Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I would like to wish my dear readers, family and dear friends a very Happy Prosperous New Year! Farewell 2010 and welcome 2011.

I know I've not blogged for the longest time. Actually I have a ton to blog about but then I don't really have the mojo to blog or no need. I'm still cooking occasionally and things is still going on in my life. I know I should write for keep sake a lot of things that happened in my life but end of the day I really don't have the time or the mood to write them.

I try not to make any resolutions every year because I think I should just try and improve myself periodically hence I don't really want to make any resolution this year.

Lets just say this coming year I just want to try and blog more and pen down my journey. 

Everyone just have a safe new year and may 2011 will be a great year ahead..xoxo

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I've been privileged enough to actually get two days off in a row and since I don't normally get two days off in a row I had a lot plan since I needed to get a lot done before I have to start my work week again. 

To begin my day one of my golden child was not feeling since the night before. Stanley was puking and refused to eat his dinner. I think he had a slight diarrhea too. Anyway we decided to give him a tsp of pepto bismo hoping that he would feel better soon. He slept all night long and didn't ask to go out throughout the night. We thought he was going to keep us awake all night long. I wanted to sleep in that morning since it was my day off but Stanley was asking to go out of the bedroom and I assumed that he had to use the restroom because was not feeling well. As soon as I let him out he ran to the his water bowl and drank and drank and drank a bunch of water. When we went out I saw that he had diarrhea and I knew that he needed a few more shots of Pepto Bismo. When we got back in I gave him his food and he would not any so I quickly peeled a potato and boiled them so I could make some mashed potato for him. He gobbled his mashed potato up. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Some days I feel like I need more than 24hrs in a day. Some days I just wish that the day will come by quicker. I'm so torn!! I've been so busy and with work that I've not actually had an opportunity to turn on my computer ever since I came back!

My life has came into a turn every since I came back from my vacation.  Shortly after I came back from my vacation I was actually offered a promotion at work. With this promotion bare new and much more responsibility. Some days I am absolutely over whelmed at work and just wish that I don't have to work at all!

I've not had my set days off as I have other obligations so I needed her to be more flexible with my days off. I am hoping that everything will eventually settle in soon! I'm so knackered from working actually! I barely have time for anything. I haven't been shopping in a long I miss shopping actually!

So how do people find time to clean, blog, cook, care for their hubby and children? If anyone have any great advice I'll greatly appreciated! Also I've not slept in the longest time. I need to work every weekend and during the week I normally get awoken by hubs  alarm. I'm also so lack of sleep!!HELP!!

I think I just need to be more organized and go to bed earlier. But 2-3 times of the week I get back from work at 8:30pm so I'm really not sure how will I make it to bed earlier since I have to eat and bath and rest a little before jumping into bed! 

Gosh I sound so whiny but I should end by saying no matter what I'm just thankful to have a job and are actually being able to be busy instead of just rotting at home :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Still has the charm?

This actually happened last month but because I was busy getting ready to go on vacation and working so much that I didn't blog about it. Since I have a little time I think that I should blog about to brag a bit :P..

I deal with women most of the time when I'm at work. Whether I'm consulting clients or I'm seeing new clients. Every once in a while I will deal with men or guys and most of them are older clients. I used to have a set of male clients and some of my co workers would always tell me that they check me out of they are actually come here early to see me or there was one male client he did not have an appointment with me but he actually waited for me until I had time to see him!!! When I tell hubs or Uncle R they would actually tease me and ask me to watch out for their wives!!LOL...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The puppies

Is been a long time since I last wrote a post about my babies.. Mummy is not neglecting them  but mummy just don't have the time to write about them. They are such a handful that when ever mummy is home mummy will have to deal with them or clean up after them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm back!!

I've been gone for over a month!!0_O Anyone missed my presence yet :P...Don't worry I still blog hop but it is a a little difficult for me to blog on the go that's all although I haven't really tried it yet!

