Saturday, November 29, 2008


I haven't written in many days, so this will be a long post. Sorry.

I spent all day on Thanksgiving helping my mom while my brothers sat in front of the television. This stinks! (I'm really using a much worse word here!) Uncle Booboo came into the kitchen to snack so many times, and wouldn't shut up. He's nearly as useless as granny. Granny was chopping the meat for the dumplings and kept dropping stuff on the floor when her glasses slipped. And she uses way too much garlic and salt, not enough ginger.
But it was really nice having everybody here (except uncle Fatty who went to Tahoe for four days), even if some of them COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE USEFUL! And not so lazy sitting on the couch all day! Eating chips!
The turkey was very juicy, everybody had some, and the yams were sweet. We all ate too much. And then there was coconut lime cake afterwards.

There are still two containers of dumplings in the freezer. Soup will go well with them and noodles and bokchoi. I don't know what we can do with the cranberry stuff, because no one really likes soapy-sour very much. The cake is all gone. Granny had two pieces at least.

Yesterday mom and aunty Wah and I went shopping. So many people! It was a zoo! I didn't think I could find anything for my brothers with all those people hurrying about. But I got some nice things for friends, so I did get something done. I'm too busy to find anything for myself these times. I keep spending my red envelope money for other people's presents. And mom doesn't want to spend any money at all! (Which explains a lot about my allowance!)

We had food from Kam Heng for dinner. No one wanted to cook after eating all day Thursday and shopping all day Friday. It was too salty, even I thought so. They cook for old people. But it was good and convenient. Mom made uncle Booboo buy it as punishment for being such a pest on Thanksgiving. Maybe she can also make him take the cranberry stuff home, as well as the extra chow fun and pepper shrimp.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The frog prince

This is something I haven't told anyone at school. I have a frog named Richard. He's not flesh and blood, but mostly cotton. He's been my best friend since I was three. He smiles a lot, and when I hold him I feel so safe and not alone. He smells nice too.

When I was smaller he talked to me. Now he doesn't say much, but sits on the left side of the desk looking at me and smiling. He's very happy, and wears a long beady necklace.

When he first came he was a much darker green. Animals get paler as they get older. Years ago I used to think he was a prince, and I kissed him when I was still in first and second grade, hoping he would change, but he never did. At that time I though maybe he's a toad, and they don't transform?

I know he'll never change. Which is good. I think everyone needs someone who will always be the same, and always be there. Even if they are mostly cotton and velvet and smell nice.

Especially! if they smell nice.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Catch 22

This book is really funny if you like the army or frustrated men wearing uniforms. Its about a man who wants to stop flying bombers, but every time they raise the flights he has to do to get out. There are several interesting characters such as Major Major Major. His dad named him Major, his family name is Major, and he is a Major. This is kind of like someone named Panic who becomes a general or Peace with a boy called Warren. Silly, but funny too.

There are many things which do not make sense, such as the rule that the book is named after, catch 22. If you are worried about staying alive you are too sane to let go. If you ask out you prove that you are not crazy so you stay in. No matter what you do you will not get out. Ever!!!
Plus its about very important people telling everyone else what to do. Which is sort of what life is all about. The military is presented as an illogical environment, but one that functions according to strict rules.

The book is by Joseph Heller. It was written in 1961. I recommend it. They also made a movie of it, but I have not seen that. It is not like M*A*S*H* at all.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I hate p.e.!!!!!!!!!!

I hate undressing with other girls, cause my legs are too fat and short, and I don't have big round fat blonde breasts! I always feel like I'm too small and babyish around the others, and too fat. Plus the p.e. teacher is a sadist! This is so stupid! Noen of us is EVER going to be a football player, and most of hate hate hate sports!

Plus I always sweat too much, and my skin feels greasy afterwards, and I can't run with glasses on. P.E. is stupid!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


My friend said I should read this book, so I did. It is written by Stephenie Meyer and it's about vampires. It is glib. And purile. And a waste of time.

This is not a good book, and it should be thrown out. All the main people in the book and the one that follows are very special and sparkley. There is no character, just flatness. The apple on the front probably represents sex. The only true part is about smelling blood.

Bella and Edward Cullen fall in love. Yes, of course they do. Its pretty icky, and not real at all. She's soft and a bit dense up there. He's a vampire who drinks animal blood as a matter of principle. There are good vampires and bad ones and truly exceptionally horrible ones. But the writing is completely unsurprising.
The boy vampire falls in love because he can't read her mind but he can smell her blood, and it is delicious. Everything about her is delicious, and wonderful, and bloody perfect.
She is beautiful. There is danger. Everyone is flat and dull and acts stupid.

