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Archive for December, 2009

New Year’s Eve!

How was your year? What did you learn? What good things and bad things happened to you?

There’s so many questions you can ask yourself to look back and think about. Please, take your time to think back and appriciate everything that happened to you; bad and the good.

So many goods and bads happened to me this year, but one of the top good things that happened to me was getting back with my best friend, who is now my boyfriend. I can’t stress it enough how much I am thankful. He was my best friend, then we didn’t talk to eachother for over a year. And now here we are, back together with a even stronger relationship. Life wasn’t that fun for that a year and a little, but it changed. Now he’s here whenever I need him. I’m really thankful about how he opened up and let me come back to his side. Honestly, he means a lot to me, and I can’t thank him enough.

Matching clothes! 🙂

Also, I’m really fortunate that I got to meet so many new people this year. Through my blogs, I was able to make new friends who *deff* made an impact on me. Also through peta2, I was impacted by a lot of people on there. Though we have never met in person, they made a huge, positive impact in me. It is very precious, and I really want to thank each and every one of them. Because of peta2, I went vegan. It was one of my life-changing moments. Now I’m striving for a healthier, raw lifestyle. This is all thanks to the connections that I developed with the people on the board. I’m really thankful, and I can’t stop thanking them.

Well folks, I hope you can think of someone that you can thank, and go give them a big smile or a hug or a letter or, just anything to express how much you appriciate them.

Also, if you want to change the world, You have to be the change. That does not mean if you want change, you keep silence. I understand that, but it doesn’t mean fight and argue and hate the person either. This makes me sad, to see how so many people are arguing back and forth. That’s not the right way to do it. If you want change, you don’t “force” it on to the other person, you have to encourage them, and stop talking BS about them. And just to tell you, there IS a way to bring change without violence. See for yourself, and if it doesn’t work, keep at it.

Here, the one way to bring change and inner peace. Listen to this, check this out, and do it. I’m doing it, people have done it and succeeded, and so can you. We HAVE to be the change. If the year 2010 is going to be a year for a change, WE have to start it. Year 2010, is OUR YEAR.

Thank you for coming! 🙂

Merry one-day-after Christmas!

Hi peeps! How was your holiday? 😉

Ahh, christmas is over…but the christmas music is still on! I don’t think anyone can get out of the spirit quite yet 😉 Which is totally understandable.

The dinner was pretty good, because I made vegan pie for the whole family, which turned out to be a little too sweet for everyone (^_^);;

Peanut Butter Cup Pie

 Yuuuuuum! 😀 It was muy bien! Very sweet and chocolatpeanutbutter-y! 😉 Very tasty with Rice whip. (which I broke the tip so it doesn’t work anymore; there’s so much left in it!) :O Oh well, it’s still good, and I’m pretty sure it’s good with vegan ice cream. 😉

Oh yeah, someone said that smoothies taste better in bowls. (aka smoup) So I tried and it turned out de-lish! 😉

My morning smoup!

Topped with Mummy Food, which is a food that Edgar Cayce learned about through his readings.

“Mummy Food has a fascinating history. In a dream that Edgar Cayce had concerning the discovery of ancient records in Egypt, a mummy came to life to help him translate these records. This mummy gave directions for the preparation of food that she required, thus the name ‘mummy food.’. . . For particular individuals [Cayce] stated that it was “almost a spiritual food.” (http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/cayce.html)

Very fascinating 🙂 It’s really tasty straight from the jar (or whatever container you decide to put in), and it goes a long way; it’s still in my fridge! 😉

Oh yeah! Christmas present time! I got…

I'm Veeeegaaaann!!

An AWESOME Vegan T-shirt from my boyfriend 😀 Totally love it!! Very stylish too! 😉

With it, he got me these very cute buttons!! 😄

 Tengo 11! I’m deciding where to put all of them 😉

I got lots of clothes from mis padres Santa (muy bonitas!) too!

And bing bing bing!! Look what I got from my friend! 😀

Cutenesses!

From the left: cute handmade notepad, cinammon scented pencil aka “smencil”, and coin case

Hand-made key-chain!

 The back side has the “cut class, not frogs” sticker.

Cute stickered can!

In this cute used-to-be-a-tea-can can, there were these!

Cookies!

Yum yum, I ate more than half of it already 🙂 I hope I can save some for my boyfriend) (^_^);;

There was a cute letter in the box, which had lots of confetti! And last but not least…

A to-go cup! I really needed and wanted one! Now I can take my smoothie on-the-g0! And my friend from school also gave me one, so I will always have a back-up one! 😀 Or just take two if I want a lot of my smoothie 😉

Very, very cute. I love my presents! Thank you Michal and Santa! 😀

Finalmente, mi amigos, yo tengo una pregunta para ti: Que recibiste para Christmas? Tuviste un dia buena?

