Thursday, January 29, 2009

DDD Obsession

I LOVE the Food Network. I have watched it for years..like over 10 years now. But only lately have I been MORE into cooking than ever before. I think it has something to do with me being a stay at home mommy..Lots of time at home to watch food shows! I really like Diners Drive-ins & Dives. I always get great ideas and inspirations from the foods I see on the show. There is always a lot of variety at all the places he goes to see and it makes me want to make foods that I have seen. Last night I tried making this mexican thing I saw on an episode recently called Carne Adovado.  It was surprisingly light and tasty.



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Changing Clothes at Home?

Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one who changes out of my clothes as soon as I get home and get back into my PJs. I always do this and then redress when I leave the house again. When I think about it, it sounds wierd but I can't help it. I really like to be extra comfy while I'm in my house and just relax. I don't know how many times I redress when I leave the house as I leave the house a few times a day...Am I the only one who does this?

Anyway, I love my ombre shirt..it was super cheap since I got it at F21..but it is much nicer to have a shirt like this sometimes than a plain white shirt which I tend to grab when on the go..I love J Brand jeans..it's been a staple in my closet for the last few years but they have changed a little..even though they are the same cut/style the older washes and older years were made better..the bottoms were much slimmer and the new ones are not the same..the ones I have on are a newer black and I have an older one as well. This new one is looser on the hem while the older one was much tighter at the ankles which I love. Maybe I'm the only one who notices...hmmmm


shirt- F21, jeans- J Brand, shoes- not sure..got them from piperlime

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lemon Chicken Bento

So I've been super into making bento..It is so fun and it makes me happy I have no idea why.

I made some lemon/shoyu pan fried chicken bites that I tweaked to make my own way from its original recipe on justbento and this japanese cucumber pickled thing that my mom used to make for me and it's another one of my favorite side dishes that I can eat all by itself. Added some rice with sesame seeds and a few grapes for something sweet =) The chicken is by far my favorite ever



Sunday, January 25, 2009

Homecoming Dinner

I decided to try making meat jun which is some sort of marinated thinly sliced meat in egg and then pan fried. My korean friend told me that it isn't even a korean dish..it must be a local Hawaii thing..but even her husband loves it! It's really very easy and it came out really yummy.  Anyway, I thought I'd post a pic of what I made..I made a side of this japanese spinach that my mom used to make for me all the time with sesame seeds..it's so yummy sometimes I eat just that for dinner =)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Noodles for Days

Z is absolutely obsessed with noodles..pasta noodles. He loves them plain with nothing on it but butter..he is a funny little man. His favorite place to eat is California Pizza Kitchen. Everytime he sees the restaurant at Kahala Mall, he says, "MUM MUM!" and we end up eating there. He always wants the same thing, Buttered Fusili and I always get the same thing too..the original chopped salad with no meat and substitute avocado please! He gets the obsessed-I-can-eat-the-same-food-everyday thing from me, I think..poor guy. So, anyway, no surprise, we ate lunch 2 days in a row with "L" and we got the same food 2 days in a row..HAHAHA..Anyway, this was his leftovers which was nicely packed away in a little container for him for later..AND his gummy bears which he loves equally as much.




jeans- true religion, shirt- nation ltd
1 of 2 fave rigid jeans..i do not like rigid jeans but this one is probably the only one next to my DUC sammys..

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sugar Cookie Sprinkles!

We still have so much sugar cookie stuff from holiday time so I decided to make some for some friends last night to cheer up little Z. He loves helping to put the sprinkles on the icing so I let him help me..it made a huge mess all over the place but it cheered him up so that was all that mattered!! =)




boring outfit: shirt- BGD, jeans- J Brand, shoes- chucks

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Feels Like We Are Always at the Doctors

Z has been really sick for the last 3 days and I finally had to take him to the doctors..after waiting for almost 2 hours, we got to see her and she tells us that he has a virus but to let him wait it out and hope he gets over it over the weekend..I swear, since we had Z we have been to more doctors than I've been my whole life..I hate going to the doctor. After that we went to costco for some groceries and then stopped for their pizzas as Z calls them PAPAI!


shirt- forever21, jeans- hysteric glamour

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cold Sunday Morning

Woke up this morning and it was freezing..I love it when it's cold..and no, it isn't cold like most places. But for here, waking up to 70 degrees is freezing hahaha. I had to put socks on this morning! For breakfast, I made miso soup and rice..nice and light and WARM! I added some little carrots which I never do but I am trying to get Z to eat more veggies so this was one way to sneak it in.



