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.

Instagramed Weekend

Thursday:

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Lunch with the coworkers and BossMan.
We went to La Madeline’s then Ooh La La Bakery.
Here we have the Red Velvet.
I wasn’t a great fan of it.
Pure sugar in the frosting and no taste in the cake part.

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Happy Hour with the coworkers and BossMan.
My usual Guinness.
They know how to do it right here at The King’s Head Pub.
Lots of foam. YUM!

Friday:

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Day off = Dentist appointment.
Not a fan of any kinds of doctors.
Got an Asian Dentist … racists. jk.
Got my teeth cleaned and told that I need to extract all four of my wisdom teeth.
Scared. Need to set appointment. Ahh first surgery of my life.

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Sonic run with June after Just Dance 3.
Pretty much ate back everything we burned.
I got a mini strawberry milkshake and almost didn’t finish.
I don’t know how people can do sweets like this.

Saturday:

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Almost took this baby home.
A Chiuauaua mix.
He was the right height for running and right size to pick up and cuddle with.
Too hyper out of the kennel though and wasn’t potty trained.

Sunday:

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Sissy & Brett came home to visit and brought Bruno Baby.
Can’t get enough of his cuteness.

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Old school blood pressure measurer.
With mercury and everything.

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Sunday night football … Texans lost.

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Red Velvet Cake for Sissy’s early birthday celebration.
Soooo good. Better than Ooh La La.
We had Korean BBQ to celebrate as well.
No more Korean BBQ for a long while … haha

My life isn’t really crazy wild like others. Anyway, I hope this week is going well for all. We’re almost there! 😉

I. Am. Excited.

San Antonio towards the end of this week to see some friends. At least I hope we’re friends, else me going there would be pointless.

How am I going to concentrate at work?!

Maybe some of this to pass time?

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But hopefully none of this …

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But a whole lot of this:

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I’ve always known about Yogi Tea but I never tried it … until now when I had a coupon for Vitacost. LOVE THAT PLACE SITE!

A crazy idea came into my head since Yogi is always so inspirational. What if price tags for things you want were actually acts of kindnesses and you have to do that act of kindness to get what you want. Just think how wonderful the world would be with people doing something nice for others for a change.

But yeah, with these things, work should just fly by. And I’ll get to San Antonio before I know it!

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Anyway, last night we did another Korean BBQ. Outside with nature. This time we were more ready for it. Mum said it’ll be last time for a while. I hope not. It’s so delicious! And did I mention … ALL PALEO! So easy!

Trader Joe’s is popping up everywhere in Texas now and I haven’t gone to a single one. Something’s definitely wrong. Maybe I can drag Mum with me one day soon.

I did all my workouts this week … barely! But I feel like I need to plan out my workouts more intricately else I get a little lazy. So I’ll be off doing that, laundry, and cleaning for the rest of my Sunday.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Think Good Thoughts!

A Whole Lotta Pictures

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A glimpse of one of the buildings at my workplace. I love it here.

I wake up, go to work, come home, work out, then lose myself in the web, a good book, a magazine, or a television show. Sometimes if I’m lucky I get a phone call or a skype call from friends in SA. Seriously … that doesn’t even sound busy but to me I feel like I haven’t slept in ages.

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I blame the whole not having enough red blood cells because the blood center took too much due to the machine failing to give me back what I need therefore making me tired. Run on sentence? I’m too tired to fix it.

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Right now I’m watching Training Day. Never heard of the movie? It’s okay. I didn’t either until Tony C. begged everyone to watch it because apparently “it’s so d*mn good.”

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I went to a Korean restaurant with June and Mum last Saturday. Food was good, super expensive, but the servers were rude. I hate when that happens because now I never want to go back.

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Luckily we have our own type of grill at our home and since Dad wasn’t there, we went and bough some bulgogi and galbi for dinner that night so he could be in on the fun.

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Best. Idea. Ever. It might not look like a lot of food but there’s a tower of meat on one side and a tower of seafood on the other. And we had golden mushrooms in those little packets. We didn’t even finish everything!

Seriously … best idea ever. I asked my family to do this every weekend. It’s way cheaper and we get more food out of it. Let’s see if it happens.

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Did any one else eat these when they were a kid. They bring back some good memories.

And speaking of memories …

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I brought out my popcorn machine again. I miss it. It brings me back to college life where Jenny and I would pop popcorn almost daily as a snack or just to study with or watch movies with. I miss that apartment. And my next door neighbor, Travis, along with everyone in SA.

