15, 7, 15

August 21, 2010 § 26 Comments

Fifteen pictures to show what I’ve been up to:

I’ve been drinking this new-to-me Coffee Milk I got from 7-Eleven.

It tasted like latte (surprise!)

I’ve been spending some money on cheap things that I can find in Taiwan only. From stationary to food items to clothes and shoes (thanks to night markets!).

Clockwise from top: pretty colored/patterned papers, 3 notebooks, 2 bottles of 5 grain tea, 2 packs of pocky sticks, an eraser, rubber bands, and some sticker labels. All this for about an equivalent of 10 U.S. Dollars

Yes yes, I could have easily gotten the erasers, the rubber bands, the notebooks, and the sticker labels in the U.S., but believe me, they are wayyy cheaper in Taiwan. I think the rubber bands found in Taiwan are more elastic and stronger too. And who doesn’t love notebooks with lovely patterns, but only a little more than $1 a piece?

Shoes ~$10

This dress and top combined was about $8.

Two tops ~15.

I'm obsessed with anything Stitch, so I knew I just HAD to get these stickers when I saw they were only about $1.50. Look at the size of them!

I’ve been spending some time in the bookstores and hauled 4 Mandarin books back. I like to read books in Mandarin from time to time to brush up my Mandarin.

Does anyone recognize the book on the bottom left? 😀   I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I bet the book is far better than the movie (like always).

The book included some pictures from the movie.

I’ve been having some baking mishaps. I mistakenly added lemon extract instead of vanilla extract into the brownie batter. Cut me some slack, ’cause these two bottles look exactly the same, and when you’re zoned out like I was, you wouldn’t have noticed either!

The brownies still turned out okay though!

I didn’t tell my friends about my little oopsies, so when one of my friends bit into one, she was like…”hmmm…there’s an interesting taste to this brownie…” 😛

I’ve been playing with my cat, despite her not wanting to pay any attention to me.

Lastly, but definitely most importantly, I’ve been goofing off with my friends.

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This morning when I woke up, I got an email from the adorable Michal at Earth Muffin that I got a blogger award from her! This is my very first blogger award so you can probably imagine my excitement ;).

So, I’m supposed to share 7 things about myself. Hmmm….

Seven things about me:

  1. I used to love steak and beef when I was little. But gradually, my taste bud for meat had subsided over the years, making the 2-year vegetarian that I am today :D.
  2. The thing I miss most being a vegetarian is fish. That’s my weakness whenever I walk into a Japanese restaurant here, because they have the best grilled fish ever!
  3. My dream house would consist of a large kitchen with lots of pantry space, a room made into my yoga sanctuary, and a little garden where I can grow my own herbs. And of course, there will be a dog and maybe even a cat.
  4. I grew up with friends that I knew way back in either elementary of middle school, making us an inseparable bunch. Taipei American School goes from K-12, so once you’ve found your friends, you’re most likely to stick with them till you graduate.
  5. I played varsity volleyball and varsity badminton in high school. Now don’t go smirking at the thought of “varsity” badminton! The average distance ran during a professional game is 4 miles, whereas tennis covers only 2 miles. The official smash record is 206 mph, set by a pair of Chinese doubles player (Tennis: 153 mph, set by Andy Roddick).
  6. I used to hate milk as a kid, but I gradually took on the taste of low-fat milk or skim milk. I could never down a glass of full-fat milk, even today!
  7. I can roll my tongue into lotus-flower shape.

Fifteen wonderful blogs that I pass this award to:

(in alphabetical order, because that’s only fair :))

Hope you guys enjoyed that little tidbit about me :D.

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+ What’s one thing about you that people can’t tell by looking at you?

+ Have you ever had a baking mishap but still turned out okay?

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§ 26 Responses to 15, 7, 15

  • Monet says:

    I have had too many baking mishaps to recall one specific incident! I am glad that your “lemon” brownies still turned out well…it’s amazing what chocolate, butter and sugar can do! And I too miss fish as a vegetarian. We eat it once in a while, but not nearly as much as I used to! Thanks for sharing love…it sounds like you are having an amazing time!

  • kat says:

    Umm ya wanna buy me some clothes too?? Those are so cute! And what great deals!! So so jealous right now!! I totally laughed when I read about ur cat ignoring you haha. Cats r silly sometimes. Thanks for the award 🙂

  • sophia says:

    Next time, I’m gonna skip Korea and just go to Taiwan. Taiwan has similar things to Korea, at half the price. Korea used to be cheap until they decided they like to rip people off.

    Just by looking at me…people probably can’t tell that I have a volatile temper. Or maybe they can. I dunno. I’ll have to ask. 🙂

  • kaztronomic says:

    I have shopping envy! I love fun stuff like that. Aww, those Stitch stickers are adorable.

