Food Network – What is going on?

What is going are my questions surrounded my mind with ‘Food Network’ lately.  The quality of the show drop significantly.   The management seems to focus on rating rather then the quality of the show.  Like everyone else we watch the Food Network program with a simple goal to get knowledge, tips and technique from the fellow expert on how prepapre a great meal.  Unfortunately, we don’t see this anymore rather then flirting and confuse all the fan.  I used to be a fan on FN but not anymore.

There are a few good host that I think should stay :-

  1. Alton Brown – Very talented and entertaining individual.
  2. Bobby Flay – Great chef but a superb loser on his show ‘Throwdown with Bobby Flay’
  3. Giada De Laurentis – Very informative program but for some reason she love to have her husband on the show?!
  4. Ina Garten – Like her show as very simple and easy but again she love to have her hubby on the show?!
  5. Anne Burrell – She is good on technique but she got a weird presentation.
  6. Guy Fierri – The most seccesful FN Star over all. 
  7. Marc Summers – Love his program although he is not cooking

Should go – can’t even watch anymore

  1. Rachel Ray – Should change her theme to 50 or 60mins meal instead.  30mins for 3 courses meal just impossible.  Also, she love to call people ‘Kids’ well, who is she talking too? I would suggest her to stop smoking too.
  2. Paula Dean – Understood she came from the long way but she should be professional enough to do cooking rather than flirting.  Also, how could her sons ‘Jamie and Bobby’ got a show there as ‘Taste travel’.  What qualify them? It is because there are Puala Dean sons?  Come on…
  3.  Duff – Who care about his team and him on how to cope their dateline?  If they can’t deliver then don’t accept the order.  We don’t need to see how well you treat your team or listen to your laugh.
  4. The Neely’s – Another flirting show but this one is between the couple.  How about get a room! 
  5. Robert Irvine – Annoying and obsolute obnoxious individual.  All I can see is anger on him. How about go for anger management class?
  6. Sunny Anderson – Who is she?  Just a DJ who can talk but what else!
  7. Aida Mollenkamp – A joker too just don’t understand why this show exist!  She can speak but why need a gay guy to read a questions to her? Please note that we are smart enough to get our answer straight from our fingertips.  And there is no reason to wait for your program.
  8. Sandra Lee – Semi Homemade!  Is she talended? 
  9. Aaron McCargo Jr – Previous Food Network star but he is very boring.
  10. Alex Guarnashelli – Another abnoxious and bad program.  Seriously, bad presentation.
  11. Adam Gertler – Who is he? Don’t understand why FN hired him simply he can entertain!

I truly missed the old days of FN program with lots of cooking rather than flirting shows.  It would be nice if Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart come back from their sister company ‘Fine Living Network’.  At least it may lure people to watch their program otherwise

The network & people today!

In this morden world we are lucky to have my technologies resources in our daily lives.  With just a click or save button. We will get an answer within a second and don’t have to struggling on memorize contact info or addresses.

The resources such as Facebook, LinkedIn,  Spoke, Twitter, Windows Live or many more makes our lives easier.  Though I must admit most of the poeple mis-use the application because these resources are mainly for business but hey people use it for difference reasons anyway!

A day and week to remember in LA!

Today we learned that two very talented and famous individual passed away.  Who is Farah Fawcett  the actress at the age of 62 and Michael Jackson The King of pop at age of 50.   It is a dark and bad week in general, because early this week and also learned that Ed McMohan the comedian died at the age of 86 also in Los Angeles.   These three individual have their unique side of them and it is a sad day for America and a great lost!

According to report Michael Jackson suffered cardiac arrest and the paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance and doctors tried to resuscitate for an hour at UCLA Medical Center unfortunately not sucessful.  The cause of death remain unknown until an autopsy was performed.  Jackson is survived by his three kids Prince Michael Jackson, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince ‘Blanket’ Michael Jackson II.

Farah Fawcett died this morning at the St. John Health Center in LA after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with  cancer in 2006. And she battling cancer in very public manner.  She survived her 24 son Redmond and her long time boy friend and companion, O’Neal.

Edward McMahon the comedian icon who passed away on 23rd Jun.  Who can forget on his line ‘H-e-e-e-e-e-e-re’s  Johnny!’  Who is the annoucer of Johnny Carson late n ight show.  He died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as well. He servived his wife Pam and other family members.

My prayers and thought with these families.

p/s: Hello LA LA land we need the cheer news and not the week like this eh…

Bummer to ABC!

Understood, we are in recession now but don’t tell me ABC can’t afford to hire a better personal to be the a ‘Summer Contributor’.  I got a good laugh after I saw the TV annoucement that Melissa Rycroft will be the summer contributor.  Still don’t understand what qualify her to be the correspondance! 

Well, “Good Morning America’ is a good show with these talended individual like Chris, Diane, Robin and Sam.  But how could a joker like her quality to be a correspondance on this great show?  Come on ABC please open your eyes and look…

Strawberry Wine – Deane Carter

Oh my! I just love this music and never tire of playing.  Although it’s more than 10 years old but it just so pleasant to listen to.  Ah it just great especially sipping the Strawberry wine while listening to this music.

