Sweet and sketchy weekend

What is up with creepy people these days?? This past Friday while I was waiting to switch lines on the train station, I was baffled by one gentlemen. I was doing minding my own business and checking to see if the train was coming. When I glanced at my left I guess the guy believed I was looking at him. He then started pacing around me. Then I saw at the corner of my eye he was rubbing his belly and staring intently at something. So I decided to look at him. And behold! A creepy man with a round belly rubbed his belly and was staring at me. I was really taken aback and honestly quite disgusted.

Episode 2 of major creepiness: I was at Walmart eager to buy the ingredients to make a recipe I was dying to try when this guy asks if he could take a picture of me cus he thought i was pretty. I just automatically said ok cus he was this big guy and he was with another friend. But I came out of that supermarket darting glances left and right to see if anybody was stalking me. I pray to God that I’ll be okay! My goodness I should have said no. This is the problem with people like me who don’t like to say no. What the heck was I thinking?!?! Well I knew it was sketchy from the start but I didn’t have the balls to say no. And now I’m tearing my hair out worrying that this will be bad. Lord protect me!! Next time I will stand up for myself and have some guts.

Anyways here’s the picture of the dish I made today: . It’s by Giada and it’s called Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil. It was a hit in my family! Here’s the recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/linguine-with-shrimp-and-lemon-oil-recipe/index.html

I made a few changes to her recipe: 1) I changed the arugula to spinach 2) I added the lemon zest into the extra virgin olive oil and let it sit for a couple of hours 3) I added pepper flakes cus my family loves spicy :).

It’s so easy and doable! And when I bought the ingredients at Walmart it was a little over 10 dollars! Can you believe it? 10 dollars and I fed my whole family yummy Italian food.

Eventful Weekend

Yesterday Harry and I celebrated our anniversary via Skype. We watched True Grit through netflix. It was a pretty good movie. He had flowers delivered to me with a note that said “Thank you for 3 years of love. Happy 3rd anniversary.” It was really sweet :). To have spent our anniversary away from each other deeply saddened me. Yet I’m praying that this distance will do us good for our future.

Today Mel and I had an awesome Bible study. I decided to let this memory verse be a one I may paste on my lab bench. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1: 1-4). I pray that despite the difficulties at work, God will grant me perseverance and grace.

Books I want to read these days: 1) Desiring God (reread it maybe??) 2) Infinite Jest 3) Wind-up Bird Chronicle 4) The Help

Recipe I’d like to share: Fish Taco Korean Version (I’m thinking of making it tomorrow maybe?)

All you need: 1) Flour tortilla normal size 2) Tilapia 3) Korean 튀김가루 (it’s like a mix to deep fry things? literally translates to Korean deep fry powder…one can find it at any asian store I believe 4) caesar salad mix 5) vinegar and soy sauce 초간장

How bout we make the soy sauce first? 1) Pour out as much soy sauce as you think you need 2) Dilute it a little bit with water. Add little bit of water then taste. If still too salty, add little more water, and so forth. Don’t make it too watery though. 3) Add Chinese black vinegar…or Surig vinegar…prolly a teaspoon or so. Add as much vinegar as you like to taste. 4) Add korean red pepper 5) Add sesame seeds. 6) Optional: Add a lil sesame oil. MIx well.

Next: 1) Squeeze a little bit of lemon on the tilapia. 2) Cut the tilapia into nugget-size pieces. 3) Put the tilapia in the Korean fry mix batter (instructions on how to make the batter is on the back of the bag). 4) Deep fry the fish in canola oil

Now just stack the food together! Flour tortilla, fried tilapia, salad mix, and drizzle a little bit of the vinegar soy sauce mix. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Jeremiah 15: 19-21

This is a verse Harry shared with me via text today 🙂 

Therefore this is what the LORD says:

   “If you repent, I will restore you 
   that you may serve me; 
if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, 
   you will be my spokesman. 
Let this people turn to you, 
   but you must not turn to them. 
20 I will make you a wall to this people, 
   a fortified wall of bronze; 
they will fight against you 
   but will not overcome you, 
for I am with you 
   to rescue and save you,” 
            declares the LORD. 
21 “I will save you from the hands of the wicked 
   and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.”

                                         Jeremiah 15: 19-21

New Year’s Resolution

Hello. This is a really really late post for a New Year’s resolution I guess but I guess it’s never too late to set some good goals for myself. And I wanted to post them here after I’ve prayed about them….and after I really decide to commit to them. I’m praying that God will give me grace and patience as I try to set my life around Him more and more each coming year.

New Year’s Resolution:

1)TO SPIRITUALLY GROW AND HAVE A HEART LIKE GOD; TO RELY SOLELY ON  HIM FOR MY EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL COMFORT

To fulfill this goal more practically, I will read the Word while I’m on the train going to work. And I will try to pray and meditate on His Word… I won’t put a time on it because I feel like the time I come to God should be natural…not like a timed chore.

2) TO BE A LOVING WITNESS FOR GOD TO EVERYONE AROUND ME

God has already set this goal for me by placing me at my current workplace and by forcing me to take the DART. There are so many people who are in need and who need to know God in my community. I pray that God will help me fulfill this goal.

3)TO GET INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL

To set this more practically, I need to set a studying plan for my MCAT. This goal will definitely be challenging, but I MUST do this before the year is over. I hope that by being more disciplined in my spiritually life I will be able to be more disciplined in my studies this year…despite the fact that I will have to study after work. God please give me strength.

4) TO HAVE A GODLY, LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH HARRY

5) TO BE MORE AND MORE LIKE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

I felt this need to grow more responsible after my car accident this past December. Maybe this is an Asian family thing…but I feel like sometimes my parents haven’t given me the opportunity to grow more as an adult. I didn’t know what to do in a car accident…and because of that I am currently paying for it. There’s so many things I need to learn…and I pray that God will love me and grant me grace as I make mistakes and learn.

What I’m struggling the most these days is how I can be taken seriously as an adult and yet embody characteristics encouraged in the Bible. I feel like people look down on me because I look young and sound very young.

6) TO BE MORE FRUGAL WITH MY MONEY

I need to be more frugal with my money…and spend it more wisely. My plan was to open a separate bank account for the money I earn and learn how to manage it. I think though my mom is saving it for me. Regardless, the money I do have in my debit card I need to learn to use it more wisely. And not waste my money and stuff like makeup and clothes. I have too many blushes that the powder blushes I haven’t used too much are becoming chalky…I need to throw them out D:. And these aren’t just cheap blushes…they’re like $20 and up! I wonder how other women buy so much makeup and use all of it. And my lipstick too! I have so many that the ones I’ve hardly used are starting to smell like crayons. If I do have some money, I’d like to learn to be more generous and give more to my church and to those in need. Attending an American church has made me realize what it really means to give generously.

7) TO ALWAYS PUT THINGS BACK WHERE I FOUND IT.

This is an essential resolution I need to make one of these days because I lose SO many things because I don’t put things back where I found it. And because of this very bad habit, I can’t seem to find Mel’s DVD she lent me D:. I know…I’m terrible person. So this is a resolution I especially would like to fulfill this coming year.

8) TO BE POST MORE ON MY WORDPRESS 🙂

It’s not like anyone really looks at my wordpress…but I’d like to post here just for myself. To reflect back on my journals and see how far I’ve progressed…or regressed (hopefully not).