Black Poppy

23. Bay Area Resident. Administrative Assistant. Receptionist. Wordsmith. Roleplayer. Foodie Aficionado. Fashion Enthusiast. Milk Tea Addict. Whovian. Beauty Connoisseur.
Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery: Spinach, Berries & Goat Cheese (Fresh goat cheese, strawberries and candied walnuts on a bed of fresh spinach. Raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing served on the side)
I don’t know what came over me but I ordered this last week when I could’ve easily had one of their massive sandwiches. This salad didn’t even have meat in it. On second thought, as I was eating it, I really wished I added chicken because it was a little bland for me. 
Honestly I was never a fan of goat cheese or blue cheese, but look at me! Eating goat cheese! And possibly even enjoying it! Alright, it’s still a little funky, but I’m getting there. But if you have to make me choose between goat cheese or bacon, bacon will always win. 
ALWAYS. 

Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery: Spinach, Berries & Goat Cheese (Fresh goat cheese, strawberries and candied walnuts on a bed of fresh spinach. Raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing served on the side)

I don’t know what came over me but I ordered this last week when I could’ve easily had one of their massive sandwiches. This salad didn’t even have meat in it. On second thought, as I was eating it, I really wished I added chicken because it was a little bland for me. 

Honestly I was never a fan of goat cheese or blue cheese, but look at me! Eating goat cheese! And possibly even enjoying it! Alright, it’s still a little funky, but I’m getting there. But if you have to make me choose between goat cheese or bacon, bacon will always win. 

ALWAYS. 

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

A great big thanks to all the administrative professionals out there! We deserve it! 

Thank you for the good and the bad and the downright nasty days. Thank you for all the smiles and the ‘good mornings’ and ‘good afternoons’ and ‘how are you’. 

May your day go smoothly today without any hiccups or craziness. And even if nobody at work acknowledges this holiday, go and treat yourself to something nice. (: 

You deserve it! 

Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine @ Davis, CA: Lamb Shawarma 
It’s hot. It’s windy. The sun is out. And there are a bunch of drunk college students wandering around with tank tops, shorts and flip flops. 
Yup, it was Picnic Day. 
And there was a very long line at Sam’s. 
I was starving by the time we got there, but we still had to wait in line for a good half an hour before we were able to get our food. However, the food came out quick (thanks to the speedy hands in the kitchen. I think there were 4 or 5 people crammed in that tiny space making shawarmas) and I was able to satisfy my appetite quick enough. 
Still as good as I remembered it, this puppy fills you up. In fact, I wasn’t even able to finish the entire thing. They definitely don’t skimp on the meat. Until next time Sam’s!

Sam’s Mediterranean Cuisine @ Davis, CA: Lamb Shawarma 

It’s hot. It’s windy. The sun is out. And there are a bunch of drunk college students wandering around with tank tops, shorts and flip flops. 

Yup, it was Picnic Day. 

And there was a very long line at Sam’s. 

I was starving by the time we got there, but we still had to wait in line for a good half an hour before we were able to get our food. However, the food came out quick (thanks to the speedy hands in the kitchen. I think there were 4 or 5 people crammed in that tiny space making shawarmas) and I was able to satisfy my appetite quick enough. 

Still as good as I remembered it, this puppy fills you up. In fact, I wasn’t even able to finish the entire thing. They definitely don’t skimp on the meat. Until next time Sam’s!

aliveatdusk asked: Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly, and then send it to ten of your favourite followers. ^^

Aww shucks~ Thank chuu~ 8D I suppose.. I can’t tag you. »;;

1. I consider myself very open minded about many things. I might not necessarily agree, but I will respect your opinions. I might even play devil’s advocate for you. 

2. I’m very mellow and laid back. 

3. I like to joke around. 

4. I’m a bit of a jacks-of-all-trades. It’s a bit of a double edged sword, but it guarantees that I’ll probably have something in common with all of you. 

5. I have very nice hair. There’s no denying it. I’ve never dyed it either, though I do want to at a certain point. 

The Old Teahouse @ Davis, CA: Honey Green Milk Tea and a Malted Black Milk Tea in the background
Guess who was back at her old hangout spot? Moi. 
My friends and I went up to Davis for the annual Picnic Day celebrations and obviously we had to swing by here for a drink (even after eating a shawarma from Sam’s and yogurt from Yolo Berry).
There’s something about the clear tapioca balls. Nostalgia? Fond college memories? Though I MAY have gotten food poisoning from here before. 
It was nice to catch up and just feel like a college student again. Go Aggies!

The Old Teahouse @ Davis, CA: Honey Green Milk Tea and a Malted Black Milk Tea in the background

Guess who was back at her old hangout spot? Moi. 

My friends and I went up to Davis for the annual Picnic Day celebrations and obviously we had to swing by here for a drink (even after eating a shawarma from Sam’s and yogurt from Yolo Berry).

There’s something about the clear tapioca balls. Nostalgia? Fond college memories? Though I MAY have gotten food poisoning from here before. 

It was nice to catch up and just feel like a college student again. Go Aggies!

Honeyberry @ Santa Clara, CA: Green Tea Shaved Ice
After the disaster which was the Fruits shaved ice, I was a little apprehensive to try the shaved ice again to be honest. Thinking back, it’s hard not to laugh because there were six of us and we couldn’t finish that thing. And three of them were guys who were insistent of getting it at the first place.
This time around, I gave my date a warning beforehand not to get the fruit ones. You can’t go wrong with Green Tea right?!
Green Tea was definitely the safer choice. It was still sweet, but bearable. The picture above was before we dug our spoons in and mixed everything up.

Honeyberry @ Santa Clara, CA: Green Tea Shaved Ice

After the disaster which was the Fruits shaved ice, I was a little apprehensive to try the shaved ice again to be honest. Thinking back, it’s hard not to laugh because there were six of us and we couldn’t finish that thing. And three of them were guys who were insistent of getting it at the first place.

This time around, I gave my date a warning beforehand not to get the fruit ones. You can’t go wrong with Green Tea right?!

Green Tea was definitely the safer choice. It was still sweet, but bearable. The picture above was before we dug our spoons in and mixed everything up.

What I wore to work today: The minions have taken the TARDIS. I repeat, the minions have taken the TARDIS. 

What I wore to work today: The minions have taken the TARDIS. I repeat, the minions have taken the TARDIS. 

This #beauty came in my #memebox. #gangnamstyle #psy #facemask

This #beauty came in my #memebox. #gangnamstyle #psy #facemask

Specialty’s @ Santa Clara, CA: There are perks of working in the front though. Like.. having customers who offer you breakfast from Specialty’s. 
This was a huge breakfast sandwich (egg and sausage) that after.. a little research, I found out was over 1000 calories (how lovely). 
I ate half. 
It was good. I won’t lie. 

Specialty’s @ Santa Clara, CA: There are perks of working in the front though. Like.. having customers who offer you breakfast from Specialty’s. 

This was a huge breakfast sandwich (egg and sausage) that after.. a little research, I found out was over 1000 calories (how lovely). 

I ate half. 

It was good. I won’t lie. 

My #eyes are always uneven. But this is like #plasticsurgery gone wrong. I didn’t know how to do my #makeup this morning.

My #eyes are always uneven. But this is like #plasticsurgery gone wrong. I didn’t know how to do my #makeup this morning.