My dad is so cute. The other day he calls me and says, "HANH! WHO DO YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR?"
"WHO DO YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR?"
"Who do I want to vote for or who do i want YOU to vote for?"
"Uhhhh WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO VOTE FOR??"
that wasn't the end of our phone conversation but it was the whole reason for the call.
I did have to type what he was saying in all caps because he doesn't talk, he YELLS, and he yells because he's Asian. heh.
I heart my parents
He voted for McCain anyway. lolol
Saturday, October 25, 2008
My dad is so cute. The other day he calls me and says, "HANH! WHO DO YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR?"
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
On Current Events:
Last weekend was Meg's wedding. It was one of the best weddings I've ever attended. It was also the first wedding of a close friend I attended. The people were great, the food was good and the bride & groom were happy. I also had the chance to embarrass myself on purpose. I'm not one to try to catch the bouquet, first off- I'm athletically challenged- so trying to catch anything is pretty hard for me. Secondly, flying projectiles towards my face? No way. Well since I was a bridesmaid at the wedding and a very very very good friend i felt it was my duty to stick with this tradition and try to catch the thing. Of course the only people out on the floor was me, two toddlers and two older girls who really didn't want to have anything to do with it. I faked pushed the two little girls out of the way and caught the bouquet. THERE WAS NO WAY THEY WERE GETTING MARRIED BEFORE ME!!! Just kidding... Meghan aimed the thing right at me. They had no chance anyway...lol. EMBARRASSING!
One more wedding to go this year!!
I usually don't talk politics because I don't know much about it. All I know is that I share the same beliefs as a Democrat and even though I'm uncertain about the whole Obama thing, I'm pretty certain that Palin is a loser and that there is no way in hell I would ever vote for McCain. He's going to croak 3 days into office (if elected) and this dumb bitch who governs over about 7 thousand people will be the President of the United States? No fucking way people... The media need to get over it, they think that people are tripping up over her but NO ONE is but the people in the news. All I know is that if Palin was a man with a 17 year old preggo daughter, people wouldn't feel so sorry for the family. Also, isn't the daughter's bf 18? No one is making a big deal out of her being under age? hm... BS as usual.
Remember how I was doing all this crap to stay healthy and stuff? Like doing tai chi and cutting coke and coffee out of my life and drinking disgusting water all the freaking time? Well I pretty much stopped doing tai chi once i turned 27/28. Well between last week until now, i somehow managed to lose 5 lbs. 5 freaking lbs! do you know how hard it is for me to lose 5lbs when i'm working out and eating healthy?! i don't, i gain... yea yea, muscle weights more, whatev. Anyway, i feel freaking anorexic... but i know once i do i start over eating and suddenly i'm 10lbs over weight... there is totally no happy medium for me.
I did finally get my wii fit though. Although it weighs me wrong... hopefully it'll help me tone up!
The Patriots is more than Tom Brady people!!
August FLEW by... i'm so happy it's still 80 degrees around here, no winter down south yet! WoOT!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Man i did NOT want to go to work today... like all Mondays... stupid Mondays.
Breakfast: Earl Gray Tea
Lunch: Lean Cuisine
Dinner: gross ass chinese buffet.... yuck. my stomach hurts just thinking about it... at least.. i THINK that's why it hurts. =(
Tai Chi: Did additional 10 reps in the beginning exercises... and stayed longer in the yoga poses... damn it was hot... i gotta remember to change into a tank top the next time i do this.
So it's been "7" days into my workout plan... what are the results like so far?
I really do feel like i "workout" when i do tai chi... although i know i'm not burning as much calories as running, i'm still burning SOME, which is better than NONE. I also think it's helping out with my flexibility and i feel that it is toning up some leg and arm muscles. There's also some good back stretches involved which feel great after sitting in an office chair for 9 hours!
Weight loss = None. I weigh exactly the same as when i first started.
Damn, maybe i should have taken a before and after picture?
next week: it might all go down hill
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I didn't do tai chi today. I have no excuse... i was just really lazy. My body sorta ached (I think from Golf)... i pretty much laid in bed all day and ate crap.
Anyway, I decided to take a nice hot bubble bath tonight to sooth my aching my body. I feel silky smooth and squeaky clean.
During the bath I just tried to relax and even tried to take a nap, lol, anyway, that didn't work out...
