Sunday, October 18, 2009

My New Pet

I decided that after a year of being alone, it was time to get another pet. Of course my first instinct was to get a dog but my situation has not changed. I'm just not home enough to have a dog.

So I was all set to get hamsters again. I went into the pet store and 45mins later walked out with a Guinea Pig.

I'm happy with my new pet. They don't bite, they like to be touched (eventually) and they require slightly more attention than haamsters which is more like a true pet. Heck, the only down side is ... they poop and pee a lot. And I mean A LOT!!!!

Anyway, meet Boo, my new pet Guinea Pig whcih I call my giant hamster.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Early Frost

These pictures were taken just this morning from my living room. Its only early October and there's frost on the ground. Actual snow! Not a whole lot but trust me when I say its freezing cold outside.

You can also see that some of the trees have started to change to their Autumn colors but only just starting, and already there's frost. Looks like it might be a long cold winter ahead because the real snow season usually starts in January.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Monthly Update

Yep, it looks like my blog is turning into a monthly updated blog. Not exactly the stuff of legends but it suits my purposes for now. A boring chronicle of my life, still it beats keeping a diary. At least there are pictures with a blog.

Here's some of the foods I've had for the past month:

Lotus Root Soup with Peanuts. I loved this soup, it reminds me of my childhood. The only problem is getting lotus root in USA. Gotta drive ll the way to the asian grocery store.

Here we have the makings of Chicken Laksa! Once in a while this really hits the spot. And instead of turnip (Jícama) that's usually used, daikon makes an excellent substitute.

Sometimes you have a craving for meat and nothing but a big ol' piece of steak will do.

And I've been making a lot of healthy soups since I found my blood sugar was too high. The result is a clear soup of tofu, celery, daikon, peanuts and mushrooms. Delicious and healthy.

I mentioned getting a scare because my blood sugar was too high. (Yes I'm dibetic). The blame is pointed at moon cakes. Its the season and I bought a box of 4 (because no one in Minneapolis sells it alone). And proceeded to eat 1 cake a day. This is probably the first time in 2-3 years that I've eaten moon-cake.

PS. VERY VERY bad idea for dibetics. But it was soooo good.