Saturday, July 28, 2012

Of Love, Ice Cream and Addictions

I am Slao and I am an ice cream addict.

When I 1st saw that Haagen daz had a buffet, I was in Singapore with my husband and our friends.  Immediately, after we (Monica and I) saw the tarp saying it was eat all you can ice cream WITH toppings we decided to have that for dinner.  Everyone else asked us were we sure? Didn't we want to take a look at any of the other restaurants and we were only half listening to them as we were already ordering our 1st of many scoops.  When selected Haagen Daz branches started having the buffets here we also went.  I went 3x.  Best days of my life.  I ate around 15 scoops one time.

To say I love ice cream is pointless, obviously I love ice cream.  People say "its just ice cream", well, maybe to YOU its just ice cream.  To me, those are just shoes or its just a bag.  I don't go crazy for cheese nor do i like wine.  I know there are more important things in life, like world peace or my children.  But of all the non living things there is in the world, yes, even my cellphone (I can lose my phone and not notice but you can't make me lose ice cream), ice cream is the most important to me (especially right now).  We realize how important things are when they're gone.  Well, it's almost gone and though I did not take Haagen daz for granted I did make the most out of the time we had left.  When I love/ want something I do everything in my capacity to get it.  So, what do we have?  This is what we have...

cups and a pint

more cups


more pints


more bars

my stash in my freezer and my brother and I! pic in pic in pic

These are not for sale.
They are also no longer complete.  We have already finished around 10+ bars and 2 pints.
To each his own addiction.

May you find your true love and be with it for all eternity.

"In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down.  And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real."

Have a sweet cold weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Haagen Daz, Goodbye

Goodbye Old Friend

Around a month ago Haagen Daz bars went on sale at 100pesos each.  I only told a few of my closest friends to keep the hoarding at a minimum.  I told my parents and my dad asks the Moa branch if they were on sale and they weren't but that they were closing in a few days. Then weeks later someone posted on my wall that Haagen Daz is going on sale everywhere and that it is leaving us.

I have relatively early childhood memories of Haagen Daz.  Walking around in Hong Kong pouting ( I was a sulky child) and only ice cream would make me happy again.  I remember being in High School sitting on my bed eating a pint of Choc Choc Mint while reading a book.  I forget what book it was but I do remember the taste of chocolatey mint goodness.  I also remember the 1st time I tried Cherry Vanilla in my BFF's house, there are no words to describe it.  The 1st time I tried macadamia nut, how subtle and eloquent the taste was.  How eating too much Coffee kept me up all night.  Then years later they came out with Cappuccino Truffle and I knew it would keep me up BUT I could not stop myself.  Yes, I stayed up and it was worth every spoonful.  I remember tasting strawberry cheesecake, cookie and cream, midnight cookies and cream... I remember each and every moment I tasted them for the 1st time.  Now, as I recall I just keep closing my eyes... These flavors I mentioned were my favorites, to me they were the best of the best.  I almost finished a quart of Melon Haagen Daz in one sitting.  I am happy I ate at the Haagen Daz buffet 3x in this lifetime.  They were calories worth eating, time well spent, memories to last a lifetime.

Haagen Daz, you will be missed.  You were not the 1st ice cream I ever ate, you will not be the last that I try BUT you truly have everything that can make me happy. See you when I fly abroad.