Getting Fatter

I’ve been M.I.A. and I’m not sorry. Family came and I’d rather spend it with them since I never see them. You’ll be able to see what we did down below which is mostly eating. Bah …

TUESDAY:

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Lunch with contractor company at the Omni Hotel. YUM!

Happy hour after work with Mallory, Stephen, Samantha and a nice reunion with Judith. It’s been forever but it was nice seeing her.

WEDNESDAY:

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OOIAJ for breakfast can never go wrong.

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At work. Our playground. Taking a break from working on our presentation that will be on this upcoming Wednesday. Eeks.

THURSDAY:

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Mary Kay party with Mallory, Judith, Maggie, Mallory’s sister and mum, and her friend from soccer. I bought a few things that ended up being in the 80s. Whoops. Hopefully it’s worth it. Never thought I’d feel like a grownup until I bought expensive crap.

The question asked what kind of eyes I have … and Asian was a choice. Too funny. And might be a little racist …

FRIDAY:

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Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
www.anvilhouston.com

Went with brother and Tammy, and met up with Jenny and her new beau.

Boilermaker [1/2 pint of beer & paired spirit] | $8

It wasn’t bad. But I wouldn’t get this again.

Campari Popcorn | $5

It’s popped to order and Jenny and I were very excited for this … but when we ate a bite we wanted to throw up. Campari is apparently a type of liquor and once you it it you feel your taste buds turn bitter. Bleugh! Brother threw some limes on there and it helped.

Pork Belly Taco, Pickles, Ranch Dressing Cole Slaw | $8

Holy yum … get this whenever you land in anvil. So good. I wish there was more than 3 mini tacos on the plate though.

This place is unique with the way they make their drinks. So many different kinds. I really liked the Montebello (?) Tammy got … I would definitely get that instead next time!

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88 Boiling Crawfish & Seafood
1910 Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 789-8288

Boudin, fries, crabs, crawfish, oysters … and so much more. It’s like Boiling Crab but better. Next time I’m getting two pounds of crawfish and boudin. Oh my boudin. They have happy hour in where their crawfish is a dollar off a pound. So amazing. I hope not many people find out about it because I love that it wasn’t packed!

After this we watched The Internship. Such a good funny movie. Go watch it if you haven’t.

SATURDAY:

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Went shopping at the outlet for forever and spent over $80 … whoops.

Came home and had Korean BBQ as celebration for Father’s Day. Mmm …           

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Oreo Cake … too good.

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Played The Game of Things with brother, Tammy, and Jenny and her beau came over. Too much laughter. Love this game. We stayed up til 2am playing. We are ridiculous.

SUNDAY:

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Kublai Khan
20940 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-3658
www.kublaikhankaty.com

This place is better than Genghis Grill … in they give you more noodles/rice than GG. Won my heart. I want to go back already.

Brother, Tammy, and Jenny went back to Dallas along with Pluto and Krypto. Now I’m all alone.

Sad life. But love the time I had with them. We ate so much but now that everyone’s gone I’m able to stop eating out as much.

Whoo … long post. Good night.

Wedding Picture Throwup

If you follow my Instagram … you’d have already seen some of these peectures.
Nevertheless … enjoy!

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Made Sissy’s bouquet.

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Chapel Dulcinea in Austin.
Get use to seeing BIL on my blog … that’s who Brett is from now on!

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Sissy with Jenny.

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Cut all those dang hearts and sewed them by hand with June.

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Whole roasted pig for the tea ceremony.

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Homemade Cupcakes.
Groom & Bride Cupcake.

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Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream and silver hearts and pearls topping.

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Chocolate Cupcake with Cookie Dough Frosting & Dark Chocolate tops.

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Playing Bomberman while waiting for the food.

[2013] 019/365: Best Probably Unhealthy Snack Ever

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I had a Hong Kong snack day at work today. The best memories ever. I’m not sure how healthy it is for you … but who cares. The seaweed isn’t like the ones from sushi. It’s much crispier. So much yummier.

We use to drink this Lemon Tea when we were little kiddos back in Hong Kong. When we moved to America, we were so happy that they sold it here. We rarely bought it because it’s not that great for you but the times that I do … oh my. I only like Lemon Tea from Hong Kong. The way they make it here just isn’t right.

The seaweed on the other hand was introduced to me by Rachel this past summer. I was a little hesitant to try it but once I did I knew I was hooked. If you have this selling anywhere near you, you need to try it pronto.

I just want to go back to Hong Kong. Who’s down to go with me?

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My after workout face. Haven’t taken a selfie in a while. Hair is ratchet. I hate that word but it’s true. I’m wearing my Ellie top if you can’t tell. 😉

Below was my dinner. I love this soup. I made it all throughout college. Water, cabbage, tofu, and Chinese meatballs (or just plain chicken breasts). I got Jenny making it to when we lived together. Oh college. Seemed like years ago.

