the adventures of yoshi

drum lessons and brunch in williamsburg…

Posted in Because I'm Fat, Music by yoshi on September 25, 2011

Woohoo! After all the stress I’ve had to put up with with losing my iPhone (actually, more like someone STEALING it from my desk at work), I was happy and excited to attend my first drumming session at BANG! The Drum School in Williamsburg and let loose – yea, I know you’ve all seen their ads plaster around Bedford Ave!

When it comes to playing the drums, I’m oooookay for having learned on my own, but I thought it was about time to take lessons and learn how to read music sheets and know the fundamentals of percussion.

Because I took piano for almost 13 years, reading music was just peachy, a bit different obviously, but not too bad! My instructor, Phil, was awesome, he said we could skip ahead to the harder stuff since I was able to catch on quickly – yayyyyy!!! I learned some rock beats and one fill lol.

Looking forward to my next lesson, gotta put in the practice so I don’t lose what I just learned! I bought a little practice pad and some sticks… if I get better, maybe I’ll invest in an electric set, or I’ll just jam out in the music room at work =D

I left my bike with Omar and Louise, so after class, we all went to have brunch at Colette – STARVIN MARVIN! We sat in their newly extended garden area and devoured fish tacos, season fries with a side of aioli, and I had their baked french toast topped with plums – OMGAAAHHHH YUM! Oh also ordered a bloody mary for myself… which Louise helped me finish =X

because i’m fat: stanley in new orleans… i’m coming for you

Posted in Because I'm Fat by yoshi on November 3, 2010

as i was browsing a few of my favorite food blogs (yes, these are the highlights of my morning, actually, the first thing i think of when i wake up is… “what’s for lunch?”), i stumbled across this post from serious eats.

the photo of this succulent french toast with tahitian vanilla ice cream melting over syrup coated walnuts and bananas made my mouth water…

holy mother of food! you can’t telllll me this doesn’t make you wanna fly right out to new orleans to try this and yell, “YES. YES I DO EAT DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST!!!”

anywho, stanley’s  in new orleans was established in 2001. after katrina hit, stanley’s was no more, but chef boswell took it upon himself to carry on the spirit of new orleans and started serving burgers to volunteers and emergency workers even before the city was re-opened. now THAT is quite a tale… read more here.

now back to the food:

check out their website!

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