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Although my family did a Thanksgiving lunch with Korean BBQ and shrimp BBQ on Thursday, my cousin Tien and I wanted to do our own Thanksgiving this year for the kids in the family the night before. On Wednesday, we set out to cook this 15 lb turkey, make mash potatoes with our own gravy from the turkey jus, yams with marshmallows brussel sprouts with bacon, and our own turkey stuffing with fresh bread. I think we did a pretty good job, and I’m sad I didn’t get a picture of Tien and her turkey. She spent a lot of time prepping the night before cleaning the bird out, stuffing it with yummy fruits and flavors, and cutting the vegetables. When I came home from work, I made the mash potatoes, the brussel spouts, and finished decorating the table. Here are the results!
Here are some images I got from the small window of time I had at Comic Con this year. Next year, I’ll put out more time to attend and photograph. We had a really great time nonetheless, and then went to eat at Hash House a Go Go, my San Diego tradition.
Some random images I took this month on my phone. My new favorite app is Mytubo, an Android version of Instagram for iphone. I think it’s actually better than Instagram in the toycamera effects, and coupled with my awesome phone camera, it’s pretty much some really random images from snippets of my life.
breakfast of champions: two eggs with soy sauce, toast drizzled with honey, and G7 viet coffee
he thinks he’s 8 years old
egg drop – it was a late night
drunken art – can’t keep my EYE off of you
girls just wanna have fun
she can pick up ice with chopsticks!
no bleaching, my hair is still black!
bun bo hue, a weakness of mine
gel nails last
ingredients for thai food
new vsx line
I never talk to anyone at the gym although I do Group X classes and never wear headphones. I keep to myself, finish my workout in an hour and go on my way. One day, I attended a zumba class with T that nearly made me pass out. It was so intense and fun, I looked up where else he teaches. Little did I know that I would make so many fun friends that also love T’s class, zumba, dancing, and eating! Natali hosted an international holiday party for all the zumba peeps, and we all brought dishes from our ethnic backgrounds. We had Vietnamese egg rolls and fried rice, Filipino pork/chicken adobe, Brazilian chicken salad with potato chips, Japanese sushi, Mediterranean fried balls, Mexican tamales with rice and beans, and of course, tons of desserts. After the meal, I felt like going to zumba just to work off what I ate. Here are some of the peeps I work out/dance/party with on a daily basis…
Last weekend, some old friends and I went to Orange Hill for brunch. Nothing special, just a beautiful Sunday for a champagne brunch. The restaurant sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Orange. The weather was a solid 85 degrees on a Sunday afternoon, sitting with good friends, sipping champagne while eating smoked salmon to your hearts content. Yes, we sat at the restaurant eating and drinking for five solid hours. The food was spectacular for a brunch: crab legs, smoked salmon, caviar, and banana flambe freshly made outside on the patio. It doesn’t get much better than that for OC living.
Look at that view, that food. How can i think i am are anything but lucky to be here. It’s almost a sin how much I ate that day and how happy I felt.
My brother Khoa got married this weekend. For the 2nd time. The first wedding was a week before, and was mostly a Vietnamese ceremony and reception. Since I was a bridesmaid in that wedding, I got almost no photos of the day other than the ones on my phone. Therefore, I will rely on Kevin Le, the photographer we hired, to produce images of that wedding. For the 2nd reception, I was a guest mostly, and I got to drink, relax, and party from beginning to end. I brought my camera and was able to take some wonderful pics during the evening, and the pictures with me in them were taken by my brothers and some close friends that managed to figure out my camera settings. The wedding was one of the best receptions i’ve ever been to. I may be biased since it was my family and friends’ energy is insane, but coupled with Grupo Switch, the band my new mother in law hired, it was fire on the dance floor. Here are some of the fun images from my camera that night.