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Home in a day

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

I’m doing the countdown. Partly because I’m gonna miss it here. Partly because I’m looking forward to being home. Partly because I’m done everything I have to do here. And I’m tired and although there are other things I could be thinking about, I really don’t feel like doing any of it.
It’s gonna be a […]

40 hours left

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

So sad that there’s only 40 hours left of my month in San Francisco. I’m pretty much done my work now, just a few final touches that can be done later.
I wanted to share one of the best Chinese egg custard tart bakeries ever. It’s Golden Gate Bakery in the old chinatown, which you cannot […]

Gas stove cookin’

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Mmmm… chicken parmesan!
I ate it over soba noodles. Yummy.

Time flies

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I can’t believe I’m going home this Friday. :(

First American Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

I’ve just experienced my very first American Thanksgiving. Actually, my first formal Thanksgiving at all. Canadian Thanksgiving exists for sure, but it’s nowhere near the importance as the American version.
Went down to my uncle’s place on Thursday, and after a drive around town, including old Chinatown and Lombard Street, we headed off to my cousin’s […]

Imported cheese

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

I’ve just discovered my Safeway “Imported shaved parmesan” was imported from Ireland, and tastes like dry mozzarella. Next time I’m sticking with my parmigiano regiano.

Weird egg

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I just had the strangest experience hard boiling an egg. The egg, first of all, had a small stress fracture already out of the carton. I hoped (naively) that this wouldn’t matter. The moment I (gently) placed it in the water, the whites started leaking out. So I let the water simmer gently hoping the […]

Giving thanks

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

You know that my Chinese name literally means “Singing Thanks”?
Got out of work a little earlier today so that I could make it to the supermarket before dark to get a few things for the Thanksgiving/Birthdays-of-the-month party at work. Bought some tortilla chips, salsa, hummus, and veggie/dip platter.
I’ve been eating so well this month. Meaning […]


Sunday, November 19th, 2006

I made this interesting “Asian-inspired” noodle for supper. It’s soba noodles, boiled for 4 minutes, then dunked in a bowl containing the following: 1/2 lime juice and zest, 2 tsp hot chili oil, 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp chopped green onion, salt, and pepper. Then I tossed it around. To make it […]

Clear skies

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

What a beautiful weekend it is! It was rainy and cloudy most of the week. But now it’s sunny and warm! After waking up late and working on call scheduling, I took the opportunity to take a walk out to the shops for a few hours. Bought some little trinkets, got some groceries, and found […]

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