Thursday, January 24, 2013

Five Things Friday

Blast from the past.  I recently finished reading "Ten Years Later" by Hoda Kotb, a definite must read, if I must say!  It follows the lives of 6 individuals and how they survived the most astonishing mishaps.  It's really inspiring and puts things into perspective, we've all been in situations that we feel we can never get out of but eventually and things get better with time.  Based on my love of the book, today's FTF is "Ten Years Later" themed.  Be sure to play a long and link your blog in the comments below, I would love to read some of your Five Things Friday.

1.  Ten years ago I was a senior in high school, I was taking a full load of classes while doing some IB (International Baccalaureate) prep.  I was totally stressing out that I had to take all of my IB exams in the early spring!

2.  What has changed the most about me the last 10 years is how comfortable I am with myself.  I was so awkward and self-conscience in high school.  I feel so comfy in my own skin now and I am definitely less hard on myself.

3.  Something I miss about 10 years ago is not having to work!! It was nice not having any responsibilities :)

4.  If I could go back 10 years I would let my younger self know that you're never going to please everyone, the only person you have to please is yourself. 

5.  Where I want to be in 10 years is married (since I'm getting married later this year, ha!), maybe have 1 child and have a stable consulting business.  BUT, most importantly I just want to be healthy and happy and I wish the same for those around me.

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is these inspiration socks! They are so silly but hey who wouldn't want to wear socks with secret inspirational messages.  Picture it: you can be sitting at your desk knowing that inside those shoes are some socks that are routing for you!  I totally want a pair, or hey maybe I can make my own ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Five Things Friday

This weekend is a 3-day weekend at work for us, for MLK Jr. Day on Monday. There has been stuff all over campus about things to celebrate MLK Jr. Day and other cultural celebration activities. So today's FTF is inspired by cultures - your culture, that is!
1. I (or my parents/ancestors) are from China, although my parents lived most of their lives in Taiwan after leaving China as kids shortly after WWII.

2. Do you speak the language(s) of the above country/countries? I can understand some Mandarin, speak it very poorly, and read/write a little bit.

3. Sometimes people say that I look Japanese or Korean...for some reason people I always think I am Japanese haha!

4. Do you celebrate any holidays from your/your family's country/countries of origin? We don't really celebrate any in a strict sense, although when we were kids my parents used to cook noodles and give us red envelopes on Chinese New Year. We also sometimes eat zhongzi's (sticky rice things wrapped in bamboo leaves) around this one Chinese holiday where everyone eat those things, and moon cakes around the Mid-Autumn Festival time.

5. My favorite foods that come from these place(s) are any sort of dim sum, Beijing roast duck, and weird Chinese dishes that you would not find in most restaurants here but are common in Taiwan and China, such as fish heads, pigs' feet and chicken feet! They are delicious, I swear! OK,..maybe not if you aren't used to them, haha!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this DIY embellished military jacket idea - I like the mixed jewels and how it doesn't look overly bling-y!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Catching Hearts

I don't know about you but I have the Valentine's bug!  I can't get enough of all the valentine's decorations in the store, I'm a sucker for red and pink anything, especially hearts! Below are some fun pics me and EC took this past week to ease our Valentine's Day obsession!

Have a great week everyone!

P.S. I made that heart garland using this tutorial!  It was super easy to make, even for a novice crocheter like myself!



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Five Things Friday

I don't know about you, but I LOVE PIZZA!!  I can have pizza any day, any time, I don't think I could ever get sick of it!  Today's FTF is all about my beloved pizza, here goes:

1.  My favorite pizza place is the downtown American Dream Pizza in Corvallis, Oregon.  It is literally the best pizza ever!  Their crust is crisped just the right amount and they have quality toppings that make the pizza taste that much more delicious. 

2.  My favorite pizza topping(s) is/are ham and pineapple!! I am a sucker for Hawaiian pizza, it's so hard to resist it!

3.  My least favorite topping on pizza is ONION!  If there is onion on my pizza I will not eat it, I won't even pick it out, it just destroys the whole pizza experience for me!

4.  I like to eat my pizza by/with lots of parmesan cheese!! I actually just like to eat parmesan cheese by itself, I'm weird like that but pizza gives me an excuse to pile it on my plate and dip my crust in it,weird right?

5.  My second favorite pizza is either a homemade one made by me or the Papa Murphy's thin crust pizza, it's so thin and light it makes me feel not guilty eating it. 

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this tutorial on how to make heart shaped cupcakes!  I think I'm going to make some this weekend :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Five Things Friday

I hope everyone has had a great New Year! Cold winter weather makes me just want to sit under a blanket and watch a movie. So here are some blanks for you about movies! 

1. The last movie I watched at home was National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation last night. I'm really  not entirely over Christmas yet, to be honest haha! 

2. The last movie I watched in a theater was Les Miserables. It was really good, although the seats were so uncomfortable we didn't even cry during the sad parts! 

3. My favorite thing to eat during a movie is I actually usually don't really like eating during movies - it distracts me and I'm good at multitasking haha! But I like sipping tea or hot chocolate while watching.

4. The genres I like best are chick flicks, funny ones, and fantasy/sci-fi  and like least are horror...I am terrified of any movies that are scary!

5. If I were in a movie, I would probably play someone in a "good" role probably - I don't think I have the personality to play someone "bad" or evil haha!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is I love this retro-looking dress!

Have a great weekend!