From Summer November to Insomnia

08 Nov

Hey everyone, how are you?? Did you enjoy your extra hour of sleep (for those in the US). As for me, I did but for some reason I couldn’t sleep now thus I decided to update this blog! I know it’s Sunday night and I even planned to get up early tomorrow and work out but don’t think it’ll happen.

Sometimes I do have this insomnia when I can’t just fall asleep because of my snoring hubby. Anyway let’s recap a bit, shall we?

candies from Halloween - untouched! No trick or treaters came by to our house

So we had all these candies lying around since nobody came on Halloween day. I didn’t have any of these, but my hubby, mom and brother been nibbling on those a lot. Good thing I didn’t have much sweet tooth.


Unless it involves Loacker Dark Chocolate! I can hardly resist these!

I admit that I ate majority of this dark chocolate covered wafers! šŸ˜€

And I finally tried to strain my yogurt like Tra did so it became creamier! No more watery yogurt for me!
Thanks Tra for the tip! šŸ™‚

strain strain- getting rid of the excess water

mixed in some Kashi cereal..hmm hmm hmm....creamy and crunchy!

I don’t have Tofu Press as many other bloggers who like the tofu to be nice and firm. Heck, just prepared a big dish and put something extra heavy on top of the tofu, you get your DIY Tofu Press!

filled in a pyrex container with water and put extra other stuff on top of it. See the water from the tofu?? It got the job done!

Why spend extra $$ just to strain your tofu? In fact the DIY one can do more than 1 tofu! This is the second pressing. The first one had lots more water which I had to throw away or it'd spill out

For a little change of my usual toasted wheat bread with PB, oats or cereal, I ate purple yam for b-fast instead.

one for me, one for hubby. Who says a man/woman only can live with bread/cereal/oats for b-fast? šŸ˜€

I don’t usually spend $$ for b-fast but I’ve been having this Subway coupon for a while and it’s getting closer to the expiration date. I got the Egg white Wheat muffin breakfast sandwich.

$1.49 for breakfast sandwich. After tax it was $1.62. Not bad. Usually it costs around $2.00.

The combo was only some steak meat and lettuce. No mayo or cheese as I dislike them all. No tomatoes b/c I don't like to be messy eating at my work desk.

My impression? I’m glad I always make my own b-fast The sandwich just tasted meh for me. It was pretty bland without the addition of mayo or cheese. The steak meat was kinda salty and so did the egg white. The wheat muffin was a bit chewy prolly because I ate it 20 mins later after I got to the office.

Our SoCal weather has been really weird! I call it Summer in November. It was 80-90Ā°F in November and this is in the US!

bright, hot, sunny and very dry! Much like summer! Weird weather. Is 2012 movie coming true?

But I will miss this daylight home commute after the time change though.

sunsets over the hills.

While shopping our grocery this weekend, I saw this lopsided apple and thought it was cute.

I know we just got 4 kitchen rugs last week, but after seeing these we couldn’t resist to get it. It’s more durable, bigger and not to mention it’s easier to clean! Just wipe with damp cloth and be done with it! Dirts won’t stuck on it as much and it’s made of rubber/PVC.

color matches better with the dark wood floor. They're $20 total we spent $60 by getting 3 of these. Oh well.

It was my mom’s birthday today (technically it should be on the 8 but it’s already Nov 8 in Asia. Since she was born in Asia, we use Asian time) so I decided to take her out for a little shoe shopping. But instead getting the shoes, she found some winter clothing. There weren’t much shoes that she liked.

Got all of these at Ross. I offered to pay for all of these and said they'll be for her b'day gift. I know it wasn't much, but at least they'll be useful for her. My mom is afraid of cold weather a lot so she needs more warm clothing šŸ™‚

Got this Chocolate cake. 7 candles šŸ™‚ - Happy birthday MOM!

perfect cake. Everyone got 1 slice and 1 slice left for whoever wants to eat it for b-fast tomorrow morning. this cake taste really light and not sweet at all. Kudos to Asian Bakery!

And while driving earlier, I notice the weather might be cooler again. I heard rain is coming.

Questions of the day:
1. What do you do when you can’t sleep?
You know what I do..haha!

2. Does your significant other or whoever share the same room with you snore? What do you do?
Mine does! Usually the remedy is I go to sleep first. There are times when I’m tired enough I still be able to go to sleep even though he’s kinda snoring.


Posted by on November 8, 2010 in food


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4 responses to “From Summer November to Insomnia

  1. (M.S.)^2

    November 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Really? No one came to your house? Good thing you didn’t get the ultra-pack of candies! šŸ˜Æ I like how you have choco pie in there šŸ˜‰ That makes me feel Asian too lol

    I agree. Getting the excess water out of tofu = you can totally do it yourself. Yeay for saving money! šŸ˜‰

    I was always wondering if their breakfast sammie was good. I guess it doesn’t meet the requirement of the Asian mouths. šŸ˜‰

    I wish the weather was like that over here! It’s so cold! (below 49 degrees – what?!?!?!) I miss my warm sunshine! šŸ˜¦

    I have to say, the apple IS cute šŸ˜‰

    Oh well. You got a better product šŸ™‚ What did you do with your old rugs? Did you return them?

    You’re so nice to get your mom clothes! (is it an Asian thing where they don’t like the cold?? If it is then, that is SOOOOOOOOO me!! I HATE being cold!!) šŸ˜¦

    Yeay for Asian bakery!!! I totally get what you mean; their cakes + a aren’t as sweet as American cakes! šŸ˜€

    Hey hey, is it possible for me to do a guest post on your blog? My blog (especially isn’t being recognized too much, and that’s making me sad… šŸ˜¦

    • Jos

      November 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      Yup, I’m glad I convinced K not to get a bigger anyway either he or my bro will finish it (mostly my bro- that guy has some kind of sweet tooth for chocolate). That choco pie was his, given by the people at the health clinic. šŸ™‚

      Maybe we should switch places huh? I like cold weather vs hot and dry haha…or maybe because I haven’t experienced a really cold weather like your place.

      For the old rugs, we just distributed to other rooms (like the entrance, the guest bathroom etc) They look decent enough to become a floor accent.

      My mom lives in tropical weather country so she’s afraid of cold. I thought Japan was as cold as here too or even colder?

      Really?? you want to do a guest post at my blog??? I’m so honored!! XD But I don’t think my blog has that many readers as others though. I don’t mind if you want to šŸ™‚ and I’ve never had any guest post before so not sure how to do that. you gotta teach me šŸ˜€

  2. lequan

    November 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Mom! That was sweet of you to pay fir those clothes. My mother in-law is really afraid of the cold too. After moving here from HK, they decided to move to Vancouver cause it’s much warmer there.

    Those are great for the kitchen as they’re “wipeable”. The colour does go well also. I have the same problem as you, hubby is a big snorer…lol. I’m usually watching TV in the room before he sleeps, and when he comes in and falls asleep I can’t even hear the TV anymore. Lol. So I just shut off the TV and go to sleep too. I’m too lazy to watch in the livingroom.


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