Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hump Day

GOD. my office has the more drama than a high school drama club...working there just makes u exhausted naturally because it is so much more than just working. i am so emotionally drained after work everyday . everyone has their own story... own issues... and their own DRAMA. I mean i totally wish the best for everyone, and i dont want anyone to get hurt... but i am so tired of hearing your stories. plus i have my own stories to tell you about.. so stop talking and listen to me. ( :) just kidding... )

although my days are exhaustive, i feel so much better in the morning because of these things:

speaking of awful days, i've experience my most humiliating story recently:

my dad and i were coming home after a very long tax class for small businesses when we stopped at a red light. the intersection was facing an old house and on top of it there were two black birds. these two birds were like fighting with each other... all biting and stuff...and i was like "whoa... look at those two birds fighting.. its like those cock fights or something" (see any normal person would think that this would be the funny part of the story... hello i just said cock to my dad) anyhow! this was not the funniest part...
my dad was like "are you retarded??".... what? why is he calling me retarded... "those are two birds mating! you're 22 yrs old and you didnt learn any of this yet?" (mind you my dad was in panic mode, worried that i didnt know about birds and the bees yet) and.... he continues to talk..."isnt you major biology or something? didn't you learn anything for that 40k i've spent getting you a bachelor's degree?"
so there it is.. i dont know what to be more embarrassed about.... the fact that i am getting the birds and the bees talk at the age of 22 or the fact that i am such an urbanite that cock fighting/mating intrigued me so much.

any comments on most embarrassing moments?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Speaking in Tongues

Sunday Night is so dreadful. Where do the weekends go@!? I have not had a minute to rest this weekend, but I wanted to blog my first foodie post. My family's life has become complete chaos last year, but we have been making time for special Sunday nights. We grill one or two meals for the week plus have a extraordinary dinner. So today's specialty was Grilled Shrimp and Zucchini with Rice Noodles.

So here is my first recipe on here...its a super easy meal and perfect for days u need something fancy in a short time.

  • raw jumbo shrimp (1.5 lbs of 21/25 size) cleaned and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tbl spoon olive oil
  • 1 large zucchini, cut in bite size pieces
1. soak about 12 skewers in hot water on a flat pan.
2. mix marinade items together in a bowl
3. mix in cleaned shrimp and zucchini
4. skewer shrimp and zucchini alternately on skewer

5. grill each side of shrimp for 3-4 mins.

Rice Noodles
  • 1 lb rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce (did you know this sauce originated from india?)
  • 1 teaspoon sambal... or more according to ur liking.
  • 1/4 cup combination of fresh basil, cilantro and mint leaves
1. boil 8 cups water
2. place noodles in water for 10 mins, drain and let it dry
3. mix all other ingredients together for dipping sauce
TADA! arrange nicely and ur whole meal is ready
sorry to make this a long one but this is the verse we had in church:
"34women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says.35If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."
my mom told me not to talk too much too this weekend... jeez. what is it with people... therefore i will be venting on my blog... where i can say anything i want. booya. sometimes i just cant bite my tongue... some people make me soo angry and i just gotta say what's on my mind. oh lordie.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Child's Play

Round Two:

I saw the sweetest kids on the light rail today... like 50 of them. they were going home after a day at elitches and they were soo soo beautiful. they were from THE BRIDGE PROJECT. I've been thinking about kids a lot lately. This year I know so many people who are having babies... and their stories frighten me! I feel so stressed out thinking about having children or taking care of a child... but they are soo cute. I don't know if I can do it. I am struggling so much supporting myself... I can't imagine supporting someone for 18 years... or... 22 yrs as my parents have. How do they do it? It amazes me.

Survival of the fittest teaches us to adapt the best qualities from our previous generation and create better characteristics to reach the top of the pyramid. WHY DO I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING BACKWARDS? My parents just amaze me; they've moved to a new country without college educations and only 8 dollars in their pockets, but 20 years later they've made it. BIG! They have nice cars, a beautiful house, businesses, go on vacations. I have a college education and I can't even afford to buy clothes.

How did my parents take us to amusement parks? movie theaters? buy us new shoes for school, new outfits for each party. why did i spend all their money like thattt??

This is why i stress about having kids. Will I follow Darwin's theory and provide bigger and better clothes and cars and ipods and cell phones for my children? Can I even provide them a home, food, water? My parents have definately exceeded what was expected of them. They built homes for their family, gave money to the poor, sent savings home since they were 16. --I am 22, and still ask my dad for $20 to go shopping.

Most people dream to be more successful than their parents. I just hope to be half as successful as them.
This is all their fault... they did their job too well... if they had just messed up a little the standard for my generation wouldn't be so high!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Adi Thalam

My first post, on my hopefully frequently-written-in new blog. Welcome, world wide web.
I've been wanting this for quite some time...but I'm still not completely sure of it. I'm too scared to commit to this... will people read this? what will they think? is my life interesting enough? how long will i do this for? ten years down the road will i be a mother of 3 dictating every time i change a diaper...every happy meal i buy? nonetheless i miss having a diary like a middle schooler (ps. isnt middle school the worst time of your lives?).
I haven't decided where i'm going with this yet. i hope to recap my life while building a diary of a foodie, hence, the title: the after taste. I want this to be a recollection of my thoughts... (but TheAfterThought was already taken) and I want you to ponder it too. ie the after taste of my day/food/recipe/latest photograph/thought!!

i want to begin my blog with a tribute to my car... well old car... it has been through so much and this week just topped it. I'm beginning with this because one of my first memories ever begins with buying this car. i cant remember much else about life before this... but i remember buying this care vividly. like even what we ate for lunch that day (meatball subs)
this car is freakin old: 14 yrs and still going strong... sort of.

Things The Car Has Been Through

"The Car" is what we call it cuz its the only sedan we have! (we are NOT GREEN and own two SUVS and a minivan)

  1. The best road trip ever: Denver-Toronto, CA-NJ-NY-back to Denver-my parents actually took 2 weeks off to just go roadtripping, it was so much fun and we thought we were ballin in our new car
  2. 2-3 car accidents: this car was originally my mom's car and she is prone to accidents. 'nuff said.
  3. 2 accidents with the garage: when i started driving i could never figure out how to get it into the garage... its a red car with two black side mirrors because i've broken both of the real ones
  4. being both my sister's and my first car...sigh... its been everywhere from high school events, dance practices, all the way to boulder and back.
  5. being stolen: i will never forget the time my car was stolen in boulder, with everything in it. and nothing else was returned to me, but this wonderful car. sigh.
  6. broken speakers: the speakers have not worked for 3 yrs.... and the fights my parents have with my sister about this is precious.
  7. and finally what happened to us this week: being EGGed. by high schoolers. lame. this is what i asked my sister this morning: do you want some bacon with those eggs? she said i was dumb
I know this sounds lame, what girl would blog about a car... but this car explains my life, it has every dent, spill, & crumb from the time i was 8 to 22. i think we might sell it soon.