Gracias para viniendo! 🙂

P.S: Chocolate-Covered Katie is having a giveaway 🙂

Almost Christmas?! Wow!

Wow! Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve? Daaaaaang! That’s too soon!

Any who, finally winter v-k, right? (Though it’s almost half-way over! Oh no!) Cool. I hope I can be productive 🙂

Speaking of that, I’ve been making stuff!

Very Pink Smoothie

First time making smoothies for a snack 🙂 Kept it simple with Frozen Bananas and Strawberries + Soy milk. A little bit of this won’t hurt, will it? (Hey, I was working of my Formal Lab Report all day. It’s a reward.) With a yum lunch at exactly 10 o’ clock 😀

Wednesday Lunch "Sausage" in Front of the Computer

Actually, it’s called “Sunday Morning ‘Sausage’ in a Blanket”. But it’s neither Sunday nor Morning in a Blanket, so it’s good to call it this, isn’t it? Thank-you vegan cresent rolls and tofurky sausages!) It was very yum 😉

Good thing I (almost) finished my FLR, because it’s the longest FLR I’ve ever done! (And that’s just the first part! Wow.) O_o I hope my partner is doing her half 😉

Because I worked so hard on my FLR while watching good ol’ Yu-Gi-Oh!, I didn’t get even close to cleaning my room 😦 That’s sad; that place needs to get cleaned! (-_-);;

Oh yeah, who’s your favorite singer? Mine is…

Michael Buble HANDS-DOWN!! No questions asked! I love him!!! (Whenever I hear his song on the radio, it makes me want to cry) He’s coming here on April 3! Awesome! I hope someone can take pictures of him for me! (if I’m not going that is) I have to put it in to consideration 😉

Oh yeah! My mom has her up’s and down’s, and today was her up day. Because of that, she’s letting me make pie for tomorrow!! 😀 Awesome! She was thinking about getting cake from Whole Foods (which is really expensive for a cake that’s packed with chicken periods and veal blood, but oh well. That’s economy). SOOOOO, I’m making Peanut Butter Cup Pie (Vegan, of course!) from PETA’S Vegan College Cookbook!! I seriously recommend this cookbook if either 1.) You’re going to/in college or 2.) You have the desire to cook (or at least not have nasty gresay, oily, processed food). $14.99 US; totally worth the money! The inside is jam-packed with easy-to-make recipes! (This book makes me really excited to go to college!) I won’t be sad leaving the house with this cookbook; it’ll be my new best friend! 😀

So tomorrow will come more pictures of food, and maybe something else that I shouldn’t tell all of you yet! 😀 (No sweat, it’s not like you’re going to find out 500 years later. It’s tomorrow. Did you hear that? TO-MOR-ROW) ;D

Ooh, and those cookies over there look yum!

And like siempre, thanks for coming! 🙂

How to make an origami paper crane!

Hellooooooo! How was your day?

I’m finally on winter v-k (woo!) and I haven’t done anything yet. (Other than surf the internet) (^.^);;

Today, I want to write about how to make a paper crane! My friend wants to learn how, and since it is her winter v-k goal, I thought I’d help out!

1.) Get a square sheet of paper. (an origami. Any paper will work, but it has to be square!!) This is about 5 x 5 in

5 x 5 in origami

2.) Fold it into a triangle

Take one corner and fold it

3.) Fold it into a triangle again and face the flap towards you

4.) Squish the back side of the folded part to make a square.

5.) Flip to the other side and do the same thing. Take the top part of the flab and make a diamond shape.

6.) Take the side flap and fold it in. Do this to both sides.

Now it should look like this:

7.) Flip it to the other side and do steps 5 and 6. Take the side flap and fold it in.

8.) Fold the other flap as well so it looks something like this.

Did it turn out like this?

9.) Turn it to the side and open it.

Is it turning out like thiiiiiiis?

10.) Take one of the bottom flab and fold it up.

Fold it up til where you feel you can't fold it up anymore

11.) Flip it and do the same thing.

Tiny, I know 🙂

12.) Turn it to the side and open it up. (Same thing as step 9)

13.) Bring the flap down until you can’t bring it down anymore. (The flap my thumb is holding in this picture)

Almost there!

14.) Flip it to the other side and do the same thing and fold it so it would look something like this.

Oooh!

15.) Fold one tip of the sticking up part to make the head, and you’re done!

Ta-daaa!!

Ooohh, yeah! That was a looooooooooooooooooooong post! (I did this in two days, ha ha.) Did it turn out like thiiiis?