Well I just got back from a week's vacation. We actually drove back to hub's hometown to attend his brother's wedding. It was a simple yet nice wedding I would say. The drove too about 24 hrs and I took all three of my babies with me (hubs said it would be the last time). They are all really good when we are driving down the freeway but if we slow down they get a little excited probably thinking they might be getting out or something.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A perfect loaf

Ever since I got this  I've been trying to make a loaf of bread when ever we run out of bread. I've been really satisfied with the taste and texture of my bread but I've not had very good luck making a PERFECT square bread with this.
My first few attempts using my Pullman bread pan. I did not modify the recipes enough so that it has enough dough to rise to the top to make a PERFECT loaf. I tried using my Pullman pan every time I needed to make a loaf of bread for the last 3-4 times and every time it was a disappointment.  Hubby said that he thought when I bought this pan he would get a perfect shaped and tasty homemade bread :P.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cesar Pork Chops

I've really been trying to cook more so that we don't have to eat out so often. We managed to stay home to eat for 10 days in a row (excepts some lunches). I managed to crack my head and whip up either simple stuff or preparing it before I go to work and having hubby reheating it or cooking it when he gets back from work if he's earlier than me or I'll do it when I get back.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Denny's Restaurant

I've been missing for quite some time. There is so much as usual to blog about but I am just not finding the time to do it. I've been hooked on to reading the twilight series and now I'm so hooked on to it that my first two series I spend every of my waking hour reading the book. Nothing much is done at home except for the basic cleaning and cooking! (I am super horrible hence I now decided that I will take my time with this 3rd and 4th series to get my priorities straight)

Anyway hub's birthday was beginning of the month but on his birthday itself I had to work so we pre-celebrated his birthday. Two days before his birthday we went to his favorite Mexican restaurant. The next morning hubby and I woke up to have breakfast at the nearby Denny's restaurant then headed to shops that he wanted to go since it was his birthday.

Hubby order a Denny's plate or something. It came with two pancake, two eggs and a bacon.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free Money (Practically)

I've been using Swagbucks for a good half a year to a year now. At first I was hesitant about swagbucking because I assumed it was a scam but I've totally changed my mind.

You can read about how swagbucks work here. Honestly I've already redeem about $80 worth of gift card with my swagbucks points. All I have to do is just use their search engine and I will earn points. If I'm going to be searching anyways why not use swagbucks right?

I strongly urge you guys to try swagbucks. Eventually when you save enough points you can redeem anything you one which I normally redeem Amazon gift cards. To get started just click here and you'll be on your way to earning swagbuck points and redeeming your gift! Best of both worlds :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kitchen Collections

I've been waiting for the mail man to show up with my present for almost one week. Finally when I got back from work this was what greeted me in front of my door.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bread and more bread

I've been trying to eat my breakfast every morning. The past few weeks I've been trying different bread recipes with success and have been eating bread with peanut butter/Kaya or any flavor jam. The whole reason was when I went Asian grocery shopping a few weeks back I bought a bottle of Kaya and I wanted to eat it up before it goes bad so I've been eating it almost every morning.

Since hubs decided that he will be having sandwiches for work this week I told him that I would bake him a bread for it (he don't like to use homemade bread with his deli sandwiches because he said it falls apart). This week I decided to make a healthier loaf for him and decided upon Instant Oats load since I saw that it looks so soft and yummy.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lime Chiffon Cake

Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope everyone is having a great holiday!

Initially I was planning to make Satay for 4th of July but it's been raining like cats and dogs these past couple of days plus I had to work today so I decided that I'll do that another time. Since hubs and I was home yesterday I suggested that we get some meat to make fajitas at home.So yesterday we went to the store and bought what was needed to marinate the meat. One of the ingredients for the marinate was lime juice and I bought about 15 pieces because it was just $1!!Well since I only used 2-3 pieces to marinate the meat I've been scratching my head to think of what to do with the rest of the limes before it goes bad. Then I thought I would make lime chiffon cake because I know people make orange chiffon cake so why not try lime?

This is my 3rd time making chiffon cake and the first two times I managed to whip the egg white until stiff perk but for some reason this time I could not reach that. I also did not want to over beat the egg white. The egg white became some what stiff but when I toss it around it was sliding a little so I thought to myself as the first sign of failure!Since every thing else was already mixed together I decided I'll just go ahead. Worst comes to worst my cake will just collapse or will not rise as much as its suppose too.

My cake cracked when I took it out from the oven. I'm not sure was it because I open the over one too many times to make sure that it won't burn.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Five Guys Burger and Fries

 Absolutely back dated post :)

Five Guys Burger and Fries started popping up in Houston beginning of the year and since hubby ate there before and told me it was good I've been meaning of eating there. When I drive to work everyday I do pass by a Five Guys Burger and Fries everyday but I don't want to stop by myself and grab a burger there since I know hubby loves burger and I should wait for him.

