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Music: Self-Preservation by the Lucksmiths

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Song to listen to~

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Baking as a coping mechanism?

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
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Made from a soft-batch recipe from allrecipes.com. Perfect.

Made from a soft-batch recipe from allrecipes.com. Perfect.

Lately I’ve been having a pretty hard and stressful time, for a variety of reasons not appropriate for public consumption.  I’ve noticed that on the days when things really seem crappy, all I want to do is stay home and bake.  Obviously, because I have a job, I can’t just stay home and bake.  So I get up extra early or stay up extra late instead.

I’m a food enthusiast, but for a long time what really got my enthusiasm going was the eating of the food.  Because food = yum.   Over the past month or so, though, I’ve come to realize why there are so many people who buy cookbooks and trade recipes. (more…)

Parronting: What to expect when you’re expecting a pet bird

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 | 2 Comments »
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kelseyatplayMeet Kelsey. He was born on September 9th, 2008.  What turned out to be a one-time visit on a November afternoon last year turned into commitment when I spotted three beautiful African red-bellied parrots (poicephalus rufiventris) on display at the Ko’olau Pet Shop.  Three years ago, my pet bird of 9 years passed away, and I had only just begun to forget her when I entered that shop.  I hadn’t intended on owning another parrot right then, but when I saw them, I was drawn.

As it turned out, three babies had just hatched in September and the pet shop was finishing up on their hand-feeding and weaning.  As soon as I could, I put down a deposit on one of them.   Thus began the weekly visits.  By the end of November I had chosen Kelsey, and by the end of December he was ready to go home.

I’ll be honest: I didn’t know a lot about birds when I had my previous bird (the lovely Baby, who will always be in my heart); I never really learned, since I was so young when my dad bought her for me, and then became busy with middle school and high school.  When I knew I was about to take Kelsey home, I resolved to learn as much as I could about how to take proper care of parrot. (more…)

Cooking Adventures!

Friday, August 14th, 2009 | 3 Comments »
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Today Julia (a good friend of mine from high school) came over for some sketching fun and lunch (plus dessert).  Here is what we made:
Green tea ice cream *___*
Pecan Pie Cupcakes - Side view
Pecan Pie Cupcakes (more…)

Nippon Catering bentos

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Today was the first time I came into the office (1580 Makaloa St, across from Ala Moana) before 11:00 a.m., and at around 10:30, to my surprise and glee, there came a knock at the door, and a muffled “Bentos!” announcement from outside. 

Apparently, every Monday and Wednesday the bento guy comes with bentos in his coolers and sells them to the office workers.  I picked up a delectable bento for $5.  It’s some sort of mochiko chicken patty thing, with sweet, crunchy green beans on the side, on a bed of rice.  So so good.  It’s been a while since I’ve had a bento that good.  

I think delivery bentos are such a good idea, especially for lazy office workers like myself who don’t want to walk all the way across the street to get food XD 

It is lunch time, and I still have half a bento to go, so I’m signing off now =P

 

*editedit*  I was halfway through before I realized I should have taken a picture.  Here’s a picture of the incomplete bento, taken on camera phone.

yummy bento

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