Nov 30, 2011

Nov 28, 2011

Fitbug

Feeling healthy means something different to everyone. Whether you're obsessed with sculpting your muscles down the gym, run for hours on a treadmill or swim 50 laps in a swimming pool. I think that working on your body has never been hotter then before. Maybe it all started because of my job, but I just LOVE to workout. I sometimes have the feeling that I workout a little TOO much, maybe I got bit by the fitbug? It's even so bad that when I don't do any exercise for 2 days I feel fat, unhealthy and extremely lazy. And I have to say that spending some time in Sydney doesn’t really help my "sports addiction". People here are obsessed with working on there body and being in shape. Surfing, jogging, swimming,... all day everyday, that's the spirit here down under!

Nov 25, 2011

Tim Tam

Traveling means exploring. And as you all know I love to explore different food cultures, so I asked my Aussie friends to show me their favorite restaurants, bars, grocery shops and organic markets in Sydney. Ceesie all exited in the stores discovered his new guilty pleasure. They're called Tim Tam cookies and I have to say that they are NOT NORMAL!!! Soft crunchy cookies covered in chocolate. Way too dangerous for existing and way too good for resisting.


Nov 23, 2011

Myspace

Ceesie misses the good old days of MySpace. If I had to choose between MySpace, Twitter or Facebook I'd definitely go for MySpace. I have to admit that I was VERY addicted and that it was much more fun. You could pimp your own page, put your own favorite music on it, choose your own background,... I just think that Facebook gives way too much information at once. I sometimes have the feeling that there’s NO privacy at all. Once you're "Facebook friends" you can see and know everything about that person by looking at there Facebook, scary! I mean... I don't want to pop up at my booker’s or some photographer’s page, so they can see some drunken pictures of Ceesie from over the weekend, no gracias! When we were using MySpace you needed to go to that persons page, while Facebook gives all the information at once. Let's all start with making myspace hip again and give our selfs a little more privacy!


Nov 20, 2011

SYDNEY

After a 27-hour trip, from Europe to Sydney I finally arrived in the land down under! I haven't seen a lot, as I just arrived, but what I've seen is nothing compare to what I expected! The colors, the people, the fragrances, the nature and the beaches are all just incredible. Since I was 14 years old I wanted to come and visit this country and now I'm finally here...

Let’s get this new adventure started!!!

Nov 18, 2011

My Rules, My House, My pleasure

Versace for HnM is a winner! Ceesie was not such a big fan of the previous collaborations between HnM and the other high fashion brands. But I have to admit that the Versace one is FUN. Or maybe not? Maybe the clothes are just that ugly that they are cool in there own way. Hmmm... still not sure about that!


Nov 10, 2011

Corn on the cob

Here is another preview recipe from my cookbook that will be on sale September 2012.

I discovered this easy and delicious recipe a few months ago while eating in one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan, Café Habana. I have to admit that Ceesie never had a corn on the cob before and never heard of it either.

But it's just so delicious, so healthy and so easy to make that I had to put it in my cookbook.


What we need:

- 4 corns, silk removed

- 1 cup Cotija cheese or Parmesan cheese

- 1 tablespoon chili powder

- 1 tablespoon paprika powder

- 1 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

- 4 wedges lime

- 2 tablespoons olive oil


Combine in a little bowl the pepper, salt, chili powder and the paprika powder and put on the side.

Put on your grill at high heat. Pull the shell from the corn and put the corn for 10 minutes in cold water. After that you put the corn for about 10 minutes on the grill. Turn around every 2 minutes till all the sides of the corn are grilled and the yellow seeds are tender and starting to look brown.

When the corn is ready you let it rest for about 2 minutes and you grease the corn in with olive oil. You also sprankle the spice mix on the cob . When all of that is done you roll the corn in the cheese and ready you are.

Serve with 2 slices of lime and ENJOY!


Nov 7, 2011

GOOD HAIR

Ceesie just watched the documentary of Chris Rock about black people and their hair and I have to say I was surprised!

I didn't know that good hair was such a big deal for black women and I was shocked how much money and time they spend on it.

There are 2 ways of getting your hair good when you have afro hair.

You can use relaxer aka the creamy crack. Relaxer is a hair cream that makes it shiny and straight.

So I learned that if there hair is relaxed they're relaxing, if there hair is nappy they aint happy.


Or you can get a weave. A weave is almost like a wig, they weave real hair , from India or Malesia, into afro hair.

Ceesie was shocked how much money that costs, it starts from a 1000 dollars and it can run up to 3500 or more. INSANE!!!

Weaves hurt your pockets i guess, but a lot of women see it as an investment. Cause you're worth it?!

Not only does it takes a lot of money from you it also takes a lot of time, about 6 hours a weave.

All that money and effort just to make your hair blow in the wind? RESPECT!!!!



Nov 4, 2011

food trucks

Ceesie thinks that food trucks are a great thing for NYC, they are so original and so convenient.

They stimulate culinary innovation, provide jobs and contribute revenue to the city and give us, foodies, the possibility to taste good food that's made in a simple truck.

These popular food trucks travel from location to location across west to east and from south to north Manhattan, serving up a selection of food on the go.

From Korean BBQ to Asian noodle soups and from Moroccan couscous to frozen yoghurt, name it they have it!

Ceesie loves a good food truck at the corner of his house. ;-)