Sunday, September 28, 2008

TV Show - Lost

OMG - my hubby has been watching all the Lost episodes. One of his co-workers let him borrow the Lost series episodes. We're on Season 3! It's getting good. Although I haven't seen each episode like hubby, what I've seen is really good. It's definitely like a soap-opera show. I wish it would go quicker. I'm just very impatient. No wonder I stick strictly with movies now!!! I don't mind some Korean dramas that are only 16 episodes but I hate sappy-love stories.

While watching Lost, I realize that the ladies on the island are so fit! I want Evangeline Lilly's body! She's my new girl crush. She's slim but very tone. Her characer is Kate on the show.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Wow, I'm a bit sore this morning. Last night at the Run/Walk, I was able to run half and walk the other half. It felt great!!! Well, not this morning but it was a huge accomplishment for me. Next year, I will do the run and train for it too. I'm excited. Not sure if I'll still be at the same company but I'm going to do it!! It'll help me lose lots more weight, be active, and energetic. I was very impress running with one of my heavy-set coworker. Dang, he can out-run me!!!!

While I was running downhill, I heard my name. One of my ex-coworker saw me! OMG, it was so great to reunite with her! I haven't seen her in years! Since I'm competitive, I didn't walk with them too long and continued running afterwards. Later I was looking for their company's tent but unable to do so. There were so many companies there! Over 200, I believe! The event was huge. Got a lot of freebies! Loving it! Protein granola bars and smooties everywhere! Vitamin water and bottled water too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bitten by fleas & workout

My dog Puchy got a lot of fleas. I still love her to death though. She's an 8-year-old Min Pin. We've had her since she was a year old and is a part of the family. Never ever have we had a flea problem until several months ago. All these stupid stray dogs are running around in the neighborhood infested with fleas!! They come to our yard and then Puchy goes outside to pee and voila - Puchy gets it, brings it in the house...then we all get it. Puchy's been sleeping in the garage since then. We bathe her daily, comb her hair, flea-bomb the place twice!! I'm over it. My leg looks so nasty now with all the flea bites. I must have some yummy, juicy, sweet blood that the fleas keep coming back to me and biting me! Only me! Well, my daughter, but not as bad as me! Urgh! They have been areas as my butt, back, thighs, arms, chest, and even neck!! My ankle and feet area are the worse though. I'm so pissed off at Cook's Pest Control - they stood me up twice! I set up appointments and they never showed up. So hubby said forget it. He got some advise from people at work and he's treating the house their way. I've ordered medicine for Puchy and should get it in the mail today. Hopefully!!

On a brighter note, I've been working out again. Just slowly doing it again. I've been idle for a month or so because of hectic life at work and home. Although I say I prefer to work out in the morning, I have been doing it in the late evenings. My typical workout is jump roping. I love that! I usually jump rope for 30 mins. How I calculate it is if I do 600 jump ropes - that's equal to 10 mins worth. So I do 3 sets of 600 jump ropes to equal 1800 jump ropes and 30 mins. I may go over or a little less but it pretty much balances out.

I feel great after the workouts. I eat less, have more energy. However, I don't see a significant amount of weight loss on the scale but I feel great in my clothes. Hubby hugged me yesterday and told me that I've lost weight cause he can't pull on my extra, snuggled skin like he did a few days ago. Yah! Sucess!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Haberno peppers & Karma

Oh gosh, my stomach is killing me!!! Well, the deal is I love hot and spicy food! Yummy! I can eat a whole jar of jalepeno peppers. That's how much I love spiciness. Me likes some spice in my life. I love to spice up my food so much that hubby grew a veggie garden full of Thai red peppers, jalepenos, and haberno peppers. Yummy!!! Usually when I cook chicken stir fry, I add any of the peppers for flavor. Then I save a portion for me and stir in more peppers for my dish. Last night after work, I came home to cook some chicken breast stir fried with sliced green beans. Add in about four haberno peppers and two red jalepeno peppers. It was so yummy. Then mix it with Jasmine rice. Oh my goodness. A few hours later, my stomach was killing me!!!! Oh gosh, I've never had my stomach feel this upset ever! My stomach is even killing me this morning!! That's what I get. When I ate the food, it was so tasty

Do you believe in Karma? I do to a certain extent. I believe in the "what comes around goes around even harder" way. Not calling anyone out cause I would hate to do that. There are a handful of people who have made my life miserable. So miserable that I was in a state of depression a few years ago. I feel bad for them now but yet have a sense of joy, I know I may sound evil and get crucify for saying this but their lives are not so well now. When I first hear about it, my first instant was sorrow...then later it turned to a bit of a smirk. Just thinking back how awful they have treated my family and me makes me so mad. I have forgiven them but it's not easy to forget.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Racist tee shirt or funny one? Tell me....

