Such a good show! ♥
Mera made me promise not to have lunch, because she was bringing over “The best seafood you’ve ever tasted in your entire life!”
I however was already used to her exaggerations, so I knew to keep my expectations low.
After I’d ignored Mera’s phone calls one too many times, she’d called up another one of her friends and made plans to go walking in Shaheed Park. After the walk, her friend had taken Mera to Lobster Shack for the first time.
Since Mera had enjoyed the food so much, she had to have it everyday, until she got sick of it (her MO). That’s why she was bringing it over to my place that day, and would go there by herself to have lunch there, every single day (unless we had plans), up until she could no longer stand it.
Mera called me up over the phone and asked me if I prefer Mixed Seafood (Mussels + Crab + Shrimp) or just all Shrimp? I told her I was fine with whatever, but after much prodding from her, said that I prefered Mixed Seafood (I eat everything).
To which she responded, she doesn’t eat Mussels or Crabs and prefers Shrimp. So, I told her she could get whatever, again. I didn’t see the issue…
She came over with a Tub of Mixed Seafood from Lobster Shack… in the size Small (shown in the video) meant to be shared between the both of us.
Sick of Mera, I invited Abrar over.
She brought over not one but two desserts from Mr Baker, which I thought was so sweet and thoughtful! One was these amazing Saffron Rose Water Balls and the other was Pistachio Ice Cream Balls!
Better still, she hadn’t opened either one up and started noshing on them on the way over (unlike Mera, who prefers to paw everything and dribble over the food beforehand, which grosses me out so much).
First, I forced Abrar into the Kitchen (she’s never been) and had her help me make an Apple Crisp and Banana Bread. She was super proud of herself and took a ton of pics afterwards for Snapchat lol She was so cute!
Initially, I started off with the boxed stuff, like Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Brownies and so on, except I’d try little hacks on them, for example, poking holes in the Cake and pouring Condensed Milk over top, while it was still fresh out of the Oven, to create a Poke Cake. You can find a ton of other Cake Mix Hacks on YouTube, if you’re interested.
I didn’t like how metallic the boxed Brownies tasted, so I learned how to make them from scratch, tweaking the recipe a little more each time, until I perfected it. I also enjoyed baking regular ol’ Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch.
Aside from our Oven proving to be very problematic (full deets here), I couldn’t get my hands on a lot of ingredients (reasons mentioned here), for example Brown Sugar (which was needed to be mixed with regular White Sugar) for Cookies and things like that. I ended up having to mix Syrup with White Sugar to create a substitute for Brown Sugar.
Any way you slice it, BTS pretty much saved my life (here).
Like I said earlier, I was at my weakest, saddest and lowest point ever, and while searching for something to watch on YouTube, I clicked on Trending and saw them singing along with James Corden and was instantly smitten!
They were a beacon of light in the darkness, or rather my darkness!
I’ve always sorta’ heard about the boys, but never really gave them a second glance, up until they appeared on Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show With James Corden back in early March (which was trending on YouTube at the time)… and for almost 17 minutes, my heart palpitations were forgotten!
I knew next to nothing about them, but once I watched the video (first and last episode I’ve ever watched of Carpool Kareoke), I quickly became interested in BTS!
Their were so many of them (7 in total) and they all looked so cute and the chemistry between them was very endearing! They were all just so very, very charming!
Once the video ended, the next one after that was BTS Performs “On” at Grand Central Terminal on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
As it turns out, these guys were wonderful entertainers! They really put on a show!
In fact, they put me in the mind-set of my first K-Pop loves H.O.T. and Shin Hwa from back in the day (1999 to be exact).
I mean… WOW!
After that, I was obsessed (to this day) with the all-male South Korean Boy Band called Bangtan Boys (acronym for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan meaning Bulletproof Boy Scouts) also known as BTS!
I spent hours watching songs and videos and clips of them on YouTube, of which there were many (an almost endless supply)! Apparently, everyone else loved these boys too!
