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Monday, January 24, 2011

My all time favourite Korean dish

Pork Bone Soup!!

I love this Korean dish...... love it love it love it!!! if this dish was healthy for you I would totally eat it 4 times a day!!! Love Korean side dishes as well *drools*.

A few weeks back I couldn't resist this dish, I was having some major/dangerous craving for this and I just HAD to do some take outs! =D AND wow there were so many take out boxes that came with it!! I got this at Sushi Tei.

This was one order only!! look at how many take out boxes there is!! they could of just combined some of the foods so there is less waste!! ><

I haven't seen a place that actually gave so much, I initially thought that all these were packed with foods but nopee.......

However, this isn't bad because they actually consider not over soaking the meat/potato with the soup base so they separated them just in case I had a long traveling time. Anyways, the soup/bone weren't boiling hot =[ but I was too lazy to transfer it to a new bowl and then microwaving it. I guess this is good too just because boiling hot liquid and styrofoam don't go together!! =]. The side dishes were.... meh, specially the salad dressing that I disliked. But that's just me, I only like one salad dressing in this world and that is the one found in salads at Watami Sushi Located outside of Market Village s2. Overall, I still loved the pork neck bone and the soup because it was tender and deeeeeelicious I would ask for no salad dressing next time and perhaps consider microwaving it OR just eat in instead of take outs so there is less waste!!

Good news for nap LoVeRs

Who loves napping? I do!! Do you?

Well, here's the good new! Napping has many benefits to your health that you might not even know! The other day I was watching The Dr. Oz Show; one of my favourite TV shows and he was addressing this issue. I know not everyone watches him so i wanted to pass on his word to you all so we can all benefit from our naps :)

Did you know napping 20 minutes in the afternoon will significantly benefit your body and health than it would if you stayed asleep in the morning for an extra 20 minutes?!?!?!?!

By taking a 30 minute nap 3 times a week (this sounds like a drug prescription or something LOL) can lower your risk of HEART DISEASE!!! woot sleep sleep everyone :)..Do you know why this is? because when you are at rest you lower your blood pressure resulting in less strains caused to you heart!!

And if you wanted to boost your memory all you gotta do is sleep at least 10 minutes up to 30 minute!! Dr. Oz didn't exactly say if you should do this every day or what but I can see this being beneficial as a daily habit =D I just love napping and a little boost to the memory department can really help me out in exams ^^

Now, when exactly should you nap in the day? Your body is at the most tired after 8 hour therefore you should do your "remedy" at that time. Don't sleep anytime pass the 8 hour mark or else it will mess up your night time sleeping cycle. Hate it when I can't get my beauty sleep  =` (


Monday, January 10, 2011

3 hates/ 3 loves

A month or two ago Youtube beauty guru Andrea from AndreasChoice made a tag called Perfect imperfections, what you have to do is name 3 things you hate, dislike and/or flaws about yourself and 3 loves, likes and/or perfection about yourself. I am sad that this tag only allows 3 dislike because I can name 100!! lol who in the world doesn’t complains about themselves, I think everyone does, everyone wants to be perfect but sadly no one is perfect unless you're a doll or you're in a photoshopped  photo lol. Anyways...

3 hates about myself…
1) I am currently MAD at my skin!!! I have been breaking out for 2.5 years continuously but recently it's been getting worse that I won't leave my house without makeup on (mainly foundation and concealer). I have dry skin but for so reason I still have tons of breakouts even if I moisturize well and use acne products. Someone help!!!

2) Second thing I hate about myself are my dark and puffy circles...

3) Third thing I dislike would be my uglyyyy feet haha.. I think they are gigantic and wide-ish but nothing too bad, I started accepting them last summer when I started wearing sandals and gladiators =]

Now for the fun partttt ^^ 3 loves…

1) I love my eyes, not super big but not super small =], long/full lashes, full/manageable eye brows, double eye lids, I have no complains except the dark/puffy circle I mentioned above haha

2) I love my skin colour, I am a pretty tan for a 100% Chinese girl but I'm not overly tan that I'm a sweet potato I hope?. Many people think I'm Vietnamese/Filipino/Thai and I was so surprised that I got my first comment 6 months ago that a classmate thought I was Korean!!!! I was like WAAAAAAA???? Korean?? how??? I was kinda sad because I don’t like being pale and I think Korean are usually pale but when I thought back I think what made her think I was Korean was my hairstyle!! I tied my hair into a huge bun lol but I love buns they are soo easy and great, specially for "dirty" hair haha

3) Last but not least, my hair have improved so much recently that it is no longer fried/dry/frizzy/curly/puffy instead it actually have SHINE to it plus it is much more straighter well more like wavy (not curly and not straight but with some volume, I don’t think I look good with pin straight hair). Btw this is when I don’t even use a flat iron, I used to blow dry AND straighten every day at least once a day max twice a day depending on how often I wash my hair. Nowadays, I TRY washing my hair only once every 3-4 days!! I know, yuk!! but very beneficial for your hair plus I don’t flat iron it anymore only on special occasion =]
A few months apart, right picture was air dried with some curling mousse, left picture was air dried then blow dried a bit to make sure its completely dried before I go to sleep =]... I tried my best to find a picture to show you guys the difference but I couldn't find a pic that I didn't use mousse =P