Workouts have been going well. Come on perfect bod! haha jk.

Hump day tomorrow. FINALLY!

[2013] 011/365: And Liebster Award Goes To …

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A few months ago, I took Mum to Whole Foods so she can see why I love quinoa so much. She got hooked and made her first batch today! Ah happy day. It was delicious. I was asked a few days ago what quinoa tastes like … but I have no clue how to describe it. Anyone have a proper description of the taste?

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by a gorgeous girl who’s a Texan like me! Everyone meet Blake from Steady Three Sixty and send her some love! If I get nominated every time, best bet I’ll do them all the best I can. These are so fun to me!! Thanks, Blake!

RULES:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Write 11 facts about yourself once nominated
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
4. Come up with 11 question for the 11 people you nominate

11 FACTS ABOUT MOI

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  1. One of the best things ever created: sporks. I want a real stainless steal one that works REALLY well. I would use it ALL THE TIME. Remember Wall-E trying to figure out where to put his spork? Teehee so cute!
  2. I’ve been told I’m “too nice”. I like to believe everyone’s good and they don’t have some kind of ulterior motive. Sometimes that backfires. If you’re honest and loyal to me, I will be one of the bestest friends you’ll ever have. (Not to toot my own horn or anything.)
  3. Speaking of loyalty and honesty, I have trust issues. I’m very cautious in opening up. And once you break that trust, adios.
  4. I’ve only truly liked three wines and I don’t know the name to any of them. Therefore, I’m still on the hunt for my favorite wine.
  5. If someone’s talking and it’s a few words put together that reminds me of a song, I start singing or humming it.
  6. I’ve been told I’m picky with guys and that’s why I’m single. I’d like to believe that’s false. No one likes a fat girl.
  7. My all time favorite song is Scars by Papa Roach. I can relate to that song since it’s been out.
  8. One of my favorite pastimes is watching Chinese Drama. They’re sometimes cheesy and have bad actors but I love them. Keeps me in touch with where I came from.
  9. I dislike feet. Keep them to yourself.
  10. I wish I was a real singer/songwriter. I don’t care if I was sell-out-a-stadium famous. I’d just want to do it for the fun of it and meet amazing people along the way.
  11. I sleep with 7 pillows and three blankets. I don’t sleep ON all 7 pillows and definitely don’t cover myself with 3 blankets. I just like to be cradled by softness.

QUESTIONS FROM BLAKE

  1. Do you have tattoos? If so, what is your latest one? If not, would you ever get one? What would it be? I don’t have a tattoo, but it’ll be cool to get a sibling tattoo. Not sure what it’ll be though. If one for just myself, possibly a bow tattoo. I love bows. They’re so cute!
  2. Would you rather cut your hair to the tops of your ears or not shave your legs for six months? Not shave my legs. My leg hairs don’t grow out that fast. Plus, I can just wear pants/jeans! If I cut my hair that short, I’d look like a fat boy.
  3. What is your favorite month of the year? I’ve never really thought about it. I guess I’d say May since it’s my birthday month … and if I was still in college, it means summer break.
  4. If you could only drink water and one other liquid for the rest of your life, what other drink would you choose? Tea. Tea. Tea. Hot tea to be exact.
  5. What is one of your goals you hope to achieve by 2014? Pay off more than half my loans! Lose a few billion pounds. Check out my 2013 resolutions.
  6. What is a TV show that your parents didn’t let you watch when you were little, but you watched it anyway behind their backs? Tom & Jerry. Mum said it was to violent … which it kind of is if you think about it. It worked wonderfully … Brother and I would turn the sound off (since they never talk anyway).
  7. What does your dream house look like? I don’t really have a dream house. I think it’s because I’m not ready to settle down – no boyfriend or anything. Maybe a townhouse/apartment for now. But I would love to decorate it all pretty. Pinterest has been helping me out with that.
  8. If someone paid you ten dollars every day you left the house without any makeup on, how many days would you go out without makeup? I can go forever without makeup. I love makeup. I collect ‘em. But I’ll be fine never having to wear it. So I guess I’d be so rich. Who wants to pay me? I’ll definitely finish paying off my loans easily.
  9. Tell us a story about how you embarrassed yourself in front of your crush in high school. If you don’t have one to tell, describe what would have been the most embarrassing thing to happen. In Orchestra, we usually climb up the cabinets (used to put string instruments) to put up posters on the wall. We tend to jump off after we’re done … I slipped and hit my head on the adjacent cabinet and fell on my ass.
  10. If your job asked you to relocate to the middle of nowhere, would you happily go? Does the middle of nowhere imply there are no people or stores around? If so, probably not. But if it’s like Midland, Texas or something of that sort, yeah of course. They pay so much better too!
  11. What is your favorite thing about the summer season? When I was in college, I’d say the break. Being able to not go to school daily. Now I kind of wished I did. Hmm … Sundress. I don’t wear them much but they’re so cute.

