Thursday, January 30, 2014

TBT: Fahrenheit - Xin Wo (f SHE)

Who obsessed over Fahrenheit when they first debuted? I know I sure as hell did. When Jiro and Wu Chun, with Ella, made the Taiwanese (and ultimate best Asian) version of Hana-Kimi I cried, laughed and threw things at the TV. When Wu Chun and Calvin did the Taiwanese make of Romantic Princess, I about died. I just died.



It's difficult to describe my feeling
Even if it's a little too sudden, I must say this too
Please move into my heart
If you're not happy, then leave your home
My heart will be your heart
Maybe the area isn't big enough
It could only have enough space for you and me

Please prepare the luggage
Throw away all those sad memories that you don't even need
The photo album and the diary in your mind have to be refreshed
So they only contain our sweet memories

Throw away the pillow
It's enough to have your shoulders
And lastly, tie our hands together by using care and greeting, done!

As long as I'm right by your side, I don't have to miss you
We shall only use the time for reminiscing
I want to be by your side, and experience all the happiness
Maybe this will be forever

I don't care whether it is gold or silver
It can't be compared to your heart
Pack a box of tenderness
From now on, we will have to learn to understand each other more
Your heart will be my new home
The size of the area isn't important
I feel warm enough now
And it dissolves all the coldness

Please prepare the luggage
Throw away all those sad memories that you don't even need
The photo album and the diary in your mind have to be refreshed
So they only contain our sweet memories

Throw away the pillow
It's enough to have your shoulders
And lastly, tie our hands together by using care and greeting, done!

As long as I'm right by your side, I don't have to miss you
We shall only use the time for reminiscing
I want to be by your side, and experience all the happiness
Maybe this will be forever

As long as I'm right by your side, I don't have to miss you
We shall only use the time for reminiscing
I want to be by your side, and experience all the happiness
Maybe this will be forever

(Source)



Making-of the music video.

T/C-drama at its finest right there. Asia doesn't make dramas as well as it used to! Go Wu Chun x Ella! Fighting!



TIU: LYB '14 Week #5

I'm sure you're all dying to know how much I've lost since I started this damn challenge (again). Well, I'll tell you! I've lost 3.8 lbs/1.73 kg!! Holiday weight, I'm gonna CRUSH you by my birthday. I SWEAAARRRR!


My weight check-in as of the beginning of the week.

I've been eating well overall. I limit my processed carbs to breakfast and lunch time (if any at all during lunch) and stick to lean proteins and lots of veggies after 4. Also, in order to knock my plateau, I've been skipping my usual dessert.. It is SO hard. But seriously.


Finally replenished my protein powder supply... Blech!, but it's good for me...

I'd like to get down to 105 lbs/47.6 kg by my birthday. (This challenge goes through Valentine's Day.) More importantly, I have a pre-conception appointment with my OB/GYN in early February and, ideally and ultimately, I'd prefer to be 93-100 lbs/42-45 kg consistently before actively trying for a Monster.

Progress Thus Far
Miles: 64.25 mi
Miles Left 'til Goal: 37.75 mi


How's your weight loss/health goal going?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

(Random) Tag: from Becca's Beauty Chronicles!

After reading Becca's blog, I was inspired to answer the same tag!

Do you have any siblings?
I have two brothers and one sister... or two brothers and one sister.
How old are you?
I'm 25- soon to be 26!
What's your height?
4'11-3/4" ooooor 5'0"!
What's your top/dress size?
I'm busty so I range from a 4-6/M in tops and 0-2 in dresses.
Do you have any diet plans/tips?
Limit my sugar intake!
Do you workout?
I do toning/barre videos 3-4x a week and work on cardio 4-5x a week. So depending on what I can make time for/do, I aim for AT LEAST 4-6 work outs a week.
Do you have any pets?
I have two cats and a dog! Hoping to expand our family in the future with a medium-sized dog!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to do nothing. Seriously. Nothing. Napping is my past time.
Who inspires you?
This is a never-ending question. So I will say: due to their courage in order to flea their country in order to start anew State-side (vs France, where it would've been easier) I ardently admire my refugee family members. I will also say the girls/Karena & Katrina in the Tone It Up Community are absolutely amazing and great motivators toward my fitness/weight loss goal.
What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
At this point in my life, I've yet to accomplish a great feat.
What do you value most in life?
As "what" would indicate a materialistic object, I would say I most value the Internet and my PS3s.
What do you do?
I am a full-time medical student graduating in May; I intern at a local hospital where I average 65 hours a week; I work part-time at a local pharmacy.
What is your dream job?
Something, or anything, dealing with history
What classes did you take in college? (Modified question due to the UK nature of the question)
I took basic undergrad courses true to pharmacy and took basic grad courses true to medicine.
Do you/did you make good grades?
Dean's List four years running. So, yes.
What is your ethnicity?
Cambodian, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, etc.
Do you want to get married later on in life?
I did very recently, and will again this summer.
Do you have any phobias?
I hate flies. They make me nauseous and anxious.
Have you ever had a near death experience?
At age 17, driving to Boston on break, I was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler which pushed me a mile forward and nearly off a cliff with a fifteen story drop.
Do you get mad easily?
Yes. Incredibly so.
Favorite childhood memory?
Playing with my cousins, I guess. Haha.