Sunday we were trying to decide where we want to go grab something to eat and we had a few place in mind and finally we decided on Five Guys. 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Banana Chiffon Cake

I've been wanting to try and make chiffon cake for a long time but I've read every where that it is very challenging to make one and it takes a lot of practice to try and make the perfect one. 

I have some very ripe bananas that I peeled and froze it and a few dozen of eggs in the refrigerator and decided that I want to try and venture into making a chiffon cake but I did not have a chiffon cake pan or Angel food Pan so I told the hubs that I wanted to get another pan for baking and he asked if I could use the many pans I already have at home which I told him NO because I NEED this pan :). I quickly went to Amazon and found some there but I didn't want to wait hence I went to the store last week and bought the first one that I saw. I've not had the opportunity to use it last week after I bought it because I've just been busy with work.

Finally today I had some time after I made dinner and managed to get the courage to try making it.

Recipe adapted from here

(make one 16 ~ 18 cm cake)

3 egg yolks
25g caster sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
30ml cooking oil (I used olive oil)
85g banana puree (about 2 medium size bananas)
1/4 teaspoon banana essence (I used vanilla extract)
55g plain flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
50g caster sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 170 deg C or 340 deg F. Sieve together flour and baking soda, set aside. Mash banana, set aside.
  2. Separate egg yolks/whites and bring to room temperature.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar just dissolved. Add in salt, oil, essence and mashed banana. Whisk till combined. Sieve over the flour mixture and fold gently with a spatula until flour is fully incorporated into the batter.
  4. In a clean, dry mixing bowl, whisk egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until mixture becomes frothy and foamy. Add in the sugar in 3 separate additions while beating at high speed till stiff peaks form.
  5. Add the egg white foam into the egg yolk batter in 3 separate additions, each time folding gently with a spatula until just blended.
  6. Pour batter into a 16cm or 18cm (6 inch or 7 inch) tube pan (do not grease the pan). Spread and smooth the batter evenly with a spatula. Bang the pan gently on a work surface several times to release the air bubbles trapped in the batter.
  7. Bake for 25 ~ 30mins or until the cake surface turns golden brown, and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and invert the pan immediately. Let cool completely before unmould.

I was not too sure about the size of my pan. My pan is about 9.5 inch and I didn't want to make a full recipe so I google and found a recipe from Happy Home Baking that has already been halved. Since she said this recipe is for 6-7inch tube plan I guess I could have made a full recipe or doubled the recipe that I found because mine was pretty flat(Maybe it was suppose to rise higher but I messed it up). Since this is the first time I'm making it and it did not collapse nor looked weird I am more confident in doubling this recipe next time.

The only mistake I made this time was I forgot to add the oil in when I added the mashed bananas salt etc. I added the flour in and noticed that I forgot to add the oil in and quickly added that in before I added the egg white. I am not sure if that did anything to the rising of my cake.

Overall is a yummy cake and I think I might reduce the sugar a little when I add in to mix the egg yolk as I find that my cake was a tad sweet. Hubby and Uncle R liked the cake and this will motivate me to make another one soon. Hopefully it will rise like how its suppose to be. Thanks HHB for this wonderfully and yummy recipe!

Memorial Day 2010 Shopping

Today is Memorial Day and many people get today off hence is a 3 days weekend. 

               Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.[1]Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I to honor dead Americans from all wars. (Adapted from

I happened to have Saturday off but had to work on Sunday and so happen my off day falls on Memorial Day hence I have today off too. I was telling hub and everyone else I'm not off because I have the day off since is Memorial Day but because is my day off!

Anyway I got up at 7am as usual (I'm not sure why but lately I've been getting up at the latest 7:30am doesn't matter what time I go to bed) and played with the dogs a little before I got myself up of bed and cleaned up. I suddenly had the urge to buy something for because I've not really gotten anything since my birthday (which I've not blogged about because I forgot and its been 6 months ago!) 

I woke the hubby up at about 8am and told him that I was hungry :p and I wanted to go be at the mall before it got crowded.  I got ready and made him and I some breakfast got the dogs ready and then we ate. After that we cleaned up and got dressed to go to the mall. We reached the mall a little after 10 am and I knew which store I wanted to visit. we walked in Neiman Marcus a little bit but I didn't find anything I wanted and headed to the store.

