Saturday, August 30, 2008
It is a three day weekend, and plus it was payday yesterday! woohoo... Only thing is I am already broke....LOL
Oh well, seems like the days are getting shorter... Christmas is just around the corner. September is Monday, which by the way is also the first Monday of the month, which means there will be mass at the cemetary.
Anyway, Christmas is just around the corner, what are your plans?
Take care all and I will update my blog later~
Anyone selling a laptop? I need two, one for my son and another for my daughter. They do not have to be the best laptops, just as long as they can go on the internet..... Let me know if you know anyone selling a laptop, at a decent price ofcourse.....!
Enjoy the three day weekend all, and be safe!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So, we have so many issues on island, left to right, from CUC, federalization, minimum wage, border protection/national security, military build up, and then the recent indictments of the second in command of the CNMI, as well as his sister and brother in law. Here is what Gov. Fitial had to say, as broadcased on KSPN news.. this is the entire uncut/unedited version posted on you tube.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
But then it hit...... the crave to eat tofu seafood hotpot kept creeping up on me... the more I tried to avoid that craving the stronger it got...... so I told my kids to get ready and off we went.....
Since school has started this month for my kids, it has been hard to go anywhere at night. They come home from school, and then get ready for yet another lesson, either in private music class or private Japanese language class. Then depending on the day and the class, they might come home at about 6:30pm to about 8:00pm.... then we begin homework session. It is always stressful to try and cook dinner, get the kids showered, help with homework, do some house chores, etc... but hey, I made a good schedule and I have stuck to it. Also, my son, who used to lack confidence in math, is now finishing math home assignments I give him in less than 5 minutes when it usually takes him double that time in the past. His skills are really improving!
Only time will tell.....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Boiled Egg shaped into a bunny and fish mold
Green Bean Saute'
Cucumber sliced with Kimchee base dip
Steamed Crabmeat (immitation)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Today is Tuesday, Aug 19. It is only my second day making obento for my kids. I have used some of my molds which I ordered from Japan, but they did not turn out very well.
Hopefully, my attempts to make creative, fun and pretty obento will pay off! In the meantime, my kids think they are cute! LOL... Enjoy!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Because I am packing lunch, I have tried to get more creative, in order to please their appetites, both their eyes and there tummies! So, last Saturday my three boxes came from Japan! It is like scrap booking, but except my medium would be food! Today is my first day in making fancy obento, so here it is:
Eventually, I want to make obento like these, perhaps in a few months! or maybe weeks!
I bought some other molds that I will be trying this week and perhaps next.. hopefully, I will have enough creativity for this! If you have any suggestions, email me !
This is my cousin Paula and her mom, Auntie Arlene, soon to be grandma and aunt!
My son and I... waiting for FOOD!!!
Raymond and my mom... waiting food!!
This pina's for you! Auntie Arlene and Auntie Gloria... Auntie Gloria got caught sneaking away a piece of fresh pineapples...
SHABU SHABU DINNER...
No,I am not talking about amphetimines, I am talking about a Shabu Shabu dinner. Have you ever had it? It is so delicous! Well, it depends on where you go to eat Shabu Shabu, because there are some chinese restaurants that I have tried but weren't as good. So, for some good shabu shabu, go to Mistue. It costs like $40 for one pot, which usually can feed a family of atlest 5. However, my family eats so much!! so, my mom ordered two shabu shabus.. yummy!
First, you have to grind up your seseme seeds and then you mix it up with a black miso. This is some really good miso, I have tried to replicate this at home but was unable to find the exact miso they use..... anyway then you toss in your meats and your veggies and wala.. a shabu shabu dinner.
I looked up at heaven and fought back my tears. It was so wonderful for a person to take the time out and come and visit my dad at his grave site and give a basket of flowers. Now, usually some of my dad's repeater customers will come to Saipan hoping to go diving and or fishing with my dad, only to their surprise that he is no longer here. These customers will request for us to bring them to the burial site, to which we do, and it is touching to see them cry, and pray for dad.
Now, the most touching part is when we happen to come to the cemetary to visit dad, and we see a Bangladeshi guy standing at his gravesite, praying for him, or when we see a poor guy burning stick candles and aplogizing to my mom that all he can afford were stick candles instead of glass candles. These are all heartfelt and really appreciated, and it helps with the healing process.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I miss my sister Bobbie who is in Oregon! I miss her kiddies and my godson, Jun. I miss all the jokes and how we would harass her son Jun. Whenever he would make us mad I would tell Jun "Your Mama!" and he would be even more furious with me! I would do it just to see the anger in his face... call me a bad auntie, or call me a bad nina, but for some reason, I thought his mad face was kinda cute.. for his age.... wait till he gets bigger.
Anyway, my sister is enjoying the mainland life, but every once in a while she will miss our island life here. When she tells me they are at the strawberry patch picking berries, I would say I just ate a carabao mango! When she tells me how cheap the fruits are, I would say how cheap "free food is here" you know, the kind when you go your family's house and see what's cooking! LOL. When she tells me how cheap her power bill is there, I tell her how we would have power outages here and skyrocketing power bills......
Anyway, just wanted to say that I miss you my dear sis.....