Beauty/Shopping
Heels or flats?
Heels. Definitely.
Favorite moisturizer?
Eucerin FTW!
Where do you buy most of your clothes from?
Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Gap, American Eagle, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, etc.
Favorite Store?
Kiehl's, actually.
Favorite makeup brand?
Lancôme and Tom Ford, I guess.
Favorite drugstore makeup brand?
Revlon and Cover Girl, by far.
Favorite nail polish brand?
Essie and OPI.
Show us your favorite dress...

(Source)
Hmm... I wonder why...
What was your first makeup item?
I started off on Bonne Belle was I was in sixth grade. From there (in my early 20s), my first product might've been the Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara.
If you had your own makeup line what would you call it?
Le Makeup? HAHAHAHA. I don't know!
What are you into the most, if you HAD to choose one: jewelry, makeup, shoes, or clothes?
Shoes. Definitely, shoes.
How do you organize all your jewelry/accessories?
I am not an accessory or jewelery snob, so my containers and trees collect dust... I need a better method.
What is your favorite shoe store?
Nordstrom, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, DSW.
At what age did you start wearing makeup?
Bonne Belle? 10. Real makeup? Err... 23. AHAHA!
Do you wear falsies? If so which brand?
Only for special occasions do I wear falsies... and on that note, I like Red Cherry and Ardell.
Lipgloss or mascara?
Mascara.
What’s your worst shopping habit?
I don't think I have a bad shopping quality. I inherited my parents' skill of buying qualitative products at frugal prices.
Do you have a signature scent?
For daytime wear, I prefer Jo Malone's 'Earl Grey & English Cucumber' and for nighttime wear, I prefer Lancôme's 'Trésor Midnight Rose'. The latter is also my wedding scent.
How do you take care of your hair?
I wash my hair 2x a week to maintain health and longevity.
What’s the color of your natural hair & highlights?
Dark brown with red high lights. I hate it (the red).
What are your views on plastic surgery?
I, myself, have no problem with it. I am considering a breast reduction, which is considered cosmetic.
If makeup somehow wasn't invented (:O) what would you replace it with?
... Shoes?
Do you bite your nails?
Hell, no.