Memorial Day shopping damage done!The Speedy 30 with Strap in fresh Monogram Idylle. I saw this bag a few months ago and have been thinking on looking at it but figure since I already have the Monogram Canvas Speedy 25 I don't want to get a similar one but hubby really like this one plus I do not have any of the Idylle collection so we decided on this one. I was thinking of getting it in Fusain but hubby and the Sales Associate thinks that this is a nice color. I'm happy :) but a hole in my wallet!:P...

We barely walked around the mall and left early because there was nothing else I actually wanted to look at. I should tell the hub that this is our Anniversary present from him to me since I gave him an ipod on our Anniversary.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another Horrible Experience

Yesterday (Sunday) when I was at work Aunt L text me and asked if we wanted to go Cheesecake Factory for dinner together and since hubs was on call last weekend I asked him if he wanted to go or if he had to work. He said that we would go so when I got home I showered and got ready to go. We stopped by one of Aunt L's property before going for dinner and since we were close to the Galleria we decided to visit the Galleria Cheesecake Factory Restaurant.

When we got there to our seat we noticed that there was nets (fruit flies) around. We told the server and she just apologized and didn't even ask if we wanted to change our seat. She was slow she didn't give us what we asked for and the worst part was her uniform was dirty. The cloth that she used to carry our plates was dirty and looked like it has not seen bleach for a long time. We quickly finished our food and asked for our bill. YES we didn't even eat our dessert!!my favorite CHEESECAKE!! Anyway before we asked for our bill a floor manager walked passed us and we were getting really irritated with the nets so I called him and told him about the situation. He said " I apologized about the problem and would you like to change our seat ( we were done eating at that time and was already paying)?" we told him no and the next thing he asked was do you need a box for our food! WTF I mean didn't offer a drink or anything!! We could have called the Health Department on him! He never came back with the box or anything! We were not too happy with how he handled the situation while waiting for our box nets were flying everywhere. We were getting so irritated because we had to keep swatting it. We finally killed one with our napkin and decided to go find the same manager and showed it to him! He was talking to me (I don't really know what he was saying because the restaurant was noisy and he was NOT even looking at me.) He didn't even make ANY eye contact with me hence I didn't really grasp what he said but I know that he didn't apologize to me. Anyway he offered us ONE slice of cheesecake to make this better BUT the worst problem was he told me to go get it from the counter (there was a long que) and snuck away again! Did not even get me my piece of cheesecake! I was doing all the talking the whole time and finally Uncle R could not take it and told him to go get the cheesecake for me. We were so upset with the way he handle this situation!We don't expect to visit a fine dining restaurant and get this kind of service!

Anyway I was so upset that I decided to call the General Manager today (The GM was not there yesterday) to tell him what happened. I didn't even mentioned to the floor manager at that time that the floor there was slippery that many customers was slipping including us was slipping around! This morning when I called the restaurant the guy told me that the GM was not here so I told him that I would call corporate but he was nice and told me that he's the AGM that he can help me too since the GM was going to be gone till Wednesday. I was telling him everything just chewing him up and suddenly I notice what he's telling me does not make sense to notice that I called the wrong branch!!I called the Woodlands branch(the one that we always go)! I was so embarrassed and quickly apologize to him several times. He was nice and understood what I told him and told me that it happens all the time!Phew! He gave me the Galleria's number and the GM's name.

I was getting my car washed and vacuumed just now and decided to give the Galleria restaurant a call. The first person that answer the phone asked who I was looking for and put me on hold. 5-8 person did the same thing and just drove me nuts because I was on hold and every time someone answered the phone I had to tell them who I was on hold for and my name etc so the last two ladies that answer the phone I told them who I was and who I am looking for and I told them that I would just call corporate. Finally the last lady I told her I'm not going to go on hold anymore that I will just call their regional manager and asked her for the name and number. She gave me the RM name and number but insisted that I spoke with her. I was thinking no harm done since she was someone in charged too I think she must be the AGM. I told her what happened to my dining experience with her establishment. She told him that fruit flies is pretty popular especially during the hot summer time blah blah blah. Anyway I told her that I don't care if it's hot summer I do not expect a fine dining restaurant like this to have fruit flies flying around and asked her if she's seen fruit flies in other fine establishment. I told her that is her restaurants problem and it has nothing to me and we could have gotten sick because the food flies was flying around our food! Anyway to show her sincerity she was going to send me a gift card (I don't know the denomination) but she told me that  is worth 2-3 entrees and some dessert so I'm going to see how much she's actually sending me. I hope she don't intend to play games with me and though of sending me a $10 gift card because that would be a wrong step on her behalf!

