No cooking fun day :)

With boba and strawberry jelly 🙂

Technically I *did* cook breakfast for my son and myself. And it was a yummy tofu soup with mochi in it because we were cold in the morning. So it wasn’t absolutely NO cooking day, but it was close enough!

My husband took care of himself and my daughter to go to a different place from us. Because of our kids’ busy schedule everyday we sometimes have to break into teams like today.

Anyways, today’s course: I had lunch date with my son at monster boba. Their strawberry tea is our favorite! I love their snacks too!!

Popcorn chicken, waffle fries and fish balls. All mild spicy 🙂
Beef taco. Lots of mango is a nice touch.

At night all of us had dinner together at coconuts fish cafe. I ordered beef tacos. That was good. This was our first time to try the restaurant and thank my husband to pick this place! Good choice.

Lastly we had a dessert at cream.
I actually voted for a cake from a different place, but I lost 1 to 3. It turned out good because the ice cream I got was also yummy.

Double scoops: Rum raisin and green tea 🙂


No cooking day! Yay!!

Oh… don’t misunderstand please.
I love cooking!! Just cuz…..

ha ha ha 🙂

My favorite dress

I am more like a skirt dress person versus pants and jeans style person. Most of my friends wear casual pants and jeans all the time but I prefer soft stretchy comfortable skirts and dresses. Often in a magazine when I see a beautiful skinny model wearing super skinny jeans I think it is very cool and attractive. But jeans are not for me. I don’t own even a pair. I tend to buy an elastic waist skirt because it is super comfy yet still makes me look good enough. I always have some specific requirements for skirts though. I am constantly thinking and researching about coordinations of clothes that make me look thinner! LOL Just because I have been gaining weight for the last … how long?… maybe 20 years?! 🙁 Okay, I will add one more New Year’s resolution to lose weight!!

Anyways, I will share my ideas about the clothes coordinations that make you look skinner some other time 🙂 Stay tuned!

Today I want to show you my dress I got recently and it was a big hit! If you look at my photo in ABOUT ME page of this blog, that is the dress!
Can you believe? This was only $15.99!!! I wear a black cardigan on top just like the about me page picture because it is winter now and a bit cold with just this dress. The material is soft, stretchy and very comfortable meets all my requirements. Moreover it is cute!!

You can buy this on amazon and the link is below.
HARHAY Women’s Vintage Patchwork Pockets Casual Swing Dress white dot M

Today I was searching a long sleeve casual dress on amazon and purchased 2 items. After I receive them I will share with you only if I like them. They say “free return” so I will return them if I don’t like them!

My osechi photo and scale

I mentioned about not going on the scale for a while yesterday (actually today technically cuz that was after midnight) because I was so afraid of knowing how much I gained during this holiday season!

I woke up really late this morning so as all of my family members and felt very heavy. 🙁 And strangely stupidly I suddenly jumped on the scale!! You know? Sometimes people can’t help! Curiosity won. However my digital scale was showing “LOW “ instead of scary number I was expecting. Ha ha! I bought this scale many years ago, and today,  yes TODAY New Year’s Day the battery died…. LOL What  a timing!  Anyways,  I asked my husband to replace the battery when he has time to look at it. Maybe some kind of fairy might have thought I shouldn’t look at the number yet. Okay, I will go back to my gym on Wednesday after enjoying more foods today and tomorrow!

Osechi I made.


Happy New Year!

My New Year's resolution is to add a new post here everyday!
Ha ha ha 🙂 It might not be easy, but I will still try!

Soaking overnight

So for the last few days I have been preparing Osechi dish for New Year and today we ate a lot. Yay! Osechi is Japanese traditional New Year food so as Mochi. We own a mochi maker and making mochi is also our family tradition!

I like to share some photos I took this time. We soak sweet rice in water overnight, cook it in the mochi maker next morning, hit the pound button when it comes (beeps!) and ta-da!! Nice yummy mochi!!

Mochi is good in soups, goes really good with sweet red bean paste, sweetened soybean powder, soy sauce + sugar or honey with seaweed and minced daikon with soy sauce! I had all of those today.
It was sooooo yummy! I am going to eat more tomorrow. Of course, I will stay away from the scale this month. LOL

Finished cooking


Rounded by hands

Pounding sweet rice!

November 2017 nail design

Before I move into Christmas design, I post this for a record. This is my current design and I like it. But I need Christmas red for December! I’m going to change the design probably next week. Stay tuned…