This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

May 19, 2009

new wreath

finally made a replacement for the lemon wreath i made like 2 years ago... the lemons were all faded... so i took it apart... and after checking out various sites for summer wreath inspiration.. i decided to do a shell wreath.... and i like how it turned out...  i hope the hot glue holds.

May 14, 2009

thats a spicy cupcake

chocolate chipotle cupcakes topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon..

and since i pureed the entire can of chipotle peppers.. so much chipotle to use...

so dinner the day was chipotle grilled pork loin...

butterflied the pork loin slices and pounded them out... then marinated them in a combination of garlic, chipotle puree, brown sugar, and salt/pepper. served on mashed potatoes with a side of homemade pico.

May 13, 2009


May 8, 2009


a super kute pooh from kiddieland that T bought me. no UFO catcher here.

the OG BFFS outside the okinomiyaki restaurant that we ate at for our 'last dinner' so very delicious.

then we headed to yoyogi park.. to see the park at night.

on the last day we managed to get to the tokyo metropolitan gov't building to see the free views.

i heart you tokyo... thanks for everything!!!!

May 4, 2009


we were lucky enough to be in town during peak cherry blossom season in tokyo... it was such a great sight to see.. and especially when the wind would blow.. although they were a lot less pink than i would have imagined..

meiji shrine

spent the last full day doing the tourist thing by visiting meiji shrine and yoyogi park.. a day full of great weather.. and more walking :)


harajuku. takeshita dori and omestando street. so much shopping and eating. i liked it.