Work, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

“We don’t have a lot of time on this earth! We weren’t meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements.”

– Office Space

“New Year, New” *gunshot* I am getting sick of hearing that phrase.

*sigh* Anyway, back to work.

After a trip to Vietnam, and then to Barcelona, Xmas Parties (work, friends, family), and a few days in the office before Christmas it is now time to get back to work.

I am trying to be productive at the moment, but it is just resulting in “busywork”, and “business as usual” stuff.

And the look on everyone’s faces as they sit at their desk gives me the impression that they all feel the same way as I do.


Pretty much describes the energy in the office


“Need to find a way to get paid a London salary while living in Vietnam”.

This was a quote from our Vietnam trip that I paraphrased from something a close friend said to me before: “Find a way to get a London salary, while living elsewhere”


Finding Food for Under a Tenner

Unsurprisingly, I have managed to put on a few pounds during the Christmas period.

Thankfully not as much as I lost while in Vietnam

This is down to the general food that I had available to me.  And more importantly, my absolute lack of willpower, especially during my trip to Barcelona, and when I returned home.

Look, the first thing I did when I got off the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge was to get a burger at Borough Market.

Cost under £9.00, courtesy of the guys and girls at Mountain’s Boston Sausage

Big Boston Burger



And then there have been roast dinners again for New Year’s Eve/Day.

Roast Lamb
Roast potatoes and carrots



Anyway, back at work, and thinking of lunch options.  Ideally, I would like to revert back to the healthier eating I picked up at Vietnam.

So my first thought was: “Noodles it is.  So off to Viet Eat I go, a nice 10-minute walk, and….. they’re closed.

“son of a….”

Ramen at Japanese Canteen it is then!

Seafood Ramen
Duck Ramen
Hot Oil

Gotta say, their ramen is always a good choice.

Great, clear, tasty broth that is not oily or heavy in the slightest (I got the soy broth).

In both cases, the meat, and the seafood was tasty, and there was a good amount of it in there.

The noodles were just on the right side of chewy, ensuring they did not get too soft as the meal went on.

Each bowl cost £6.95 which is cheaper than a lot of places in London, and you get a good sized portion for that price.



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