2009 has certainly been busy. At the end of 2008 the only goal I really had for myself for 09 was to travel alone. Although I met family along the way, I did it. My family were worried about me doing it, but it was something that I had to prove to myself. I had people in my life that I thought were my friends that didn't believe in me. I proved them wrong. The trip I took not only made me a stronger person, it also made me realize that the most important thing is to make myself happy, before making others happy.
Abraham Lincoln Washing DC
Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas NV
When I got back from my trip, with the help from some fabulous friends I started this blog. They pushed me to do what I should have done a long time ago. It ignited a fire in me to learn more about food and my culture.
Starting the blog enabled me to meet some fellow food bloggers. I remember how nervous I was about meeting them all. I guess I was nervous because I read their blogs almost every day. I remember myself saying how star struck I would be .I finally met some friends that had the same passion for food as I did.
Another highlight for this year would have to be the World Chef Showcase. This is something that I didn’t get to blog about. (I misplaced the geek stick that most of my photos were on). I went to the Japan Program 6. I arrived so early and I couldn’t believe my luck. The first person I saw was Tetsuya Wakuda. He said hello to me and I asked him for a photograph. He asked me to wait while he changed and came out with Yoshihiro Murata. Yoshihiro Murata is an expert on all things UMAMI. To top it off, I also met MasterChef judge Matt Preston.
It’s certainly been a great year.
So with 2009 almost over, it’s time to set some goals for 2010. Some of mine are:
- To take some cooking and baking classes
- To meet more of my fellow food bloggers
- To be daring in the kitchen
I hope you enjoyed my last post for this year..
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BE SAFE BUT PARTY HARD…