February 02, 2013

Food: The Solution to all Problems

I wish I didn't have to start this post on a negative note, but I've been really down and stressed lately because of school. After that traumatic week at the hospital, bad news seems to keep pouring down on me because I cannot seem to escape my thesis no matter what happens. Something always gets in the way and I feel as if I carry a cloud of misfortune above my head. I'm disheartened at the moment. This is why my Dad sat down with me and told me that maybe I should find ways to divert the stress that I'm feeling. He suggested a lot of things, but what always works for me is my first love: writing.

So here I am, blogging about my ordeals once again. I hope that through writing, I could lower the stress levels that I've been feeling mentally. It's so difficult, considering that I've just started recovering from my stay at the hospital. It's a good thing though, because I was blessed with a family that attempts to support me whenever I'm down. Seeing me in a down-in-the-dumps mood prompted my kind mother to invite us out for a buffet at Garden Orchid Hotel. It's too bad Dad couldn't join us because he had to babysit my youngest brother at home.

It's been a while since I actually had a buffet in Garden Orchid. It's not exactly one of those places where my family automatically goes to during important celebrations. I did not regret going there though. It lifted my moods considerably. All of the clutter in my head was removed after feasting on some good food.

Sorry if my sleepiness and cellphone camera did not do
the food any justice.
I'd like to think I had a rare stroke of luck tonight because the menu for the night was filled with my favorites: beef stroganoff, pancit, a crispy fillet served with white sauce. I could not stop eating. I know that I'd have to face the consequences of an upset stomach, but I wanted to lose myself in the moment. These days, I barely get any peace in my mind. This is why I plunged head-first into the opportunity of finding some solace in food. I thank my family for this night. I needed it so much.

The crab and corn soup as well as the bread with butter kept me going back for more. I'm not quite sure how many rolls of bread or bowls of soup I consumed. There's really nothing like spreading some creamy butter over good bread and coupling it with a bowl of hot soup.

I cannot thank my family enough for this evening. We usually only go out on special occasions, but somehow, they made tonight an exception because of my moods. Thanks Mom. Thanks Dad. Thanks for treating your daughter to a night of good food without any special reason but to cheer me up. I'm lucky to have you guys. <3

If anyone's curious, the buffet costs about P250 per person. If you ask me, it was worth it since the food was good. I can't say the same about the dessert (the leche flan and cake), but everything else was good. It's the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. Plus, if you followed our example, getting a table at the far end of the room where you can see the pool and the adjacent building would treat you to a nice view while you enjoy your dinner.

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