Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I need to GAIN weight

My goal: gain 15 lbs. 

I'm mid twenty, weigh 90 lbs = underweight.  BMI is 18. Aarggh! I'm considered malnourished because I don't eat enough because I don't want to eat.  Although eating at my regular calories (2,200) per day should help; however, in order to gain 15 lbs, I'd need to consume 2,700kcals/day.

Fruits: 2.5 serving
Veggies: 3.5 serving
Grains: 9 ounces
Meat/Beans: 6.5 ounces
Milk: 3

I need to 'eat' 6 times a day (just because my day runs from 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM). Eat here can be a meal or a snack. Yikes! I'm going to be broke. From today until the day I reach my goal, I will....

  1. Prepare meals at home
  2. Shop sales items: yogurt 10 for $5, pasta sauce 2 for $5 and ect. (Most markets occasionally has sales Weds-Sun)
  3. Drink milk
  4. Salad is an easy snack and so is nuts, dried fruits, seeds, peanut (if you're allergic to peanut, there's peanut allergy patch, talk to your doctor)
  5. Have a structured, regular eating occasions are necessary!

Let me know if you need help in this area message me. I'll help you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I received an email from my sister today regarding the harm of possible used condom assembled into hair tie or slippers from China .... Don't hesitate to pass this on to your friends...

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!! 

Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind….. 

 These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. 

Be cautious of hair bands at open markets around the city – they are probably from China since they are purchased in bulk very very cheap !!!! 

Take a good look before buying hair bands in future – specially like the following kind….. 

These Hair bands were made from used condoms and threads. 

BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday 

In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said. 

'These cheap and colorful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ....... threatening the health of local people,' it said.. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said. 

'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just Rs.5, much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said. 

A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets. 

In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems. 

Check your kids hair bands and make sure they do not put them in their mouth while trying to plait or tie their hair . 

See below for Chinese Slippers now being sold in Walmart in the US . Hopefully, they are not yet in India ....


The Result:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Anti-Soda clip - Gross!

Drink 1 soda a day can make you 10 lbs fatter in a year. ... or you can just exercise to burn the calories.

This clip is too much...


American Bald Eagle pair and Hatching

Yahoo! News

Monday, April 4, 2011 9:08am PDT

Watch American Bald Eagle pair and their 3 offspring hatching from egg. According to Yahoo! News,  "The baby eagle first appears, through a tiny hole in the shell, at the 4:40 mark. It's is seen out of the shell at 8:03."

3rd egg hatching


My Pyramid (Diet Analysis)

I like this website with regards to healthy nutrition.  My favorite part in this website is the "Spotlights," which has 4-categories: Food Groups, Diet guidelines, Interactive Tools and Let's Move.


food groups thumbnailFood Groups
Info about food groups, healthy eating tips, and more
Dietary Guidelines for AmericansDietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 For a Healthier Life

interactive tools thumbnailInteractive Tools Daily food plans, food and activity tracker, & moreLet's Move logoLet's Move!The First Lady's campaign to raise healthier kids

All of these 4 categories are very helpful! They help me measure my food portion, create a daily food plans, and promote a healthy living style.  I love my body and I want to treat it well.

Also, there's a section for Preschoolers, Kids (great guides for children), Pregnant and Breastfeeding mothers, too.  There's also weight loss section for those who needs them.  As for me, I want to gain weight.

Take 5 mins and surf through this site, very helpful website, very user friendly, fun and cool too!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Kids are so cute!!

Alexander and Sydney

Alexander is 4 years old and his younger sister, Sydney, is 2 years old.  They are such hyper kids.  Both are very active and laugh all the time.  Alexander is very friendly and love to sing.  Sydney is a curious baby girl, smart and she loves to snack :)

I miss their hugs


I was walking at the park during March...  looking forward to snap some pictures of the cherry blossom flowers and lucky me... I get to see hummingbirds up-close.  They were everywhere near the flowers.  I have never seen so many hummingbirds in one place.  Such an exciting experience.

Engagement Photoshoot

Kara & Ken 

I meant to post Kara & Ken's Engagement before their Pre-Wed photoshoots. Oops! Carry on, my first time with Kara and Ken one on one was so much fun! I also interview this love birds...

Me: Kara, how are you guys keeping the relationship so strong? I mean, 10 years is a long time.
Kara: Both of us knew we were for each other and from then on, we can only think about building our relationship stronger.
Me: *still thinking about the 10 years that they've been together* speechless...

... to a promising future and a happily ever after

Always at the same level and on the same page

Their silly moments ;P

Two hearts, One wish

Seal with a kiss

Kara: You can always lean on me :)

Ken: I will always hold you and grow old with you.

At the end of the day, just me and you.

Pre-Wedding Photoshoot

Kara & Ken

I had the honor to capture beautiful moments of this sweet couple.  They are so in love! They were each other high school sweet heart and each other lovers for 10 years.  He was her first love and she was his first love, too. Til this day, their love are still growing strong.  Happiness does exist. They gave me another reason to believe in true love. Again, Congratulations to Kara & Ken.

Kara & Ken in Vietnamese traditional long dress. Simple and sweet. Lovely!

Looking toward the future together

Ken: My eyes will only look deep at you...

I love her Greek style wedding dress. Simple and elegant.

Marche Moderne Restaurant

@ South Coast Plaza, 3rd Level

My special someone finally have time for us to go on a date! It has been a while. So when we get a chance, we get a lil' too excited and went all over the places.

He took me to Marche Moderne.  Surprise!  foods were supeeeh, good service, good atmosphere, good times. 
I had Sea Bass served with potato and vegetable purees and he had Veal Filet and Pinot wine. We both like my sea bass dish better ;P Note: request for booth seat when you reserve -- booth table has drape decor and just so much nicer.

We couldn't take any good pictures because it was too dark. I really appreciate that he took the time to find places to take me since he isn't the type of guy that plan. <3 the change.