of art.
I got up quite early because I have lots to do. I had cereal for breakfast today. I am too busy to make a decent breakfast for myself nowadays. So cereal or fruit seem to be the perfect, healthy solution for busy people like me. I do have fruits for my early meal very often as well. I go to bed late and stand up early every day now since I have just started my jewelry business Mystic Full Moon, so I just get so excited to get my business off the ground as soon as possible. When I start a new project, I get so enthusiastic about it that I can barely sleep. I just have to wake up early and begin to work on it. I feel so active and productive daily. I just love being busy doing what I love.
I also have to finish my drama screenplay “The Mad Boy.” But that I will have to work on it bit by bit. I have rewritten it, re-outlined, re-read, and more, and found out that the script needs to be tightened up a little, to make it more interesting read. I am happy with the new storyline. So, I plan to rewrite the manuscript about 3-10 pages a day. I think, it is realistic because I have already written the screenplay. The second draft is more about polishing it. So, 10 pages a day is achievable. I will not begin to revise my screenplay now since I have lots to do during the day. I will do it in the evening instead.
Most of the time, I like having fruits for breakfast. I rarely eat traditional breakfast. I just like something healthy and light to start my day with. I therefore buy fruits and vegetables practically every day because I eat it daily. Fruits and vegetables have to be consumed fast as well, otherwise they will get moldy very quickly. So I have to eat it on a daily basis, so that I don’t have to throw them away after buying them. Fruits and vegetables are also very cheap, compared to candy, chocolate, cake, and the like. 1 Box of sweet costs about £5 or more. But 1 basket of fruit costs maybe just £1, which is a much healthy choice both for your health and money. But candies do, somehow, sell more than fruits and vegetables, and I don’t know why. But I buy fruits instead of sweets not because they are affordable, but because they taste better with natural sweetness and they are good for your health. When I have time, I like going to the markets nearby to buy fresh ingredients, fruits, vegetables, and produce. I just like all things natural and fresh. Luckily, there are lots of markets selling fresh produce all over London. So, it won’t be difficult for me to get some fresh produce for the cooking just for a dinner for that day.
I just had a big bowl of pho for my late night meal. I just got home not long ago and was very hungry because I only eat one meal a day. Well, almost just one meal per day. So today, I only had a small piece of pie for breakfast and a cup of coffee. That’s it. Then, for lunch, I had a piece of cookie. So when I got home I made a big bowl of pho with some pork and lots of vegetables, mainly beansprouts. I love beansprouts! The noodle soup was tasty. But everything you make it yourself always tastes delicious.
Now that I’ve got something to eat, I will watch a movie. I think I will continue to see Beautiful Boy tonight till the end. I am halfway through it. So I can just finish watching it tonight. I don’t know how it’s gonna end. Well, I must see the movie to find out. But as I said in my previous post that I feel the film is quite nondescript, so I am not so sure if I will be able to finish it. I will give it a go for about 5-10 minutes. Then, if I still find it boring, I will stop watching it and find something else that is more entertaining to watch or just read a book instead. I will not work on my drama screenplay tonight. I will tomorrow, as soon as I get up. My brain doesn’t function so well at night no more. In the morning, my brain and mind will be more crystal clear. Then, I can continue to work on my script.
The rain is pouring down like crazy, which I like it. I normally don’t like rain if I have to walk around in the city or have to go to work. But when it rains in the morning and I am off work, then it’s okay. Where I live is also quite idyllic. The rain therefore revitalises a dull Sunday morning and adds something extra special to the already calm surroundings. I don’t plan to go anywhere today since I have lots to do. So I don’t mind the rain. So if it rains all day, then it is fine with me. One good thing of living close to the nature is that when it rains like this, you feel so peaceful, full of life and energy, and your creativity increases.
I got up and made my coffee straight away. I have to start my day with a caffeine before I can, actually, begin my day. I also made some toasts with Red Leicester cheese and red onion for breakfast. It’s a simple early meal. But it tastes yummy. The combination of the red cheese and the red onion just creates a contrasting, delicious flavour. Now, I’m ready to start my day. There’s a lot of tasks that I have to go through today. It’s weekend. Thus, it seems like I’d be enjoying the day off. But, I’m far from it. I, actually, work 7 days a week. As an actor, writer, and a filmmaker I don’t think you really have a day off, especially when you are in the stage of establishing your career.
