Monday, August 31, 2009

Miso Butterfish Bento

I bought this bento from Don Quijote last week. It was sooo ono. I went back again today, but they were all out of the bento. They did have the butterfish sold separately so I got that and a salmon musubi . . . so fishy yeah. I was surprised . . . the salmon musubi was good too. I think I'm gonna go back again tomorrow for the musubi.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dd's Table Talk

My sister Didi is a great cook with two published cookbooks. I wish I had even just a little bit of her talent. You can find a few of the recipes from her cookbooks on her website, Aloha from Dd's Table Talk. You can e-mail her at if you'd like to order either of the cookbooks.

New Computer

My computer's been giving me problems for months. So I got a new computer about 2 weeks ago from Costco. They had a $150 off coupon. I've been procrastinating 'cause I always have problems when I try to set up stuff. See my post Trying to Load Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Wendell said, "When you gonna set up the computer? The warranty's gonna run out." So if you don't hear from me for awhile, you know why.

Joel and Elenita Wedding Reception

Erick and I kinda tag teamed with Jose for Joel and Elenita's wedding. I had to work on that day so was only able to attend the reception at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Coral Ballroom. Erick got to assist Jose with the getting ready shots and the actual wedding ceremony. I hope to see their photos soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Wendell!

Today is Wendell's 60th birthday and he pretty much spent it like this. Poor thing, yeah.
We bought this faucet from Costo for $189.
Then we went to Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery. Wendell wanted to check out the sinks there. Everything was soooo elegant and beautiful. I could've spent all day there taking pictures. While Wendell checked out the sinks, I took pictures of the lights.

We never got the sink from there. . . it would've been $600! And guess what . . . the same faucet we got from Costco, also 600 bucks!! We ended up at Home Depot and got a sink for $200.

We did go out to Hakone in Hawaii Prince Hotel for a Japanese sushi buffet dinner. You should've seen how much he ate. It was impressive.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Chair

I first walked through the doors of my working place on March 1, 1982. Landon was 7 months old and Wendell said that I had better get my butt back to work . . . so this is where my butt's been sitting all this time. Time has really just flown by. It happened so fast. I so can't believe how old I am already. Like the chair, I'm the relic. The girl who sits next to me wasn't even born when I first started. I typed on an IBM typewriter with carbon paper. There was no computer, no copy machine, no fax machine. We did only x-rays . . . no ultrasound, no mammogram, no CT, no MRI, no bone densitometry.

Nothing stays the same . . . life is like that . . . and you go with the flow. I've had it pretty easy here, doing pretty much what I like to do . . . typing. That's what I do, type reports . . . for 27 years now. I like typing reports. I could to it forever, even though my fingers have become stiff and a bit sore. I'm a "lead" now, though. I hate that with a passion. I hate "leading". I hate being responsible. And oh, how I hate the monthly meetings. I pretty much can't escape from that role though . . . I've tried . . . but I'm the senior here; I just gotta do it. So, I just go with the flow . . . and dream of retiring. It'll be soon. 27 years happened so quickly, another 4 is just around the corner.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pork with Gravy

This was a tag team effort done by Wendell and Landon. Wendell said he got some pork shoulder and seasoned with salt and pepper and then browned it in a pan. Landon then removed the pork and fried up two Italian sausages in the same pan. He added some flour to make a roux, then added milk, chicken boullion, thyme and pepper. Sorry but he couldn't give me any measurements except "some". It was really, really ono.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tag the World - The Food

It was my first time at an event such as this. Everything was first class . . .
including the food. This is just a sampling of what was served. I did actually take the time to jot down the names of the items, but I so cannot even read my own writing right now. This is what I can decipher:

Beef Tataki on Eggplant
Something Seafood Something with Crab Something
Guy doing the shaka who thought he was gonna be in some publication 'cause I was wearing a "PRESS" tag (I loved it).
Crab and Avocado Something with Micro Greens
East Indian Butter Chicken (butter chicken?? that's what I wrote)
Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta with Exotic Fruits
Wailea Chocolate Savarin with Island Fruits and Kona Coffee Vanilla Sauce (good thing I got the sign . . . next time I should do that for all the food).
Chocolate Cheesecake Lollipops
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Kula Strawberries
As night descended I got to check out the light-gathering capabilities of my new 85mm f1.2 lens . . . hooo hoooo!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tag the World - The People

I loved having the "PRESS" tag dangling from around my neck and wandering around beautiful people who like to be photographed. It was a total blast for me. Check out Leslie's pics for an explanation of the event and her photographs.