Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dollar Tree Deals

Today I went to the Dollar Tree for a stroll. I didn't expect to buy anything particularly special, just because its the Dollar Tree. However, there were a few hidden goodies that I saw and was tempted into buying. 

1. L.A. Art Deco
  • Art Deco is a fast-drying nail polish. 
  • It contains a thin tip for decorating and designing purposes. 
  • Can be used for detailed artwork.
    • Tip: A white Art Deco would be perfect for creating perfect-looking French Tip.
2. Clip on Light --- Same LED Travel Lights or Kindle Reader Lights selling on eBay
  • I bought it for my Kindle Touch. Dollar Tree calls it Travel Lights; eBay calls it Kindle Reading Lights. I personally use it for my Kindle Touch. It was cheaper than buying it on eBay. I bought it for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree and eBay users sell it for around $4.00. I got a GREAT DEAL! If anyone is considering about a nighttime reading light on their Kindle, I recommend checking out a local Dollar Tree store or 99 cent store, unless you don't mind the extra 2 bucks.
  • Here's a link to one of the users that sell the same product that I bought eBay LED Light.
    • Cons: You need 3 "AG13" 1.5V Alkaline Batteries (which are the tiny circle batteries). Cannot use rechargeable batteries. Not sure how long these battery will last, I will update on that. However, it does include a set when you first buy one.

Art Deco original packaging 
Close-up shot with no flash
Close-up shot with flash
Black Art Deco
Pink Art Deco
LED Kindle Touch Light --- Forgot to take the original packaging
but this was taken right  after un-wrapping.
I got too excited.
Pressing the side "Open" button yields an automatic rising of the light's head
Blinding bright lights. Perfect for night reading.
LED Kindle Light attachment on a Kindle Touch
A youtube video that I found on the mechanical LED Kindle Light
Skip to 0:42 seconds to see the LED Light demonstration

Breakfast Is Served

Today was a delightful day because of a morning surprise. My housemate prepared and made me an egg omelet. It was visually appealing, almost like restaurant-made breakfast. The egg had a nice golden crisp with the sweet and sourness taste of ketchup. Taking a bite, you get the crunch from the pepper and softness of diced meat. It was delicious! 

Thanks to H.C. I get to be lazy for one morning.

Egg omelet stuffed with green pepper and meat drizzled with ketchup
Closeup Shot of omelet

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mini Chicken Pot Pie

So I have been dying to try this recipe after I saw it on this link  Mini Chicken Pot Pie Recipe. I followed exactly the recipe they had and made these beautiful mini chicken pot pie. The things that I didn't have was a muffin tin and chicken breast, I had to improvise using a cupcake tin and real chicken pieces. Fortunately, it turned out great. These mini chicken pot pie were very satisfying and fulfilling. You can really taste the cream of chicken, which gives it that creamy texture and flavor. The only alteration for next time would be to use lesser dough.

Recipe from QuickDish by Tablespoon:
Prep Time: 20 min.
Total time: 35 min.
Serving Size: 10 mini chicken pot pie
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans Pillsbury biscuits 
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
    • or 2/3 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
Optional Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 °.
  2. Take a large bowl, combine the cooked diced chicken breast, cream of chicken soup, frozen vegetables, cheese, and seasoning.
    • Optional: Spray Pam or spread butter to muffin tin or cupcake tin to make it easier to take the pot pies out.
  3. Evenly spread Pillsbury biscuit on the tin to create a cup-shaped opening.
  4. Fill the cup-shaped opening with the pot pie filling evenly with a spoon.
  5. Bake for ~15 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Take it out to cool. Enjoy!
Whoo! Its done!
Can't wait to munch on you.
Pot Pie heaven
The oozing of melted cheese

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Foreign Presents

If you take a look at any of your items that you have at home, most or even ALL of your products say Made in China. Why? Because manufacturing is way cheaper to produce and labor cost is way lower. Yep, that's just how the economy works in order to earn their share of profit. Although so much of the products we buy in America is from China, there are things that you just can't buy from China in America. Say what? Yea, all the cute things or weird flavored food. Ever heard of bamboo crackers? Neither have I, but it was really good. I wish I had more. My sister came back from Taiwan and got me back some goodies.

