80s vs 90s

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As you might have noticed, it’s been a little quiet around here lately. Work’s been busy (end of the fiscal year, I know ya feel me) and my other side projects are keeping me away from the blog as well, but excuses, excuses.

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Among all the work, I still scheduled in time to play! Vitya and our boys went to Biz Markie’s 80s vs 90s party and it was a LOT of fun.

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I think these are the only type of events that will get me out dancing. I actually know the music and can get in a little groove with it. I went out a few weeks back, thinking I could hang with the young bucks, but nope. I didn’t even know how to move to the type of music they play at bars and clubs nowadays.

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Does this mean I’m admitting that I’m old? Possibly. Luckily for my Asian genes, I’ll probably look like this until I’m 80.

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No he didn’t play or sing “Just a Friend”. Bummer.

October is an exciting month. It’s the 3 year anniversary of Miemonster Chronicles, and I’ve got something to giveaway! Not only that, but remember how I was saying work was really busy? Well I’ve been working with Chef Seng on opening Thip Khao, a Lao restaurant in DC and I’m super excited to a part in the Lao food movement. This is also why NO progress has been made on my cookbook. I have easy access to all the comfort food my mom used to make, which makes it hard for me to take the time out to make it myself!

Tuesday 10: Fall Things

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Now that I’m an adult, fall doesn’t remind me that summer is over and I have to go back to school. In fact, I now look forward to fall. The weather cooling down, the leaves changing, the windows open. I love it. I used to love spring, but now that I have allergies… Fall is definitely the preferable season.

10 Things to look forward to this fall

1. I want to make pumpkin everything! Seeds, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cupcakes, macarons etc.


2. Sweater Weather. Wearing sweaters with no jacket yet is an awesome feeling

3. Breathing in that crisp humidity free air

4. Halloween

5. Thanksgiving

6. Windows open in the beginning of the season

7. Dark nail polish

8. Red lipstick

9. Comforting soups and hearty meals

10. Snuggling

Fall is Here! Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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Well. Maybe tomorrow. But I’m excited. Time for comfort foods. And pumpkin EVERYTHING. Surprisingly, I have not had a pumpkin spice latte yet. I am boycotting them this year because Starbucks rolled it out too early. To get the pumpkin spice fix, I made pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Can I tell you a secret though? I didn’t use a cupcake recipe. It was for whoopie pies. Whoopie pies look too much like macarons, and I am still on hiatus, so I instead of scooping them into cookies, I just stuck it in a cupcake pan and called it a day.

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Spice up your life.

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Pumpkin, brown sugar and butter.

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I added some cinnamon to this recipe.

New Kids On The Block


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I am crazy and a fan girl. I know. Last night when I was supposed to be working on a redesign for the blog, I decided to turn on music to focus. It didn’t help. I ended up youtubing all the NKOTB videos, as kids and grown ass men. Then watching interviews. And it pretty much just sparked all the giddy little fan-girly inside me.


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Joe was my favorite. Joey McIntyre. Maybe because he was the youngest…and I was literally only 6 or 7 at the time. I know I was a lot younger than most their fans, but I loved them. I wanted a pillow with Joey’s face on it so I could snuggle it all night. I’m pretty sure that was my first celebrity crush ever. Starting out young I guess. I heard NKOTB triggered puberty all over the world back then.

Anywhoooo. For my birthday, I’m guessing 6, my dad got me NKOTB balloons, and VHS of their interviews, music videos, live performances and behind the scenes shenanigans. I watched that thing every day after school. I realize now, that was probably the most thoughtful gift my dad ever got me. Because really, how did HE know that I loved them so much?

Basically I just wanted to gush and say that even in their 40s, they all look great, still sound good and doing things with their lives and as a fan for 20+ years now? Thank you for coming back and reminding us how awesome you still are. The first white boy band lol. I remember an interview when they talked about how Donnie calls Jordan and tells him about forming the group. “It’s like New Edition but with white boys!”. I also liked Jordan, but at 6 he was just exuded too much sexual energy for me. I can handle it now though. I mean look at them.

Remember when Joey and Jordan came back in like 1999? And Jordon showed off his dance moves. Swoon. And Joey was all being positive and lovey? *sigh. Glad hes acting and still being relevant. Okay that’s all. I just wanted to gush about them. Enjoy the videos and reminisce with me.


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