***

He was working through college on my grandpaw’s farm.
I was thirsting for knowledge and he had a car.
I was caught somewhere between a woman and a child.
When one restless summer we found love growin’ wild.
On the banks of the river on a well beaten path.
It’s funny how those memories they last.

Like strawberry wine and seventeen.
The hot July moon saw everything.
My first taste of love oh bittersweet.
Green on the vine!
Like strawberry wine.

I still remember when thirty was old.
And my biggest fear was September when he had to go.
A few cards and letters and one long distance call.
We drifted away like the leaves in the fall.
But year after year I come back to this place.
Just to remember the taste.

Of strawberry wine and seventeen.
The hot July moon saw everything.
My first taste of love oh bittersweet.
Green on the vine.
Like strawberry wine.

The fields have grown over now.
Years since they’ve seen the plow.
There’s nothing time hasn’t touched.
Is it really him or the loss of my innocence.
I’ve been missing so much.
yeah
Like strawberry wine and seventeen.
The hot July moon saw everything.
My first taste of love oh bittersweet.
Green on the vine.
Like strawberry wine.
ohhh

strawberry wine

***

By elizascott Posted in Music

Father’s Day 2009

Most of the families are celebrating Father’s Day this weekend.  Either have special dinner or gift to the person who we respect and call as ‘Dad or Father’.  And I want to take this opportunity to wish Dad around the world ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

Yea, this is my 2nd years without Dad as he passed away two years ago.  In this special day and I am thinking of  him very much.  But the only way I can reach him is to pray for him.   It is still hard for me to deal with emotion. I know he is in heaven now and watching each one of us.

To the children around the world:-  Please take my advise to give a big hug and wish him ‘Happy Father’s Day’.  Bet you with the simple thing like this and he will  be very  happy and touch to see how appreciate and respect you are to him.  In fact, I don’t even have a chance to wish my dad even I want to.

Are you a smart shopper?

Everyone of us force to be a smart shopper in this economy downturn.  With sales, deals and coupons are the key for fellow consumer to save extra money in our pocket.

But this morning, I notice a not too smart family at Lee’s sandwiches store.  Their kids grabbed 4 packages of ‘Pringles’ potatoes chips which marked $1.99.  Well, the regular price for each pack is $1!  In fact, there is Target down the street.  Also Safeway and Whole Food are just couple blocks away. Gees, just don’t understand why they willing to pay more. It’s because of convinience?

Understood, it wasn’t my issues whether he/she willing to pay more but just feel sorry to them especially in this recession time.  That’s all.

May I asked are you a ‘Smart Shopper’?

The pain as Foreign Worker

If you are the Foreign Worker then you will understand or have been experience in this situation before.  Besides, culture shock and life style change there are so many things to adjust from his/her home country.  Well, I truly understand the ordeal.  In fact, till today I still receive criticism as below..

  • I don’t understand you
  • I do not know what are you talking about
  • Your sentences did not complete
  • You got grammar issues..

Each time I hear that and I feel very sad because I still haven’t master that field yet. Just like sharp knife strike through me.  Very sad and pain.  Thanks to my love who always support and guide me.

Not to be sour grape!  I really appreciate the criticism on this and I will keep learning.  Because I know English is not easy like ABC.  Though I must say if I simply ask any Native American Speaker to just speak or write a word on my language and I can bet it unlikely happening.  So, be consider please.  Let’s hope the fellow foreigner will learn the language of the country where they landed well.

I may not be perfect like the fellow Native American does nor fluent like them. But I am blogging in English since 2006.  And at least 2600+ reader now.  Understood, I have more room to grow and please don’t push me to the edge.  I even volunteer to help my team to write an article for our monthly newsletters so go figure and do the math!

By elizascott Posted in Humor

16 years old teen running for City Council

I really hope this is not true but I read the news from Internet that 16years young man Ishan Shah hopes to run for City Council position in Fremont. Which also the fourth largest city in Bay Area.  Well, it must admired by many other included me for his goal but how much experience that this person have?  In fact, he can’t even vote yet duh!

Though Mr. Youngman please take my advice to finish your study, let your hair grow and establish the base of politic first.  With your one quoted ‘Allowing people participate meeting online’ just not good enough

Fremont residents are smart enough to figure out your capability rather than blindly support you like  Gupta community does.   This must be a joke of the day!

Good time @ Central Valley

As usual once of the year my hubby’s BFF will organize a pool site party.  And this year they plan a little early because this also a farewell gathering with of the couple that are moving to China next week. 

Though I must say we got the best time there especially with the pleasant weather.  A few best buddies with good food and drink that was the best time.  Mens will talk about new technologies and their electronics.  As for wives will have hers ladies talk while prep the food.  Follow by jump down to Jacuzzi for relaxing.  Ah it just another day in paradise.

Our best friend ‘Felipe and Anel’ are moving to China to persue their dream and we want to wish them all the best.

Understood, 45mins one way to Central Valley sounds like a pain to deal with.  But both of us truly got a great time.  We made it home around 10.30pm

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