So here I am to blog about one of my main interests which I think I need to blog about more before I forget my thoughts and what I think I like when the time comes.
I'm talking about my love of weddings... that's right, my love of pretty paper bleeds into weddings. I think where paper is the most prettiest is when it is used as a wedding invitation. Now I'm not one of those wedding craze people... I'm not one of those girls who planned my wedding out since i was 3, i never pretended i was a bride... in fact, i actually didn't think weddings were all that until i found weddingbee. All the weddings I've attended before wedding bee was just like a huge party. I come from a small town, and everyone, i mean EVERYONE had their wedding at the same freaking Chinese restaurant. The restaurant was never decorated. The invitations were ALWAYS the same... and random people always showed up. I'm not looking down at weddings there or anything, it was just.. always the same.
I don't remember how the heck i found weddingbee... i've always been into blogs, so i'm sure it was from some blog i read from xanga. FYI - the creator of weddingbee is married to one of the creators of xanga. I actually think she started off on xanga and then went off onto her own... ahh.. xanga, the memories.
Anyway, once i read weddingbee, i was hooked. Not by the actual posts itself (some of them get really long and boring, i find parenting blogs more funny) but the pictures, the ideas, the DIY.. they captured my interest, my awe... it was then when i started appreciating weddings more. All the work put into it.. the little details that most people don't notice.. the freaking money and time and sweat and tears and i think most importantly, the fact that two people are getting married and sharing their vows of love and commitment to one another in front of people they love... or hopefully like. (I know Asian parents have the reputation of inviting random "relatives" to their kids' weddings... i have already told my parents (about 5 years ago, even before i loved weddings) that i will NOT be inviting these "relatives" that i do not even like to my wedding. and i will NOT be pushed around! As for the groom's side... ehh.. i dunno if i'll have much power on that end...
Ehh.. where was i? Oh... so even though I started being infatuated with the wedding business, I still haven't really thought of my own. Pretty weird no? There's just so much you can do, I can't even begin to choose... I remember there was one time I just wanted to pick out my wedding colors and I couldn't do that. I mean, usually you have to take the season into consideration, day or night wedding, blah blah blah... there's A LOT involved. Wedding dress? I have no idea what style I would want or even what style i don't want. Place for wedding? psh... invites? HAH!
That's right, I'm one indecisive person... until now. I think I've come to a conclusion on my wedding colors.
I have always loved driving home at 4-5 in the morning when I lived at my parents. For one thing, there's a lake that I have to drive by to get there. When the sun is about to rise, the scene is just so calming... and the thought of a new day... from a night of having fun with some friends and being able to go home to your family... its just so.. uplifting? relaxing? The scene to me was like a breath of fresh air... a breath of life.
Then i saw that a weddingbee blogger was going to have pinks and grays for her wedding... it was such a romantic color... how about my favorite color purple and grays? like the sky in the morning pre-sun... or even sometimes the color of the sky when it's just stopped raining.
I couldn't find pictures to inspire me... so i kind of gave up on the colors.
Then i saw my color scheme in the mall. in the window of Banana Republic... the purple, the grays.. it was perfect.. i fell in love with it again... i think I really want to use it...I hope I don't change my mind again.
...OH. I've also realized I don't want flowers as centerpieces.
now dip baby dip.
Okay, i totally did not blog friday for one reason and one reason only: There was some major accident on the parkway so the road got closed and i had to take a detour to get home, except i didn't know how to get home because Virginia roads suck and i didn't have gps because i don't drive the lexus anymore because my stupid job has me occasionally driving between corporate and the customer locations which racks up the mileage on the car which i normally wouldn't care about but the lexus is a stupid lease so we only get to drive it for a certain amount of miles before we have to pay a buttload of money for every mile after that and in conclusion I didn't get home until an hour and a half later.
So i was totally bitchy when i got home.
Anyway, along with not blogging Friday, I also failed to do tai chi... but fear not! I did do tai chi saturday morning and did more reps to make up for it.
Breakfast: Earl Gray Tea
Lunch: lean cuisine.
Dinner: Sushi.. yuMmmMmmmmmmmmmmm. House salad w/ ginger dressing, miso soup, tempura appetizer, sashimi dinner plate (the fish cuts were FAT and was served on a "plate" of ice... deelish!) and a maki roll (4 fishes topped off with masago and spicy mayo sauce). damn i ate a lot.
