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Kim’s Christmahanukwanza-New Year’s Party

[Translate] First of all to everyone:May your new year be filled with good food, good memories, and lots of happiness. Just don’t drink too much folks or you’re greeted with one ugly hangover… Ok, the party. The title’s really based on that idea of a fusion of all those holidays, since (as you read on) Kim’s celebrating a belated Christmas and all the holidays that has or will be taking place within a day or less (depending upon when you’re reading this). This party took place in Kim’s home in Long Beach. The problem is that I’m a city girl..

The Best Muffin in NYC Goes To…?

[Translate] Notes: I know this is a post that I’ve spoken about ages ago that I should’ve written but I was lazy. Sorry. It’s better late than never. This may be a good way to start the new year by knowing where to get your morning muffin. (End note) Hmm…you have to read it out to know the answer. Yes… you have to read out my rants and raves of who’s the best, superb muffin to who just got the most awful thing I put in my mouth that doesn’t deserve to have the name, muffin. I would call it..

Christmas Dinner

[Translate] Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas is going well so far, especially the food. Well, today’s Christmas dinner menu is basically a variation of the surf-n-turf: seared steak (done the most austere way: just salt and pepper; done by my father), steamed asparagus, sauteed mushrooms (vegetables done by my mom), and my homemade raisin coconut walnut bread and coconut shrimp. If you’re wondering about my younger brother; he’s just here for the food. In ways it’s a good thing because my house doesn’t have a huge kitchen and it’s already bad enough that there’s three people making their..

Christmas (Eve) Morning Cheesecake

[Translate] Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! Joyeux Noël et bonne année! ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo! Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo! Fröhliches Weihnachten! Vrolijk Kerstmis! 聖誕節同新年快樂 ! Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta! クリスマスと新年おめでとうございます! Wesołych Świąt! 메리 크리스마스! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! God jul och gott nytt år! Feliz Natal! Happy Hanukkah! (the last day, I believe?) and שנה טובה! And last but not least, Happy Kwanzaa! (starting on Dec. 26th) Hopefully, I’ve written those “Merry Christmas!” sayings correctly, if I didn’t I apologize. For the curious, it started (obviously) from English then, French, Spanish, Italian,..

Playing with my Food: Japanese Snacks from Minimoto Kitchoan, Takashimaya and Michel Cluizel

[Translate] It’s not really a food posting of sorts. It’s more like food photos of the confections that I’ve purchased ever since Tuesday, 12/19 from Takashimaya, Minimoto Kitchoan, and Chocolat Michel Cluizel.Somehow I’ve managed to have time in between finals to do a little food shopping. Then later on the week I played, plated and eaten most of these sweets. Boy, my dentist is going to love me now… Well, enjoy the show. Hopefully it looks good. Any critiques on these photos are welcome. Please note that you may click on the photo if you want to get more info...

A Day with (some) of My Friends…

[Translate] Well, it’s official. I’m out of school for a month. I don’t know if that’s good thing for me but heck, I don’t want to deal (or have to) with papers and exams until after New Year’s. After that I need to bury myself in study books for the LSATs. I planned to hang out with my two friends who attends from my former school, St. John’s University about a few days ago. They agreed and luckily for them, finals were over for almost a week. Anyways, we met at one of my friends’ house, Helen. She’s not usually..