Friday, December 19, 2008


collision, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

the hill going up from our house.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


ditched, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

along the side of our house

across I-90

across I-90, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

don't snow and drive

I'm wondering why the city has not plowed or paved any roads? During our drive into the city this morning, I didn't see a single plow truck. Neil took the express and we ended up skidding 4 lanes to the left, hitting the concrete divider, and going back 4 lanes to right and hitting the other guard. Luckily, no other cars were on the road. On our way home, again I didn't see any roads paved, sanded, or plowed. We started our descent down the hill to the house and Neil lost control and had no traction. The stupid idiot city crew that was there was so far down the road that by the time Neil lost control, the flagged him to stop. Too fucking late! He couldn't stop and I pulled on the hand brake and we did slow down...a bit. Then the car began to spin and there was a RAM truck sitting right in the middle on the road and we rear ended his driver's side of the door.

1/2 a block away from home and the car is stuck.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


nephews, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Tyler refuses or simply can't stay still for 1 second. Literally! We had lunch at Red Robin this afternoon and surprise to say that there was very little tantrum until the end. Tanner didn't want his "present" toy to be wrapped up and ended up throwing big sighs and a lot of pouting.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Level 99 jeans

We're excited to bring Level 99 to DREAM. For more info and who's wearing them, visit Comfortable lowrise jeans that flatters and fit almost all body types.

Style# L99-TW2304. Chloe Lowrise Straight Leg. Rinse: Dark. Size: 25-32. 98% cotton/2% spandex. $118

Straight leg fit works on almost everyone and fits easily into winter boots.

Style# L99-TV2303. Chloe Bootcut. Rinse: Costa Rica. Size: 25-32. 98% cotton/2% spandex. $118

Lowrise fit

Logo detail

Flattering fit

Thursday, December 04, 2008

soup du jour

soup du jour, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

save $ and calm irked stomach. Last night, we went to Yea's Wok for their famous clams in black bean sauce. Delicious. However, later on in the night, I was cramping, farting, and ended up sitting on the toilet most of the night.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

whip it good

whip it good, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Made some mash potato with bacon, sage, and garlic.


It seems Starbucks have teamed up with RED (Bono's campaign) and Space Needle to light up the night in RED. Ceremony is noted for this coming Monday. Inside scoop has it that Bono will be in Seattle this Friday at Westlake Mall. But if the event is noted for Monday, what's he doing on Friday? I guess we'll just have to wait and see....


You must see this movie. Sean Penn did a phenomenal job. The supporting cast was flawless and I suspect this movie will sweep the academy awards in every category. Shocking that it's only been 30 years and here we are again dealing with exactly the same fundamental rights issues spearheaded by religious zealots.

This is not really a gay movie, it's a political movie that is so infectious and moving that you will leave the theater feeling charged to go out and do something amazing.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


stir, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

this turned out pretty good. Made some whole grain brown rice to go with it. Was even better the next day for lunch after the sweet potato softened up and absorbed the flavor.


soup, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I was trying to make bitter melon w/ black bean sauce. It didn't turn out but I used the left over minced meat and made soup. Delicious.

Having read the entire series, I went in thinking they would do a horrible job w/ the movie. I also read a lot of critic reviews that the movie sucked, but I was pleasantly surprised to say that it wasn't so bad. Neil has not read the book and he love it. Very chick flick but watchable and I'm actually excited to see the next one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

On Demand

This show is F)$King Funny. I was cracking up A LOT. If you have On Demand, you can watch it for FREE. Well it is on CBS afterall.

Awesome show. Won Emmy for Best Drama and Best Actor. Season I was available at Costco so we watched all 13 episodes this weekend.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

ummm? Batman

ummm? Batman, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

You can't get this kid to stand still for a second. None of the pics came out. So this is it. It was fun walking around the neighborhood w/ the kids. I remember getting at least 2 or 3 shopping bags full of treats. We were barely out for 1/2 an hour before Tyler complained his pumpkin was too heavy and Tanner complained of a tummy ache.


Costume, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Monday, November 03, 2008

A bit slow in places but overall, a well crafted film. Cinematography was amazing.

Loved it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jazmine Sullivan. Found her on iTunes. Check her out.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Met up w/ 1/2 the Village for lunch at Naan N Curry. Yum Yum. The best dish, imho, is the fish!

Stopped by Common grounds after lunch for coffee and cupcakes.
Here's Maggie dozing off.


mmmm, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

black is black

black is black, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I had this amazing idea to put chandeliers in the windows for holiday. Of course, there's always the budget to consider. We're not Neiman Marcus or Barney's.

I found these online from Urban's for $26 marked down from $36. I went to the one on Capitol Hill and we found only white ones left. The guy marked them down to $9.99 b/c he said they shouldn't even be in the store at this point.

I spent a few hours spray painting them black and woke up the next morning with major carpel tunnel forearm pain. I highly doubt that just using the spray can can cause this much pain.

dress you up

dress you up, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

holiday's around the corner and we've stocked up on jackets, coats, holiday dresses, and handbags. Staffing is still an issue, but I've come to realize that it will always be a challenge as the younger generation simply expect to be compensated highly for very little, if any, work done.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

AAA Chinese Buffet

AAA Chinese Buffet, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

We drove up to Everett to watch Meijan's sister Tina Kim perform. She was really funny but I didn't think the 2 comedians before her was all that funny. Maybe because it was in Everett?

