Seeing the Hollywood sign made me think about my former co-worker, Krystal. She resigned a few weeks ago because, as she explained to me, of the Hollywood sign. She must have seen it just as clear as I saw it today. Every time she sees the sign it reminded her of the big dreams she envisions for herself. She feels that she’s wasting her time within the four walls of the office and just staring at the sign. She wants to be a part of the “Hollywood” scene. It was time for her to chase her dreams.
The next day she packed her stuff and she said goodbye.
Was she naïve? Was she bold? Who am I to judge. Some days, I admire her boldness. Other days, I’m scared for her seemingly futile attempt to go after her dreams. But I’m certain she knows what she wants, and I can only hope that she knows how to get it. She said to me that she has pictures of her dream house and how she sees her future life to be posted all around her bedroom. She has a vision of how she wants to live her life… and today she’s out there chasing after her dreams, attempting to make her dreams come true.
Bravo Krystal, for having the courage to go after your dreams.
In fulfilling my promise to share more Asian recipes with Krystal, I am sharing an easy-to-prepare Korean dish bulgogi, or marinated pork (usually made with beef). This dish is one of my "I want something special but am too lazy to prepare" dish... so let's start.
2 lbs, pork thinly sliced
7 tbsps soy sauce
6 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp chinese coooking wine
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 bundle of green oinons
2 tbsp sesame oil
Marinate pork with all of the ingredients. Set aside. Heat up a wok, when it's hot enough, pour the meat mixture. You will hear it sizzle. Stir to cook the meat evenly. You may also add a little water to make sure the pork is thoroughly cooked.
You should watch it when the water is reduced as it carmelizes easily. You may want the edges to be brown and crunchy but you don't want it burnt. Add more green onions and minced garlic. Give it a quick stir and voila, it's ready.
Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish it with toasted sesame seeds.... It looks and smells good...
This is best paired with mongo sprouts and with steamed white rice.