15 October 2005


The apartment smelled so good today. The reason is because last night, I made a pot of chili non carne. Yep, chili non carne. It has diced tomatoes, kidney beans, carrots, zucchini, onions, garlic, and yes, the spices! 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of basil, and 1/4 teaspoon of oregano. That just made my kitchen smell heavenly. Of course, I turned the exhaust fan on, as always, so that my flatmate wouldn't whine about it.

But even if I turned it on, the next day, the aroma was still floating around the air.


Anyway, I don't want to turn my blog into a food blog, so I won't go any further.

And yes, in case you were curious, my stomach is behaving properly today, thankfully.

Now, I find myself sitting here in my office blogging. My neck and upper back hurts, maybe it is the posture. But I came here to my office to finish my homework, which I did, although I still have the feeling that what I wrote is incomplete. I feel like I will still see an A-, which I don't like to happen. Sometimes, not only me, but also my classmates, feel that whatever we do for this one professor, we cannot meet his expectations. Somehow it feels like it is too high.

Anyway, I need to divert my attention for now. Which brings me to this. I found this site in the internet where you can see the calories of certain foods, from generic food products to fast-food. So I did a few searches on some of the famous products by our (formerly) beloved fast-food stores.

Here is a comparison of the calorie content of a McDonald's Big Mac©, a Burger King Original Whopper©, a Wendy's Big Bacon Classic©, and a Carl's Jr. Super Star©. Notice how all of them exceed the 500-calorie mark? And that does not include the drinks and the fries! Very unhealthy indeed.


  1. Meh! Who needs health? Bring on the Whopper!

  2. The chili non carne looks nice!
    I love the smell of different spices while cooking too...