Thursday, February 28, 2013

So What I'm Not Into New Things

People do the coolest things you guys. Yeah, even you. But not me...nope. I don't like trying new things, because when I do try, this happens.

Hope you have good Friday :D
Take Care!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Leftovers and Human Dustbins

Throwing away food is something my grandmother hates. I guess she was brought up that way, because she grew up during really hard times. As a kid, I used to leave half of what I put on my plate untouched and she would not throw it away. She would eat it.

Later I met the same kind of girl at work too. She eats what her kids left on their plates too. We used to tell her that she is a human dustbin. In the most loving way possible. 

So since I spent most of my childhood with my grandma, I guess it's kind of obvious I would have an issues with that too. I don't eat what's left over in a plate though. But if there was some rice or chicken or some salad left over, I put it in the fridge. Because I just feel so bad throwing away perfectly good - and sometimes delicious - food I just made an hour or so ago. 

So, I let it sit in there for two week and then, only then, I throw it away. 

Because next day I see it and think, 

"Nah, I'm not in the mood for that," or, "Maybe later," and then I forget about it completely. Until the next time I sort out the fridge.

Point is, nobody ever eats it - unless it's pasta - I love leftover pasta!!

Sometimes they sit in the fridge for longer than two weeks. Because people want to stuff more food in there and they keep shoving them way into the back and soon it disappears into freaking Narnia!

This is not my fridge but it's pretty much what mine looks like.

So I guess I didn't learn anything about not throwing away food from my grandma after all  All I learned was not to throw them away immediately.

What about you? Are you comfortable with it? Do you throw away a lot of food? Or are you a human dustbin?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hours of Amusement = Pinterest

Today I'll share with you eleven of my favorite pins on Pinterest. I uploaded them or repinned them because I can relate to each one of them, on some level, or they had me laughing till I cried. 
Hope you like 'em too :D

After reading this I laughed a lot and it took me
a while to realize I was doing just this.

Seriously, I LOVE everybody!! I cannot be the only one.

I know I do.

This makes me look very unstable, doesn't it? But it's true :(

I pinned this for future reference - just in case I get arrested.

Don't we all!?

This killed me!

...I mean A LOT!


I really would.

Also applies to cockroaches and house geckos and all other creepy crawlies.

So, tell me...which one did you like or relate to most?
Happy Friday, everyone!
Take care :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Believe Me, This Makes Me H.A.P.P.Y

Everybody's doing this Monday listicle thing today and while reading through The Dose of Reality and Subtracting Additives, all I kept thinking was, I could totally come up with ten awesome things that bring me joy too - I mean I thought that besides thinking that these listicles are pretty cool. 

Also, I know I'm a little late, but here's my list anyway.

1. Chris Hemsworth
SWOOOOOON!! and then faint. Repeat.

2. Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Tell me one other person who could pull off this costume. On second thought, don't bother.

3. Chris Hemsworth shirtless
"Hamana hamana hamana"

4. Chris Hemsworth with his baby, India
Because awwn!

5. Chris Hemswoth's Thor memes
You would think these make me laugh, and they do. But they also make me really happy because look! Chris Hemsworth...EVERYWHERE!

6. Did I mention Chris Hemsworth?

Ahem...uhh...turns out it's only six but I don't think anyone is complaining.
You're welcome :)

Happy Monday everybody!! Or Tuesday...just be happy :D
Take care.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The One Where We Went to Bangkok Art and Culture Center

So, those of you who's been here before probably know I went to Bangkok in January! I was going to blog about the entire trip but then I figured no one really wants to know ALL about it so I just uploaded a few pictures and let it go. However, I forgot to share something important with you! I am so sorry about that. It  was really cool and it is one of the highlights of the trip because it's a first for me.

We visited the Bangkok Art and Culture Center and I got my portrait done!!


It doesn't look exactly like me but I love it anyway. I think the only feature the artist didn't get right is my lips. That made me wonder though...could it be because my lips look really weird? I mean he's a pretty good artist, but he couldn't get it. He worked on them (DRAWING!! Calm down!) for a while but we told him that it's okay, because it is. At least he made it pretty :)

Also, I'm very sorry the video quality is so bad but Blogger told me to compress it because apparently the original file size was too big...meh.

It took him 12 minutes! It would take me 12 years.
Or I might just give up halfway.

Anyhoo, look at some other cool stuff in the place!

I love this so much I had to put it in here again.
I mean come on! I'm leaning on a  giant boob!
No, seriously, it's a fantastic sculpture. 

Isn't this pretty? It was painted on the wall.

Helloooo? Can you hear me?

What are YOU looking at?

One of the many cool art pieces. It was huge.
When we get the whole thing, Nafew and I disappear.

Watching a movie (Read: Staring at a black wall)
in actual movie theater seats from ages ago.

There were so many more amazing pieces of art there. 

