Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nosy baby.

Meet Hammy, our daughter, also known as Benz's momma.
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Happy Happy Bday, D.

Hope u had a great bday weekend. <3

Love u lots. :)
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Sugary goodness.

Hawaiian punch is still my fave.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Surprise #1.

Bday present for D. :)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

pizza port.

this, hands down, is my fave pizza joint. my friend, who lives in carlsbad, had introduced me to this spot a few years back and i've been hooked since. i try to stop by and eat here whenever i'm in the area. i also got D loving pizza port too. there are a couple more pizza ports in the south OC and SD area, but i've only been to this one and based upon yelp, this is probably the best one out of the bunch. onward to the pizza porn, an excerpt from my SD weekend, and my three must-haves whenever i go.

pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, fresh garlic, & jalapeno's. my dream pizza.

i love mine swimming in their yummy house made ranch.

garlic beer buddies are just pizza dough covered in fresh garlic, spices and herbs, and baked to perfect. super yummy dipped in marinara and house made ranch. this place is very generous in giving out extra sauces without charging extra.

gotta pair all this goodness with my fave tap - fox barrel apple cider beer. it's a bit tart, fruity, and very refreshing.

they have their house special pizzas with different toppings and they have tons of toppings to choose from if you should choose to create your own. friendly staff and also a large variety of beer on tap as well as bottles.

luckily we decided to leave SD a bit earlier than planned and stopping by Pizza Port to eat and wait out the traffic a bit because we were hitting tons of traffic as we were trying heading back into LA.

Pizza Port Brewery Company
571 Carlsbad Village Dr
(between Roosevelt St & State St)
Carlsbad, CA 92008
find more review on yelp.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dear Grandma,

It's hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since you've took your last breath. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about or miss you.

I would do anything to see you again, to hold your little hand, compliment your curly white head, kiss your cheek, and tell you that you're the most beautiful grandmother I know. It breaks my heart knowing that you won't be able to attend my wedding, hold my first (human) child, or go to eat dimsum again.

I miss you dearly. Rest easy, Grandma.
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Panda coaster.

so cute! I got these in little tokyo earlier in the week. Loved them so much, I got them in black, blue, & green.

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newest obsession.

so.cute. i would give up eating cookies for the rest of my life just to have one, or a hundred of them.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bedtime reads.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mini Chewbacca.

Just brought Benz back from the vet. Poor baby had to endured the process of being neutered, ears cleaned, and 8 teeth pulled bc he was growing two rows of teeth on the top & bottom. :(

On a happy note, both him & his momma, Hammy, remind me of mini chewbaccas, which is so cute.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010


I can't remember the details of reading it last year & I feel like I need to prep for the 16th edition that just came out. Even tho it's prolly not necessary.
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Mini snack.

Fave Korean chips. D took Mister CRV for an oil change and he's not back yet. I'm starving waiting for him. Can't wait to eat kbbq ltr.

P.s. Happy happy 18 D. <3
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Thursday, August 12, 2010


From left to right: sweet potato, mocha & cheesecake.

Surprise cakes to celebrate D's finishing of summer school. Wasn't sure which one he'll prefer so I got 3 flavors. I like giving surprises like these bc I get to reap in the benefits too! Mmmm cake time.

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fave programs @ work.

source // amazon.com

i use this program on a daily basis at work to develop forms and complete documents for submission. although i use it everyday, i feel like i'm not using it to its fullest potential. i wish adobe would do complimentary software upgrades whenever they release a new version, but then again that's just wishful thinking on my part. haha

source // amazon.com

i can't tell u how much i love this program. keeps me organized, quickly jot down notes since i type faster than i can write or reach for a fresh post-it. with the ability to create so many notebooks and pages, yet it's still all clickable in the interface. love, love, love. i also have this program on my personal laptop. it really makes taking notes in class a lot easier and i can separate notebooks and work space by quarters, classes, and subjects. it also has the capability of copy & pasting which also saves its location in which it was copied from. saving is also done automatically, so i never have to worry about losing work or having to back up.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Forgotten finds.

Love 'em. Esp when they're giftcards!
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Dinner time.

Benz is always the first one to finish, and looks longingly at Toby's & Baxie's bowls.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

No more unruly hair

For bby benz. He's starting to look like g-ma when she doesn't condition or brush her hair!
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mocha chocolate pillow cookies.

mocha chocolate pillow cookies

mocha chocolate pillow cookies

source & recipe // eat run read

i'm officially done with my last final tmr nite. sometime this weekend, i'm gonna dust off my kuromi apron, bake ware and test out this recipe.

how amazing is that? brownie + mocha chocolate chip cookie = uber goodness. ingenious idea.

note to self: remember to take pictures before consume everything in one sitting.

Current read.

I still haven't watched the movie. I'm not a big chick flick type of person, but now I'm afraid the book may ruin the movie for me.

On another note, I'd would love to time travel. Of course only if it's self controlled type of time transporting. I'd would prefer not popping into certain stages of my life. God knows I can die happy knowing I'd had to live through it just once. Lesson learned.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dear Colima,

Pls be done with ur makeover soon. I'm getting a bit weary of constantly putting up with ur traffic.

Thank u.

Urs truly,
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kitchen lust-list #1.

KitchenAid Artisan Custom Metallic Series 5-Quart Mixer
KitchenAid Artisan Custom Metallic Series 5-Quart Mixer
source // amazon

Cuisinart® Custom 14™ Cup Food Processor - Black Chrome
Cuisinart&reg; Custom 14&#8482; Cup Food Processor - Black Chrome
source // amazon

i realize it's mostly couples that have their wedding registries at bed, bath, & beyond, crate & barrel, target, etc. it's not totally weird that i have my wishlist registry filed as a wedding registry with just one name, right? (i'm kidding. i don't have one. can't say it hasn't run past my head a couple times tho.)

speaking of kitchen appliances, this past valentine's day (also the anniversary date of d & i) d had asked what i wanted for our anniversary, and our convo went a lil' something like this:

d:     babe, what do you want as an anniversary gift?
me: coffeemaker.
d: (silence)...but you DO realize that it's not very romantic right?
me: but it's practical and plus, it's something i want but haven't had the chance to get myself.
d: no.

even my best friend, k, couldn't convince him that a coffeemaker is a perfectly romantic present for me.
so long story short, i didn't get a coffeemaker.

instead, i got earrings. :) silly d.

p.s. um, D, if you're reading this, i still love my earrings even tho i can't help but think about the coffeemaker
whenever i wear the earrings. i'm kidding (okay, half kidding). <3

Sunday, August 1, 2010

tokyo mojito drink.

i just finished my paper and need a mini celebration session. & it doesn't help that this sounds so tasty right now. click on picture or momofuku for 2 to visit her wonderful website for this receipe, and much more!

benz's paws.


they're so small and furry. i love 'em even when he uses them to bat me in the face, indicating that i've invaded his personal space.

new fave.

audacious apricot ale

not too hoppy, slightly sweet apricot fruit note at the end. love. :)

my world.

le humans:
d // of my life. step papa to baxie. gpa to benz. inter nos. circa 02142009

k or wifey #1 // the best friend a girl can ever ask for. the other daughter my parents wished for.
kwhammie // my blood half. my little big sister.

le doggies:
baxie // my first born son. 5.5 yr old rat terrier.
toby // my nephew aka kwhammie's son. 4 yr old jack russell.
benz or "benben" // my g.son. 6 month old yorkie.