An Article, Words of Food: Golden Age and a Pop Up?

Time may be one of–if not the most– effective tools in moving on, but if there is one thing it can’t help but go back to, it would be one’s childhood.
It was a time when innocence did not mean ignorance, a time when carelessness did not entail serious consequences. The day- to- day dilemmas that somehow get tossed our way, like planning a workout routine to get rid of that growing muffin top was replaced by planning possible scenarios to trick your way out of an afternoon nap. Earning money was not the least of your concerns—you felt like a million bucks as long as you had the trusty Golden Arches by your side. There were far more enjoyable things to count than calories, such as the number of licks it would take to finish a sundae cone or the number of days until summer vacation. It was a golden age, to say the least.
But as every rose has its thorn, so does growing older.
What was once so simple turned out to be so complicated—where was  ‘Living Life 101 for Dummies’ when you needed it the most? Worrying suddenly became a prominent part of the human vocabulary, may it be from choosing the right career path to choosing the right food groups to fill your pantry with. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. The years may progress, but so do the valuable (and most of the time, painful) life lessons you pick up along the way. One of those lessons comes in the form of having a sense of balance in life– it may be one of the easiest advice to give someone, but living it out is no walk in the park.  In order achieve this balance, one must not deprive himself of the little things– learn to sleep in an extra hour, indulge in that extra slice of cake and temporarily tune out the diet- conscious voices in your head. Growing older may be out of our reach, but growing up isn’t.
Do not let the kid inside of you fade away with time, go back and remind yourself of those golden days that was once your happy place.

Michelle Siy for The Fat Kid Inside

Note from The Fat Kid Inside:

Do you miss those days?

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The Recess Restaurant Pop Up will bring you on a food journey back in time, we will revisit all your favourites, elevate them and take you to a place of innocence and fun. We have a lot of surprises set for you, just like we always do. More information will be posted on all our social media accounts and our website on Tuesday May 21st, at which point you will also be able to make your reservations.

We have 80 seats available on May 24th and 80 seats on May 25th. So make sure you stay tuned.

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    1. naki May 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      I miss that they that i was child no responsiblity at all no worries not thinking what is the budget of the day… love that concept im looking forward on the next pop up…

    1. Eze June 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Pants on Fire Posted on It’s a total lie. Names hurt so much more than sticks and stoens. I suppose I understand the idea of the line, but the line supposes I would have the self-esteem to deal with the names. I didn’t then. Kids can be so cruel, usually because they do not know any better. But just because you don’t mean to hurt someone doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.If I have kids one day, this is one saying they will not say (do they still teach this in school?).




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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