At one point there is a sensor thingy and if you stand in front of it for a while you'd go temporarily deaf from the sound of a single gunshot. Because if you've ever been in a museum, you'd know they're super quiet. And we weren't aware of the sensor. So I was just walking and then BOOM!! I nearly peed my pants. But I didn't. So then, four of us proceeded to stand in front of it and yelp and run around when we heard the shot, because it just happens to turn you into a five year old. Obviously.

Then there are these big-ass ears on the walls. You stick your ear in there and you can actually hear voices. Like people whispering and kids crying and stuff. For a moment I thought I became schizophrenic because I heard it and Nafew didn't - later he heard it too, THANK GOD!

You should totally visit if you're ever in Bangkok :)

PS: Happy Valentines Day!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Every Day I Spend With Him is The Happiest Day of My Life

Seven years ago I met my hero - my knight in shining armor. (I know you're probably rolling your eyes at that because it sounds so cliche' - and it is. But it is also true.) I didn't know how important a person in my life he was going to be then. I just thought of him as a random guy who went to the same high school as I did.  But then...

Four years ago he showed up in my life again and he saved me. Which was not an easy feat because I was  really, really lost. I was on the wrong path (for which I don't blame anyone but me because it was a choice I made consciously) for all the wrong reasons. I was almost at the point of no return. I'm sure he must have thought of giving up a few times, but he never did. 

To say that the beginning of our relationship was rough would be an understatement. The fights seemed endless and the tears flowed constantly. But we made it. He pointed me in the right direction and gave me the push I desperately needed. He made me who I am today and for that I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.

Two years ago today, we got married - and I couldn't be happier. I am proud to call him my husband. I am blessed to be his wife. I won't change this for anything.

He is the most patient, caring, loving, and funny person I know. Everyday I wake up next to him and thank God for bringing us together. The life I have now, the lessons I have learned, and the morals I have today - I owe it all to him.

Happy anniversary, baby.
I want you to know that every day I spend with you is the happiest day of my life.
I love you.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Two Black Cadillacs

My new favorite song.
Cannot get enough of this song. 
Carrie Underwood is absolutely amazing.
I get goosies every time I listen to this song :)

Two black Cadillacs driving in a slow parade
Headlights shining bright in the middle of the day
One is for his wife,
The other for the woman who loved him at night
Two black Cadillacs meeting for the first time
And the preacher said he was a good man
And his brother said he was a good friend
But the women in the two black veils didn’t bother to cry
Bye, Bye Bye, Bye
Yeah they took turns laying a rose down
Threw a handful of dirt into the deep ground
He’s not the only one who had a secret to hide
Bye bye, bye bye, bye Bye
Two black Cadillacs, two black Cadillacs
Two months ago his wife called the number on his phone
Turns out he'd been lying to both of them for oh so long
They decided then he’d never get away with doing this to them
Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time, right time
And the preacher said he was a good man
And his brother said he was a good friend
But the women in the two black veils didn’t bother to cry
Bye bye, Bye bye
Yeah they took turns laying a rose down
Threw a handful of dirt into the deep ground
He’s not the only one who had a secret to hide
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Yeah yeah
It was the first and the last time they saw each other face to face
They shared a crimson smile and just walked away
And left the secret at the grave
And the preacher said he was a good man
And his brother said he was a good friend
But the women in the two black veils they didn’t bother to cry
Bye bye, Bye bye
Yeah they took turns laying a rose down
Threw a handful of dirt into the deep ground
He’s not the only one who had a secret to hide
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Because Awwn!

 I swear I'm going to adopt one if I can!

I think this is the socially awkward one :D

Take Care.

 Photo credit to National Geographic.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Big Fat Liar!

You've all heard right? About Matt Farmer, the guy who auditioned on American Idol with a sob story and actually went through to Hollywood when in reality it was all a BIG FAT LIE?

I don't even own a TV, but I have loved American Idol from season one and this year I am following it on their YouTube channel. I just saw his audition and the opening scene was of his adorable 3 year old girl talking about a boat. I thought she sounded so adorable and I have this bad habit of reading the viewer's comments, so I paused the video and scrolled down to find a sea of hate comments on him saying he was a fake. And some clueless people like me were asking how they all know it's fake. Some of the responses lead me here

He has come clean now, admitting the he really did lie. And I choose to believe him when he says he has a problem with lying and needs help but still - he involved his daughter in it! That's just not cool. If you haven't seen it yet, you really should watch this video where he tells the story. It's so believable when you don't know the truth. 

This is just sad. He isn't the best but he can sing. Even worse is, in his audition he said he wants his little girl to see this in fifteen years and be proud. But now that he is exposed as the man who lied on national television for pity, I'm thinking, what is she going to think when she's old enough to know about it? I hope he gets better and they sort it out.

I think American Idol should focus on giving airtime to the most amazing singers instead of giving it to people with the sad tales. Everybody has bad things going on in their lives. Some more so than others. But I don't think American Idol is the show for telling people about it. I'm not even sure if they SHOULD be telling the whole world about it. Ever.

Anyway, that's just me. What do you think?