Cherry Blossom festival week in California

It’s that time of the year that attracted thousand of people to our very own Japan town.  Baby crying, kids chasing each other and you can see all there too.  We can see many kind of hand craft item and delicious snack there.  I normally pickup Japanese incense (Cedarwood) there for relaxing.  Though this will be totally different story for Japan and it is national holiday.

After a long wait and we finally got a sit for our late lunch. The colorful sushi just too pretty to eat.  Ahi tuna is just to die for, bake oyster just perfect to end the meal.  Lastly, sake to wash it down…

Thanks love…

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A very healthy breakfast of the week

Screenshot 2015-04-25 07.56.35Yes, I’ve had a very healthy breakfast this week.  Basically, yogurt, fruits and hot tea for breakfast.  However, I do missed those crispy bacon, potatoes tots, bagel, waffle, scramble eggs and more.  But I choose to be good this week. Hopefully, I can shave off a little weight to summer to be hot mama.

By elizascott Posted in Health

The 7 sentences successful people that never say

Found an article from Business Insider and it’s worth to read.

  1. “I hate my job” (I hate this company, my boss is an idiot)
  2. “That’s not fair” (But I deserve it more)
  3. “That’s not how it’s done here” (Because it has always been done this way)
  4. “That’s not my job” (I don’t get paid enough)
  5. “That’s impossible” (That can’t be done, I can’t do this)
  6. “I could have” (I should have, I might have been able to)
  7. “I have no choice” (I have no other options, I’ve done all I can)

I do agree those successful people NEVER say the above sentences and so do I.  But how come I am not as successful as them!

By elizascott Posted in Humor

Delicious garlic herb butter roasted corn

Screenshot 2015-04-19 07.43.06It’s spring meaning lots of out door activities during weekend.  We made this delicious garlic herb butter roasted corn.  Whoa I can’t believe it was a hit.  I bought 10 ears of corns and it wasn’t enough for 5 people though…

The most important this is it took less than 10mins to prepare and everyone loves it. All I need are…melted salted butter, chopped parsley leaves, garlic (finely minced), honey, corn, cut into 2-inch pieces and lastly paprika.
Just prepare the garlic-herb butter mixture by combining the butter, parsley, garlic and honey. Stir to combine well.  Than boil the corn about 5 minutes. Drained. Brush the butter mixture generously on each corn, then finish off by “roasting” them on a cast-iron grill pan on high heat, for about 5 minutes, or until the surface is slightly charred.

Fancy lunch with the theme – Napa Valley

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Happy Easter

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Happy Easter to all my family and friends.  Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

  1. Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!
    Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia
  2. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
    Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
    Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
  3. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
    Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
    Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
    Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
  4. Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
    Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!
    Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
    Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
  5. Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
    Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
    Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
    Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
  6. King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
    Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
    Thee to know, Thy pow’r to prove, Alleluia!
    Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

Never feels good to get rejection

I was in the 2nd round of the interviewed for internal transfer but I got a rejection this morning.  Geez, it was hard to swallow and I still need to keep my cool and calm.  Really didn’t see this coming because the interviewed process went well.  Though I do realized transfer within an organization is not easy.

Am I sad and disappointed!  Yes of course, but life goes on and that will push me further to stand up tall and move forward and stop bickering about it.  Bottom line never feels good to get rejection.

By elizascott Posted in Humor