March 4, 2013
Visit t0 the Bonsai Bistro at West Richmond Street.
Dark dragon (tempura prawn and cucumber topped with avocado, eel and mayo) had a brilliant texture: soft with some crunchiness. The mayo could have been left out as it’s a bit like putting ketchup on the pizza.
We also had salmon & cucumber maki, sashimi with scallops – they were fresh and sweet (arrived 2 minutes after the picture was taken), and beef tataki. All really good and arrived quite quickly. The food made us ignore the student-budget decor.
The trouble with sushi is that it’s not lumberjack food. A. commented: “My stomach is not sure if I have eaten or if I’m going to eat.”
February 17, 2013
As much as I don’t think icing is good for you (or has any taste), I do admire the creativity behind these cakes. This is window display of the Corstorphine cake shop in Edinburgh.
February 2, 2013
Something even better than Aberdeen Angus? North Highland beef please.
And how did I find out about it? By talking to the lovely butcher in the local supermarket.
My man thought it was the juiciest steak he had ever had.
November 27, 2012
A recipe from a workmate for a delicious salad – the ingredients go together so well!
Chicken and watercress salad:
pack of watercress (or some mixed leaves)
450 g cooked chicken (breast)
juice of half an orange
30 ml mayonnaise
1. Toast almonds. 2. Beat orange juice into mayonnaise. 3. Chop watercress, celery and chicken. 4. Mix together.
November 7, 2012
I don’t do well with disappointments, especially if I am counting on a friend for something and they turn their back on me. As a result I once again tell myself that it’s best to only count on yourself.
Another thing that’s hard for me to deal with is networking. I dislike small talk and blowing my own trumpet, and that’s what you have to do mostly when it comes to networking. It’s perceived by me almost as a necessary evil.
Then an article like this one will crop up to open my eyes a bit wider. In professional (probably as well as personal) life a loner will lose out to a team. In a perfect team each member brings in unique but complementary skills. Big success stories highlight the individual and forget to mention the team (as this makes for a better movie script) but there always is a team.
Reid Hoffman also says: “a slightly-less-competent person who gets along with others and contributes on a team can be better for the company than somebody who’s 100 percent competent but isn’t a team player” – and I understand that. In conclusion, everybody needs a ‘we’ as well as an ‘I’ to succeed at work and at home: ” ‘I’ vs. ‘We’ is a false choice. It’s both. Your career success depends on both your individual capabilities and your network’s ability to magnify them.”
Check out the article!
October 23, 2012
Seen in Edinburgh (Lauriston Place) – mini dwarfs.
September 14, 2012
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
This quote comes from an essay “What I Believe” (1925, page 20) by Bertrand Russell.
August 30, 2012
Knowing mathematics comes in handy in life. Not only when dealing with money (e.g. shopping), but also it influences your ability to analyse situations, solve all kinds of problems, approach things methodically, be organised, think logically and hence make sure the opinions, views, arguments you present are coherent.
I am fascinated by logic, even if it’s in a rather lay manner.