    Thanks for the award! I’m so flattered, thank you! This should be fun! ❤

    Hmm, I guess most people can't tell that I'm actually really really shy. I put on a bright, brave face at work, but I'm prone to stammering and blushing and when I'm out with Amor's friends or family, I'll actually hide behind him most of the time. 😀

  • Wei-Wei says:

    Yesssss! Taiwan has the best, cheapest stuff everrr. I always like to buy ballpoint pens when I go back. I buy like 10 or 20 blue and black ones and a couple of red ones all for like 10 NT$ each, and I’m set for an entire school year. Possibly more. Thanks for tagging me, by the way! I’m honoured 😀

  • I love how cheap things are here! It constantly blows my mind. And I had no idea you liked Stitch! Me too 🙂 That’s actually one of my favorite movies. I cry almost every time I see it.

    And I am seriously honored that you passed the award on to me (my first, too!). Thanks! I’ll answer those questions in an upcoming post. Taipei American School kept getting mentioned in our seminar yesterday and I thought of you every time.

    PS your cats are adorable 😉

  • Congrats on the award!!
    I love seeing pictures of all you’ve been up to. I LOVE love your friend’s hoodie – that is too awesome. And I have made so many baking mishaps I couldn’t name just one! haha. Usually they end up turning out okay. Either that, or so awful that it at least makes for a good laugh! Looks like the brownies weren’t a complete failure after all, though 😉 And – I love the tops you bought, and especially that first off-white dress 🙂

  • Congrats on the award, girlie, and thanks for the shoutout! Something that you wouldn’t know about me by looking at me? Hmmm. I love heavy metal, racing fast cars, aaaaand I have a food blog 😉 Seems like an odd combination now that I think about it…

    Shopping on vacation is the. best, and it looks like you came out with some great buys! I love your tops and shoes, and being the stationary nut that I am, I love all your notebooks as well 🙂 And I have to say, that picture of your cat is just too adorable. Captures her attitude perfectly…

  • Ooh I love those shoes and all those clothes. Great finds! 😀

    That’s too funny about the brownies! But at least they still sort of worked out. My baking mishaps always turn into inedible disasters.

    Aw thanks for the award girl! Hmm something you wouldn’t know by looking at me is that I’m a really big outdoors person! I’d much rather be on a canoe trip than in a mall!

  • Matt says:

    I have had some pretty bad baking mishaps! Once I got my girlfriend sick because my blondies weren’t GF. Apparently there was something in the chocolate chips!

  • I love the outfits you bought!
    And that’s awesome that you still have the same friends you did when you were a kid. Usually, people change and end up in different crowds but it’s cool that you have friends that you grew up with.

    Lemon brownies don’t sound half bad! lol

  • mysweetseason says:

    Mmm I love Pocky! Used to eat it when I lived in China haha

    I want your shoes! They’re so preeetty 😀

  • Well thank you lady! I will def. be getting on this stat! 🙂

    I think the brownie story is hilarious!

  • balancejoyanddelicias says:

    woooo! you got so many beautiful clothe! I want to go back to China buy pretty and cheap clothes!!! 😀

    Lemon brownies? sounds good!

  • Crystal @ Well Forward says:

    Oh how I wish that I could find cute clothes that cheap here! Then, being a broke college student wouldn’t be so bad. 😉 I have never liked steak or fish, but the one thing I do miss is eating boneless chicken wings. What a weird thing to miss.

  • I am back from Tibet! I cant wait to post and do your questionaire! You are too cuttee!
    I got some cheap azzzz stuff in China before I left! I love the cute little cartoon figures on everything. Bahaha 😉

  • One time i tried baking sweet potato bread and it didnt rise, it came out kind of crispy actually, any completley delicious! i ate it smeared with p.b and drops of dried cranberries, tasted like a crispy cookie! weird eh? still extremly delicious! cute pictures girl! one thing people cant tell by looking at me is that, im a triplet! not a twin haha
    have a great dayyy!
    Ashley ❤

  • Gail says:

    Wow, Taiwan is the motherload for cheap shopping! I always buy too many cute notebooks and paper things from asian stores. I keep hoarding them but then I don’t want to use them because they’re too pretty!

    Aw, thanks bunches for the award! I loved reading your 7 things. I guess I should get on coming up with mine 😀

  • highonhealthy says:

    Thank you beautiful, beautiful girl! 😀 I’ve been feeling a bit down for the past couple of days and getting this award just put a smile on my face. I really can’t thank you enough. ❤

    I've heard of night markets! Apparently there's one here in BC but it's in Richmond.. which is a little ways a way (about 2 hours). I definitely want to check it out though because everyone keeps raving about the awesome prices!

  • kbwood says:

    hey girl!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEEE ythose outfits!! night markets? those sound so crazy!!! thats awesome- i got to get caught up on yo bloggie!

  • actorsdiet says:

    i’d imagine lemon brownies would taste pretty good!

  • Britta says:

    mmMMm I LOVE Pocky stix!!! And I love love love all of your new cloths! Especially the shoes!

  • Heather R says:

    Those clothes and shoes you bought are adorable! I want to go shopping now.

    And I’ve read Dear John and seen the movie – surprisingly the movie lives up the book!

  • I’m loving the shoes and the brown belt. I haven’t shopped lately so I really miss it 😦

    The few baking mishap that I’ve had is burning my batch. I’ve turned few batches of cookies that I overcooked and called them biscottis and moved on!

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