We drove by this place, AAA Chinese Buffet. Hey $20 for 2 and 25% off! What a bargain! Lots of fried seafood, sushi, dessert, and a long line. Lots of Asians, Mexicans, and a few token white folks. I guess it's worth the price for the "bulk" of what you'll eat, but in terms of quality, nah.

i sing the body electric

i sing the body electric, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

took a stroll w/ mama this morning. There's a lot of salmon in the lake jumping. Lots of ducks, geese, crows, and seagulls looking for a free meal. The crows and seagulls were eating the dead ducks that washed ashore.

Took this photo while mama was on the outskirts of the lake chirping away.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


cluster, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

It' fucking cold outside. I'm tempted to wear thermal underwear. We went to see QUARANTINE yesterday and I was freezing during the entire movie. It wasn't that the movie was all that scary or that the AC was blasting, there was just a chill in the air that went through clothes. I came home and soaked in the tub for hours.

Quarantine was all gore. So if you liked SAW and Hostel, then you'll love this. I had fun.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

, originally uploaded by awungfoo.


, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Babysitting these 2 tonight was a breeze. They played, laughed, asked Neil a hundred questions, attempted to build a crazy building model out of a 1000s parts but abandoned it in a wink of an eye.

When 7:57pm rolled around, they both got up and went to bed. Tyler said he didn't want to sleep alone and I asked Tanner if he was OK with Tyler sleeping with him. Tanner said, "Sure!"

Tyler screamed downstairs that he had to run into his room to get his pillow and blanket. Then Tanner screamed that Tyler was kicking his pillow off the bed. I went upstairs and told them that if they made anymore noise that I would send Tyler back to his room.
No more ruckus after that. When I went up to check on them, they were both sound asleep.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

plastic jeans

, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

one of my new favorite jeans line. Great jeans w/o the $$$$!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

point of view

point of view, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

if it's not one thing, it's another...more later.

Did anyone watch the debate tonight? I was actually excited to watch it. I don't remember having seen any of the debates in previous years and I was expecting more verbal attacks and differences. I don't think I was the only one who wanted concrete answers from them in regards to what they had plan to do to fix the economy. Fuck the global issues, fix the ones here in the U.S. where it matters most!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

warm inside

warm inside, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

we gotta start cooking.

please vote for me :)

So if you go to jpg magazine and vote for me and I get selected, I'll have the honor of being PUBLISHED in the magazine and get $100!

so if you have time, vote for me. You might have to log in but hey, you've got time to spare if you're reading my blog!

blue shroom burger

blue shroom burger, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Nick from Blue Moon Burger in Fremont stopped by to drop off $2 off coupons so we decided to go there for lunch. I thought the jalepenos poppers would be fresh ones fried whole with cheese but they were the pickled ones battered dip. Interesting but not really spicy.


wish, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

i think i like this the best. viewed large on black :)

Saturday, October 04, 2008


, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

turning 38

turning 38, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

tyler snapshot

tyler snapshot, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Danny turns 38 today. Happy Birthday. I forgot the name of the green leaf used for this cake. It had young coconut meat in the center with the whip cream.

Terry make dry rub ribs and steak. We brought garlic pea vines. It was a great get together and Maggie is growing so fast.

Friday, October 03, 2008


It's my photo on the cover of PI online paper! :) Nice! I'm excited to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist later today. We finally let go one of our new employees. She was just too much. When we pointed out all the issues we had as to why she's being let go, she started cursing and screaming at Neil in the store. Mental note: Remember to not let them back inside after they've been let go. She said we're firing her because she was our #1 salesperson and all the other girls were jealous of her. Yup, that's a smart way to conduct business, fire your #1 and keep the dead weight? She was so delusional and played the dumb blonde every chance she had. After she was gone, she wrote a lengthy email saying how we were legally to pay her immediately and was going to talk to her lawyer and report us to L&I, blah blah blah. Good riddance!

The economy has finally tanked. Business has slowed down exponentially. We were at U Village to see how other neighborhoods are fairing and I was surprised to see their parking lot very empty. Usually, we can never find parking and end up driving around a few times before anything opens up. Stores were empty with too much inventory and staff just standing around.

The only 2 stores with any activities were Anthropologie and H&M. Anthro had huge sales racks in the back of the store and well, everything at H&M was less than $100. The H&M at U Village is so much better laid out than the flagship store at Southcenter. Well edited and to the point.

Hope this weekend's sales are good. We need it. Our lease is coming up for renewal and our landlord is jacking it up 30% with only 2 years on it. What an asshole. There are assholes and then there are major fucking assholes. No one who leases from them like them, not even the people at Starbucks. What to do?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

scent of bourbon

scent of bourbon, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

You can be assured that whenever you visit an Anthropologie, you'll be blown away by their window merchandising and displays. Imaginative, creative, fun, whimsical, and so fresh!


richness, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

such rich colors this late into Fall.

1000s points of light

1000s points of light, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

love the antique feel of this image.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


radiate, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

or the original?

right of center

right of center, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

or this crop?


corner, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

do i like this version?