Other/Random
Would you rather grow a beard or go bald?
I'd go bald. I'd love to wear wigs and not worry about hair care.
If you could know the date you were going to die, would you want to know?
Sure, why not. I'm not a day-by-day kinda person, but I certainly wouldn't let that kinda knowledge get the best of me and what I can offer the world (while I can).
Which five male celebs would be on your "list"?
"List" as in "Hall Pass"? I don't really have any. Seriously.
If you only had 24 hours to live how would you spend it?
Go to a nice restaurant with H, spend as much QT as possible with my boys and Skype my family.
If you were a cannibal, what would you wear to dinner?
A lobster bib.
Do you have a favorite book?
I really like Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.
What is your favorite tv show?
Once Upon A Time, Sherlock, Elementary and Modern Family
Do you make Youtube videos? And if so, of what nature? If not, why not?
I did... because I was so incredibly bored for a period of time. I do not anymore due to time/availability. My current lineup has vlogs while traveling (when I remember to do so) and random videos of my boys.
What is your favorite type of sandwich?
Croque Madame. Seriously. This is THE best grilled cheese anyone can ask for.
Do you have a Xanga account?
Uhh.. my Xanga was opened around '01-'02 and is probably still active since I forgot the password and never deactivated it.
What is your favorite reality tv show?
... K-Pop Star? HAHAHA!
What wesbite do you visit the most besides Youtube & Facebook?
Tone It Up, Bloglovin', Pinterest...
Who is your favorite blogger?
Veronika's Blushing, Extra Petite, JenStaz, Young House Love, etc.
Who is your favorite makeup guru?
MakeupbyLeinaBaaaby, Enkore, EmJustLikeYou, BeautifyMeeh and FrmHeadtoToe.
How do you/will you make your blog interesting?
I don't know how to make my blog interesting. My blog is a reflection of my life. Therefore my life is far from interesting.
Do you like photography?
Yes, technically.
Can you show us some of the photos that you're proud of?
I don't have any recent pictures I'd be delighted to show.
What is your fave style to decorate your bedroom, chic, modern, vintage..etc?
... 'College Poor' describes my entire apartment! AHAHAHA!
Do you like stationary?
Yes.
Are you into ghost hunting?
No. I am scared of ghosts.
What is your favorite Disney/Pixar film?
First and foremost, Beauty and the Beast- UP and Finding Nemo are close second/third.
What's your favorite desert?
Hmm. Not sure. I like anything sweet. How about- anything.
Do you like swimming?
No.
Do you drink juice?
No.
What's your favorite movie?
... Refer to Disney/Pixar question.
Do you eat fries with a fork?
If it's just fries- no. If it's loaded (like poutine, or chili cheese, nacho, etc)- yes.
Do you like cookies?
God. Yes. He truly showed His love when He blessed man with cookies.
If you could move anywhere, where would it be?
... New England? Oops. I'm already here!
Savory or sweet?
Sweet!
If you had to describe yourself as a fruit, what fruit would you be?
I'd be a strawberry. I have lots of dots of my face. AHAHAHA!
Favorite flower?
Poinsettia and Peonies tie for my favorite flower.
Favorite color?
Blush, mint and grey (since 2005).
Do you drink energy drinks?
No.
Do you drink coffee?
Yes, as of 2012 due to my H's obsession/fanaticism with caffeine.
If you could have a dinner party with 5 celebrities, dead or alive, who would you invite?
I'm not really into celebrities... How about my grandparents (since I did not meet my biological grandfathers and miss my grandmothers dearly) anddd my uncle who died prior to the move to the States.

I tag… Leeda!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oh, January... Y You Do Me Like That?

Sorry about ignoring you, Mr. Blog & Family.. Seriously. I've been frazzled like a mugger bugger. Ask Chin. She'll tell you.


Let's see. The winter season was actually quite eventful with frequent T trips to Boston (vs driving in like we 'burb people usually like to do). I did a very, very small post on that.. Sorry. We've also had a few snow storms since then. I think, in total, we've accumulated more than 24"/61cm of snow! Of course, that means we've had SOO many cancellations and delays.. I remember how much I dislike the sound of happy children during these trifle times (but I still love my nieces and nephews and little cousins..). On that note, Crissy and I have been able to go ice skating, snowboarding and skiing three times since the new year (after L horribly taught Cristhian how to snowboard and since R taught me how to walk on sticks). Good times.


The non-ill brothers.

At home, C and I are still having trouble with Zorro. Like his mom, he has aural issues.. Our household has been fighting his case of ear mites (although Otie has NEVER had 'em and have been checking him like crazy since ear mites are highly infectious between cats). Zozo and I have been to the vet so many times, I can't tell you how unbearable it is that we can't get rid of this problem we've been plagued with since October.


How's your year been so far?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

TIU: LYB '14 Week #4

These past few weeks have been nuts. Crissy and I have been eating well some days and horribly others. Damn you wintry weather!






Along with eating well and exercising like crazy, I've also tried to do well with my 100 miles by 2/14 goal. Honestly, I'm doing SOO much better this year than I did last year!

Progress Thus Far
Miles: 56.75 mi
Miles Left 'til Goal: 43.25 mi



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Super Bowl Party 2014 Menu

Cristhian and I are trying to host Super Bowl again. Hopefully God will cooperate with us and allow us to celebrate properly! (Please, Big Guy!!) Our team didn't make it passed the AFC this year... but whatevs!

Appetizers
Football-shaped cheddar ball with Crackers & Veggies
Pigs in a Blanket
Chips (Doritos & Lays)
Salsa, Queso, Guac Dip

Entrees
BLT Sammies
Quesadillas
Baked Mac & Cheese

Sides
Wings
Loaded Baked Potato
Cobb Salad

Desserts
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Beverages
Soda (Coke, Pineapple, Sunkist & Sprite)



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