It’s Monday (March 6, 2023)

Hey it’s the first Monday of March.

Some things last week:

I tried to get tickets to the Agust D concert (also known as BTS member Suga). To get presale access, you had to have a paid BTS ARMY membership (check) and sign up on two different websites, and then get lucky and get an access code. And yup, I got all that! But, when it came to the actual presale itself, I guess I wasn’t lucky enough to get a good virtual queue number and entered the website only 40 minutes after it opened. And by that time, there were very few seats left. What’s worse is that Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing had already kicked in and all the seats left were ridiculously “Platinum” priced.

I had been lucky enough to get tickets to Day 2 of their Permission to Dance in Los Angeles tour. And good seats too! While that was stressful (clicking on seat after seat to be told that someone else already got that seat), at least there wasn’t dynamic pricing, so the tickets were affordable. But this, nope sorry Suga, you are awesome but that’s too expensive for me….

I went for a physical last week and got my blood drawn on Saturday. And the lab results were normal. But I noticed that my blood glucose level was on the higher side of the normal range. So I’ve been thinking about how to work on that. Like exercising more, and eating less white carbs. We don’t usually eat white rice on its own, usually I mix it with brown or a multigrain mix from Korea. But I realise that the noodles/pasta we eat is usually wheat noodles or regular pasta. I sometimes cook rice noodles, but I’ve never tried whole grain pasta. Have you?

Crispy chicken bowl. Brown rice and salad included.



I’m Waiting for You – Kim Bo-Young


The last two episodes of Crash Course in Romance were just released over the weekend. And while there were some parts of the show that didn’t work for me, I did enjoy watching it every weekend. It was something I looked forward to, and I’m sad that it’s over. I loved Jung Kyung-ho in Hospital Playlist. His relationship with Ik-sun was the best part of the show (besides the friendship of the main cast).

I’m also watching Jinny’s Kitchen on Amazon video. I only started watching it because V of BTS is in it (he’s the second from the right in the photo above). But if you’re a Kdrama fan, you may know the others, like Park Seo-joon.


Nothing at the moment.

Eating and Drinking:

I had homemade sourdough toast for breakfast, and Yorkshire Gold tea.


I made Singapore-style carrot cake (find out more in my old blog post). It’s made with daikon, and is a savoury thing, not a dessert. This part is the steamed grated daikon “cake”. Later today I’ll chop it up and fry it with egg and pickled turnip.

Last week:

I read:

Spy x Family Vol 3 and 4 – Tatsuya Endo

Mademoiselle Revolution – Zoe Sivak

I posted:

Library Loot (March 1 to 7)

Light From Uncommon Stars

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. It’s funny we talked about brown rice recently. We are used to it now and the other day we had brown rice noodles and that doesn’t taste or feel noticeably different from the white rice. Brown spaghetti tastes a bit rougher but you get used to it.



  2. I can imagine how stressful it must have been trying to get tickets to the Agust D concert, especially with all the steps you had to go through just to get presale access. It’s frustrating when dynamic pricing kicks in and all the seats left are priced way higher than they should be. But congratulations on getting tickets to Day 2 of their Permission to Dance tour in Los Angeles! I’m sure it will be an amazing experience.

    My question for you is, have you ever had a similar experience trying to get tickets for a concert or event? How did you handle it?



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