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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Thursday!

The weekend is already near, and yet I'm blogging about last weekend.

First, I would like to share with you the first plumerias that have bloomed, of the season.

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I went to the mall with my mom on her day off last Friday. I went into the Body Shop and came across these cute oil burners for only $3. My mom really liked the Satsuma scent, so she immediately picked up a couple of oil burners (one for me), a scented oils gift set that included all of the scents that were available so it would give us a chance to sample them all, and since we needed to spend $30 in order to get $5 off, I picked up some Seaweed facial cleanser because I was running out at home. After I presented my Love Your Body card, the cashier told me that I could pick out anything in the store because I have earned a free $15 to spend in the store. I immediately picked up the Seaweed Toner and another bottle of Satsuma oil. Along with a 10% discount for using the card, my mom only spent $30 for everything!

Now that I have an candle oil burner in my room, it smells like Satsuma all the time. Chillin' on my couch with Oscar sitting next to me, browsing blogs on my laptop, listening to my favorite music, sipping on some Jamba Juice, and to top it all off with the sweet fragrance of Satsuma oranges! This is the lifeee! I'm also glad that this summer isn't so scorching... yet.

July 4th was of course, Independence Day. It was my little cousin's birthday, so we decided to celebrate it on that day as well. I helped cake her, but she got me back. And she anticipating for my upcoming birthday...

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On Sunday, my parents and I went to Little Tokyo, mainly because Marukai sent my mom a scratcher coupon to use. My mom and I are frequent visitors to this place, but my dad rarely has time to go.

We made our first stop at Marukai. The first section we went to was the health & beauty section. My mom stocked up on my mom's favorite Lux Shampoo, which was going for $18 per set, which includes shampoo, conditioner, and pack( wtf is that ). We just picked up everything that we needed at Marukai, including candies and snacks for our trip to Canada! The total came up to be around $200 of candies, snacks, and beauty products. My mom let me scratch the scratcher to see how much of a percentage we get to deduct from our purchase, and I got 15%!

Beauty products, including Gatsby hair wax for my brother, buying more Mandom makeup remover (which was $10.95!), SANA Soymilk stuff, and other things I can't remember.

This Lux "Super Rich" shampoo set makes my hair incredibly silky smooth, soft and fluffy. My hair stays oil-free for the whole entire day, as silky as your hair came fresh out of the shower (After being dry of course!).

We went to eat at Hibachi BBQ in the plaza, mainly because my dad does not like eating Japanese food, and the last time he was at the restaurant was when my parents started dating! They served Korean food. It's funny how many Korean ladies think I'm Korean once they start speaking Korean to me!

Dad said to me, "Can I eat now?"

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We ended our trip with some CeFiore frozen yogurt, which I personally think is better than Pinkberry (located across the street LOL). Right now, they're having a promotion for the summer, which is a small size of flavor yogurt, with any toppings, for $2!
I don't have any pictures of the yogurt (since I eat a lot of yogurt hehe), but here is a silly picture of my dad using his spoon to point at things...

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That evening , my sister and I made red velvet cupcakes (again!). This time, we used the cake mix and store bought cream cheese icing because she already bought it and we were too lazy to gather ingredients. I also wanted to use my new pastry decorating tips, and here are the results. The cake tasted more chocolate than I expected, but it wasn't bad. I also think red velvet cake made from scratch tastes a WHOLE lot better. A LOT better. What I don't like about red velvet is that you have to use artificial red food coloring. I don't like the idea of ingesting all that artificial-ness.

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For those who haven't tried or even HEARD of Tumblr, I suggest you give it a shot, especially for those of you who enjoy looking at pictures instead of reading, or if you don't mind a small amount of text at all. Because I am a visual person, I love looking at pictures! However, that doesn't mean that I don't love to read (limited to the things that I want to read). I like to post some inspirational quotes, pictures, and text. It is merely random stuff that I wish to share with people (who read my tumblr, anyway).

Some of my favorite tumblr blogs include the ones featuring pictures of food (http://gluttonisabliss.tumblr.com), architecture (http://architectureblog.tumblr.com), interior design (http://homesweetstyle.tumblr.com), love quotes (http://quotewhore.tumblr.com), and so forth. Lots of inspiration for my future dream home... a girl can only dream!

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Does anyone know what happened to Kalila? Tell her I miss her, because she's gone now. I hope for the best for her!

There is a new blog directory that was created by Miss J.Rose, so check it out if you haven't already! Thanks for taking the initiative! :)



Tiffany said...

your dad's expression is so hilarious. and adorable hahaha!!

and using a spoon to point. I remember my dad walks down aisles with hands behind his back, not touching anything. and I would try to mimic him but you know.... as a child it's so HARD to resist touching!! LOL.

thanks for the tumblr sites!

not sure what you like to read but: http://147xxxx.tumblr.com/ is one of my favorite lol! a starbuck barista's adventures..

Iced-Tea-Girl said...

Te he
your dad made me laugh

thanks for the love quotes, they are really lovely

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Pop Champagne said...

I love your flower picture! Hmmmm you make me want to get an oil burner... I would like a better smelling apartment since I got a bunny it gets smelly at times... hmmmm!

Edna said...

The plumerias looks so pretty! Is it in your back/front yard?

Your daddy;s expression is priceless :)

mszcheysser said...

Wow! The food looks good! Your dad's expression! OMG! Haha. But then again... who wouldn't have that look, if they were hungry? lol =] And the cupcakes looks so pretty!

Peter said...

WEEE steph. greetings from canada lol
and you were like 'hanguk saram anni eyo!' right?lol

Tiffany said...

omg you should post pictures of your oscar haha! I always get so excited when I see another daschund even though DJ is only half. he gets his terrible temper from his chihuahua side. oops!

I love soompi.com's samples and freebies thread. thats it really. all the posts in between are full of insecurities and hollister/abercrombie stuff :/!!

I do enjoy the humor forum too!

KIITZYY said...

omgosh.. the candle burner was only $3?? and its sooo cute! u always have such a yummy-filled day :) and the cupcakes don't even look handmade.. they look so pro! stephy, u should seriously think abt becoming a chef ;p

stellarvixen said...

interesting post!!

how is the SANA performance?
i thought of getting the toner..compare to aquamoist juju :P
do share!

you are such a skillful chef!cupcakes galore!