Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Night

Carving pumpkin with plastic knife??? I am suspicious….

But¬†Getting a pumkin ¬†carving set in the kid’s aisle? I definitely feel growing younger!!

Alright, based on my zero pumpkin carving skill, this is a big difficult…

So I end up with this two ghost…

Not bad for a first timer, yeah?

ūüôā as for the pumpkin / halloween night, I also cook up some weriodo~

Beer Quail Eggs!

Ok. They are basically small eggs, has all the necessary nutritions from the regular egg, while not blow your cholesterol away. Plus, they are really cute.

Ingredients :

Beer (of course), soy sauce , boiled quail eggs, and an air-tight lock&lock container (we are going to marinate this in the container for 2 days, so have to avoid all possible bacteria growing)

It taste very good after 2 days. Makes a perfect appetizer!

Have you tried something ‘weird’ on halloween?! :))


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Moving to California is a BIG project.  Living in a NEW area is a bit intimidating.  Blending in NEW environment can be challenging. Squeeze exercising into BUSY schedule can be difficult. Yet compared to what I gained  , it was nothing.  It has been sunnyall day long, with  temperature around 75F for almost 3 months. Especially when Maryland is expecting a snowy weekend, and San Jose is full of pleasant sunshine, I feel it totally worth the effort !

Just some snap shot from the beautiful weather:


Weekend has been fun. I have been to the mountains:

San Francisco:



For a day trip out in the nature, I always prepare the picnic so I can fully enjoy the scene without worrying about stopping in the city:

This picnic ‘bento’ box (from Lock&Lock) has been my best friend .

See where it ends up:

However if I have a day trip in the city, gotta enjoy the local cuisine!!

There are still lots lots of places waits to be explored. So, California story to be continued….!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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