This series is incredibly irritating. I don't understand why the others like it so much. Maybe there's something wrong with me. I just don't get it. Bad writing.

I gave both books back. Everyone says the fourth book is bad, but I shan't even read the third one.
I can't believe they made this series into a movie!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I'm really very angry. I wish i was TALLER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horrid big things

It's soooo bad when everything you like is much too large. Why do they always make these things so big???? Some people just aren't superplusgrosshugemongus!!!!!!!

Glandular freaks!

Not everyone's got gold hair. What is she, anyway!!! A size D?????????


There's a really pretty skirt I like that I think I can wear. Its got tucks in the back which make my waist higher and it flairs out in the back. It's dark which will go well with my sweaters even the one with butterflies. But it's still forty dollars from sixty last week, and I don't have enough money! I don't have enough money! It's REALLY really REALLY nice!

It's black so it won't make people look at my legs. Some of the other girls have nice thin long legs, so they look normal. I wish I was different.
I think I do have nice feet. Something nice is very important, especially if you aren't, you know, big! But nobody really looks at feet.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

About chicken and black beans

I really like salty flavours. I could eat chicken or pork with blackbeans or shrimp sauce and rice every day. Even beef, but that must have a lot of garlic.

Chicken with black bean sauce.

One pound of chicken
One green pepper
Half a strip bacon
Half a cup stock
One tablespoon rice wine
Half tablepoon tausee (salted black bean)
One teaspoon cornstarch
Half teaspoon sugar
Minced ginger and garlic
Shredded green onions

Chop the chicken into pieces about one and a half inches across. Chop the green pepper and bacon much smaller than that. Mix the sugar and cornstarch with a little cold water. Chop the tausee a little bit but not too fine.
Stirfry the chicken for a minute in a wok, then add the pepper and bacon. Cook while stirring till the bacon is wilted. Then add the ginger, garlic, and tausee. When the garlic and ginger are golden add the stock and rice wine. Cook for a few minutes, then mix in the water with the sugar and cornstarch and cook till glossy. Throw in the shredded onions before taking off the stove and then add a few drops red vinegar.

If you add a little ham ha jerng (which is shrimp paste) while cooking it is even better! But some people do not like it so salty.

My friend Kitty doesn't like chicken very much, she could use small chopped streaky pork instead. But blanch it first to remove the blood smell.

It is very delicious. Food is better than .....
At least I hope so!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Today they had pizza and the line was sooooooo long. While I got closer and closer I worried that it would be all gone by the time I got there. The person ahead of me took too long and I was thinking dammit bitch you're eating ALL the pizza! I was really worried.

But there was enough there. And it was SOOOOOOO good!!!!!!!!

They also had fried chicken. I could've had some, instead. But fried chicken gives me zits.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Recipe for steamed pork with dried fish

My granny can't eat dried fish because of her bloodpressure. And Uncle Fatty hates it!
So I like it, because the two of them eat everything else!

Steamed Pork With Dry Fish

One pound ground pork
A two finger piece of muy herng dried fish (梅香)
Half tablespoon sesame oil
Half tablespoon soy sauce
Half tablespoon rice wine
Half teaspoon sugar
Half teaspoon cornflour
Minced ginger and garlic

Work over the pork a little with two cleavers, then mix everything but the dry fish together in a shallow bowl. Pat to flatten and put the dry fish on top. Steam for fifteen or twenty minutes. Add some parsley or cilantro. It is delicious.

If you don't like the taste of dry fish (waah, ho mey-ga!), you can do the same thing with preserved mustard or turnip. You must soak them first to remove some of the salt, then chop them very fine. It's very good too, but not as good as steamed pork with dried fish.

This is really old school, but very very good. Try it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A dress and a dork

I so jealous of my cousin, she looks so pretty in a dress. She can wear dresses, I can't. Something about the legs and the hips. I think my legs are too short and my thighs are too fat. But she is very pretty!

When I grow up I wanna be just like her! Really!
Except without the dork boyfriend.
:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First post

This is an experimental blog. I've never blogged before, and I am wondering if anyone will ever read what I write. If they do, I hope they like it. I probably don't write very well.
I really don't know what to write about, either. I don't have any plans to write the great American novel (it's already been done), I have no intention of putting my homework notes here (that's a stupid idea), and this is not going to be a sparkly review of current events and politics (read the newspapers instead, and please don't tell me how to vote).

I suspect it's really going to be mostly about Hello Kitty.

Don't take everything so seriously!