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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh no!

Blogger is forcing me to migrate out of the FTP mode. Being really internet-unsavvy, I made a boo-boo right off the bat and now I have to find a way to continue update my blog. Eeeek! Maybe it's time to take a webdesign course!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Enough

Alright. Enough with all this...there is so much to look forward to! First thing first, girl's gonna make herself some dough, hehehe, rolling in $$$... hey, smart gals take care of their finances so they can buy meaningful stuff such as purses and shoes and blingblings :-) Just opened up a new stock trade account... now my strategy to get rich: first, rub the fat Buddha's tummy (gong hey fat choy!) and second, read stock analysis at Motley Fool (gotta be realistic too). Oh yeah, lastly, here is to the shit I've had to deal with lately ---

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Liang Pi Mania

Can't get enough of liang pi! After my trip to NYC to visit the famous Xian Famous Foods, I've been on the look out for liang pi here in LA... when I went to a Tianjin restaurant, my friend recommended a Tianjin version... Hmm, it was good in its own way, but nothing like Xian liang pi... so the search continues...

Oh, we also had Si melon... so light and comfy for the stomach.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Law of Conservation of Masses

In a closed system, mass cannot be created/destroyed, although it may be rearranged in space, and changed into different types of particles.

I got my ears pierced recently so am now amassing my collection of bling blings. I spent a couple hundred dollars on diamond earrings, then got a pair of ten buck cubic zirconia ones. They cost much less but were just as pretty, if not more, than the diamond earrings. I could not tell the difference at all. So why is it that we are willing to part ways with huge amount of our resources over some okay looking rocks when we could get something exactly the same in appearance, but that only cost 1/100th as much...if cubic zirconia was rare and diamonds were littered all over, would we pay 10K for a cubic zirconia and 10 bucks for a carat of diamond? It seems it's all in our head...

I moved to the States from China in my early teens. The common immigrant narrative would be this: I escaped oppression and found the land of the free called America... but in all honesty, America could be just as oppressive in some ways...it's like one cage replaced another, just a different type of cage...Instead of Chairman Mao, Comrades DeBeers, LV and Tiffany have brainwashed me.

Feeling kind of tired... missing the days when I was a little girl, running around with dirt smudged cheeks and wild hair, but at least I was myself, and was accepted for who I am. It felt free back then.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Books I am Reading...

Three English books and two Chinese books... being bilingual is probably one of the greatest gifts a person could have... The two Chinese books are The Story of Ah Q (by Lu Xun) and Little Reunion by Eileen Chang (author of Lust, Caution).

Monday, March 1, 2010

Country Living for Yuppies

Lately, I've been really wanting to be a peasant for some reason... so to live out my dream, I made a bento box for lunch today... all tied up in a cute little bundle.

Tada, here is what's inside... I used what I had in the fridge, blanched kale, sliced soy eggs, sliced duck gizzards, blanched white beech mushrooms and flower shaped rice cakes! Not bad, huh? For my next one, I'll have to get some colorful veggies and fruits...