Posing for the camera!

I don’t know if I did a good job explaining in words (wordly challenged here), but I hope the picture helps!

I’m done, because I need to GET MY SLEEP!!

Thanks for coming! 🙂

Winter V-K has come!! (almost!)

Yeaaaaaaayy!! We have all (I think) survived the last week of school!!! (Ha ha, except for me because I have Japanese School every Saturday from 8:50 to 3:30!) Oh well. I’m used to doing that; I’ve been doing it for 12 years, it’s no big deal 🙂 (Though we have a history test that I’m not too ready for!)

Anywho, as I type this, Michal’s favorite christmas song is on the radio. Awesome 🙂 It’s a good song; All I Want for Christmas Is You. Anyone else like this song??

Oh wow, this week was pretty bad exercise wise (but food wise, I did amazing!) I didn’t DDR at ALL. Wow. That’s pretty sad, because now, I can feel my body being lazy. (which is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD) This is a record here. (But I walked a lot this week when I went shopping with my BF. Doesn’t that kind of count as an exericse??) I will get back on track during break, and maybe add more outside walking exercise or something. (But I HATE the cold, so I don’t know about that)

Food wise, it was awesome! The only “junk food” I ate all this week was a handful of  Rold Gold Stick Pretzels (which I ate today, because there was a “fiesta” in math class. I think I wanted to eat them because everyone was eating something, and I didn’t want to be lonely/sad.) <-Bad reason to eat junk food, so I will not do it again. 🙂 But other than that, absolutely NO junk food. Awesome! (except for dark chocolate and homemade larabars; they’re healthy, at least healthier than chips or cakes)

More fruits and veggies!

This morning’s smoothie! Lots of veggies, fruits, and nuts/grains! Yum yum 😀

Apple and Almond Yogurt!

Mmm, Vanilla Soy Yogurt with almonds and apples…Very tasty, simple, and healthy! What more can you ask for? (a spoon…Lol)

Oh yeah! In Calculus today, we sang some Calculus christmas songs in front of the other math (and for some reason an English) classes! It was really cute! (there’s a lot of them on youtube. Type in “Oh calculus oh calculus”) There were other cool calculus songs on youtube, but the 12 days of Christmas -Calc version- (that our teacher came up with; she’s so smart!!) was the funniest. Speeding up as we got in to more “days” was funny, because everyone was running out of breath. And for the “12th day”, this one girl destroyed it, so we almost had to start all over again! (But everyone in the class is aware that she is THAT kind of person, so it’s okay I guess)

Ha ha, since this week I focused on my eating habits, my exercise habit went downhill. (^^);; I guess someone needs to work on doing two things at once!

Speaking of striving for a goal, I shall post my New Year’s Resolutions:

1.) Start working on my manga  
2.) Go completely complaint free (http://www.acomplaintfreeworld.org)
3.) Go leafletting more often and help people raise awareness of animal cruelty
4.) Work out/EXERCISE!!! (<-THAT is something I need to work on)
5.) Get the Vegan sweater from peta2
6.) Stay healthy and go raw as I can!

Cool! I will TOTALLY do this!! >XD I’m pretty sure I have other goals for next year (like “not giving a hard time to my BF”. Ooo, that’s a hard one). So I will post them before this year is over 🙂

So, that’s it for today! And a few questions for you: What’s your plan for winter vacation and what’s YOUR New Year’s Resolutions?

Thanks for coming! 🙂

Yum yum neutral fun!

Ha ha! Eveything’s so packed in the title! 😀

Okay, so for Healthy Monday, we (as in my BF and I) walked home, so that was good 🙂 No junk food was eaten (yeay!) And today, the only food other than my normal two meals a day I had was an Awesome Pink Smoothie!

My 4 o'clock snack! 😀

Mmmm….Yum!! Since I’ve been drinking smooties, I’ve realized that I’m getting WAAAAAAY more veggies/fruits intakes than EVER!! I never had this many fruits in one day (one apple, one banana, 6 strawberries) or veggies (handful of soy beans, spanich, almonds, and 1/2 cup of kale)!!

Fruits and Veggies!

And on top of that, I feel sooooooooo much better/healthier! (compared to the times where I just stuff myself with processed junk snack food) My mind is more clear, and I feel lighter! It’s pretty amazing! I’m really glad that I met Michal and Katie, who are awesome almost 100% raw vegans!! They seriously inspired to me to change my lifestyle! 😀

And speaking of that, I should put some of my lunch pictures! 😀

Boca Chik'n Wrap!

