nice surprise

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It was a nice surprise. I had just come back from watering the other flowers when I noticed these little ones pop up after a day. I saw the bulbs a day ago and they were completely closed and then suddenly, overnight, they decided to bloom! These weren’t even planted by me. The little birds or the wind must of gathered the seeds and moved them wherever because these came at a surprise to begin with. Does anyone know what these are called? You’ll see that some mint are also peeking out as well.

Food product review: Mong Lee Shang Coconut Milk Drink

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For dietary reasons, my mom wanted to drink more coconut milk for her health. She came upon this at an Asian grocery store we often go to. I hadn’t tried it until earlier this year and now I wonder why I waited so long.

It’s delicious! It’s sweet and obviously coconut-y, but not overbearingly so with either taste. It is wonderful chilled and shaken. For me, it’s like a dessert in itself. The can has two sides and I happen to have taken this photograph of the side with the Chinese characters for the brand name. I just double-checked and it is in fact Mong Lee Shang. I’m not too familiar with the brand (or that I’m aware of), but I would recommend this for sure.

some home cookin’ X

Ah! It’s crazy I haven’t posted a home cookin’ post since December 2017. I’m super behind and haven’t been taking as many photographs. I’ve recently gotten back into the game though, so hopefully you can see the new dishes I’ve cooked by 2021…haha. There have been so many times in my life in which I’ve turned to cooking and baking as a way to get creative, but also to relax. I have some new dishes I tried this year, so I’m excited to show you all. Hope you enjoy!

This Vietnamese pancake is called bánh xèo. My version was pretty simple. Perhaps I’ll try this one again, but with more filling. I used shrimp, red peppers and green onions this time. I actually have enough photographs to make a DIY on this, so that may be a future post!

banh xeo

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This is just a simple BLT–bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. I think the bread slices are from a larger Italian loaf and the cheese is Colby.

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This was a dish of leftovers of sorts. On the plate: roasted chicken, sauteed bok choy and skillet potatoes. I love potatoes so much!

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Just a simple spaghetti with meat sauce. This spaghetti is whole grain and the meat is ground beef. It was super easy and delicious. I was too lazy to make meatballs from scratch, so this was an easy alternative.

spaghetti and meat sauce

This is fried rice. I make this often, so I’m not sure if this is with kimchi, but looking at the color, I think it is. I had mixed in whatever I had in the fridge which were eggs, corn, pees, carrots and kimchi. The spicy kimchi definitely adds a kick!

fried rice

shop: Light jacket/blazer with black trimming | MaxMara

 

This well-made jacket/blazer has two side pockets. Made in Italy and cloth is 83% wool and 17% nylon; 2nd fabric is 100% silk and 100% rayon lining. Size 14 US.

Measurements

Full length: 25 inches
Chest: 21 inches
Sleeve length: 21.5 inches
Shoulder length: 17 inches

Jacket/blazer with black trimming

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$100.00

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shop: Black velvet blazer | Kate Hill

 

This chic velvet blazer is beautiful and majestic with the detailed designs and wide sleeves. Made from 81% rayon and 19% silk and in size 8.

Measurements

Full length: 24 inches
Chest: 20 inches
Sleeve length: 23 inches
Shoulder length: 17 inches

 

Black velvet blazer

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$70.00

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healing after healing

I nudged my head onto your chest. You held me tightly as the cold breeze from the beach water made us wonder what season was it again? I didn’t know what to think. I wanted relief from the past few months of us continuing a pattern we never wanted to create and getting into situations we always tried to avoid, yet, they came anyway.

I surrendered that day. We held each other tightly and didn’t say anything for a long time. The coolness blushed my face and watered my eyes. I felt so raw standing in front of the open body of water that constantly moved in and out. Day in and day out. Healing after healing.

I had a whole life back at home and no idea what I wanted. I saw a family pass by with their tiny dog. A mother and a teenage daughter and son. They were a unit as they walked quietly by; each taking a turn to look out ahead on the sunset we’re all about to experience.

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shop: Cobalt blue and white flowers blouse | wild fable

 

 

This beautifully, bright blouse is very flowy and light. Made from 100% rayon and in size L.

Measurements

Back length: 17.5 inches
Front length: 19 inches
Chest: 20 inches
Sleeve length: 8.25 inches
Shoulder to shoulder length: 16.5 inches

 

 

Cobalt blue white flowers blouse

This lightweight cobalt blue white flowers blouse is on sale for US residents only. No refunds. Free shipping. Please feel free to email me or comment below for any questions or concerns.

$18.00

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