Day 20: Another Recipe?

that’s right. another mug recipe for all you lazy potatoes *aka me*

Ingredients: 1 very ripe banana, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, PAM.
1. Grease the inside of a coffee mug with PAM or another cooking spray.
2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into the mug.
3. Microwave on high for 1 - 2 minutes.
Recipe by Stephanie Schoenster for Spoon University.

ignore the fact that it’s not vegan ;D it’ll be just between you and me…


3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • cooking spray


  • Grease the inside of the mug with cooking spray
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into the mug
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, more or less if you need to do so.

That’s it! Now go take all the mugs in your house and make these cakes u.u Go on.

~ inspiration from Seventeen

btw guys, question. do you like the type of posts where I write a story based on a prompt? do you like recipes? hacks? please please let me know in the comments! <3



Day 9: 10 Favorite Foods

  1. Β  Ramen – my favorite comfort food.tumblr.ramen
  2. Mac n’ Cheese – as unhealthy as it is, I love it :P cheesy
  3. Lasagna =3
  4. Burritos gahh #chipotle because yes I’m that basic xD
  5. Mangoesss – my comfort fruit. also basically all tropical fruit, like pineapples.pineapples.tumblr
  6. Pasta – pappardelle, gnocchi, ravioli – you name it, I’ll eat it.
  7. Kimbap :D (Korean sushi) kimbap
  8. Popsicles on a hot summer day <3 popsicles.
  9. Watermelon
  10. Pizza, duh u.uΒ  you knew that was comingpizza


Day 4: My Favorite Childhood Book

….I’m sure you know why.

I mean, look at that. What could be more exciting to my five year old mind than a line of delicious looking food?

Even better, the caterpillar gets to eat all of it (ignore the part about his tummy ache) and morphs into a gorgeous butterfly at the end.

Why can’t that happen to us? T_T

Food + Me = Bestie Goals

Hey guys,

I literally just finished doing my calisthenics aka torture. Why would I do such a thing to myself? It’s not even Christmas yet but I’ve kinda sorta maybe been eating a leetle too much. So, like a good girl, I did all my sit-ups, push-ups, planking, stretching, squats, lunges, and leg-lifts today. When I was done, I looked at my watch, expecting that I’d been working out for like 40 minutes but what did my faithful watch say? 15 MINUTES!!! like, seriously? It felt like eternity and I was already half-dead. And I seriously needed something to eat. Looking at food quotes on the Internet makes me feel lots better. Scroll down to see some of them!

food is beautiful.jpg
^ so true ^
well, this is pretty much my whole life. is it yours?
Just imagine asking each other what we want to eat and then looking up burgers and fries online, tapping “save image food” and immediately having it appear in the photo album the fridge. Dream. Come. True.


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So that is a wrap (see what I did there) and I think I need to pay my refrigerator a visit soooo I’m signing off~

That Girl Over There

Start of the Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving all! πŸƒπŸπŸ‚ I’m sure you all are looking forward to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner/lunch, just like me! Don’t worry, I won’t eat too much little! *smirk* Anyways, have a great thanksgiving, don’t forget to be grateful for all God’s blessings, and *cue whisper voice* remember to work those calories off walking around at the mall tomorrow! Love you all!

That Girl Over There

Thanksgiving is here, Mashed potatoes and biscuits and more yummy goodies.
And now we can eat.
{Munch munch}

P.S. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food? Make me hungry in the comments below!

I promise I didn’t destroy the kitchen.

Once upon a time (actually yesterday), C and I were bored at home. We made granola.
The end.

Okay, okay! You want to know the rest of the story? Okay, sit quietly and I’ll tell you the rest of the story. So what happened was that we were at home and C was hanging around, bored.
“Why don’t we make granola?” She suggested hopefully. Inwardly and outwardly, I groaned. Most times I cook/bake/craft something with her, it ends up taking twice as long as I thought it would. And also twice as disorganized. But I, trying to be a great big sister, agreed. “Okay. Why don’t you cut up the almonds first?”
“Yay!” She squealed and ran to do my bidding. (Hee hee β€” by the way, cutting almonds is the longest part;) In about half an hour, we had conjured up a bowl of granola that was four times what the recipe called for. Hey, we I eat a lot, okay? So we, being two happy girls, gleefully popped three pans of granola into the oven. Proudly, I closed the oven door. “Three whole pans of granola!”
C sighed in satisfaction. “We could start a bakery,” she imagined.
“Yeah, right. Come on, let’s go play.”
I set the timer for 25 minutes, and we scampered off to play outside in the beautiful weather. In the middle of a soccer skirmish, C stopped and sniffed the air.
“Wait, do you smell that? It smells like something’s burning.” I gulped as I, too, smelled the same burnt smell wafting through the air. In one instant, I realized what happened.
“HURRY!” I screamed, running toward the door and flinging my body inside. Faster than the speed of light, I flashed into the kitchen opened the oven door and yanked out the three trays.
“Oh. Oh, no no no no!!!!”
“It’s BURNT!” shrieked C. Cautiously I looked closer. This was the first batch of granola that I’ve ever made that turned to complete charcoal. Thankfully, not the whole pan was burnt. So it was my task (I wonder why) to tediously pick out the granola-now-charcoal pieces from the pan.   
“Yeah,” I muttered. “We can totally start a bakery.”
Don’t worry! It still tasted good! ;)

Moral: Don’t count your chickens before the eggs hatch. Or in this case, don’t count your pans of granola before they potentially burn.


