Monday Musings 8.22.16

Another hectic week, busy, sweet, sad all mixed into one, with too much tiredness to explain. A quick overview: I went to the beach, got into Korean dramas, kept working on the hardwood, and am prepping for back to school. I go back on Saturday!


Current watchings…

Suits– I am watching the sixth season right now. Still unsure of what to think, though I do like the novelty of Mike’s situation in prison.

Oh My Venus – A friend recommended this to me and so far, I’m hooked! Oh my Venus is about a girl who gains weight as she gets older, so seeks out a personal trainer to help her lose the pounds. Eventually, they fall in love.


Current loves…

  • Winter melon
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Winter melon beginning to spring up as little fuzzy beans. They grow up to be around 20 or 30 pounds, so I hear. I’m pretty excited for what’s to come! 

  • Also love this article from Miss Moss regarding what to buy from ASOS. It turns out I love her style, also its so much nicer when other people filter out your favorite clothes for you 😉

Current pictures…

from the beach trip – Cape Henlopen 

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A quick photo across a bridge on the way to Cape Henlopen Park

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a panorama that doesn’t even capture the beauty at all of the ocean

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Love how bright and happy the umbrellas are 


Current intentions…

  • try and read some articles in the New York Times and keep up to date with the world
  • exercise around 30 minutes each day
  • spend around 30 minutes each day reading the Bible, praying, and doing devotionals

 

 

my mama makes chinese leek boxes (韭菜盒子)!

I attempted to look at the history behind Chinese leek boxes also known as Chinese chive pockets (as well as any combination of the two), but there wasn’t really much. I assume this is because that they are typically grouped together under the larger umbrella of “jiaozi” or dumpling.

Essentially, they are little pockets of dough filled with Chinese garlic chives, bits of egg, and occasionally some type of meat. They are pan fried and can be manipulated into any shape that you want. You make the dough, fold the filling into them, and simply fry them on a pan!

Some pictures below of the process 🙂

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a pot of flour, a bowl of dough,and the swift hands of my mother making the dough circles

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gently scooping the filling onto a dough piece

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a close up of the Chinese leek boxes precooked! 

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a close up of the filling, egg, shrimp, and chives

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the half-eaten finished product, crisp and slightly floury, juicy and full of flavor!

Monday Musings 8.1.16

And with that, we’re in August. I have one month left before I head back to school and it feels like summer has flown by. The tomatoes in my mother’s garden, however, have not taken notice, as they are just now beginning to ripen 🙂 Pretty little orange cherry tomatoes too! Other than that exciting news, its been the occasional hangout and more graduation parties. I’m looking forward to the end of my physics class and some time to enjoy myself at last.

Some randomness below 🙂


Reading…

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD OMG OMG OMG OMG

My boyfriend preordered this book for me, and I just got it in the mail today. After looking at the reviews and steeling myself for what’s to come, I am so looking forward to reading it.

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Not reading necessarily, but I have been journalling lately in this absolutely beautiful notebook that someone gave me. Look how gorgeous!


Eating…

at Terrain at Styers again… so expensive!! I got the trout with spinach and my friends all got some variety of peach salad with mac and cheese. The location, however, is insanely beautiful.

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Enjoying…

these beautiful flowers! (at UDIMG_5239.JPG

and this cupcake! (at a grad partyIMG_5279.JPG

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Praying…

for healing in sickness

for safety in travel

for peace in the world

for passion for the pursuit of God


Watching…

Suits – because it’s interesting seeing Mike in prison and how he deals with it

How I Met Your Mother – for relationship advice

Modern Family – for laughs

Monday Musings 7.25.16

Hello! Happy Monday to you 🙂 Did you know lemon is good for mosquito bite soothing and whitening skin?

This week has been sort of slow, but honestly, that’s how I like it. I like having time to myself to relax and to realign my goals, to allow for rest in the midst of socialization and events. The most I did was on Saturday, where I went and painted for my church, then went to a grad party, then went to a dinner party. I put down a couple pictures below of the happenings as well as some of my favorites, so if you would like to see, continue to scroll 🙂


Loving…

Romans 8:26-28 (NIV) on prayer

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) on strength

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.


Pics of the week…

I only have one pic of the week because I only went outside to do something interesting once 😛  A ton of the Polaroid pics that we took at my friend Angela’s graduation party.