What are your 3 hates/3 loves about yourself?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Steven Madden Bmakayla Satchel

Super excited about a recent purchase that I couldn't wait to take pics and then wait to upload them before I can blog about it because I lost the USB cable so I would have to borrow the one my cousin has (which is another reason why I don't blog much because I have to waittttttttttt to upload my pictures). I don't like using people's pictures but I'll do today because I can't wait to show you guys my newwwwwwwwww bagggg AAAAHHHHHHH I think it's sooo pretty/edgy/different/affordable/durable. I went shopping at Bloor (Downtown Toronto) AGAIN because bf sometimes works out there...anywaysss I am current obsessed with WINNERS lol they have tons of greatttttt stuff, you just gotta be patient and take your time to search through everything.

I originally went to Winners to check out some beauty products like usual because I'm obsessed with that too *hint* Youtube addiction. Youtube always makes me wanna buy stufff grrrrrrr lol anyways Winner obsession was a recent thing and I've never looked through the bag section just because I thought I wouldn't find anything modern or suitable for me and guess what I found after a tiring 1 hour of searching and deciding which bag to buy. I found 3 bag that I liked but I will only be show my top 2 that I liked (plus I couldn't find a picture of the 3rd bag lol). I was deciding between these two...

1) Jessica Simpson - Cypress East West Satchel - Black

Picture credits to http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&storeId=301&langId=-1&productId=502416953&linkshare=http://www.shopstyle.com/affiliate

Why I liked this bag..
- It was big enough to easily put notebooks in with many other of my that I usually have in my older bags (mostly useless stuff I must say =P)
- Loved the purple lining!! purple is my favourite colour plus I just like funkier linings in everything
- Has lots of external pockets which I love and NEED for most of my useless stuff
- Love that the handles are long enough that I can wear the bag on my shoulders (favourite way to wear a handbag)
- Love the cross bodied strap that I can wear it in different ways
Why I disliked it...
- I can only find it in a black which I thought it made it look a bit too mature (this reason made me buy the other bag although i loved the inside of this bag but who's gonna see the inside anyway haha)
- I wanted a dark brown =[
- It was a tiny bit more expensive like $20 more.. no much but still more then my Steve Madden lol ($69.99)

I seems like this bag has a lots more pros than cons but I just hate how the colour totally changed the entire "look" of the bag

2) Now for my goody Steve Madden Bmakayla Satchel - Brown

Bag also comes with a cross body strap like the Jessica Simpson one but it doesn't show on this picture. Credits to http://www.endless.com/dp/B0040ZN9JK/183-8810838-9016928?ie=UTF8&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&tag=endlesscj-20&suppressRedirect=1&creativeASIN=B0040ZN9JK

TAAA DAAA!! This is my newww bag I'm soo happy with my purchase (well technically bf paid for it but I picked it out!!), I can't wait to use it soon..

Why I like this bag...
- Love this dark brown colour (the bag is not one solid brown colour it looks like crunched up leather)
- Love the rustic/military-ish look it has
- Love the size because I never had a bag this size(small) for school, when I bought it I was sure this bag is too small because it wouldn't fit any of my notes but I still loved the way it looks... when I got home it actually fits a notebook even the 300pgs ones you just gotta place it in and take it out with a strategic way lol it is still difficult but at least it fitsss!!!
- Love the cross body strap, not that I like to wear this bag cross bodied because it won't look as nice but it adds a edgy/rustic feel to it when I just let it hang around the bag (the straps are removable)
- The bag was only $49.99 plus tax =] very affordable
- Not real leather meaning I can be rough with it and not worry about it getting ruined and then getting mad at myself =P

Why I dislike this bag...
- There are zero external pockets and only 3 compartments inside
- The opening of the bag is small although there are plenty of room inside the bag
- The lining of the bag is a plain boring green colour
- The handles are short so I can't wear it on my shoulders =[

Seems like this bag has more cons than the Jessica Simpson bag but still love my bag 110% =]

Well there it is! my new bag, do u guys think I made a good buy or should I have gone with the Jessica Simpson bag? I think what sold me was just one pro from Steve Madden that won over the many pros from the Jessica Simpson bag and that is the external look of Steve Madden's bag, I love it so much that I can sacrifice my love for funky linings, the tons of pockets and my love for large bag sizes =]. I guess with this new bag I should learn to only carry stuff that I need rather than stuff my bag like I usually would with my large bags just like I would stuff a turkey! =]

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 Everyone!!

I can't believe it's already 2011!! I wish you all a wonderful, healthy and happy new year. Do you guys have any new year resolution? I would love to know :)

My new year resolution:
1) Hope to clear up my acne prone skin =[ or maybe find "the" perfect foundation out there..I'm still exploring..do u guys have any suggestions?"
2) Hope to do much better in school =]
3) Hope to further tone up my body =]

That's all I can think of now.. keeping this short and sweet.. my previous posts are too long, no?