25 (Wed) March 2015
Doenjang Jjigae with Shrimp
in my apartment
Shrimp came across a bit shrimpy, not in a good way.
And I didn’t add enough water to the soup base, making it way too salty–at first, eventually corrected.
Over the past 15 months, after relocating to Manila in January 2014, the dubious distinction of sharing the most dinners with me was set at 33 occasions by EK (see most recently 6.002 Pan-Grilled Shrimp…; see initially 5.044 Grilled Angus Flank Steak) (as far as I can recall).
Whereas EK is now back in Seoul, while TL is looking to be in Manila at least through June, probably beyond, TL’s new mark down the road will very likely be unbeatable, barring unforeseen circumstances. (The pace with TL should slow significantly starting in April, when her best friend returns from a long deployment to West Africa.)
In stark contrast, I had a mere 26 dinners with my closest colleagues at my former faculty in the 5 years preceding the relocation.
I had 620 dinners with D during the same period (average 124 per year–surprisingly low), 54 in the 15 months since (average 43 per year–surprisingly high).