I’m a confessed ice cream lover. It has been my comfort food for so long and in every place I go on travel I will never fail to grab a scoop to sooth my tired senses, however expensive it may cost. I remember the time when my sister and I went to Singapore for the first time and I suddenly disappear out of her sight on a busy shopping district just to find me near a street ice cream cart. 🙂
I love milk chocolate bars (but not with caramel please) and a cup of hot or iced chocolate (may it be just Milo or my classic Starbucks Signature Chocolate) will surely brighten my face.
What’s ironic and I really don’t know why that when you combine ice cream and chocolate it’s a big NO. For almost all the first choice for ice cream flavour is one of those chocolate selections. My choices are Strawberry, Mango or Pistachio; in most times I will just give in to their preference since I’m always voted out on a 1 out of 10 ratio (sometimes I get lucky at 2).
But just a few weeks ago, something changed my bitter taste for chocolate ice cream. The everyday in and out temperature of 35 degrees or more made us all crave for some cold refreshments. Shakes, Frappuccinos, Milk teas and ice cream are selling like hotcakes. As a budget conscious I opted for McDonald’s sundae, the plain one. My colleagues at work were so surprised why I’m eating a plain vanilla one and of course I answered that I don’t like the taste of chocolate in ice cream. They said (in chorus) that sundae hot fudge is heaven and I’m so missing it. A bit curious it made me think “why not try it?”, so the next lunch time I ordered it for dessert.
I hurriedly finish the main course getting eagerly ready for my first scoop of a new dessert. I can’t hide my reaction to lunch mates around me. I’m like a child who is on her first time at a McDonald’s store. Yumminess overload! Why haven’t I tried this sooner? As expected a week after I ate 4 cups in total.
And so that’s my old school ice cream story. McDonald’s Hot Fudge sundae has been there since my childhood days but due to a pre-conceived notion I haven’t tried it. And now it’s my new indulgence and happy food. A fresh item in my 2012 checklist – Good job Reg! I’m successfully living this year’s resolution to try and become adventurous in my own sense of the word.
I know it’s a bit simple thing but it’s a sign that I’m now leaving my prejudices and comfort zones. Sometimes going out it is really refreshing; no matter how easy it may seem to stay on the old school. Trying on something new will always be a win-win situation. It’s either you may find your true happiness or be successful in unexpected ways but if you’re not that lucky at least you will not wonder all your life.
As I turn a year older this very month of May I’ll be trying on some more new things (until I reach that grand wish). Will pack my pink trolley again and see the world. First stop is Hongkong and what’s more exciting for this trip is I’m going to take my fan girl adventures to the next level as I’m booked to watch the fan meeting concert of the Korean heartthrob Kim Hyun Joong, Yey! Add shopping and sightseeing tours and it’s going to be a sure fire hit birthday trip. Another crazy story to narrate when I come back, the likes of Singapore prospects, the Baguio musician, and of course the Korean ride adventure. I can’t wait!
It seems a year of something new’s as I’m off to take a different responsibility at work in a month’s time, leaving my comfort zone post for 5 years. A new studio apartment will come in also as we transfer to a more cozy place in Quezon City, still renting though (hopefully an own place to come home is soon). Downside of this is it’s a little bit far from my writing nook Starbucks Matalino St., a big sigh and sad face! But knowing me I will still be a loyal customer by hook or by crook, Starbucks once or twice a week is not bad. 🙂 And last but definitely not the least I’m considering to enrol in a certificate course in Creative Writing or Journalism. I may not be shortlisted in that highly anticipated National Writing workshop but I will not stop writing my dreams to come true. Maybe I need more practice and sharpen this talent before I join those prestigious things.
Just like my Sundae Hot Fudge story, being plain is ok but a little bit of flavor is more delicious right. You’ll never know if you don’t try, and this is speaking from a once risk-avoider me. I do hope you could also start your own old school ice cream story soon. And as Koreans fondly say, Fighting! 🙂