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
  2. Describe your dream job.
  3. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
  4. If you can only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  5. What has been the most difficult thing you had to forgive?
  6. If you can have lunch with any 3 people past or present, who would it be and why? What would y’all eat?
  7. What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie?
  8. What’s something you’d tell your 16 year old self?
  9. If you can change ONE thing in your life, what would it be and why?
  10. Describe your most embarrassing moment.
  11. If anything, good or bad happened, who would you tell first?

MY NOMINEES

I understand if y’all don’t do this but it’d sure be nice to learn more about y’all!

Shopping, Wine, & Movies

Sissy is such a bad influence. She sent me another link to a shopping site. Eeps. Money is just draining out of me. I want to buy EVERYTHING!

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Speaking of buying things, I bought these cute booties for the wedding that’s this Sunday at DSW. You like? I figure i can wear them out AND to the office. Win-Win. I want them in grey now. Or any color they have. Bows, Bows, Bows. Love, Love, Love.

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Mallory, Lauren, Samantha, and I bought a Groupon for Wine Tasting at The Cellar Door in Katy.

Sorry for my huge face … I was really close to the camera. Or maybe this is a wake up call to loose weight!

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We tasted 13 wines. Red and White. I only had a few I liked. If you know me, I’m a beer person. But now I know which wines I like. So I guess I learned something.

If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you that I thought some wines smelled like fish … or moldy squid. How? I don’t know.

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Later that night, Samantha and I went and ate Rudy’s then watched Silver Lining Playbook and Pitch Perfect. It was a pretty chill night.

Sunday, I even got to see Tammy, Jenny, their friends Mary and Jennifer (her boyfriend too) at lunch. It’s been a long, eventful weekend.

Can’t wait for this weekend. Friends and weddings. Exciting!!

P.S. I got on it and did my workout today! Holla!

New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!

Christmas Haul

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Last week we received something from Hong Kong. It was very exciting.

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Gifts from the coworkers. I also got a Christmas Card from one of my coworkers. Her family is so cutes.

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I went and sent a few cards for some friends because I LOVE snail mail. Nothing special. Just wanted to let them know I was thinking of them. I wanted to send more out but didn’t have addresses or time.

And now the presents from the fams! I’m not boasting or anything. Just wanted to keep a memory of the things I got this year!

Mum:

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Popcorn kernels for my popcorn machine!! Yippee!! My brother’s been bugging me to make some for him but I haven’t. Whoops.

She also gave me an Estee Lauder makeup/clutch thing with some makeup samples inside that goes with Pleasure.

Dad:

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My dad does this game where we choose numbers which indicates a different envelopes that has different amounts of money inside. I won the jackpot this year! Yippee!! I use to win the $5 or $10! 🙂

June:

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I got an art set! I am TOO excited. I haven’t opened up because everything is so perfect right now. Do you get that way? Ah … cannot wait. Hopefully I make some smoking a** things!

Sissy & Brett:

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My favorite … a You Curl Iron! I never knew how to curl my hair. Partly because I don’t want to damage my hair or burn myself but this seriously makes everything so easy! I think everyone should get one because it’s just so simple and fast and makes some bomb diggity curls! That’s my first time curling. Love it or hate it?

I’ve been practicing every day … aka killing my hair.

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Pumpkin Butter & Cookie Butter. It’s so perfect I haven’t even opened it yet. I haven’t tried them before but she knew I wanted to. I was beyond excited when I tore opened my package. What shall I eat with these lovelies?

Brother:

He gave me his computer monitor during Thanksgiving and that is part of my Christmas and birthday present. Hence no pictures in case y’all were wondering. 🙂

Tammy:

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Candles for my stanky room! The vanilla cupcake smells like heaven. I’m hurrying up with my old candle so I can pop one of these open! Eeep!

Jenny:

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A 2013 calendar. I already have a planner so I’m debating what to do with this one. Any ideas? I really do love it but I’m not sure what to do with it.

She also got me a egg maker thingie that makes eggs in a shape of a heart. I think I can use it with pancake batter too. Hmm … 😉

Alyssa & Greg:

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So I just got this a yesterday but I love it. Anything that comes through snail mail wins my heart. That might answer the reason why I do online shopping so much. Anyway, it’s great hearing from her and I really do miss her. I cannot wait till she and her husband (ah we’re too grown up!) are back in Houston!

The weekend is here and work couldn’t have gone any slower these past few days.

I got the 31st off but I’m debating if I should go in or not … leaning towards not but who knows what’ll happen.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!