What I Have Been Eating in Ithaca

I tend to leave vegetables as an afterthought when it comes to my food intake so my parents will be very glad to know that for dinner today, I blanched a crown of broccoli and then topped it with oyster sauce, to go with half a meatball sub from Subway. As G said, oyster sauce does wonders.

I have one meal per day at the dining hall. At each of the three dining halls on campus, they serve food buffet-style. Salads, soups, entrees, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, cakes, ice-cream, burgers, fries, stir-fried dishes, cereal, jello. You name it, they probably have it. These are served for lunch and dinner everyday. It’s very unhealthy processed food and it requires much discipline to stick to the healthier options.

For my other meal of the day, I try to keep it healthy. It’s usually a sandwich. I’m also pretty well-stocked with cereal, fruits, juice, bread and yoghurt. A healthy snack that I like to have is apple and banana slices topped with strawberry yoghurt. It’s funny how when I’m home, I don’t even bother but over here, you just have to take care of yourself.

Trips to the supermarket usually make me so sleepy. The bus goes by a fairly indirect route so it takes a while to get there. Maybe the cold and the early sunsets get me easily tired too. I can often see the moon in the sky at 3pm!

  • becky February 2, 2007, 12:42 pm

    hey the small town thing, don’t let it get to you. embrace it for what it’s worth. before you know it, you’ll be packing your bags (i’m serious) and you’ll be wishing you danced more under the street lamps, counted the birds perched on the cables, and made crazy snow men.

    so cherish it for ithaca is gorges =)

  • Jeremy February 5, 2007, 2:42 pm

    yeah there are ‘what ifs’ and ‘could have beens’
    right now i definitely don’t want this to end yet


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