There’s always a reason not to start or do something. I don’t know if it could be considered a talent, but if it could, then I am talented in coming up with this sort of reasons and sticking with it.
I haven’t blogged in two weeks, because I haven’t got any inspiration to write a new article. I didn’t move my butt from my working chair to the swimming pool yesterday, because I’d planned to go at 4.30, but it was already 5 (yes, there are such reasons).
Back when I lived with my grandparents, I had a lot of reasons on why I didn’t often cook. I hated the way grandma often fusses about the way I cooked (things had to be done her way, and I’m not blaming her for that. I just can’t stand it). There was no oven, nor mixer, so I couldn’t bake cakes if I wanted to (I LOVE making cakes). I can always cook whenever I go home to my parents’, or.. when I get to study abroad and live in the campus’ dormitory and use its kitchen! Just like Ka Reisha.
I did get to study abroad, and have lived in the campus’ dormitory since last year. But.. to my disappointment, the dorm’s kitchen was not equipped enough for its residents to cook (in my opinion, anyway). It has a microwave, a rice cooker, and an oven, but no stove. No stove.
“So, basically, I can only cook rice and instant food?”
So I thought, and thus spent a semester eating out every day… until earlier this year one of my friends suggested that cooking can actually help us save a lot more money. “You know, if we cook our own food, we’ll only need around 2000NTD (New Taiwan Dollar) on food each month,” said he.
2000NTD?! That’s interesting. Up until then, I needed around 6000-8000NTD per month on food.
And so my friend Eryn, and I, tried it out. I consulted my mom (obviously, she knows more about cooking than I do), and it turned out that I can actually use the oven for other things than just grilling and baking! I can actually make a stir-fry dish with it. My first dish was stir-fried chicken and mushroom.
What’s more surprising to me is that I can actually bake cakes without having to own a mixer. Eryn told me that she often did it back home. “We just need to mix the batter longer,” she said. And thus began our ritual of Friday baking night!
Oh wow. Not only does this cut my budget on food, I also take better notice of what I put inside my body. And… when I get my own house, I’d firstly make sure to buy myself an oven before everything else.
I may be a creative in making up reasons to not do stuff, but I sure am not one in finding alternative ways to do it. Not yet, anyway. :p
- cheers to all -