Monday, November 11, 2019

Swap Meet Finds


Here are a few of my swap meet finds from yesterday. 

I'm planning on putting this in my Christmas Shoebox.  It was 50 cents.
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This was also 50 cents. I wonder if I can make Christmas gift tags with them.
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I always get excited when I see bargain-priced Shiseido products. These were $5 for all. 
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Another 50-cent buy. I think it's time I put my passwords in alpha order.
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These were 25 cents each. 
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These were free from a regular seller.  The top one is going in my Christmas Shoebox. The bottom one is reading glasses for me.
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This chiller bag was $1. I just can't resist new, unused chiller bags that sell for $1. I have a bunch. Aaaack!
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I also can't resist unused small umbrellas that sell for $1, especially when they have colorful polka dots!
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This might be TMI but . . . $2 each!! I had to show off. 
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Boy, a Scooter and a Fond Memory


I saw this boy at the Waialae Baptist Bazaar yesterday.  He made me think of Kino. I gave him $5 to shop with.

While I was waiting for Geri to have a $1/minute massage, he came by and thanked me for the money. He said that he got the Razor scooter with it. 

We talked for a bit, and he said that he was from Chuuk, the same island in Micronesia that Kino came from. I somehow already knew this.

When we parted I hugged him (twice) and said, "Have a good life."

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Liziqi


I binged on Liziqi YouTube videos last night.  Here's one of them.

Friday, November 8, 2019

On Da Desk


I found another YouTube artist that I like and made these cards following one of her videos. I used the water-soluble Neocolor II crayons that I got at the swap meet. 

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The artist is Shayda Campbell and here is the video.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thai Issan


Cleta and I had lunch at Thai Issan in Market City yesterday. We both had noodles. They were both good although mine was a tad spicy for me even though it was of "medium" spiciness. 

I didn't take photos of the menu this time, but you can check it out here

Cleta's Look Fun Pad Thai with Shrimp ($12.95)
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My Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles) with Tofu ($9.95)
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Cleta and I both made good use of the chopped peanuts that was on the table.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hot


The other day it was so hot out.
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I decided to get a Slurpee.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Paw Pad Grips


Kona's been having difficulty getting up from the floor lately. Our vet recommended trying some paw pad traction grips. 

I got these from Amazon.  They were $23.65.  The unrealest thing was that I ordered them on Friday evening and they came on Sunday morning. Howzdat yah!!!
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They are self-stick and come with a peel-off backing. You have the option to use it whole or cut to fit each pad.
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I decided to try cutting them. 
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For a dog who doesn't like new things, Kona has adjusted well.
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It seems to be helping, but unfortunately, after this morning's walk through some wet ground, some of the pieces have started to come off already. I still think it's worth it though.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Ressie's Kusina


Da sistahs and I were in Kaneohe yesterday to check out the First Presbyterian Church's annual bazaar. The bazaar was HAYUGE. 

The spacious parking lot was jam packed. We heard that before they opened the doors, the line of people waiting to get in had extended way out to the parking area.

There was a rummage sale, craft items, jams and jellies, baked goods, plants, as well as food to eat on site. We were totally impressed.

But the best best best best thing of the day was accidentally finding Ressie's Kusina. Ressie is the chief (and only) cook and her son Jun tends the counter. 

The food was SO ONO. This place would totally become our go-to place for filipino food if only it were closer to town. Waaaaahhh!

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We ordered Pinakbet and Squash with Pork. 
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Lechon Kawali
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Shrimp Sarciado
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Suman and Banana Lumpia
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Hiyamugi Noodles


Did you know that there's a Japanese noodle that is thicker than somen but not as thick as udon? It's called Hiyamugi. 

It's the package on the right.
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Here's a closeup of both so that you can see the difference.
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It's not as fragile as somen and takes a skosh bit longer to cook.
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I boil it for around 3 to 4 minutes. Sometimes I put it in my Vietnamese Tomato Noodle Soup instead of the pho noodles. 
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Pho Time


Sometime last week I went back to Pho Time in Niu Valley and got some takeout. Everything was good, but special mention needs to be made about the calamari. The crispy coating was perfectly done and made it outstanding. 

Calamari ($11.00)
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Combo Baguette ($8.00)
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Lemongrass Tofu Banh Mi ($8.00)
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Spring Roll and Pork Sausage Vermicelli ($13.75)
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pho Noodles


This is the bag of pho noodles that I used for the noodle soup that I made recently. I had picked it up from Don Q.

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I was at the Asian Market the other day and decided to grab another bag. That's when I found that there were different widths to the noodles.  

I bought the thinner 1 mm noodles from the Asian Market.
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Pho Time


Sweetie and I went to check out the just-opened Pho Time in Niu Valley a few days ago. 

The food we ordered tasted kinda the same as Bale which is closer to my house, so not sure if I'd make the switch for those items. But other things on the menu looked interesting so I might try out those later.

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Spring Roll/Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli ($13.75)
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Tripe/Tendon Pho ($11.00)
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