I don't think I would blow up as much if I didn't have to wait to talk to someone for such a long time. Plus if the floor manager would not try and brush me off like I'm a the irritating bug I would not be that pissed. If I get the gift card will try and update!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I know that I'm a little early to wish all the beloved and pretty mother's out there but I wanted to send my wishes out just in case I don't find time to blog this next few days since I'm always swamp with work weekends.

Wishing all the lovely mother's that has sacrify for their kids and family a wonderful mother's day! Hope that everyone can spend time with their mother's to honor them on this day!

I would most probably be working anyway but I asked the hubs what will the kids get me for mother's day. He said that they would not get me anything because they are not working hence no money 0_o

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I changed it AGAIN!!!

At the end of January (not quite sure of the dates) I changed the kids food because I read a lot of review that Canidae All Life Stage Formula Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, and Fish Meals Dry Dog Food was a crappy dog food because they changed their recipe and a lot of people was having problems after feeding their dogs. Although I did not have any problems with the boys (We didn't have my baby girl at that time) I decided to change their food. A friend and the people at the store recommended California Natural Lamb Meal and Rice Adult Dry Dog Food to us and we tried them. Stanely's poop was still runny and he was still puking white/yellow foam here and there. When it was time for me to go to the store (I went by myself) to buy their dog food I was telling her about Stanley etc and she recommended Orijen Adult Formula Dry Dog Food to us. Orijen has been working well for us but it is getting pretty expensive to buy this dog food to feed all 3 of them. 

I will not give them dog food that has grain in them anymore because ever since all 3 of them have been on grain free (Stanley especially) I can see a lot of improvement in their bowl movement. A 29lbs bag last us about 1-1.5 months and it cost about $80 per bag I've been trying to find a cheaper grain free food out there. 

It is so much cheaper than Orijen and is also grain free! I was so excited because it is almost time for me to buy their food again. I just bought a bag of food for them about a week or two before my parents came now I am needing to buy them again. I called the pet store and tried to find out more information about this food and she told me that many people are switching their pets to this brand because is gran free and is a cheaper than a lot of grain free food out there. I was hyped and got the hubs to go get a bag so I can start switching them over. Hubby just found time to grab a bag and I think I'll be slowly switching them today or tomorrow. I've read online and have not really seen any negative rating so lets hope that this one will work for them.

I know a lot of people asked me why do I always change their dog food and how come I would spend so much time researching their dog food and my answer is not because I have time but my dogs are important to me and I want the best for them even though is much more expensive than a lot of brand. I decided to keep them and have them in my home I will try my best to give them what they need.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lunch in a hurry

When mom and dad was here dad's job was to help dust the house and watch the dogs while mom would be busy in the kitchen and dust the house too when I was gone to work or anywhere. So when mom left mom made a bunch of food and we were either eating food mom made or ate out. 

Since mom and dad left for home about a week ago we have eaten almost everything that she's cooked. Since most days I don't go to work till noon or later I've been trying to eat something heavier before going to work so I will just need to snack on something light and then leave work and be home at about 8ish to have dinner with the hubs. 

Lately all I've been eating is ramen with lots of vegs and added ingredients like fish balls or chicken etc. I've not been cooking because I've been busy with work or I get home too late from work.

My lunch is suppose to tie me through at work until I get an opportunity to come home to eat with the hubs. Hubby and I normally try to wait for each other to eat our dinner since we don't get to see each other or eat with each other through out the day.

This is a big bowl of ramen and if you are thinking if I'm capable of finish them up yes I did. It is mostly lots of vegetables and fish balls in my ramen anyway today there was even an egg in it for additional protein :). Healthy? maybe not but will it tie me through till I get done with work including a small snack at work hopefully!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I miss.....

having them home with me when I'm at home
eating my meals with them
going out with them shopping for anything from groceries to clothes
getting up knowing that they are here with me
having them make my meals for me
ironing my clothes
doing my laundry
cleaning my house
playing with the puppies or taking them out for walks
coming home from work and have dinner ready for me
and most importantly I just miss spending time with them

Oh how I miss my parents so much! I've just been crazy with work ever since they left. Today my manager was nice enough to give me a day off because I've just been working too much! I'm thankful for that because I'm so beat that I really need the day off but now that I'm home I just miss my parents so much. Their room is untouched is still how it was when they left. I cannot stand the thought that they have gone home and I don't know when again I'll see them again. 

