Mom-Daughter picture

She called it “onay” aka donald. It’s her favorite toys.



Korean Cuisine

Day 2 of #foodchallenge

I chose Korean cuisine because it’s pretty simple. I just bought the bulgogi sauce for marinated beef and the tofu broth seasoning.

– sliced beef thinly (it’s easier when the beef are half frozen)
– drowned it in bulgogi sauce for at least an hour (it would be better if you let sit for a night)
– put the cast iron skillet in the high flame, add the beef until half way cooked then turn to medium about 5-10 minutes

– 1/2 lb ground beef (I prefer to grind my own beef in my food processor)
– 1 tsp minced garlic
– 1 tbsp chopped onion
– 1 cup sliced mushrooms
– 1/2 tsp salt
– about 2 cups of water

Saute garlic and onion until fragrant, put in ground beef. stir-fry until browned, then enter the mushrooms and salt. add water, soft tofu, and finally put in the tofu broth seasoning. You can add chopped leek or spring onion if you like.


Beef Pepper Rice ala “Pepper Lunch”

Beef Pepper Rice
– 1lb beef, thinly sliced (then marinated beef with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Add some garlic and honey sauce)
– kernels corn, half can
– mushrooms, sliced
– 2 full plate cooked white rice
– butter, the more the better

Honey sauce
– 1 tbsp cooking oil
– 1 tsp minced garlic
– 2 tbsp chopped onion
– 4 tbsp honey
– 1 tbsp soy sauce
– 1 tbsp oyster sauce
– a pinch of salt
– 1/4 cup water
(mixed all the ingredients together and blended it, then put it in the bottle)

Garlic sauce
– 1/4 soy sauce
– 2 tsp minced garlic
– 2 tsp sugar
– 1/2 cup water
(Same as honey sauce direction)

How to make :
– heat cast iron skillet on high flame for a minute, then turn to medium then put in some butter. Put in the sliced beef, stir for couple of seconds then add in mushrooms, rice and corn. Pour the garlic and honey sauce, then mixed all together very well. Add some melted butter on top of it for more buttery flavor.


Shio and elements of birth related to human relationship


There are some people who just do not fit in friendship / relationship, despite trying to try to establish a good relationship with. This might be caused by the element of birth or shio (zodiac in china). Indeed, for some people this is nonsense but for others this may be a guide or input. Whatever it is, there is no harm if we know it. I found it in some article about this, and thought maybe someone need it or want to know about it. Enjoy 🙂

12 shio by the year of birth :

  1. Rat
  2. Ox/Buffalo
  3. Tiger
  4. Rabbit
  5. Dragon
  6. Snake
  7. Horse
  8. Sheep/Goat
  9. Monkey
  10. Rooster/Chicken
  11. Dog
  12. Pig

4 groups of matches shio (4 different years/multiples):
1. rat~ dragon~ monkey
2. buffalo~ snake~ chicken
3. tiger~ horse~ dog
4. rabbit~ goat~ pig

3 groups of clashes shio (3 different years/multiples):
1. rat x rabbit x horse x chicken
2. buffalo x dragon x goat x dog
3. tiger x snake x monkey x pig


Besides shio, there’s an elements that affected to the human relation. There are 5 elements.

  1. metal (color is red, south)
  2. water (color is blue/black, north)
  3. wood (color is green, east)
  4. fire (color is white/gold, west)
  5. earth (color is yellow, central)

5 groups of elements that produces / benefits:
1. earth produces metal
2. metal produces water
3. water produces wood
4. wood produces fire
5. fire produces earth

5 groups of elements that harm / destroy:
1. earth destroys water
2. metal destroys wood
3. water destroys fire
4. wood destroys earth
5. fire destroys metal


Ready for walk ;)



I just bought a pairs of the most comfortable shoes ever. I also make a small contribution in maintaining the earth by buying this product. Why?! Because this product uses 100% recycled material. The product name is Jambu and the style is Waterbug. I’ve never heard about this product before, until I found it on my trip to DC last week.

Actually it happen incidentally, because I didn’t plan to go shopping. But I need a  pairs of a comfortable shoes to get around that lovely city. Unfortunately my shoes are not comfy enough, makes my foot blisters instead. That’s why I decided to go shopping. Turns out what I found is much better than what I expected!

Piscok (Crispy Banana Chocolate)

What you need is:

  • plantain/ platano (it looks and smells like banana, but it’s bigger and raw)
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • meises
  • spring roll skin (kulit martabak/lumpia)
  • sliced cheese


  • sliced the plantain nicely
  • put the spring roll skin on the plate, add 5 or more slices of plantain
  • pour a little bit sweetened condensed milk
  • sprinkled with meises, don’t put it too much because the milk already sweet
  • cover it with slice cheese (I divided 3 parts of each slices, so it’s more evenly)
  • then roll it up
  • fry it on hot oil

Enjoy ;)

 *I always use whei chuan because it’s nicely thin for crispier rolls.