Saturday, March 29, 2008

time to...

...start studying again

...lose 15 lbs, maybe 20 for good measure T_T

...kick my addictions - hahahahha no more smoking until I lose my voice/drinking until I blackout/reading mangas and watching dramas until I can't wake up the next day/etc. etc. money for CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP and HONG KONG!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

...stop showing off my weird lips by making funny faces heheheheh V_V

Friday, March 14, 2008


On a roll with the cooking frenzy!

Today Tammy, Alvin, and I made okonomiyaki (something like Japanese pancake pizza). AND we're good at it! Or at least, Alvin and I are good at cooking, while Tammy is good at decorating... <3 Also watched Boondock Saints for the first time... Other than the fact that the movie lived up to its cult classic expectations, I think we were more so rendered speechless by how hot the two brothers were... kakakaka

So after I got home, I got in a 3 hour fight with my stupid color laser printer - I tried relieve a paper jam stuck in the one fucking place that could NOT be removed, it tried to eat my hand alive.


After mangling my hand and finally getting all traces of paper out using an arsenal of different screwdrivers, tweezers, and steak knife, the ink transfer is somehow fucked and now everything prints in a stupid washed out pastel.

Fuck you, you stupid constipated printer who is diarrhea-ing my notes. T_T

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

the drip

Finally got off my ass and bought the equipment to make Vietnamese coffee!

For some reason, mine dripped at least 10x faster than anytime I've ordered it...

...can anybody tell me why?

Has anybody dared make this with more than 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds? I used 1 and it already looked like tar!

(Photo by Fran Gealer)

So I guess that Vietnamese coffee really got to me, because I ended up spontaneously deciding to make hairy squash stuffed with fish paste and chinese sausage (top left), 御握り (onigiri with tuna salad or dried pork filling and dusted with wasabi flavoured rice topping, bottom left), tuna salad sushi with cucumber, and 稲荷寿司 (inari sushi, bottom right).

[OK I can't deny I love having this Japanese input thing...]

I've never made the stuffed squash before so I overcooked it a bit, but overall, pretty good for a randomly made up recipe.

The onigiri was much more difficult than expected... you'd think that for plain white rice triangles, it would be pretty simple, but add filling and suddenly rice is stuck EVERYWHERE. Literally. Currently I look like I got attacked by a rice cooker... look at the mess I made!

Monday, March 10, 2008

a weekend without sleep...

Didn't sleep much this weekend, somehow managed to stay out until 7 the next morning every night even though I worked all weekend. How you wonder? I'm secretly a robot -- see Terminator EhEHEHHEE.

So for all the people out there who aren't familiar with HK style karaoke bars (which is where we ended up after getting Nike in trouble while playing mahjong at his house - yes, I know, we can't escape the motherland), it's mostly really random bottle service drink mixes, lots of smoking, and really odd looking drinking games.

If you get the chance, you should order yogurt soju, honey or green tea hennessee, ribena vodka and if you're at Laser, THE HOUSE NOODLES!!!! (Avoid this if you're a vegetarian of any sort because you'll run home crying)

So after Alda convinced the guy to almost triple the 'contents' of our 2nd jug (upon tasting, Pringle laughed hysterically and comments: "OH! This is going to be good!"), this is us!
I feel like I should take a minute to apologize to Alex for serving him too much sake earlier at dinner... SORRY! (>_<'')!

So Tammy squished Pringle's head...
and then Alda and I tried to beat him up...

You know what they say...

Just the 4 of us... we went back to my house afterwards for food. Apparently I am a pretty good cook while intoxicated. YAY!

PS. Does anybody agree with me that Tammy looks really good with flaming red hair?

So next week, DJ MEHDI and KRAFTY KUTS are playing at Starlight. Not sure whether I should be excited or not since the past string of artists stopping in Edmonton that I've seen have either made fools of themselves or just punked out... oh well... I still have my hopes up!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

my friend: NO COMMENT

HAhaHAHAH a funny reaction between my friend and i, in response to a vulgar and untrue story:

my friend says:

my friend says:
seriously, be bigger

my friend says:
it's easy with ********

my friend says:

note: the number of ******** is not relevant to the person's name, i just wanted to keep this classy :}

speaking of stories, here's a good one (gets me every time):

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


stumbled across this strangely attractive androgynous singer/guitarist


he's hot
and not too shabby with a guitar either

if you see him, let me know
i am claiming him as my lost pet

<3 <3 <3

Monday, March 3, 2008

it's been a long time...

HAPPY 2008! A little late, I know...

[I forgot I had a blog, but here I am!]

To start, things have been quite eventful in the past while [what an understatement] but at least everything has been smooth sailing [somewhat].

I've discovered a newly addictive [and not in a good way] personality, probably due to a lack of discipline and willpower on my part. Also newly discovered: alcoholic, shopoholic, dateaholic, ramenaholic, mangaholic, lackoffocusaholic [hahahahhah I can't help myself, really, I try].

Went to Vancouver a week ago, was way too indulgent but had crazy good times and lots of goodies [and shoes!!!!] to show for it!

Stayed at my BFF Maggie's place, we even got a bunny sugar container as an ash try for the balcony. Cute ne?

Happily got to go to GUU WITH GARLIC twice while I was there [my favorite restaurant in the whole wide world]! Look at their super cute mascots and yummy menu! They also have a very cute staff, but even I have limits when it comes to being too creepy...

This is a funny fight between Maggie and Thea... ^_^V

So many fun adventures!
We also saw Pinback play at Richards on Richards and met the lead singer... he was like Santa Claus! Can you see the stickman that he drew on Maggie's hand?

Also, can you guess how many pairs of shoes I have acquired since the beginning of 2008?
Actually, I'm too embarrassed to say, so I will just show you... $_$

Needless to say, I could not fit both shoes of all of them in the picture hEHehhehehe
It was fun lining them all up, just like children <3

Say what you will, but until I can have doggies for babies [I want all 4!], shoes are my kids - they look better, you don't have to change their diapers, and they don't let out blood curling screams at all the wrong times...

OK enough for now, I'm going to go eat soya sauce chicken wings and ramen... jealous? ^^
Too bad I don't know how to make my favorite ふとまき like the ones I'm holding...