FYI - just for the record, I do NOT find these tee shirts offensive. I do find them quite funny.



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Organic brown rice

Okay so I've been trying to eat healthier now. Over the weekend I went to the International Farmer's Market and saw a small bag of organic brown rice, so I decided to purchase it. It only cost $2 because it was probably 3 or 4 cups. I ate it with some of my stir-fried chicken. The texture of the organic brown rice was quite thick. With the first taste, I didn't like it too much. Then I tried to disguise the taste with more of the chicken flavor. Then today, I decided to eat it again, it was definitely a much better experience. I probably will have to continue buying the organic brown rice in small packages. My family hates to eat it. They prefer the Thai jasmine rice. I do too but I have to change for myself. Since I love eating rice, I have to stick with that. The kids want a hamburger so bad but they are okay with a turkey burger I make them.

Ever since the layoffs at work, I've been more depress and busy. Disappointed with myself since I haven't worked out in a while. However, in the past few days I have. It feels great!!!!!!!!!! I do love working out. I'm back to jump roping again. I'm gradually building back up. It's hard to work out at my job place now so I'm avoiding it until next month because we're going to be busy with quarter end.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pet peeve - people who are always late

One of my pet peeves is people who are constantly late for anything. I hate when people start a party Asian-standard time. If you plan an event with others and you show up late to your own party? Why? Do you not care? Do you know have the courtesy to call up the others to let them know that you are running late?

Promptness does run in the family. My parents always taught me to be on time. If you are late, you show that you are a lackadaisical person.

Or even people who go to work. Always late! Especially salary-based people! Come to work late, take two-hours lunches, and then leave early. WTF??

Okay, enough about the rant...this blog is turning into my vent blog instead now

Friday, September 12, 2008

I love getting free stuff...

No obligation at all! No kidding. Absolutely free! Every now and then when I'm bored, I surf the net and come across coupons or free offers. Just samples of new products. All you have to do is put in your name and address. Sometimes I forget that I signed up for it and weeks later, I receive something in the mail. It truly is amazing.

I've gotten makeup, magazines, drinks, household products, etc. There are definitely some sites that say free but you pay for shipping/handling. No way am I talking about that.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7th year anniversary of 9/11

When you just say 9/11, you should know what it means. I shouldn't have to go into details into what happened on that tragic day of 09/11/2001.

Listening to Q100 this morning, they've been playing the 9/11 Montage. I was in tears, like I was every year. All those feelings are still there. At the time it happened, I was working at a different company and we all gathered outside, held hands, and prayed.

Although I didn't know personally know anyone who got effected, my heart still goes out to the families who have lost a love one.

I'm a very patriotic person. Everyday I thank my parents for letting me come to the USA for a better life. Many Hmong familes are still getting killed in Laos and Thailand till this day! It saddens me.

I'm an American, I've been here since I was six months old and now I'm in my early 30s. Never will I forget who I am.

But I am very patriotic because USA let my family come here. One of my pet peeves is minorities dissing USA. Why don't you go back to your country?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Looking for new chicken recipes online

I try not to get bored with my food. I love cooking and finding new recipes to add flavors to my food. My family has completely stopped eating beef and pork. It was hard for the kids but they were able to do it. Kids love eating sausages so I buy turkey sausage. Even turkey bacon. Chicken hot dogs too. They can still enjoy the foods they were used to with less fat and different type of meat.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Can't believe I was watching the VMAs

studying, and getting on the net at the same time! Ha!

I mainly watched the VMAs to see Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern performed. Although I am a huge Kaba Modern fan, I am glad to see Fanny Pak take it. I think Kaba Modern should've taken ABDC season 1 and Fanny Pak take ABDC season 2.

Still in shock, I am surprise that the Pussycat Dolls beat Chris Brown in the Best Dance video. PD can't sing but they sure are entertaining. OMG, they're going to head to Bollywood soon too. You can also watch the video here.

Britney so did not deserve the first award!! Oh gosh, I sound so much like a whiner, hahaha.

VMAs are getting more boring every year. I still can't believe I have it on!

I will definitely study a bit more before heading for bed.