Breakfast: none. are you kidding me? i'm lucky if i get out of bed before 12pm.
Lunch: Vietnamese food. Spring roll, egg roll, Rice with grilled (uh... maybe really just pan fried) pork with a sunny side up egg & fish sauce.
Dinner: Vietnamese sandwich
....i'm kinda hungry right now but it's 230 in the morning so i don't think eating again will be a good idea.
I'm going to get a maid! I knew I made more money for a reason.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Breakfast - some sort of tea... i forgot what it was called already.
Cheese crackers with peanut butter... i was out of yogurt!
Lunch: back to lean cuisine... Salisbury steak with mac and cheese, hard to believe that's only 300 calories eh?
Dinner: Indian Food. Chicken Vindaloo, i asked for spicy, it was not spicy. The restaurant took me back to the 90s, they were playing everything from the 90s! pretty cool.
i need a drink...
did tai chi, i think i'm becoming more flexible already? not sure. my legs don't hurt anymore. =]
.... i'm listening to kenny rogers.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Breakfast: Chai Tea... damn that chai smell is overwhelmingly sweet but yet it didn't taste sweet. I don't think I like it.
Lunch: 1/2 of the gross ass frozen food. Thank gawd I'm out of that brand, I can go shopping during lunch tomorrow and stock up with real frozen food, lean cuisine! Seriously, i had like 2 thin slices of chicken and threw it out... so i had like 10 prunes to make up for it...
only 2 cups of water.
Dinner: Open Face Brisket sandwich with mash potatoes and green beans... it was eeehhhh. The BF liked it, me, notsomuch. blah lemonade.
Sunflower seeds (i'm out... OMG can i eat sunflower seeds when i get braces???)
some sort of asian candy.... spicy and sweet, whatever it is.
Tai Chi!! felt less tired doing it today, legs still ache.
I feel like i need to poop again?
I started thinking about coke again. =(
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Green Tea (1 cup)
Smart Foods... chicken pasta something something... yuck, i think i'm going to stick to lean cuisines.
all my gummy bears... i am never going to buy gummy bears or worms ever again... it makes my tummy hurt.
Thai Food - steamed mussels, pad thai. deeelish!
Did Tai Chi - actually did some of the yoga parts of it... my legs feel uber stretched out and somewhat aches? man i'm out of shape...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Life gets boring without goals doesn't it? Especially when you only have looooooonggggterrrmmm goals that will take months and months to accomplish. So anyway, something has come up where i can "work towards" something again. I think I have about 3 - 4 weeks. My goals is: I have to tone up. BUT I'm doing it a different way. I'm freaking lazy, I hate going out of my way to do stuff.. especially when the outcome is a sweaty hot about to die please give me ice cold water now i cannot walk up these stairs to get to my house and pass out hanh. Nope. Hate it. Therefore I've decided I am strictly going to do Tai Chi and Tai Chi only for 3 straight weeks x 7 days equals 21 days. 21 days isn't too long... I'm not sure if it'll help. But we'll see.
I'm also going to be taking notes of what i eat every day to keep track of my eating habits. It'll make me more aware of the bad things i eat and probably the fact that i need to eat more often. and by taking notes i mean blogging.
I don't know if you remember or not but i blogged awhile back about my parents starting a tai chi cult. Well guess who joined that cult? Okay i'm one of those i'll join you ever other month members, but whatevs. Everytime I do tai chi, i feel better. I feel less tense, my back feels better, there's no straining involved, and i actually sweat (but all in the own comfort of my own living room). The tai chi I do is nothing like the american videos they sell. It is weird arm and body movements but totally not like the slow kung fu moves you see on t.v. or youtube.
I kind of want to do ONLY tai chi and eat whatever the hell i want... in moderation of course, but i think because of the short period of time i have and me already being a chubbub because of the lack of self control in drinking coke and eating bad things in the past month i have to cut out the bad stuff. ::sniff sniff:: BUT once August is over and done with i hope to continue the tai chi and eat whatever the heck i want! i have to continue the tai chi because once winter comes my stomach, cheeks, legs naturally expand due to the cold weather. and being the age that i am, it's getting harder and harder to lose weight. Thanks to my friend Dee, I've seen pictures of myself from H.S. when i was GROSSLY PLUMP GAGGGGGGGGGGGGGggggggggg... i never want to be that way again. even when i'm preggos.