I think I'm just very emotional right now. I mean I know that I can always fly home or they can always fly here to see me but I just feel sad because my parents are not getting any younger and I want to take responsibility on taking care of them and I feel horrible because I am so far away and I cannot take care of them when they need me.

I know being at home today does not help the matter any better but I do have a lot of housework to attend to if I'll move my butt but at this moment in time I just don't have any motivation to do anything but just to sit around!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Family Time

I've got a gazillion back dated post which I've been planning to post but had not have any time on hand to actually sit in front of the computer to write. I have some spare time today and decided to update a little.

In February the in laws came to visit for a few days but I was swamped with work and was working every single day. I only spend a day with them which was Sunday because it was my off day. 

Then I found out that my Mom and Dad was coming to visit me in April! I was pretty excited yet nervous because initially they were suppose come over to visit in August. Our company is launching a new software and we were not suppose to take any days off one week before and one week of the launch. I didn't know about that and had to get approval from my manager. My manager was fine with it but our Market Director would not allow me to take off without pay because she said that I don't have the privileged since I have not accumulated any Vacation Days. I was pretty upset about it but decided to make do with what I could get away with.

So a month before mom and dad came we had to clean the house and rearrange the stuff in the house. We were cleaning and rearranging until the eleventh hour before they arrived! We managed to get about 30 minutes to rest before rushing to the airport to pick them up!

It was a nice and relaxing visit for them I think. We didn't really do much because I am not sure what to do here except shopping. My parents basically chilled the first day they were here as I had to work all day. Then we went shopping every day and ate! The only weekend we had we went over to Austin, TX but didn't get to do much because the weather was not cooperating. It was raining when we left and was raining when we went there. Austin has a lot of places to see and visit but they are all out doors and we don't have an umbrella there plus it consists a lot of working and my dad cannot walk that much because his knee bothers him. I've told him countless times to get that check when he gets home. He thinks that he might need a knee replacement but he needs to consult the specialist and I told him not to wait any longer.

So instead of staying there a few night the next day we decided to head back and just hang out in Houston. We went for Dim Sum on Saturday and also to the Asian grocery stores which was nice because I've not been to the Asian grocery store for a very long time since I started working so I was able to stock up on some of my Asian groceries. My mom also showed me how to make the Chinese Wine for cooking so that I could have some since I love to eat them.

Mom and Dad didn't do a lot of shopping here as they will have to pay to check in their luggage so they tried not to buy too much and bought most of their stuff at my sister's place. They still bought quite a bit here although they tried so hard not to since there were some stuff they didn't see when they were at my sis's place.

I had to go back to work straightaway the moment I send them off because they were launching the new software the next day and technically I was suppose to be at work days before that but since my manager is so great to me they decided to work around me and thankfully I have no problems using the new software.

Life has started to be back to normal apart from the fact that this week I would be super busy catching up and helping at work. I've not even had time to sit around and be sad since my parents left my place. I am really sad inside but in a way I am glad that I've been so busy with work that I don't have time to think about anything. I really miss my parents a lot and I know that I'll always be their little girl :). 

Today they flew off from my sister's place for home. I didn't even get a chance to talk to them before they flew off. Since I am working half a day today I have some time at home hence blogging today. I am really sad that they are gone but I know that this is part of life. This is the road I chose and this is the consequences that I have to face. I just hope that I can see them more and spend more time with them as they are both aging.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Converting Waste to Energy

I get really amazed every time when I read interesting information on how people now are trying to save the planet. A great company N-Viro International Corporation develops and licenses its technology to municipalities and private companies. Their patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize, immobilize and convert wastewater sludge and other bio-organic wastes into biomineral agricultural and soil-enrichment products with real market value.

The company and management expect to develop the N-Viro Fuel technology with other power facilities within the United States and anticipates international acceptance for the N-Viro Fuel technology. With the technology that's so widely available converting waste to energy will be a such an awesome thing for our environment.

Recently N-Viro acquired the Volusia County facility located in Daytona, Florida. Our Florida N-Viro facility processes municipal bio solids into N-Viro Soil from many municipalities in the central Florida area. Hopefully we can obtain N-Viro soon here in Texas.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Christmas Giveaway (Back dated post)

This post is long over due. I was supposed to blog about this but I've been so busy that I barely have time to blog or even play on my facebook! ^_^

Gert from My Kitchen Snippets had a Christmas Giveaway obviously during the Christmas season 2009 and she was giving away books (which was the exact same one that I saw in the book store and wanted to get it) and I decided to participate in him hoping that I will win. Since I don't go on the computer all the time I set my phone up to receive emails and one day when I was at work I got the email from Gert that I won the book! I was ecstatic because I really wanted the book. I didn't put much hope that I would actually be picked but I was extremely happy when she asked me for my address to send the book to me!

