I can’t believe we have already entered daylight savings time of 2015. It so feels like the year had just begun yesterday and everyone was busy making New Year’s resolutions. How many of them have we broken so far?
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently got stung by a bee for the first time in my life. If you have never been stung by a bee, it stings and hurts like a mofo! I was just sitting in my car at work minding my business. I stretched my arm to suddenly feel a sharp pain shooting up and down my arm. At first, I thought it was a bad spasm or something. And then suddenly I hear a bee buzzing and flying out of my car. Then I knew I had just been stung. Fucking bee! I hope he died after he stung me.
“Oh my gosh, you still have the stinger hanging from you!” she pointed out. I was still in trauma mode that I thought it was a piece of my skin hanging off from the puncture.
“If I have a reaction or die, it’s going to be YOUR fault,” she said. Lol but how brave and heroic of her…
Fast forward a week, and my sting spot turns like this! I didn’t want to gross people out too much, so I am not uploading the pics. But whoever wants to actually see the stings can do so by clicking on the links. I am sure bee stings are not something everyone wants to see on a food/culinary blog.
Moving on….my brother just got married this past weekend! They are away on their honeymoon in Jamaica. It’s finally their time to take a breather and relax. They had been planning the wedding for months and months, losing sleep, wiping out bank accounts, getting sick from stress, and so on.
It was a pretty standard Christian wedding. On the bride’s side of the family, they are avid church goers. On our side, it’s a mix of Christians, Buddhists, and Atheists. So I literally felt yawns from our side during some of the preachings and hymn singings, along with the Amens.
About a month prior, I asked sis in law about the food details. She said it was going to be Korean fusion. She told me the name of the company that catered, but I forgot what it was. I understand that she and my brother did extensive research and taste testing to find the best place for their wedding food arrangements. So I kind of did look forward to the eating part of the wedding. Let’s be real….when do I ever not look forward to the eating part of anything?
But food was bleh. As much as I had some expectations for the food, I wasn’t too surprised of the food being whatevers. From my experiences at weddings (and some other events), catered Korean food has never been good. Why is that? Maybe I just haven’t tried the good ones yet.
There were individual amuse bouche type of thingys at the tables. I first nibbled on the item on the left, of pasta noodles. I guess that was the first clue to further confirm that I wasn’t going to like the rest of everything else, or most of everything else. I then tried a nibble of the one on the right, made of rice and fish. Bleh!~ I didn’t even bother trying the seaweed item in the middle.
I hadn’t eaten since noon that day. The wedding started at three. I was starving throughout the ceremony. So I was so ready to dig in when it was finally reception time.
I got almost a little of everything, ready to dig into.
I liked the cake though. It’s very simple but pretty.
After the bride and groom shoved whole cake pieces into each others’ faces, it was taken back to be cut. I could just picture the staff hoarding over the cake with their grubby little hands and fingers to get a taste. Hey, that’s what we do back in the kitchen. I’ve seen it all. Me? Not so much unless it’s a day when I am really having a bad sweet tooth or something. And please, I am not an animal. I get a plate and fork to cut myself a real slice.
Anyways, as we were leaving, I noticed that an entire (the top with the topper still on it) tier was left. Everything was set up outside near the entrance, so it’s not like they had a closed kitchen or anything.