Mornings with Ryan

Because Auntie live so far away facetime is what connects us. My mornings facetiming with this little one is always grand and this is why…

He is in the state where he carries his Teddy everywhere.

Baby Ryan and Teddy. Thanks Auntie Hu hu for my Teddy.

Have a great Saturday!

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Bonjour Novembre

November is here. You know what that means… The holidays are right around the corner and it is going to go wayyyy fast with lots of fun chaos with family chirping with conversations, laughters, and giggles. Ohhhh I can not wait!



Hope your first day of Novembre is lovely as can be!


Goofiest nephew.

Happy one year birthday to my most goofy and silly nephew. He is a ball of joy, lightens up my day no matter what. He is filled with such light, it out beats any darkness hovering over me.

I love the pictures below. Mu sister sent it to me and told me after singing to him he smothered the cake all over his face and couldn’t stop sabotaging the cake all for himself. The devious look of, YES I did that and no one gets to eat my birthday cake. Ohhh Ryan how I loooove you!



Today is also Boss’s day. Be sure to show your boss an appreciation of what s/he has been to you! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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milk tea-01

Not a big fan of coffee and love tea? You may fall in love with this as much as I did. Its so simple and not much effort at all. Make it yourself at home any time of the day!

milk tea 1-01

1) Pick your tea. I prefer Jasmine or black tea.

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2) As you can see Jasmine was my pick! I used loose herbs of Jasmine tea. Don’t have time to use tea infuser? Use a tea bag. It’s just as good! A tea I grew up drinking with my parents and the older folks. I would say most Asians can vouch they grew up around this jasmine tea brand and/or even drank it and still does!

milk tea 3-01

3) Leave the tea in the water for as long as you like. The longer the stronger the tea extract. I left the tea leaves in the boiling water for about 3-4 minutes. As you can see, I used a strainer to separate my tea leaves..ghetto fab huge strainer..I know! Use what you have in the kitchen and make it work is what momma always said. Be creative.

milk tea 4-014) Milk can be used with sugar. I did a little experiment and fell in love! I used french vanilla creamer. I filled the cup with 3/4 of boiled water with the tea extract and about 1/4 of the creamer. It really depends how sweet you want it. All by preference!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do every time I whip this concoction up for a relaxing time. All photos taken by me with the Canon 5D Mark ii Hope your Tuesday was a great day.

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Din Din

Mother always lectured why go out and eat when you can learn to make a greater meal at home? So all the years of living on my own  I find that this becomes more of a truth every time.  If your hungry enough you can gather what is in the fridge, freezer, and cabinet and whip something together and there you have it!  Comfort food. Some days I don’t feel like going to the grocery market after a long day of work. So this is the best solution for me. Thank goodness I’m a food lover so the house have dry food stashed away in the house.  Tonight I told myself, stop being lazy and cook a delicious comfort dish.

Tonight’s din din was seafood noodle soup. A concoction I whipped up while digit through the cabinets, the refrigerator and freezer! Ahhhh I’m glad my mothers lectures stuck to me. Scary, this only reminds me I’m getting older because I am starting to love my mother’s way.  I’m chuckling to myself as I am sharing this because people who know me definitely knows I WAS a stubborn child growing up and STILL am. *grin*


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Ryan’s FIRST Christmas.

 My sister and her family.  Their first christmas with Baby Ryan.









My little nephew was so intrigued by the christmas lights.  When the little things intrigued us.



Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Two items we made and brought:
Green beans garlic flavor and honey glazed spiral ham.

More photos to come.