Presents I got from my lovely sister:
  • Tony Moly Blackhead Egg pore gel
    • Excessive sebum, keratin accumulated great in removing white head & black head 
    • Gel form
    • Deep cleansing, provide clear & translucent skin. Contain keratin with whitening effect to provide a clean & smooth skin
    • And if after finish using the product, break that yellow part of the shell, you will find seeds that you can plant. (I find myself laughing as I heard the last part of it)
  • Famous Pineapple Cake
    • A famous sweet pastry with pineapple paste filling.
  • Bamboo Crackers
    • A thin cracker with bamboo flavor? Well, it taste like...really hard to explain. There's a slight salty yet slight sweet taste. There's a bit of pepper taste as well. But it was really good, very addicting. 
I still have a few more goodies, updates coming soon.

 Tony Moly Blackhead Pore Gel Packaging
Egg Pore! 
Crack that egg open...
And you get the gel 
Famous Pineapple Cake
Delicious Bamboo Crackers. Its the bomb!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

1. I have very dry lips
2. Dry enough that it gets chapped and peeled. eww.
3. I have to put on lip balm occasionally 
4. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter is awesome! Although I tend to put on lip balm before the lip butter just to keep the moisture on my lips last longer

I recently bought two colors from the Revlon ColorBurst Lip butter collection after hearing positive feedback about it. So yes, I gave in and bought one. The first one that I bought was Sugar Frosting, just because I like to play it safe. I tend to avoid bold colors like red and hot pink. I like a more natural kind of look. I don't wear alot of make-up so this is the perfect lipstick for me. Sugar Frosting is a very sheer lip color. Its like a lip balm with shimmer.

After trying the Sugar Frosting, I decided that I should slowly invest in this collection. I bought Strawberry Shortcake. It's a more barbie like type of pink color on the lips. However, I have a medium skin tone, which makes the pink perfect on my lips. If you have much fairer skin, the Strawberry Shortcake will be like a pastel pink, much like a Malibu Barbie. 

If you haven't tried this collection, I highly recommended it. It's like a lipstick with hydration, keeping my lips moist and luscious. And believe me, my lips are dry all the time. If you have dry lips like mines, I say go try out one yourself and let me know how it goes. It cost ~ $8.00 at your local drugstore. Happy Shopping :) 

As said above, my skin is a medium tone.
You can see Sugar Frosting in the far-left and
Strawberry Shortcake as the  middle one.
Right: 080 Strawberry Shortcake
Left: 005 Sugar Frosting
The overall packaging. You can see that the fading sticker on the
Sugar Frosting indicates that I had it for a pretty long time.
A top view
The colors without the cap

Monday, August 13, 2012

Off The Grid

It was a splendid day in the Bay Area today. The weather was nice with a cool breeze and the right amount of sunshine warmth. It was my first time at Off The Grill! It's an event where different types of food truck come together in one location to serve the community. The food was absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to go back again one of these weekends to try the other food trucks. 

Once you get there, you get a whiff of an overwhelmingly yummy smell from all the food trucks. I took a couple of walks around the area before I could actually decide what I want to eat. What I noticed was there were a lot of couples, dogs, and families, that came out to enjoy some sun.

I had a Thai taco with chicken meat at the Wheel of Siam. I got 2/$5. And truthfully, the price was a bit pricey for me but after that bite, it was worth my money. Also, had a crispy miso cured tofu with bok choy and garlic mayo sauce. It was ~ 6 bucks, cheaper than all the other burgers from the other trucks. It was not as good as I expected, I wanted to try it just because the name was different and unique. But overall, it was still a good burger. Last but not least the dessert. For a classic cream puff, it was also very yummy. I got it for $3.29 for a piece. Yea, that's how much I wanted one. All the food was absolutely worth-watering, just thinking about it makes me hungry again.

Off The Grid!
My Thai Chicken Taco...oh my, that sauce was yummy!
Crispy Miso Cured Tofu Burger with Bok Choy
Delicious classic chocolate glazed cream puff
Half eaten and about to be gone cream puff
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