Tuesday, August 31, 2010

UCSD has a much better view from the study rooms, but oh well. This is fine, too, I suppose. As seen from the science library 2nd floor.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The coffee cup is my very first coffee cup. I think it will see much use.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This cooking is really yummy... I miss my mom & grandma's cooking so much. =[

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yes, it's sort of ghetto, but it's my little treasure. Lots of delicious recipes, perfect for handing down generation after generation.. okay maybe just my generation.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Most well-behaved dog I have ever seen. I think Teddy may be even more well behaved than Dinner.

He's so cute. I miss Dinner so much.

I dropped Phyl off at the airport today and had lunch with Tiffany and her father. All concerned fathers are the same, I think.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tiff, me, & Phyl. Both of my cousins are really, really pretty. Tiff has the most amazing body (seriously), and Phyl has a stunning face. I've been told I have pretty hair. haha.

I really enjoy time with my cousins. As we grow older, we walk down very different paths and see things very differently... but I really feel closer to them. Also, a lot sadder.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

LA today. I went to SM Entertainment to pick up something for a friend, and my cousin found a Chuck filming sign. haha.

LA always makes me feel a little... nostalgic. Driving past all those old freeways, places.. memories come flooding back.

This, drink, too. It makes me think of LA.

The skyline is beautiful. I sometimes wonder what life would have been like if I had done things differently. Would I have?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Disneyland today! Phyllis and her friend, Mike, both had two park hoppers.

Let's see. We went in, went on Indy, Pirates, Thunder, Splash, Space, Buzz. Then we headed over to Cali and went on Screaming, Mullohand, Soaring, Buzz3D, and Rafters. We ate, and went to see Fantasmic. Best show ever? I think so. Mmmm. So much food, so much fun.

Yes, I am very skinny. I realize this. I also realize I have no muscles. /cry

Monday, August 23, 2010

As I grow older, I realize that I look a lot like my grandma.

Now if only I could cook like her. This is my favorite dish, a cucumber and squid dish. It is SOOO good. The squid reminds me of tripe... mmm. nom nom nom.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Among the many things we did today... we got xiao long bao today at Din Tai! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I love this place... can't wait to go back (when I get a good car).

I met Phyllis' friend, Jessie, who is specializing at Loma Linda in pediatric dentistry. Her boyfriend is an oral surgeon. Power family O_O.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mmmm... red velvet cheesecake. I love the red velvet/cream cheese combo... it is so delicious! This is from the Cheesecake Factory at the Brea Mall.

My cousin came today from Minnesota. She just finished taking her bar, waiting for the results.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Panera is fast becoming one of my favorite hangouts. The fact that they have free wifi doesn't hurt either.

This was an AMAZING sandwich. Pricey, but delicious. I hope to re-create it at Riverside!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

There's nothing quite like a warm bowl of soup to help your hangover. Not that I had any, since I make sure to drink plenty of water... but still. Chicken tortilla soup from Panera. It was delicious, even though I prefer Islands.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This is the only thing I can drink on the rocks.

I put up alcohol since I went to ATB... and had four drinks.. and was wasted beyond belief.

It was amazing. Everyone sang together, danced together.. /sigh. I love ATB.

My little was amazing, too. It's strange how close we are... I guess there is a special relationship that comes from your college family.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Candid I took of Yanbo and our puppy as he put Dinner into his cage. I really like the lighting on this one.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Curryyy. This yellow kind is pretty sweet, and tastes amazing cold or hot.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Andrew, my little. Daphne, the sexy. Yanbo&I! We all went to get pho after I drove them down to Riverside. It was nice for my friends to meet.

Friday, August 13, 2010

If I had to pick a list of favorite drinks, Thai Iced Tea would definitely be on there. Something about this delicious, creamy drink is amazing.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This is really, delicious soup from Best Thai. It's definitely one of my favorite soups.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is my little bro, or adopted little, enjoying a mango smoothie. He's so old now!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Champion food. Some of my favorite food can be found here... "authentic" Chinese tea, sweet pork jerky, and BBQ squid jerky.

