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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

He Call me CLOWN!

Sometimes I am so clumsy. I am the one writing checks for the bills and place postage and check the return address. I was so frustrated when an important bill came back with a note of "no postage". It meant it will be now under "late payment", the husband was frustrated too and mad on me, and take note it's New Years Eve. We did not talk for a while, then he ask me to come out the house because he is doing fireworks. I hate fireworks, I do not like the smell of it.
When I came out and hug him he call me "CLOWN". Clown is sometimes funny, sometimes scary and sometimes Stupid and frustrating ;)). Hope his CLOWN can make him happy on the years to come hahaha.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

How's Your 401K?

Have you check your 401k investment lately? It was so depressing to see each statement that comes in, sometimes we just leave it unopened because we are just scared of the truth watching the figures drop down so rapidly and so huge.
This year it drop as much as half, it really made me scared to receive the next statement. Hopefully the economy will be better on this coming years and we all can bounce back from 'Global Crisis'.
Maybe we all think the same thing, to withdraw our 401k investment. But most of the financial articles I have read that said, if you are retiring 10 years from now better not withdraw it and continue on contributing to it. Invest more on stocks and save a lot more, cement well your investment for a bright future.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Busy, Busy and Busy

It's taking me a while to update my blog because there are so many distractions happening in my life these days. Honestly I lost my focus on my blogging for some reason, though I still love blogging. There are so many things to do and think offline.
Well, I hope that after the holidays I can focus my time on blogging again, read more blog articles, visit friends blog and drop EC. As of now pardon me if I can't drop EC on you guys, I really apologized. Have a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Flower on ear meaning

When you are in Hawaii and you want to place flower on your ear, make sure place it on the right place. Make sure you don't send the wrong meaning.
The flower behind the LEFT ear means taken or married or maybe you just don't want anyone bothering you. Behind the right ear means you are single, available and approchable.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Surprise!

There are stories on each item she sent
My travel fairy surprised me once again. I never expected anything from her, I feel so bad that I can't sent her a Christmas present because she never gave me her physical address. I was thinking to send a Christmas card to her mom and asked her mom to please read it for my travel fairy lol.
She made a joke and place a Hawaiian chocolate, it's like a return to sender chocolate. My husband was confused and ask me why she sent you Hawaiian chocolate and chuckle and tell him "you really don't know my travel fairy, she have lots of joke nerves in her system lol. Oh I love everything my dear travel fairy I was really so happy of all your presents, and I show the husband the pantie camouflage and he said "can I try it" lol. The humor of travel fairy is really contagious hahaha. Thank you so much my dear Lyn.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Shot on the Spot Tag

Here is my on the Spot snap shot, I am not ready at this time in fact I was a bit shock lol the rules said just snap on with out changing your clothes and without fixing your hair. What a snap shot of me, looks like something is freaking me out! hahaha

My travel fairy LYN tagged me, the rules are as follows...

Here are the rules:

1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!.
2) DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
5)Tag 10 people to do this..

oh here is my real photo lol...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Center Piece

I have read a lot about the financial downfall and all their advice to survive the crisis is "Be Creative". I follow their advice and made this center piece from the items that was left behind in our house. I realized that we have 3 candle holders and I dress it up with festive wire and ribbons. Since our Tree is white Christmas so I use the extra red ornaments and place it on the table. My best critic which is my husband love the tree and the center piece though I cannot make it look on photos the way we saw it personally.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Butter Mochi


Looks like I am bored today ;)
Actually a little bored and I end up baking this dessert to suit my sweet tooth. Yesterday I was scanning my recipe book and found this, since I have the ingredients I decided to give it a try, its yummm.

Butter mochi
ingredients;
1/2 c butter
2-1/2 c sugar
3 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg (1lb) mochiko (sweet rice flour)
1 tsp baking powder
5 eggs beaten
*1 c flaked coconut

Melt butter and let cool. Combine mochiko, sugar and baking powder. Combine remaining ingredients and stir into mochiko mixture, mix well *you can add the coconut on the mixture or use it as garnish. Pour into a 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350, *after 30 minutes sprinkle on top the coconut as garnish and cook for the remaining 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares and place on muffin cups.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Love Coffee

We love coffee from coffee shop but my husband and I realized that we are spending too much buying coffee every day. We need to cut back and decided to make our own coffee at home; sadly we cannot exactly get the same coffee shop taste. We search for quality coffee makers and bought one from capresso, now we love our home made coffee taste better than the one at coffee shops and we can have as much coffee as we like each day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Festive

I am not so crazy about cake though I love watching cake decorating shows. Maybe because my husband and I are not so pond of eating cakes. We love pies though and cookies. But I baked a lot of cookies, it's my personal favorite and I want to make it a little fancy and decorative sometimes. Here is one example of my flower cookie, supposed it should be red in color but I am playing with the ginger snap cookies. Festive right!
Recipe is from Lyn's Desserts blog.

Failed Again

I been working wit dough for my buns for a while know but still I can not get how to make it the way I really want it. I am sure that store bought bread are perfect because they use a lot of preservatives and enhancers. I wish I can make a perfect white, fluffy, soft and just right buns. I am searching of recipes for perfect buns but I just get frustrated each day. I am working and kneading the dough good but still it does not come out the way I wanted. Oh well maybe I will just stay on cookie making. :(

Monday, December 1, 2008

Poor Bird

I found this birdie by the sea shore this morning. I though the bird was just sun bathing on the sand and under the sun but when I attempt to walk close to it, it did not bother to fly away. I am sure this bird is hurt but I am scared to touch it, I don not know if the bird is sick or has disease. What a poor bird.

Colds is here

I am not feeling so good today I might be the next one to catch colds in our household. Hubby got cold since last week and still coughing, last night I am feeling tired so I took Tylinol. Today I am still feeling down but I walk to the store and buy some ingredients for the bun that I am making and I also bought a Betty Crocker booklet about holiday goodies recipe, the cookies looks yummy that I want to bale them all lol. Maybe I will be baking today Lyn ginger snap cookies, she had posted a recipe on her food blog.

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