I would love to thank Gert deep down from my heart for having this giveaway and generously giving away the books! Although at this moment I don't have time to utilize this book but as soon as I have time I will definitely utilize the book to the maximum. Thank you again for the book! xoxo

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meet my new baby girl

Last Sunday hubs had to go on a call for work. When we left the house we saw a dog running around the neighborhood and it did not have a collar or anything on her. When we came back 2 hrs later she was still running around. We decided to pick her up because it was a chilly day. When we tried to pick it up she was running all around to the busy road by our house etc. Then she ran back to the spot we saw her first. We stopped and asked around to see if it belongs to the people living that area and they said that it was not them. Anyway we lost her and we decided to go home to get some meat and look for her. We took our dogs and went for a walk to see if we could find her. Hubby saw her sitting on top of a flower pot :(...Hubs gave her some turkey deli meat and she refused to eat it but she didn't run away because hubs quickly leash her up. Hubs rang the bell of the owner of the flower pot to see if it was their dog. The guy said that is not their dog and he could not keep it because his wife is allergic to dogs and he saw her wandering around the night before too. It was pretty cold the night before! Hubs took her and we went home. I quickly bath her and we fed her some food. She was shivering because I think she was just shock but yet she was so tired too. She took a nap ate some food and she is such a cute little thing. Within a couple of hours she made herself at home. She is just a great gal (so far).
I put her in the boys crate at first because she looked so tired and she was ready for a nap but obviously the others would not let her nap in peace.
Then Uncle Richie wrapped her up with the blanket downstairs and she slept for a little bit. She's such a joy because she is so good but our only problem is she doesn't know how to walk properly when she is leased and she has problem going to the bathroom if we leash her up.

Monday, January 25, 2010

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

I'm been sick sine last week. My boss got sick and one of my co worker got it from her and I was hoping that I would be spared but I got it too. I felt like my throat was hurting last Monday so when I got back the next day I quickly boiled some barley water but I guess it was too late because things started going down hill from then on. I was hanging in there all week long too but on Sunday when I was out and about I felt like crap. I quickly went to the pharmacy to buy more meds and cough drops and head home to take a nap. I feel much better today but my nose is still runny and I'm still coughing. My nose is so red and raw that I think I look like Rudolph the red nose rain deer.

Hubs aunt and uncle was in town this weekend too. They arrived on Friday and we went out to eat that night. I had to work early AM on Saturday and Aunt L was going to take them to Galveston so I didn't go with them. When they came home we met them up for a nice dinner. On Sunday we went to a Flea Market which was near our house and like I mentioned earlier my body felt really horrible. We had quite a bit of fun at the flea market and there was lots to see there but the things there weren't that cheap. There was so many puppies there for sale which I believe some of them might be illegal breeder thus I would never ever buy a puppy from there. Is so heart breaking for me when I saw those puppies but I know that I cannot do anything to help them. I can only help those that does not have a home and I hope that those puppies would be treated with love. We went for lunch with them and then after we stopped at the pharmacy we came home so I could take a nap and hubby was going to watch the foot ball game (Vikings vs Saints).

I feel much better now today but I am just going to take it easy I think I will call in sick because I really don't want anyone else to get sick anymore but I've yet to decide on that.

Hubs parents will be here middle of next month too..(yeah wish me luck on that) and apparently his brother will be getting married in September. I am not sure if I'll be going back for his wedding so far hubby is planning of going back for the brother's wedding. I don't know why I should spend my time and money (when I can take it to go traveling) to be at a place where they like to disrespect other people. But oh well..I've not decided yet I guess I've yet to see what will happen.

I guess apart from working and being sick I've just not have time to do anything for the mean time. There is so many things I would like to share with you but I just need to find time to blog about them.