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BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS OLD PIC, SO HERE IT IS ALSO…

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Watching…

The Incredibles and Brooklyn!

Decided to watch The Incredibles with some friends over at my house because I hadn’t seen it in quite a while. Watching it this time, so many years later, I was struck by both how it seemed to weave in some incredibly tough topics such as marriage issues and the threat towards children and also produce such an engaging and heartwarming story.

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Brooklyn, as well, was SO good. I watched it for the first time last week and to be honest, was a bit skeptical at first because I’m not a huge fan of period drama styles. But Saoirse Ronan blew me away and I loved the main character’s relationship with her man so much and brought me so many emotions and gah, so good. THIS PICTURE GIVES ME ALL THE FEELS (Would definitely recommend)

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Praying …

Sigh, so many prayer requests in my head that it is beginning to get difficult to keep track of them

  • praying for Jason and his relationship with Christ and his family
  • praying for Julie, for passion for God and for pride
  • praying for Hong, for pride and for compassion
  • praying for Natalie, for deeper understanding and truth in knowledge
  • praying for the English Ministry church and all its requests
  • praying for my family
  • praying for the world and for peace and love amidst all this violence

Enjoying…

Grad Parties! I had one last week, which I shared about, and I had another one this Saturday too. There was so much food and cute Polaroids and helium balloons 🙂 Some pics below…

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the one on the right is too exposed 😦 

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look at the giant balloon! 

 

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with the graduated girl 🙂 ❤ you angela 


Playing…

Was unsure about whether or not to include this, but why not… I confess I have been playing Pokemon Go quite addictively. Really nice for when you want to walk around and explore places and a great bonding experience, which also works when you are busy and you shouldn’t be playing games and you physically cannot play Pokemon Go because you are in the same place! Good job, Nintendo. You did good this time 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza by Elizabeth’s

Last Tuesday, I went on the cutest date with a friend to Pizza by Elizabeth’s for the first time. I had heard of it so many times before since it is one of the most Instagrammed eateries in Delaware, but I do have to say it definitely exceeded my expectations. The service was fantastic, the area was decorated in such a unique picturesque way, and the small touches of embellishment were seriously the cherry on top. A couple of pictures below 🙂
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Pizza by Elizabeth’s

3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

 

Monday Musings 7.18.16

Hi hi hi sorry sorry sorry what’s up what’s up what’s up?!!

Goodness, I took a 2 week break from posting and it feels so weird coming back and pretending like nothing has happened. But many things have happened. And I have been thinking quite a lot about this blog. Thus, I thought why not combine this and make Mondays a scheduled time for me to talk about random things going on in my life? This would be sort of like weekly favorites, but also including random happenings or pretty pictures that I took during the week. And yes, I suppose Monday Musings does not fit super well but the alliteration! Gosh the alliteration, I’ll deal with the slight misnomer 😉

Anyways, to the juice…


Reading …

the sacred search – gary thomas

all about marriage and dating from a Christian perspective

crazy love – francis chan

what does it mean to be loved by God?

I’m reading the first one with a little accountability group. It’s cute and fun and I have never done something like this before, especially with girls in three different time zones, which is wild. I’m reading Crazy Love by myself and journaling. It’s been highly recommended and a huge Christian bestseller so I have huge expectations for it and am excited to get through it all. What’s interesting about these two books are that they were both gifted to me by two women that I admire so much in the Christian community. And especially Crazy Love, I had just been thinking about how much I wanted the book and that same day, she said that she wanted to give it away because she and her husband had finished reading it. Nuts right?


Enjoying …

homemade macarons from a graduation party!

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walks and flowers at the university of delaware

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ice cream and all its processes (Woodside Farm and Udairy Creamery  are the best!)

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Watching…

finding dory , central intelligence, legend of tarzan, alice through the looking glass

I have been watching so many movies this summer. Such a great way to hang out. Got to say, I think I liked Finding Dory and Legend of Tarzan the most. Finding Dory because I felt like the movie was just supposed to be liked. Obviously, it was super well known because of Finding Nemo, but they really brought out the acceptance of disabilities aspect and also the humor factor so much in this one that I really loved it. I also enjoyed Legend of Tarzan, but that may just have been because I think Margot Robbie is a beautiful woman and Alexander Skarsgard a handsome man.


Random pics that I love …

At the Container Store that just opened at Christiana Mall in DE

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and flowers always 🙂

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Have a good rest of the week 🙂 ❤