Friday, January 16, 2009

Wish I Were a Heels Girl But I'll Stick to Flats

I really love heels..the look of them..but I can't wear them here. People will just think I'm going out somewhere. I stick to flats and yet, even when I wear sandals I still feel like I'm dressing more than I need to..it's pretty laid back where I live..and when people see others dressed up, the thought is, "Where is SHE going" LOL
Anyway, this is my outfit for the day..nothing special. We had to run errands and have a playdate with L & Y


jeans- siwy, shirt- in4mation, shoes- steve madden, headband- AA

Monday, January 12, 2009

Not Yet Spring

It isn't spring yet, but here, it is just about 365 days of SUMMER! I miss the changing of the seasons while I lived in NY..I just wore comfy things to the doctors and grocery store today..and my little guy just wanted to sneak in the pic and show off his drum sticks =)


top - free people, shorts - siwy, headband - AA

Sunday, January 11, 2009

BBQ Goodness

Last night was a rager..couple of  friends from japan were visiting so we threw a little bbq party at our house again. More people showed up than new years it was crazy! We had Uncle "T" making burgers, steaks and hotdogs, "R" made chili and salad, lots of beer, drinks, shots, rockband, cheesecake, haupia cake, sushi rice from "G"'s mom, and some other random foods..everything was so yummy!! It was a good time and little "Z" was having so much fun because all the uncles were playing rockband with him upstairs after the food was gone..he was up til 2am rocking out! Goodtimes
cheesecake goodness from "M" & "K":



Haupia cake:

Uncle "Z" cooking it up:

Japan "M" eating the strangest hotdog of lettuce with chili..he also ate lettuce and mac salad in a bun!:

mini burger:

"G"s mom's hapa sushi rice sooo good..

Friday, January 9, 2009

Red Pants Red Pants Red Pants

I've been waiting for my red skinnies to come in for a while now..sometimes I swear, waiting for things in the mail takes FOREVER!! Then to fuel my wait..I see a picture on x17 of the gorgeous Agyness in her red pants..she looks amazing and she is so adorable! I wish I could look half as good but that is why she's a supermodel and I am NOT LOL =)


photo taken from x17online

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chicken Avocado Sandwiches

I was watching Giada cook for the millionth time in my life the other day and she made this amazing looking Neopolitan sandwich..it made me want to make it and see if it tasted half as good as it looked..she said it was a light sandwich but it was NOT light since it required puff pastry instead of bread which is DEFINITELY not light..but it was, indeed, AMAZING! She made it as a 3 layer but I figured it was going to be too large to eat from top to bottom so I made it 1 layer instead..came out extremely tasty..



Monday, January 5, 2009

Keep or Not to Keep

Have had these in the box sitting for almost 2 weeks now..just trying to decide if I should keep these amazing boots or not. I love them but I can't wear there here where I live..so I would only be able to use them a few times a year whenever I go somewhere cold. Not sure if it's worth keeping..I know they can be worn forever and I probably would never have to buy another pair of tall boots..but I like having things I can make use of all the time...but these are so comfortable!! And gorgeous. I only have 2 more weeks to decide before I can't return them anymore..UGH..wish I could keep everything and HAVE everything LOL


jeans-j brand, boots-lanvin, shirt-nation LTD

Please excuse the potty in the background...we are in the process of potty training our little terror LOL

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shoes Obsessions

I'm not much of a shoes girl..being where I live, it's not too often I need to wear anything fancy..so I always wear slippers..once in a while I will wear my chucks or some kind of gladiator or strappy sandal..but I never wear heels..but I love shoes..I just never really buy them since I never get to use them. Those are the things I miss about living in New York. You could dress up in lots of things and not look like you are going to a party...while here, if you wear anything remotely fancy or dressed up, it's like "WHERE YOU GOING?" Anyway..my current obsession are these 2..not that I could afford them..but I can dream =)

Christian Louboutin Fortuna

Christian Louboutin Omiron



This one I have in non-patent chocolate brown..but I lust for this patent black Lanvins!