Hubby's aunt and uncle left this morning. They came over to our house to collect their RV because they parked it at our yard when they were staying in the hotel. After they left I went to the pet place to buy the dogs their food as they are almost out of their food. I text hubby telling him that I bought another brand of food because I'm still not 100% satisfied with California Natural. I would maybe go back to California Natural but this time I was to cut out the grain from their food so after doing some research this morning I decided I will go with Orijen because according to the dog food review Orijen is the best food out there now. My hubby almost chocked when I told him I spend over $80 on their 29lbs pound of dog food..^_^ I know is quite a bit but then I want to see if the grain free ones are better than the rest. I told hubby that hopefully this grain free one will help my baby with his upset tummy. He's puking less now compared to when he was on Nutro or Canidae but he's put several time still and supposedly he's not suppose to be puking at all. So I'll see how this one goes.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My day off

I've not been blogging for quite some time. I have every intention to blog anything and everything but I'm just not good at time management I guess. Every since I've started working what ever time I have I do other things except blog. I even don't have time to go onto my facebook like I used to be which reminds me my facebook was hacked and that piss the heck out of me *^%*#...I wonder why people has such free time to hack other people's account and send stupid things to others.

Anyway I am trying to maximize my time off today and I thought that I would put some time away to update my blog because I miss blogging and I miss ranting on my own blog!

I managed to go for a nice lunch with Uncle Richie to our usual Vietnamese restaurant by our house for a nice bowl of warm Pho on this cold rainy day! When I came home I vacuum the upstairs and I just got done vacuuming downstairs and mopping the floor. I'm satisfied because nothing irk me than a dirty floor! I'm not sure what I will do next but I wanna update my blog before I start with the next chores.

The last few times when I had day off I would do some housework and go shopping by the time I come home I'm rushing to make dinner or get ready to go out for dinner hence no blogging. Last Friday I went to the mall and was leaving the mall to go to my next shopping destination to find out that I had a flat! I was not too happy about it while I was trying to reach the hub a nice guy stopped and just offered to change my tire. I was hesitant but if I don't accept the offer I'll be stuck there since hubby didn't answer my phone call the first time I called him (I didn't call Uncle Richie which he would have came to my rescue because I knew he was at a meeting). I figure I was at the mall parking lot and there was a lot of people there I was thinking/hoping that he would not do anything to me. Anyway I think I should not doubt people so much because there is still great people in this earth. After the nice guy changed my tires I met up with the hubs to let him check the tires and go searching for some new tires and rims. I didn't get them changed the same day itself because we were waiting and looking for bigger tires and rims. I had to drive with the spare to work the next few days and I felt like I was driving and old noisy truck/vehicle.

We got the new tires and rims on Monday and hubby put it on. The next day we were going out for dinner with Uncle Richie and Aunt L to find out that the tires was rubbing!I don't like that and that cannot happen so hubby called the tire place and I had to go over there to get a different set of tires which was obviously a lot more. In conclusion there goes my next designer bag. sigh!Hopefully the tires will last me!

Anyway my days off are normally Friday and Sunday. I normally take the opportunity on Friday to get some "ME" time and do what I want to do and do things that I know hubby would not do with me. On Sunday I try and do stuff with hubby whether we are out and about or at home.

Another off topic is work. I am enjoying work although work is getting more and more challenging. I am dealing with clients directly more and more which is not a bad thing but some people can be really difficult.

I also miss cooking and baking. Every since I started working I've not really been cooking. We've been eating out a ton and I've only been able to cook several times. I made lasagna one day and the next day I made vegetable soup. This week I managed to make two dinner both with crock pot. The first time I made a pork roast and the other day I made some garlic chicken which didn't taste that good. When my schedule is fix I'm hoping to be able to bake and cook more.

Stay tune for my birthday presents and some other back dated post. I hope everyone is enjoying their brand new year and hopefully everything is going smooth..Cheers :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome Year 2010

Happy New Year to all my wonderful family and friends(my dear readers)..May the New Year bring you more joy and happiness!

I know I've been MIA a long time and I have a ton of back dated post but I promise once I have my set schedule for work I will update more.I'm so busy with my new job and without a set schedule it messes me up because I like to plan and do things as schedule so now I'm kind off just floating around.

However I am still able to blog hop and visit other blogs thanks to my the great technology like my phone and having internet on my phone!

I miss blogging and will be back real soon!Mean time I wish everyone had a great 2009 and will have a better time this coming year!

Although many thing happened to me in the year 2009 but I take those challenges as a lesson and hope that it will just get better from than on and I know that it will.I hope that no one else has to go through the same situations I've been through but I cannot control them anyhow I've just glad that I'm still healthy and happy and will be this way always.May the new year bring me and everyone else a great start and will only get better.


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