When we went fishing in the Red Sea two weeks ago I got so horribly seasick that I popped a blood vessel in my eye. I won’t post pics of that here but you can Google “subconjunctival hemorrhage” if you want to know what it looks like. I looked like I could be in a … Continue reading Best Brownie Recipe
We’ve been here for almost 2 months already and last night was the first time we actually ate at a restaurant outside of KAUST. What made it possible was that first, we finally bought a car, yay! It’s a second hand Toyota, not a big deal really but it makes a world of difference to … Continue reading Al Sayed Fish Restaurant
Last night was the Taiwan Embassy’s Chinese New Year party. A bunch of us Taiwanese from KAUST went into Jeddah. It took almost 2 hours because of traffic and well, we live FAR. I was really looking forward to eating Chinese food. I dreamt of xiaolongbao and roast duck. When we got there though they … Continue reading Chinese New Year Party
Last night I told Jose that I never want to go shopping in Saudi Arabia ever again! First, we are kind of in the middle of nowhere so it takes a 1.5 hour bus ride to get to Jeddah. Second, KAUST provides free buses to go into the city which is great except that we … Continue reading Shopping in Saudi Arabia
Apparently, lots of people celebrate Crepe Day in France every February 2nd. I had no idea though because none of our French friends in Taiwan had ever invited us over for any sort of crepes party! The only person I know who made a big deal about crepes is BB who once said something like, … Continue reading Crepe Day!
Even though there are many things that I don’t agree with in Saudi Arabia, I am grateful to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for having the vision to build KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), the first mixed-gender university in the whole country, a safe campus free from religious police and extremism. It … Continue reading Goodbye, King Abdullah
Since I wasn’t aware of any bakeries on campus I decided to bake something for my birthday. I decided on banana bread since it seemed pretty easy to make. It actually turned out REALLY good. Here’s the recipe I used: http://divascancook.com/moist-banana-bread-recipe-easy/ After that I was on a roll and dug up the recipe Ann had … Continue reading My 31st Birthday