New Blog Topics

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"Now go to it! It's ready to be pick [sic]." So I've been blogging for about five years now, and there came a time (recently) when I got tired of putting out words and not getting feedback (or worse, spam) in return. However, I'm going to continue at it, thanks to the encouragement of friends. I do like expressing myself, and I think there's a strong need for diverse voices at present. However, I'm going to change up the format. I typically post on Mondays and Fridays. I'll be continuing … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Bubble Waffle

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Tried out my first... Bubble waffle: poofy waffles that have raised bumps These are also known as Hong Kong egg waffles. Made using a special mold, they're soft and chewy. Often, they have extra hidden goodies inside the bubbles. My favorite? Mochi. See video below to see how to make them: P.S. I'll be doing a top ten list next week to go over my new blogging topics. … [Read more...]

Tech Noob

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"Listen these next few days to your friends to get answers you seek." Hi, folks. Sorry, my website's been down and a few posts deleted. Unfortunately, I've been getting a lot of spam in my posts and generally getting attacked. I'm not sure if it's a Wordpress thing or my own poor computer skills. I'd still love to blog once in a while, but I'm beginning to feel bogged down by it all. Any advice for me? Do you keep a blog? Recommendations on having your own Wordpress.org site or getting a … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Green Tea Latte

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Green tea latte: green tea mixed with warm milk I'm a huge fan of green tea. I like its lighter taste, as compared to its more bitter and darker counterpart. Also, I enjoy knowing that I'm feasting on antioxidants. My new cold weather favorite? Green tea latte. I can't find this in all the cafes I frequent, but when I do, I like to splurge. There's something comforting about a warm mug and sipping the frothy drink. I especially relish the creaminess of the milk (although, truth be told, … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Lobster Noodles

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Lobster noodles: Lobster meat with long noodles This is a gratuitous foodie picture. Yes, long noodles signify longevity. You can find this dish (with or without the lobster) at birthday parties and New Year feasts. The taste is what you would expect--tender lobster over gravied mein. However, I liked the visual aspect of the dish the most. There's something striking about the vibrant red of the seafood against the more subtle tones of the noodles. What symbolic foods do you eat? … [Read more...]

Origami Trash Liner

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"You will be successful through innovation and determination." Every store I've been going to has shifted to charging for plastic bags. These were the same ones I used to line my trash cans with. (I've always preferred having my trash contained.) So how to fix my new dilemma? By combating need with culture. Behold: origami trash can liners! I used those advertisements I get in the mail all the time to make mine. Here's a pic of my project: What do you think? P.S. I followed this Youtube … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Pancake Machine

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I tried out a... Pancake machine: a device that pops out pancakes That’s right. It’s a pancake machine! When I recently stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, I discovered this gem of a device. The batter is stored inside it. With a press of a button, it creates two steaming hot pancakes! The pancakes have just the right amount of chewiness, too. A breakfast winner to me!   … [Read more...]

Playgrounds–Not Just for Kids!

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"Keep an eye open for an opportunity in the field of sports." I'm the kind of girl who thought making it across the monkey bars, one rung at a time, was a great feat. I was the child who couldn't do a single pull-up on the chinning bar. Even today, as I watch little kids tumble and cartwheel and do the splits, I'm in awe. Playgrounds were no friend to me growing up. Except for the swings, which I loved. I'm still a fraidy cat when going down those super twisty slides and hazarding bumps to … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: ROC versus Din Tai Fung

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ROC versus Din Tai Fung: two restaurants specializing in soup dumplings Today's foodie post is on the war of the soup dumplings. Xiao long bao are tiny steamed dumpling filled with soup and (traditionally) pork. They're served hot from their steaming baskets, and are often dipped into a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger slices. Recently, I went to two restaurants that specialize in xiao long bao: ROC and Din Tai Fung. (Mama Lu's Dumplings is also a good contestant, but I … [Read more...]

Pass the Popcorn

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"Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think." I like going to the movies. In fact, I got to watch Moana over the weekend (and loved the song, "You're Welcome"). I vetoed seeing Dr. Strange as a movie option (sorry, hubby) because of its non-Asian Ancient One. However, I am excited for the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians (the book was hilarious!). It's slated for an all-Asian cast. Though the casting is taking more time and effort to find these actors and actresses, … [Read more...]

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