So two main reasons why I'm trying to tone up:
I'm going to do a photo shoot. Yes. A photo shoot. Me, a 26 thousand dollar camera and a red wig. that's all i know for now. and yes, i'm actually practicing my poses. laffs.
I'm a bridesmaid... i had my size zero dress taken in so my dress doesn't fall down and expose my boobies. Anyway, that also means that if i gain any weight i won't even be able to zip up that dress. so i absolutely can not gain any weight.
So that's it... now that i've blogged it i hope i can continue doing what i say i'm going to do! although usually when i blog about something some magical outside forces make me stop doing the certain activity... i.e. when i blog about blogging. heh.
So.. i DID do tai chi today. and today i ate:
Breakfast: ice coffee from dunkn donuts. well, it was more like ice sugar and cream.. yuck... but good at the same time... yet so bad for me
Lunch: not until 3 freaking p.m. I sat in a 3 hour meeting from 11-2.. O.o i'm surprised I didn't pass out. anyway, i had 2 cups of water, lean cuisine... shrimp linguine which was yuck, a yogurt and some gummy bears.
Dinner: salad with ginger dressing. Sushi. I'm actually full? or i'm bloated or something... anyway i feel like i need to poop. so maybe that's a good thing?
okay gonna go poop. gnight!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I had some blood lost doing this one.
You know how i love crazy cute cartoony things. Of course I would incorporate it into my cards:
I'm thinking i might send this one to my sister instead since she was born in the year of the cat. At least.. i think it's a cat. Except i messed up on the fold and it doesn't close properly so i have to figure out how i could seal it without really sealing it first.
Anyway, i freaking cut myself with the paper trimmer thing. my thumb was throbbing so i wasn't too happy finishing up this one... although i do adore the colors, which by the way the bf picked out. why can't i match crap together? must be the fobbiness in me.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
So for a few weeks now i've taken many trips to the arts&crafts store, spents many dollars and coupons and so yesterday, i finally sat down to create my first ever card!!
This is the result 2 hours later....
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Time flies when you're just sitting on your ass watching t.v. and surfing the internets.
So i went home recently and had the duty of picking up my niece. I don't know how or why when i go home for vacation i end up running errands but it's okay, it was nice driving around a city knowing there will be no way in hell i would get lost or be pulled over or end up in a bad neighborhood and get shot at.
Well so i picked up my niece who is now practically 13 years old... okay only 8 years old, but geezus can't these kids slow down with the growing thing? so she runs up into my car and says "hiiiiii aunt 4 i bought you a cookie from the bake sale today!!"
My heart melted... it was so sweet of her! She actually wrapped it up in a napkin and put my name on it as well. Yeah the cookie sucked ass but still, i ate it, the first cookie my niece ever bought me in my entire life. oh oh oh, actually the first thing ever that she's bought me. soon she'll be driving my old ass around and taking ME out to eat dinner! woohooo. growing old has some benefits... maybe.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I gotta find a new layout for my banner... that crap is bugging me!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
My favorite word now is quasi.
But I never really get to use it. How about, sometimes my new job is quasi to slow ice cream death on a hot summer day in a cold office? OR this co-w here is quasi to a 3 year old with no discipline and control on the whine level? does that make any sense?
I get to blog at work now (for now) so i'm going to do it dammit!
First things first, as you can tell - the start of my new job is eeehhhhhhhh... i get headaches from doing nothing for 4 hours and then headaches from staring at pivot tables the next 4 hours. i love me some pivot tables... as my old co-w would say. speaking of excel. Why do people format the whole excelsheet font to be dark blue and bold. How does that make anything look better? there should be a class in how to make things look pretty in excel and word. and i shall teach the class and make one MILLION dollars. *pinky up*
I would call the class Excel Sexy 101.
Okay quick 3 things before i go bask in the sunlight:
1. cheer celtics tonight
2. bleeding love by leona lewis - i've been listening to this song for the past 4 hours... don't know why, there's this part where her voice kind of annoys me. but how romantic is the phrase "keep bleeding love" huh? if i was a single teenager i'd fall for the boy who would sing this to me and then allow him to take me to dennys for a date. yes its THAT rrrrooomantic to me. Also. Leona Lewis does not look pretty to me.
