August 7, 2005

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Level up!

Adobo was _perfect._ Or at least it inspired enough confidence for me to store two portions in the refrigerator and four in the freezer. I marinated the chicken in a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves and pepper for two days, following a Filipino adobo recipe I found on the Net. And it worked! It was wonderfully flavorful. The cost comes down to roughly 75 cents per portion for the chicken, plus some more for soy sauce and vinegar. I used far too much soy sauce and vinegar this time, and I'll probably scale the recipe down a bit the next time I prepare a grand marinade. (Maybe once a week or once every two weeks! ;) )

Rice worked out, too. I have four portions of rice (two in the ref, two in the freezer) ready to be reheated whenever I want to eat adobo or whatever else I want.

I would also like to happily announce that I have found out how to make the lettuce I bought palatable. ;) I threw together a quick salad earlier: iceberg lettuce, crabsticks, tomatoes and carrots. Not only did the salad appeal to me visually, but it wasn't bad gastronomically. I drizzled a quick vinaigrette (some vinegar, lots of oil, salt, and pepper) using a sauce squeeze bottle I picked up for CAD 0.29, and I had a very fun lunch. I _really_ liked the crabsticks. Thanks for the tip, Clair!

To top it all off, I learned how to fold a fitted sheet so that it stays nice and flat. =)

Level up!

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Slightly dissatisfied

The university Internet service has intermittent problems with DNS and quality of connection. I'm beginning to wonder how much trouble it would be to move elsewhere and sign up for Internet service with one of the commercial providers. I wonder when it would be feasible to consider that, since I've already paid the confirmation deposit for this term's lodging.

VOIP quality is really bad. I can hear my parents perfectly, but my voice is really choppy and delayed on their end. I think it's because we're allocated asymmetric bandwidth, which doesn't match my usage pattern. I upload nearly as much as I download (and none of that infringes anyone's copyrights! =) ).

Still, it's good that I've got a confirmed slot for the term. That allows me to enjoy my time in Toronto instead of scrambling to find an apartment...

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