Thursday, July 31, 2008

What A Great Love Story!!!

What a great love story between humans and animal. I bet you will get teary eyes watching this video clip.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tomato 3 (2008)

This is the very first bounty from this year tomato plants. Only one plant (from last year seeds) producing a lot of fruits but the other 3 plants only have miserable few. One of plant which is 6' tall but only produce one fruit and I am so tempted to cut it off. I am really disappointed with them. Actually it’s my fault. I bought another brand of tomato plants from Home Depot this year as I wanted something different. Oh well... next I will stick to the regular ones.

Can you guess whose little hand is that?





Yes, is Mishu. She and her mom came to visit me last week. She really had a good time picking the tomatoes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Update On The Sofa

Set 1

We like this set a lot, very comfortable, with neck rest but too bad no arm rest on the side so It won't be comfortable for me laying there watching TV ha haa...

Set 2

Look very similar to our living room set.

Set 3

Very comfy, good price but we don't like the material

Set 4

Good size, very comfortable and I really like the color but its a bit expensive because the whole set is leather.

Set 5

Don't like the color and not comfortable.

Set 6

Too masculine for my taste but very comfortable and expensive

Set 7

My favorite, right color, comfortable and good price a bit too big for our TV room.

So which set we choose ...........................


We choose this set because it's really comfortable and just the right size for our TV room. Our TV room is much smaller then the living room so we have to get a smaller set. Most important it's my kind of color "RED" very auspicious color for Chinese ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Hunt Is Over!!!

Phew!!! We finally found the sofa we wanted. It's the right size, right material, right color but not the right price. It's a bit more than what we wanted to pay. We've have looking for the sofa for the past few months. We went to Delaware, New Jersey and even in California but some of them are too expensive, not the right color, way too huge and chunky or not the right material. The ones that we like were like was $6,000.00 which I think it was crazy. We found a very nice set at Plummer's in CA but the company don't do out of state delivery. Carlos even thought of renting an UHaul and hauls it back to PA. I think he is crazy.

Let me tell you all something about my husband. He is really fussy when comes to buying furniture. It's has to be something that he likes, the right leather, the right size, the right price and most important it has to be comfortable. This time I was surprise and still am that he let me choose the color I like. But one thing for sure he has very good taste when come to choosing furniture. For me, as long as it's comfortable and not too expensive it will be good enough for me. I guess is typical of women. We always watch the money part ;)

Finally we found the right set at Macy's. We should have check there first to save all headache and trouble and not to mention the expensive gas money. Macy is just 10 minutes drive from our house.

Let me show you some of the pix I took at Macy's. Can you guess which set we bought? I just can't wait to sit on it but we have to wait till the 1st week of August for the delivery. Now, how are we going to get rid of the old sofa? Any takers??

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Passion or Obsession?

I love cookbooks and I start buying them since I was in my secondary school. I have to admit that I have too many them. You can never let me go near a book stores and I will go crazy. Carlos is so scared of me especially if I go to Barnes and Noble. I will come out of the store with at least 2 to 3 cook books in hand and that doesn’t include food magazine yet. I subscribe to Bon Appetite, Gourmet, Cooking Light and also Everyday food magazine. I even have the habits of buy online now which is not good.

Do I refer to the all cook books for my cooking and baking? Maybe 20% of the time and mostly for my baking. As for cooking I will put whatever I want in a dish and never refer to an exact recipe. I just like to spending hours flipping through all of them and drooling over the beautiful photos. You will find more books on the shelves, my coffee table, night table and even bathroom.

What you see here is just my collections since moving to PA and the rest of the books are still in boxes at the basement. I can’t even remember what I have in those boxes. You won’t believe if I tell you I even bought the same baking books a few times and now I have two of it.

Back in Malaysia I have about 3 big boxes of the books in the storage. I am not sure how am I going to bring it all here. I wonder if it’s a good idea to ship it over here but I am pretty sure it is going to cost me a lot of money.

What I will do now is to avoid the book stores in order not to buy any more books. Carlos had been complaining that I am running out of space on the shelves for my books.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Great Advice!!

I received this forward from a friend of mine and I think its a great advice. You can never be to safe anywhere. Recently my sister SUV got stolen right inside the house. How the thieves open the automatic gate and drove the car away without anyone knowing or the neighbours dog barking still puzzle us!!

Put Your Car Keys Beside Your Bed At Night!!!!!!

Tell your spouse, your children, your friends, your neighbors, your parents. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to break into your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:

It's a security alarm system that you probably have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off almost everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around... After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there.... This is something that should be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime. It would be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone. One Mother has suggested to her husband that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem. This is good for the elderly or anyone who lives alone, use as a signal for the neighbors to get help.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tomato Plants 2 (2008)

It’s already been a month since I last update on my tomato plants. I took the first two pictures just before we went for our vacation and the last two pictures were taken when we came home. The plants grow really fast and tall until if snap and I have to cut some of the branches off.

I am not sure what happen this year but I found out there were not many flowers and fruits on the plant. I spoken to Zue and she advised me to cut off some of the leaves. I did that yesterday and hopefully it will bear some fruits. And guess what!!! I found some hornworms chomping away on the leaves. It's just freaking me out and Carlos helps me to remove some of it. With this kind of wet and humid temperature I am sure there is more hiding between the leaves.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Friendship Tag

I received this very special award/tag from Lesley and Yatie. I really appreciate their friendship and it is through blogging I found so many new friends and some even became good friends. As it is difficult to name each and everyone I want to pass this to so I am passing this along to everyone whom I know.

Friday, July 4, 2008

California Vacations IV - San Juan Capistrano (2)

After lunch we hang around the San Juan Capistrano train station. Just watching the people waiting for the train and we just relax and enjoyed the beautiful weather. On the way home instead of taking the 5 freeway we took the Pacific Coast Highway or known as the PCH. We took that route because we wanted to stop by the beautiful beach. Here are some of the pictures we took along the way

San Juan Capistrano Train Station

The vacation homes along the PCH