Sunday, November 29, 2009
It might be hard to believe, since I live in the states and I am over weight Asian, but we hardly eat beef! But sometimes....I do crave for juicy red beef. My BF is VERY picky with beef and if he finds a tiny part he doesn't like, he won't eat it, so I usually just stay away from beef.
I asked my friend who has French chef husband and I believe she's also chef which part of beef I should use for steak and it's reasonable, soft, and doesn't have the part my BF doesn't like. She told me as long as we eat it under medium rare, skirt steak is good.
So, I got it. It looked good. I marinated the beef with salt, pepper, fresh garlic, ginger, soy sauce (What a surprise! I am SO Japanese!), Sake (hehehe), and those FRESH herbs I got for Thanksgiving dinner like rosemary and thyme. I usually have dried herbs instead of fresh ones because of my budget but I have been enjoying those fresh herbs at this time of year!!!
My older one said "It's like eating at a four star restaurant!" My BF said "Definitely encore recipe!" My baby, who is very picky eater, was eating it and my dog was loving it!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, guys! I love those compliments! And...thank YOU to Yacchan! I should ask you more advices when it comes to cooking!
Oh...I forgot to write about Thanksgiving...hmmm....well, my older one was gone to his father, we went to my BF's mother's place, and we just stayed home. Because..........I got my monthly thing and I was dead. :( I can talk about this monthly thing for ever but I will keep it personal for now.
I can't wait to move to a bigger place, buy a huge dining table and invite many people for Thanksgiving dinner!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, hope everyone enjoyed thanksgiving weekend! Now it's time for me to look for a job!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
OK, so...photo blog! ;)
Big one had hair cut at home. He has hair like mine. Very thick and dark. He wanted crew cut like my BF. OK, we don't need to take him to barber then!!!
WOW! You can tell our bathroom is dirty. We have asked our so-called-super so many times to fix it but he does such a poor job. He just makes more problems when he tried to fix it. :( I can't wait to move to somewhere where I can comfortably take a bath...!
This boy....he loves to feed himself. He refuses to be fed. So...this is what's happening at meal time nowadays. I am so glad we have so many clothes for him! I have to change him at least 5 times a day!
The last one for today...!
I had 5 boys in this tiny house today! We baked cookies and made dumpling!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I hear all the time and I am sure others do also....
"Shortage of nurses."
"Always jobs available for health care"
But................the fact is....no job for me!!! (YET)
It's like I need money to earn money. If I go to hospital to drop off resume, I need my BF to be home or hire babysitter, which means $$$$ loss.
When I call hospitals, they say "Submit your resume online"
Yes, I did.
They ignore it or send me email "Not hiring now but will keep your resume"
Went to job fair. No jobs for my position.
I changed my career. I went back to school. I graduated from school. I got my license. My American Dream should be here now!
What am I supposed to do now, Mr.President????
Taiko....is Japanese drum.
My older son has been drumming over 1 year now.
I love the sound of Taiko, which reminds me Japanese festivals, the interesting people who play with him, all the wonderful events he participates, the depth of Taiko's world, and I love seeing him drumming. He looks proud of himself and he is shining when he plays Taiko. What a good decision we made to let him take the class!!!
On the other hand....karate....you know what karate is....
I still don't know what to do with this!!! :( It's a big frustration for both of us to be there. He doesn't like it and I don't know what's the best for him.
Should I stay or should I go? If you say that you are mine, I will be here til the end of time. So you got to let me know...should I stay or should I go??? (of course I am singing now!!!)
He told me other day, "Mommy, I like karate again. I want to go there everyday again."
Then again today, "Mommy, should I quit?"
Am I supposed to motivate him or let him find something he likes or ignore him???
It's hard to raise children............haaaaaaaaaaa.
PS By the way, this pic was taken at rehearsal for one of events. It was collaboration of 100 kids chorus, other Japanese instrument called Koto, Western instruments and Taiko. Really great performance!!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I haven't been in china town but we were there last week and decided to stroll around! We were walking and eating at the same time, it was fun time!!! Then....I took my older one to his old day care!
This place was amazing! Without this day care, I couldn't live...! They took well care of him from 2 years to 5 (6?) years old!!! When I win lotto, I would like to donate some money towards this day care. I will never forget their kindness and care. Thank you.