I’m making bacon and egg sandwich for my breakfast. It’s yummy when I don’t have it too often. Well, everything you make it yourself tends to taste naturally good anyway. I always have late breakfast during the weekends. I also got up late around 9am because I went to bed around 2am this morning. So many things to do. I could not therefore just go to bed although I was tired. A decent breakfast gives me the energy I need to get started my day. It will be another busy day.
I will soon be on my way out to a vintage market. It’s Saturday, a perfect day to walk around antique market. The sun also shines and all that. I hope, it’s not gonna rain. According to the weather forecast, there will be no rain. But who knows. The weather is changing a lot at the moment. The weather will be up to 23 degree. It’s okay. I just have to wear a jacket, just in case. I don’t trust the weather in UK. I have been sick very recently despite warm weather. So I have to be careful when I go out. To have a cold when the sun is shining outside is just not fair.
The reason I have to go out today is not just to go to a flea market, but I also have a meeting with another member of the film crew who I may potentially take on board. The filming date (s) is approaching. I’m therefore very busy. I have to do whatever I can to get things ready.
Lunchtime! I have just made nachos for my lunch. Mexican food is also one of my favourites. There is a Mexican eatery near my place, actually. But I haven’t been there, yet. I will one day. I just like cooking and creating delicious dishes. It’s fun and I know what’s in it. I can use quality ingredients and fresh produce. So I know the food is of superb quality. Cooking is just my hobby. Well, it’s part of my everyday life, to be precise. It’s part of my well-being and health. So, it’s not just something I do for fun. That’s why I take extra time and care to do my cooking, to achieve the exquisite dish I am after as much as possible. But sometimes, I just want something quick and simple. Therefore, Mexican snacks or food, Chinese food (noodles), burger, pizza, and the like, are the foods that I resort to when I don’t have time to cook. These types of food are yummy when you don’t have it too often. I haven’t had nachos for a very long time. So today’s the day. Next time, I might make tacos.
The weather starts getting more and more warm. So iced-cold drinks seem to be the best solution to help fight the heat in this incredibly warm weather. Iced coffee is one of my favourite summer drinks. It’s also very easy to make it yourself. You just make black coffee with lots of sugar in it, depending on how sweet you like it, then pour cream on top of it. Voila! your delicious iced coffee is ready. Since the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I drink iced coffee almost every day now.
I don’t like drinking coca cola or other soft drinks. So when it’s very warm like today, I either drink iced coffee or juice or just cold soy milk. I try not to consume too much garbage into my body. That’s why I am not a fan of fizzy drinks and sugar, but lots of sugar in iced coffee is an exception since I drink it only during summertime, and not so often. Normally, I just drink water. That’s it. I also eat spicy food almost daily. So iced coffee seems to go along with it quite well.
Lots of coffee also keeps me awake at night which is good when I have lots of things to do, especially working on my feature-length drama screenplay, which I try to complete it as soon as possible. There is a lot of things that need to be adjusted in the script. So I work constantly on it, to really create a compelling manuscript the best I can. It’s my first spec script, after all. So I must write it as entertaining as possible. I also love reading books. I have some novels that I haven’t had a chance to finish them, yet. But for now, I just don’t really have time for that. I just want to finish making my horror film “Blood Type O” and my drama screenplay as soon as possible first.
I was in and around Chinatown the other day and saw the Danish House of Cake or “Lagkagehuset” near Chinatown and Covent Garden, which is always packed every time I pass by. It just opened very recently. So I had to take some photos of it. I have seen the rise of Danish restaurants and eateries in London in recent years. I think maybe the style is different, of course. Just the whole package that draws people in, perhaps: The atmosphere, the decoration, the food, the culture, and so on. Although Denmark is a very small country compared to Britain, but I liked living in Denmark. It’s just so peaceful in so many ways.
Now I will watch a good film again. I just got home not long ago from filming. I don’t know what to see. Maybe I will watch a comedy or something scary. There are not that many good comedy films. I think. On the contrary, there are plenty of thrilling horror movies. But today, I think I prefer to see something funny – just to chill out, relax, and have some laugh.