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Happy New Year 2015

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I will try to sum up everything I did over the holiday since Christmas…

1. Finish “The Edible Women” by Margaret Atwood.

I have not read for a long time. I think i did something like creating a reading list every new year and never really finish it. So at least 2014 I have read a book. Compared to the number of manga I read, it is probably nothing but this is an effort that I made at the end of the year to encourage myself reading more in 2015.

Honestly, i guess because i was born in different generation so i was not really understand about the written issue. Or maybe because I do not owe a TV &  not watching commercial often I am not be able to sympathize with the main character much? Or because I am in my good times, my appetite is so good that prevent me to comprehend why would people deny food?? Food is not the problem, the main character does not even cook properly, and what the hell with her being okay eating that much sugar but not protein or meat? *excuse my thought… She cant eat food because of all of the increased surround media?  she cant eat food because of stress or social conformity? unable to figure out what she want?  I do feel sorry for people who are so affected by all of the social expectation and common marriage standard that they forget about their own self. After all, it is her doing trying to be someone that “fit” with others and failed. However, I do see myself in the main character that we all have problem that we have to pull through ,there are  times we can really take it no more then just w.e with it. We drink, we drunk, we ran, trying to escape and in the end, lets ruin it all, we are happy and back to ourselves… whatever the consequences…

I know I should stop applying myself in the book but that just describe how much i have enjoyed it. Overall, it is a really good book, I find characters such as Ashley and Duncan amuse me. I do want to know a little deeper of other character thought, do they appear as described? what the bachelor Peter think about Marian behavior? what would be his reason? I found Len Slank difficult to understand- his feeling are too easily to be swayed by reasons (from love to disgust – from cool charismatic young man to a crybaby)…

2. Finish knitting late Christmas present for my bf today. Pic update later…it is def time consuming (since he asked me something not expensive but with a lot of effort)- sometimes can be a little addicting if you start knitting- 🙂

3. Getting to know new roommate. She is 19 & really cute- I tried to put make up and help dressing her up for the holiday.:)

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4. Have my allergy test and turn out I have cat allergy, the doctor said i will be okay with my cat as long as I take extra caution. more research works to do in the new year. #nofilter

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5. My Niagara trip with my bf. We went to Pillar & Post -Niagara In the Lake. We booked the Warm Up to Winter Package and only pay for the room but we have access to all of the facility including hot springs, gym, sauna & indoor swimming pool. The first day we walked around historical town for sightseeing & after go back for hot springs. Second day we went to Niagara Falls, we are so lucky to see Lights rehearsing her songs for NYE. Her voice is so good it sent chills. After we walked Niagara downtown and comeback to see Niagara Falls Lights at 5pm and saw Shawn as well as Nick Jonas rehearse their parts. We rushed back to Pillar & Post for dinner at Cannery Dining Res- the rumored 4 diamonds res. And rush to hot springs after eat and wake up for the last hot spring time in the next morning.

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Tips: We bought our own beer, it is really refreshing to drink beer after hot springs… Stay away from the 1st floor cuz it is so noisy. Even in the 2nd floor, I was waken up by people cuz they dont have soundproof. The fan in our washroom does not work & they did not give me the conditioner as well as we do not have one of the rope in the first day. Also, there are no slippers- they said they ran out of it. So if you do book a room there at the end of the year, do bring extra slipper, conditioner, toothpaste & other necessaries- i do find their hand soap really dry. The dinning is not really worthy for >60 buck a person. The service is super slow- the server forgot to bring me sauces for my dishes- she spent too much time chitchat with other tables. Wat to expect for 4 diamonds?

6. What I bought in 2014...

1) Olympus Pen 16MP Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Zoom Len to substitute for the recent broken Sony Nex 3.  I have also tested Sonyalpha6000 in the holiday but i did not like it- it was used and over-rated- I do like the alpha7 but it is too expensive for me.

2) New lipsticks. Little Pretty by Marc Jacob. Nars & Crazy Tangerine- Lancome. I bought them while Sephora having this email promotion of $15 off for $50 or more purchase. The Lancome ones I bought in The bay while doing seasoner part-time for them.

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Crazy tangerine -Lancome. the holiday orange color that i never have.

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I adore the color ❤ Little Pretty is the little dark sparkly purple. I also mix with YU from Nars to get the color from picture. #nofilter

3) Microsoft – Dell Venue 8 Tablets. $99. Lining up for more than 3 hrs to get this-it is cheap but now i do not really know why i get this thing for- it is difficult to use- not many apps. connection s*ck & always have to update to use it. Currently, it is used as Mabu’s little TV – he loves his bird channel.

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7.Holiday dress idea.

I did not have the chance to put on my holiday dress. I decided not to step out of the house dec 31 because weather reason. I hate cold zzz… so i rather countdown in front of the tv but i did save some pictures while trying some clothes…

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Top: Thrift

Accessories: Forever 21

Skirt: Milliemeno

Shoes: Aldo

anyway…time to sleep. Good night and…

Happy New Year everyone!!!

A.

This Weekend I…

1.MMVA Beauty Bar

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It is such a great day that even though we were in the long waiting for the MMVA Beauty Bar, we could listen to Imagine Dragons “Demon” & “Radioactive” rehearsal in live next to us!!!! Me & my friend were so excited that we started jumped on our feet, danced & sang along. Too bad I could not take any pictures of them because the line were too far on the side of the stage. Still, its good being able to listen to their singing for real.

We went inside the Beauty Bar after the long wait. It was quick but there was still more ppl waiting outside too!. Our make up lady is kind enough she did both our eyes & lips. Afterwards, everyone received swag bags with lots of freebies inside. (see picture below).

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With Cham. The lipstick sure have brighten her whole looks.

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From the left side, hair spray, mouse, shampoo, BBCream sample, mascara & razor & a Turn It Up Frame, we also got 2 small packs of Excel Giveaway on our way to Eaton.

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A Sneak peak of MMVA & not to mention, I can feel the ongoing World Cup season everywhere. Top right side, a bought a German sausage hot dog on the way. “Hot dog bought in dt always taste so good”, Cham commented.

2. Weekend Foodies

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We have steamed fish on Friday night. The trick to every good steamed fish, a whole lots of green onions & ginger to take all the fishy smell away.

Saturday, I decided to cook Pho Bo Kho, traditional Vietnamese dishes, below is all of my ingredients. Cant go further than the authentic ones if you have the right ingredients!!. The only thing I dont have is sweet onion which I thought I still have it in stock.

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From top left: honey, salt, pepper. Top right: rice noodles (banh Pho), seasoning sauce, 5-spices, tapioca starch, marinated beef (I choose a beef flank). Bottom from left to right, vegetables, anise stars, lemon grass, tomatoes, carrots & potatoes. 

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I always pan-fried the meat first before putting them inside the pot.

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The completed Pho Bo Kho, always put chopped green onions, cilantro or coriander for the final looks.

Haha. Bonus flowers picture & this cat I saw when I was cooking.

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3. Weekend Movies

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Groundhog Day (1993): Watch this movie after the recent famed Edge of Tomorrow (2014) noticing both two main female leads named Rita (wonder if they have any connection?). I have also read the manga All You Need Is Kill/ Hiroshi Sakurazaka (not the light novel, I know the novel came first) before watching both movies (lol I always quick on manga updates more than movie updates). I know I should read novel too, the novel is always better then the movie. Anyway, 2 movies are 2 different genres but highly rated and definitely worth watching!!!

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Source Code (2011): One of top-must watched mysteries movies with great action and thriller. Similar with both above mentioned movies that the main characters could go back again & again at one point, though he can only go back for only 8 minutes.