I’ll probably develop a better eating habit in the spring because tennis starts! (Woo!) And I’ll have to be checking their blogs even more every now and then to get awesome/refreshing/energetic/fulfilling raw recipes!! 😄

Oooh man! Before this week is over, I have…

  • A Compare and Contrast Media Essay (due Thursday)
  • Government Congress person presentation/debate (Wed. – Fri.)
  • Spanish IV vocab test (Thursday)
  • 2 week Lab Final (All this week and the next week back from break)
  • Math test (Thursday)

Relative Extrema...Calculus!

Look at this art piece up here! Iiiiiit’s CALCULUS!!! (I hope I did it right!) It’s like…”what’s a relative min? relative max? Why do we need to find this? Can’t you just graph it on the calculator?” Sooooooooo many questions swerve in minds, but when you do it, makes sense! (usually) Ahh…math just looks beautiful to me 🙂 All the numbers unitying to form an answer….Sweet!

Aaaand I have 3 art projects that I will be working on over the break (hopefully!) But it’s due January 19th ish, so I’m not too worried (^.^) I love art!! (aka creating things with my own hands!) I have an art that’s based on a logo, and it looks amazingly AWESOME!! I will put it up as soon as I turn it in for the AP test. 🙂 Actually, I’m really desperate to show it, I’m going to post it up right now!

AP Art peta2-style!!!!

Okay okay, I’m really happy that this is up! (Hey Rama! I don’t know if you’re reading this, but it’s up!! Ha!!) I hope I get a good grade for this! (^u^)v I’m really proud of it! (at first, I sweared to myself that this would be the last time doing a line design art, but I think I really like it!!) 

Ha ha! I have to go work on my rough draft of the essay that’s due tomorrow and do my math review homework so I can get a good grade on it!

Thanks for coming!!!!  🙂

Wow! Almost winter break! Really?!

Daaaaang!! Someone has NOT updated their blog in ages! Oh well. I have stuff to do to, you know 😉 School work, AP Art projects, studying for tests…All just coming in at once! (and it’s just going to get even MORE intense this week! Woooooohoooo!!)

Okay, so the 3 day plan didn’t work either (^_^);; So another plan I came up with is…DON”T THINK ABOUT IT. The more I tell myself, “don’t eat….don’t eat…”, the more I want to. SO, I’m just going to live without thinking about it and see what happens 🙂 (Dang, something gotta work now!!) No more egos, no more worries and overeating 🙂 (maybe)

Buuut, I have to show some awesome food/drinks that my mom/I’ve made for the last few days that I haven’t updated this blog 🙂

Yum! First smoothie ever!

Yuuuummm!! I think this is the first smoothie! (hey, it’s been a while, okay?) Strawberries, bananas, soy milk, kale, and spinach. Daannng, it’s good and healthy 🙂 (Seriously, I HATE bananas, but if it’s in smoothie form, i’m cool!)

Since then, I’ve been making several different ones, and I’ve come to a conclusion…YOU NEED BANANAS. It tastes funky without them. And one more…IT TASTES BETTER WHEN ALL THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE FROZEN. Non-frozen ones taste pretty nasty. So now, I have fun preparing and choosing what to put in for tomorrow morning’s smoothie! Yum! I really wish I can take it to school, so I don’t have to drink two whole cups in the morning! (^_^);;

And now, it’s time to show a recipe for…

Hand-made Lara Bar!!!

Okay, so I found this recipe from a blog (the link is on the side), and it’s soooooooooooooooo easy and descriptive!! I had so much fun making these, and I just made more today! (this is with cashew, the ones today are with almonds) They both taste great! (and they taste the same to me! ha ha!) Since each lara bar is expensive when you add it up, it’s better and more fun to make them on your own! (and from this, I discovered that dried dates are reeeeeeeeaaally good!! Yum!!!) I need to go get more of those just to eat them plain! 🙂

Day 2 or 3 smoothie!

Or maybe it’s day 4 or 5. I don’t know, but it was a good smoothie! (lots of greens, and only greens + apples! No bananas, which made it taste not-as-good, but that’s okay too!) I love smoothies, and I truely treasure my blender!!

Very Greeny Veggie Dinner!

Typical Japanese Dinner everyday. (Can’t live without brown rice and miso soup. No questions asked.) Bok Choy sautee and egg plant + kale sautee 🙂 ( I don’t really know what to call them. So I’ll call it sautee for now) 🙂 They were sooooooooooo good! X) Love you mom!

Okay, it’s 10:30, and I need to call my BF who didn’t come over because he had to work on college apps 🙂 And study for my Spanish Vocab quiz and my big math test that is totally going to alter my grade! (^^);;

Thanks for coming! 🙂

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