Unfortunately, when I shared the videos with my nieces and nephew, I quickly realized they could not tell the boys apart!
Once the lockdown was lifted and my friends began visiting me, I noticed that they couldn’t tell the boys apart either!
Not that my friends or family read my blog, but I figured I’d go through the members of BTS from oldest to youngest and share what I like about them (and how to tell them apart -_-) and so on.
There was a lot (and I mean a lot) of stuff that I’d planned on writing about, as soon as I finished my Bath & Body Works Hauls, from earlier on in the year (this).
Not to mention the fact that 2020 was a pretty horrible year all around (not just for me personally, but in general and worldwide). That in and of itself deserves a whole other separate post (maybe I’ll work on it, maybe not, we’ll see).
In any case, the following is all the stuff I had planned on talking about on my blog, but never got around to (because… 2020).
Edit: I’d started writing this post way before the tragic passing of His Highness Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, may he rest in peace. Like I said, this year has been awful.
This Saturday, an A-list lineup of comedic icons are joining forces to help raise money and awareness for an emergency relief fund benefiting working comedians who have been financially impacted due to the pandemic with Laugh Aid.
The four-hour telethon puts the spotlight on a powerhouse roster of comedy superstars including Ray Romano, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Iliza Schlesinger, Jeffrey Ross, Nikki Glaser, Hannibal Buress, Bob Saget, Dane Cook, Anthony Jeselnik, Patton Oswalt, Ron Funches, and many more.
The line-up includes many more comics and the fundraising event will be streamed live on multiple platforms. Again, just to confirm, it’s a telethon. Personally, I can’t wait to watch Bill Burr and Daniel Sloss and all the rest!
Watch me wait and wait only to find out it’s not available for viewing in my region lol
Anyways, if you weren’t aware and are interested, now you know. Enjoy! ^_^
The Circle is an awesome, awesome, awesome British Reality TV Show! Basically, the premise is anyone can be anyone on social media! Players enter a building and live in that building, isolated from each other (on separate floors even) and can only communicate via social media. Someone gets voted out (the least popular person) and the last one left standing, wins the cash prize.
Initially, I thought it sounded boring and quite frankly, dumb because unlike my beloved show Big Brother, they weren’t going to be interacting with each other. I decided to give it a chance anyway, and man-oh-man was I wrong! I enjoyed it sooo much that I zipped through the entire season!
I was hooked the moment Freddie walked into the building! Watching a very, very gay man pretend to be straight on social media was hilarious! He’d text something nice to one of the girls and turn to the camera and say something catty about her! He’d text something to the guys, about going to go make a protein shake and turn to the camera and say he’s never ever had a protein shake in his life! Also, the way he talked about girls was hyper-sexual, to the point that nobody even suspected he was remotely gay. Honestly, he was my absolute favorite contestant in Season 1!
As soon as Netflix dropped Another Life, I was counting the days for my nieces and nephew to leave (auntie of the year lol) so I could binge-watch this baby. As a die-hard fan of Battlestar Galactica (mentioned here), I could not wait to see my beloved Starbuck aka Kara Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) star in yet another “Sci-Fi Show” especially after so long!
It delights me to no end when my worlds collide!
I’d like to preface this by saying that my all-time fave Reality TV Show was, still is and always will be Survivor, only the American Version because all the other versions don’t even come close!
With that being said, it’s no secret that I’m pretty much obsessed with “British Telly”. That obsession was at peak in 2016 (dis) and has continued on until today! One of my all time favorites was Big Brother, but only the U.K. Version because the American Version was just… unwatchable! Love Island was another one of my new-found favorites offerings from “British Telly” (dis), but again, only the U.K. Version because the American Version is nowhere near the same! Sadly, Big Brother was discontinued (dis) which pushed Love Island in the lead as my new favorite UK-based reality TV Show! That stuff is so addictive, it’s basically crack!