3. Rihanna ain't all that.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Technically, i could just AIM msg Flushie and tell him all about what's going on since he is the only one who reads my blog... but I GUESS i'll just post for the heck of it.
I recently received an offer for a position at an Alaskan Native company doing Program Control work. It's a smaller company but the pay is AWESOME. Well, okay maybe not awesome, but I'm finally at market value which means i can finally pay off credit card bills for good AND have the possibility of buying a house next year!
Things are moving very well (career wise) for me. Hopefully this move to the company is a good one. I start on the 19th, wish me luck!
Also, i just came back from Atlantis in the Bahamas. Which was my first trip out of North America and i got my first stamp on my passport. Atlantis... was awesome. They have great pools and easy access to the beach, and by easy i mean like i looked out my window and there was the freaking beach!!!
I went on most of the water slides which was scary and fun at the same time. I tanned, i burnt, i went snorkeling which is kind of freaking scary. Jumped waves, ran away from attacking seagulls and enjoyed the ocean view out on a boat. It was SOOOOOOO nice to just lay out in the sun. Although it is so NOT nice that my skin is peeling. Pretty gross actually.
So here is a picture of the view we had from our hotel balcony!
Monday, May 05, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Hi all -
I'm going to be so mad at myself when I think about my late 20s and forget what happened and not have a blog to go back to to read about!!
Some things that are going on -
Going on interviews (again). I think I'm ready to find that one company I can stay with for a long time. And by a long time, i mean more than 3 years.
Working out (again). I'm doing a combo of running my arse off, some weights, and tai chi. I believe in the tai chi!!!
Dieting (again) Cutting coke out of my life. People tempt me with fattening food... but all i gotta say is, dude, if i'm going to put anything bad in my body, only Coke is worth it. Booyah!
Starting a new blog. Don't worry this one is staying, the other one is more topic specific. Please support my blogging habits at www.whtieat.blogspot.com
whatieat was taken.
whatweeat was taken
what-i-eat is just too damn long to type
whatieatandyoucook is way too long to type
Come check it out, it'll be a fun foodie blog.
Monday, March 17, 2008
I have 3 weddings (so far) to go to this year and am a bridesmaid in one of them. I heart weddings although they are very expensive to not only have but to attend!
Anyway, being a bridesmaid is hard work, mostly because i dont know what i'm suppose to be doing. I'm somehow more of an expert on how to be a bride, thanks to weddingbee.com
Well after months of deliberation, we've finally come to a consensus on the bridesmaid dress!! (and this is only with 2 bridesmaid trying to make a decision, imagine 5??)
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Hello blogster, how i miss thee...
let me count the ways.
Anyway, i just woke up and thought...i wonder how many people saw this:
and then got to eat it 16 minutes later. freaking delicious.
i miss food.
So i trust everyone had a good valentine's day? no hearts broken? Good. I went to the dentist, got a filling, went grocery shopping and then got served dinner. Crab cake.... sooo delicious, i never knew it'd be so easy to make crab cake... well what am i saying, i still don't know how to make it, but it looks easy. anyway, it was sooooooo delicious i had the bf make it again a few days later, hahaha, i'm a fat kid trying to get out.
and so work is going pretty well... um... i moved to a new apartment... my karaoke system works now... i got rock band... that's all that's new with me.
:chirp chirp chirp:
Monday, January 28, 2008
Holy crap! Where did the month ago. I enjoyed the month of January. Why? I got to see Micky. 27 years of my life and i finally got to see Micky.
Yes kids, going to Disney Land/World and seeing all the Disney characters is a big deal- not everyone has the privilege and means to go. Some of us played with the floor for means of fun and entertainment. I don't know why I said floor, but i don't really remember playing with anything when i was younger. I just remember books. Anyway, so go thank your parents if they took you to crazy Disney. That's a lot of money for a lot of walking.
If not, wait for your significant other to take you.
Thanks hun (and his family members).
Posted by Hanh at 6:37 PM
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Loves to bring up the fact that i like listening to sad Vietnamese music even though i don't understand it. I don't know how this came up, but I'm glad he knows because he now loves playing music for me when he gets a chance.
Here he is playing besame mucho... below is a short clip.
Pretty nifty when you can have a bf AND his dad play music for you. =]