Peach Picking

Went peach picking!  can’t wait to eat them….:)

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New town, new adventures

Living in a new town is exciting, but challenging at the same time.

Everything you want to do, you have to figure it out from scratch, especially when you’re used to living in a big city- then move to a small town like here.

One thing that’s so annoying is recycling. In San Jose, I was so used to putting recycling in our recycling bin, and someone coming to pick them up once a week. Here, I have to go somewhere to do it- like a recycling center. So cliche to say this, but really, you really don’t appreciate somethings until it’s taken away from you.

Anyway, today I went out on my own adventure (I’m a big girl now) to go find an alteration place to go get my bridesmaids dress altered for a wedding I’m in in June (WOOOT!!!) 🙂 It was a really nice place owned by a Korean couple, and I got to talk to the lady for a while about her business and life etc.. turns out Josh’s boss goes there sometimes too to get stuff done… etc.

I also learned that theres a small asian community- mostly chinese then korean… but there’s not that many Japanese people in town. hmm

It was nice to talk to her for a little bit. I think maybe because I’ve been kinda busy cleaning and finishing off things left to do from my wedding etc., and I think it was the first chance to really connect to the real world- the new town I’ve moved to. It kinda gave my brain some stimulation and a GO sign to start a real life here, almost.  GOGOGO!

Some other things…

I love my Kitchenaid!! I made pizza crust.. home made pizza crust is better than store bought!! (well, I wouldn’t know cuz i never bought one but I just want to believe that)

My dress came back after being preserved.
This makes me soo sad… The feeling that my wedding I was planning and dreaming of forever is actually over now. ;_;

Lastly,

Happy Birthday to my dear friend eLo– the man who taught me that all miracles and dreams can come true.

Have a great week~.

halo- halo

It’s been a while since I updated…

The past few weeks were pretty crazy.. I had loads of work and school stuff going on, and on top of that, my grandmother was visiting from Japan for a few weeks.

It’s been kinda stressful because I work at home, and my grandmother doesn’t really understand the concept of “working on computer” so I got really behind on work which I’m trying to catch up right now.

All in all, I’m glad I was able to spend some time with my grandmother.

My grandmother is super healthy, like… to the point she could probably walk faster than me. She loves drinking beer, enjoys gambling, and loves shopping. All signs of health haha. I think I take it for granted, and her visit made me think I’m really greatful for it. She can be a little needy and selfish but that is such a good thing. If she was in bed or something and couldn’t walk or have energy to argue with me, I would probably feel like I really wish she was the way she is right now. Haha.

Also, her character is so special, and there’s a lot I can learn from her. She really values that the small connections with people that surrounds her, and not afraid to express it. She’s really straightforward in her thoughts and sometimes it comes out like “why would you even say that..” but sometimes I feel that that’s how it should be to a certain point. I say things that I’m not thinking sometimes, whether it is good or bad.  Anyway, she is a special one, and I really really hope she can continue to be her energetic self.  I love her!

Aside from that, I got a really bad stomach bug and i ate porridge for almost a week straight. Not being able to eat much really drains you. I couldn’t do anything for a while..

So now I’m finally back to my normal self, and so today I wanted to satisfy my curiosity in food, so I went to a Fillipino bakery I’ve been meaning to check out that’s been featured on yelp.V Tropical Bake shop.

This place did not dissappoint. There were so many things I’ve never had before, and my mom and I went crazy choosing what we want to take home. We took home sooo much.. Trying out all of these inthe next few days will be exciting..

Then we saw a sign that says Seafood City, and we just had to go. I think it’s filipino supermarket… but there were so many things I’ve never seen before!! It was seriously so fun. There was a huge seafood section which had so many kinds of pretty fish.. It was like porn to me.

I don’t really know anything about the source of the fish or whatever, but they are soo pretty….. Even after I stopped pursuing an aquarist career, the interest beauty of fish looks like it’s going to stay with me. I think I’ll come back here if I need some energy and inspiration. haha. I’m so weird.

Ok, and lastly I went to this … fast food place which is… i THINK also filipino, and bought a meal, and a king size halo-halo (hence the title). It was crazy interesting.

it had icecream, allll kinds of beans and jello and tapioca and..coconut,, and fruit… and CORN. corn. in a dessert. 0_o.

This made me miss Chiharu. I think she would be going crazy with me as we try it together.

Trying new food and culture is so fun. If you only eat fried chicken and baked potato your entire life, you’re missing out so much. Really.

Also, San Jose is awesome. So many culture, so many different food. I literally felt like I went to a different country for that hour.

Formula for identity

I think your personality is comprised of the sum of  all the personality of your friends and peers you’ve interacted in your life mixed in the right proportions.
and maybe divide it by the number of friends you have because that would be too much personality.

Same with taste for food, taste for style, interests and creativity.

The more exposure you have to a thing, the more possibility you might like it.

Because you can only love what you know about right?

It’s been a month since I started taking a class at De Anza College, and also my internship.  It’s hard to say in words the things I’m learning but one thing I can say is being exposed to creative things everyday, and challenging myself to see things differently, and break the limit of my creativity is awesome.

I can tell my creative side of the brain is having a party. This is exactly why I chose to switch directions in my career, because my creative side of the brain was a little hungry.

Within that, by looking at many things, and creating art etc., I think I’m starting to slowly create my creative identity….

Anyway, that’s my report on my month! So vague, haha.

Round three: Earl grey flavored waffles. ORGANIC earl grey. 😀

I was going to make it caramel waffles, because i had a plan to make caramel apples, but 15 minutes in making the caramel, I realized that the milk was bad.

I poured too much milk, so when i went to drink the rest it tasted sooo gross. And by the time I realized it tasted gross it was already in my stomach. Eww.

So now I’m left with earl grey waffles, and many apples with sticks in it. fail.

Earl grey waffles are pretty good but not enough earl grey. the quest for good belgian waffles continues…

Round two!

round two waffles with different recipe.
I don’t know why the pearl sugar isn’t doing what I want it to do. It’s supposed to be more grainy and not look like white sesame seeds in my waffles.  It might be because they are “swedish” pearl sugar. I guess I missed that part when I bought them. I guess I better finish using these since I bought two bags of them.. They taste good so o well.

Since pepper ran out of cookies, and the whole house was smelling like waffles, I made a batch of doggie waffles!

No sugar, no salt,no butter. Instead, I put a little bit of peanut butter in it. They smell yummy. I tasted them and they were yummy.

She liked them too!

Waffle maker!!


It’s here!!!! Wooooot!! Pearl sugar on the way with ups man, and then time for some Belgian waffles.
I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time!!( since I placed my order at amazon. Haha)

It’s also a sandwich maker so Im excited for that too…. More to come…:)