Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Going from Home #3 to Home #1

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This time tomorrow I will be 2 hours into my 14+ hour jouney back home to Taiwan! While I never actually lived there, it's where I was born and where my family is.  I'm going back for 9 days of eating and visiting family (also throwing in a 2 day trip back to Hong Kong, which I consider home #2. I lived most of my childhood there)  I had a hard time packing due to the weather situation.  It's already becoming very cold in Seattle (think 50's) and Taiwan is still in summer mode with temperatures in the mid 80's! I'm hoping that it won't be too cold the day I get back to Seattle because I will only have a sweatshirt on me for warmth.  I can't wait for some good home cooking and real Chinese food!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday questionnaire...on a tuesday!

I had this all ready to go from  Amarixe but forgot to hit post.  Thank goodness blogger saves all the drafts!

1.) Mood: excited! I leave for Taiwan on Thursday! It's about 80 degrees over there and I'm having a hard time packing.  Fall to me is high 50's and boot weather.  I'm suppose to bust out my summer clothes in the fall?!

2.) When making a sandwich, do you care if one of the bread slices is the end of the loaf?  I save the ends for the very last sandwich so it's two butt ends together.   I don't mind crust but I really don't like the butt ends.

3.) What is the weather like today? Sunny, high of 52

4.) Current nail polish: bare, don't want to bother looking at my chipped nails on vacation

5.) What ring setting do you keep your cell phone on at night: loud or silent? (Or the phone completely off?) My phone is always on silent.  I check it quite often (addicted to my crackberry) so I don't every keep the ringer on.

6.) Current outfit: COH kellys, blue silk top and H&M jersey blazer with the suede elbow patches, with my jcrew gold bow moccasins.

7.) What is your favorite Disney movie?  Hands down, Little Mermaid!

8.) Can you whistle using your fingers?  I can barely whistle let alone whistle using my fingers :(

9.) When doing laundry, do you separate loads (lights/darks, delicates, etc.) or throw everything together?
I only seperate out my jeans, everything else gets thrown in together.  So far, I've avoided disasters but it might be time to be an adult and really take care of my clothes.

10.) Weekly goals:
Get the house ready for my housesitter and to not miss my flight! I have yet to miss a flight in my life but my dad will always call me 2ish hours before my flight to make sure I'm at the airport. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Seattle Restaurant Week-RN 74


Seattle Restaurant Week is one of my favorite events of the year.  It's a great budget friendly way to try out new restaurants.  Usually my friends and I even order off the fixed prix menu just to sample some of the other items on the menu.  This past Monday, I went to RN 74.  I've walked past it many times downtown but could never find a reason to go.  It's got a great vibe and definitely a special occasion type place (at least for me, I don't go to that many nice places :/)  One of the main reasons we wanted to go to the restaurant was because we heard great things about the tomato fondue with gruyere grilled cheese squares (which wasn't on the fixed prix menu, we ordered it separately).  It definitely was delicious and a great decision on our part to try it.  I wasn't feeling all that great towards the end of the meal (not because of the food) so I'll have to go back to try it again.  Not that I'm complaining, I give RN 74 two thumbs up.  

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Etsy Find


I've been noticing a lot of arm candy on fashion bloggers this season.  I'm not much of a watch wearer let alone any sort of bracelets.  I found these while I was perusing Etsy a while back and placed an order with Ayofemi Jewelry.  She's got tons of colors and styles to choose from.  I had a hard time picking just 3 items to order.  I love how delicate they look and the pop of color they bring to my outfits.  I can't wait to find more bracelets to add to my arm candy.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Girls weekend in Vancouver

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It was K's 26th birthday back in September and what better way to celebrate than a mini roadtrip to the great white north, Vancouver!  It was perfect because there was also a Sounder's away game (which we won by the way :) ).  We spent most of Saturday at the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  The weather was gorgeous and the view was amazing.  I was surprised at how shakey the bridge actually was.  It was really hard to keep my balance.  We originally were going to go bungee jumping but had to cut it out due to lack of time.  It was a nice preview of things to come :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wining and Smith

Late night stop at Smith for orginally some short rib poutine but they were out of gravy and cheese curds! I had to settle for a glass of champagne and split the short rib entree with a friend. Not quite the same but equally as delicious. I never realized how hard it was to take photos of food in a place where it's mostly lit by candles.