Yummy <3

Monday, August 09, 2010

When I found this book, my heart flipped.

I opened it, and I found the following:
November 2001.. in my handwriting.
But if you flip to the back, you'll see in gorgeous handwriting.. "For: Justina."

Two simple words, and two years of memories to go along with it.

He was my first love. My first boyfriend. Roger, a sweet, kind, little emotional (just a little) sweetheart.

We were at the book fair, and I read a little of this book. It was time to go... and I didn't finish reading, but I -really- wanted it.. but I think at that time I had no money or whatever. So I was like, whatever.

At the end of the day, Roger came up to me, and handed me the book. He told me that he noticed how much I loved it, and so he bought it for me.

We were 13? Young love. First love. He'll always be special to me.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Homemade curry... sort of. I don't have the time to make the curry powder, so I use storebought. It's actually pretty good still... here is a simple dish. Nothing but potatoes, onions, beef & curry... over white jasmine rice. One of my favorite comfort foods.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

This is probably every girl's best kept secret. Long lashes are more important than almost everything... except, of course, clear skin! But you can't fake that.

I get a lot of questions from people about my lashes. Girls are always asking me how I do it, receptionists ask me if I get it done professionally, etc. I just smile and tell them they are fake.

But I honestly believe all a girl needs is clear skin, long lashes, and a smile. That's enough to make you look very polished.. naturally.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Attempted to make Lawry's creamed spinach. I actually really liked it, except that I put in too much flour. Next time I will mince the leaves more, put in more bacon, and put in less corn. I'll also give it more time to cook over the heat so the "cream" is .. creamier.

Today was exhausting.

9:00am: Wake up, shower, do makeup, eat, pack.
10:20am: Head to Riverside.
11:30am: Arrive at Riverside, drive to the library to print resume, drive to interview.
12:10pm: Interview.
12:40: Arrive back at AT, eat pho with Yanbo.
2:30: Head out to see house 1.
3:50: Leave house 1, get gas, see house 2. See house 2, leave.
4:00: Arrive back at AT, cuddle w/Yanbo. Hang up his clothes and get his work outfit ready when he showers. Thinks about mending blanket when I come back.
5:00 Drop Yanbo off at work.
5:20 Arrive home, take out both dogs to pee/poop.
5:30: Fill out Yanbo's rebate and mail it off.
5:40: Discover library is closed, drive back to AT.
6:00: Go out to Fedex print Yanbo's stuff
6:30: Go to Ralphs and buy groceries
7:00 Go home and clean (wash dishes, clean counters, etc). Begin cooking.
8:30 Finish cooking, finish cleaning. Yanbo's dinner is ready<3 Clean out fridge, throw out trash, and have his dinner warm&ready for him when he's home.
8:40 Arrive at BB to say goodbye to Yanbo, inform him of dinner. Drive back to Irvine.
9:30 Relax at home. Yay.

Dinner is always so happy to see me. Like... crazy hyper... bouncing off walls... haha. I love him.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

This is mushroom, sweet onion, and tomato over grilled chicken.
Just a dash of salt... no other flavoring. Oh, & some minced garlic.

It's a simple dish, but it's very delicious and healthy.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Okay, so I'm cheating a little with today's post. This isn't from TODAY... but I thought it was a wonderful picture of the bonfire we had at Corona Del Mar on Sunday.
I'm craving chocolate. Also, I have an interview for an internship with the state Senator. I do hope I get it!

Monday, August 02, 2010

They are paving the streets! Hooray! May I also add that it adds an extra 7 minutes to my commute? *sigh*

Sunday, August 01, 2010

This is the picture I took during the bonfire. There is another one I wrote with LOVE & another with Yanbo, but this one is mine. :]