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My family’s two fridges on the left. And a little funny thing on the right which makes it kind of sad. I never understood why my family has two fridges.

Hump Day tomorrow … I’m ready. This week has been going by way too slowly.

Day 16: Official Hong Kong ID!

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Woke up and had brunch with Mum at Festive 21. A Korean restaurant.

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Mum ordered a cappuccino and I got an Iced Lemon Tea!

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Our soup. I drank a spoonful or so and gave the rest to Mum.

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My dinner roll and her garlic bread. Gave both to her.

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My Spinach risotto with duck breast. OMG. So good. I’m in love with risotto now. Anyone have any good recipes? I’ve only had my sissy’s but it’ll be nice to have other choices as well!

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Then we went and got my Hong Kong ID! Finally! It’s in my hands safe and sound. The bottom left hand corner of my picture is holographic. So cool!

I have a place to run to now. Winking smile

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After a little shopping Mum and I grabbed a bite to eat. Mum got shark fin soup with fried chicken while I got the french toast with peanut butter. Coffee and Milk Tea to follow.

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Finally got the postcards! Written. Stamped. And ready to be mailed.

And I got a collector’s item of a comic that I use to read when I younger. Excited. I haven’t opened it yet.

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Dinner was served by Kathy. She stopped by a place by her work.

I got noodles with intestine and a type of beef. They got noodles with beef or pork. An order of fried wontons and PoPo cooked us veggies! YUM!

The night then ended with lots of laughter while watching a Chinese show on the telly.

Day 4: Korean BBQ!

Got a charger!! Sorry for all that mess. Hopefully this one sticks and works the rest of the time I’m here!

Where did I end … Day 4.

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As Kathy, Mum, and I were leaving to go for breakfast, we saw a girl with her dad. In Hong Kong, they pick a day and do volunteering. You donate how ever much you want and you get a sticker so other people know you did a good deed. The money is used to help kids with disabilities. I donated! Open-mouthed smile

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So on this day, Kathy, Mum and I went to McDonald’s for breakfast. The menu is so different and the foods taste a little different as well. Still love their hashbrowns. I shared this meal with the Mum.

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Later after much walking around and shopping, Mum, PoPo, Alva, and I went to a shop and ate Congee with Pigs Blood and Pork meat. Then we ate a lot of foods with noodle. One with just noodle. The next is crispy bread wrapped with noodle. And the last one is beef wrapped with noodle. We didn’t finish everything but the congee was delicious. Some of the best pigs blood I’ve ever had!

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Then we went to a Jockey Club to buy lottery. Then we all went our separate ways. Mum and I shopped around then went to the jewelers to buy gold bracelets for two people. I’m not a fan of gold but the people there were very nice.

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Later that night, PoPo, Mum, and I met Kathy, Alva, Vincent, and his girlfriend Rachel at a Korean restaurant. You cook your own food on a hot grill. Pretty much. This isn’t all the food we ordered but geebus it was good!

After dinner we walked around and that pretty much summed up our day. Eat, eat, eat. That’s pretty much all we do.

Koreana

Who likes Korean food?

Me.

Who likes to answer their own questions?

Me.

Tammy came to San Antonio for her birthday week and we went out for dinner and dessert.

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Koreana Restaurant
2458 Harry Wurzback Rd
San Antonio, TX
(210) 804-0019

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These are the side dishes that are given. You can ask for more if needed … and of course we did. They were that delicious!

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Gal Bi [Korean style BBQ short ribs marinated in special Korean sauce] | $15.95

If you think this comes with the bone in on every single piece of meat … you are incorrect. We were a little sad by this.

But it was still delicious.

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Yuk Gae Jang [sliced Brisket vegetable soup w/hot spicy seasoning, beef, and egg] | $9.95

So yummy. So many vegetables. Words cannot describe.

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This is our table filled with food. We did not finish it at all which was fine by us. I actually had four meals coming out of this.

So worth the price!

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Towards the end, they give you a tiny shot like cup with a little bit of cinnamon like tea. It’s cold but so good.

We toasted, and drank it down. Yum!

Do come here if you’re ever in San Antonio and want Korean food. Else for pricing-wise, stick to Houston.

We then made our way to Cheesecake Factory for some yummy cheesecake.

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Me and the birthday girl, Jenny and the birthday girl.

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We got Tiramisu Cheesecake and Red Velvet Cheesecake. Yum!!