That Girl Over There ~ and tell me in the comments if something like this has ever happened to you!


Taiwan Throwback!

Well well well it has been almost a week since I’ve posted anything! Yes, I’m still alive. ✨✨
Today I just feel like going back to my second home in Taiwan, so prepare for the blast of photos! {p.s. you’re mostly going to see pictures of food…so…}

This is part of the busy market in Taichung (台中), where I bought exotic fruits, fresh Asian vegetables, and sometimes treats like a steaming, golden sweet yam~

A display of some lovely looking cherimoyas!

I literally can’t get over these red bean cakes…*wistful sigh* They’re hot, sweet, and absolutely delicious!

We paid a visit to the impressive Chiang Kai Shek memorial. He was the one that got Taiwan rolling after he fled from China!


My dream store – perfect for a kawaiian. Yes, kawaiian is a real word. No, it isn’t in the dictionary yet…but I’m working on it;)

And that’s all for now! If you ever want to go to Taiwan with me…let me know and let’s go together :)

ζˆ‘ζ„›δ½ ,
That Girl Over There

Day 2: BC Border

August 23, 2015

We spent most of the day driving from Seattle to the Canada border. Along the way, we traveled through the towns of Mount Vernon, Burlington, and Bellingham. Finally, we reached the border at noon! Here’s a picture of crossing the border:

 After checking into our hotel in Vancouver, all four of us relaxed from the exhausting car trip. At about seven in the evening, we found ourselves at the annual Richmond night market! Throwback to my Taiwan trip! The line was unbelievably long, and we waited for about thirty to forty minutes before we finally gained admittance. But it was worth it! First, I, starving girl that I was, found the ramen stand and ordered a delicious bowl of the Japanese noodles. 🍜 Yum. I was really pleased with both the food’s flavor and presentation. And that was just the beginning! We ate gluten BBQ skewers, deep fried, crispy mushrooms, deep fried tofu with tangy hot sauce, and fried Chinese noodles. For dessert, I decided to get a traditional winter-melon tea, like the one I had in Taiwan. Sadly, my expectations were crushed. The drink was way too sweet and it wasn’t cold enough. Good thing there was a backup: a mango shaved ice with ice cream in top! Besides the winter melon incident, it was a great dinner! πŸ˜‰

And for all you avid shoppers, there is a variety of booths offering everything from the most adorable socks to clothes to stationery! It was definitely worth the wait and the money.
Had a great day!

That Girl Over There~

Bubbling Hot Pot Night

December 23, 2014 but posted on December 26, 2014
Wow! Today we visited our second cousins in the very center of Taiwan, her Sun Moon Lake. They kindly took us out for a whole day of sightseeing! It was all very exciting, with so many new things to see (and eat). To finish the day off, our relatives drove us to a fancy hot pot restaurant. A hot pot consists of a pot of soup, with ingredients of your choice.

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Chao Zhou, Ping Dong, Taiwan

Chao Zhou is an enchanting place. We took a 3 hour train ride here from Taichung. Along the way, I saw rice paddies, gardens tucked here and there and everywhere, and bananas and sugarcane.

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Bits of Taiwan — Just For You!

So I’m in Taiwan. A stranger from America. Although I’ve been here several times already to visit relatives, everything is still new and strange. On this trip, I determined to remember everything I saw. When I first arrived here two weeks ago, I was stunned by the pollution, the noise, the busyness! I live in a place where it’s peaceful, so it was a bit of a shock for me.

Also, the weather captivated me. In sweat. For winter, it was extremely hot and humid! Much too hot to be comfortable. But enough of these (memorable) complaints. Here are several things that I absolutely love here: the food, the night market, and the convenience!
1. Convenience β€” restaurants can be reached on foot in less than five minutes. You could stroll the streets of your neighborhood and spend a day’s worth of shopping there. I LOVE THIS PART


2. The food β€” Taiwan’s food is amazing. Everything tastes better here! The fruits are sweeter and juicier, the vegetables are more tender, and you can find dessert coordinated to your special taste. For me, it’s not much milk and egg taste and less sugar, thank you. The foods we have in America would cower before their versions here. Have any of you eaten shaved ice? Here, shaved ice comes with do hua, a kind of dessert tofu that’s soft and slippery. The taro and sweet beans are delicious!

Ok, I could go on and on about food, but I guess I better stop now……
3. Lastly, the night market β€” basically you can find everything here. As you you can see from the name, it occurs at nighttime. At large markets, hundreds of booths, stalls, and tents are set up to display merchandise. And that merchandise can vary widely – from noodle soup to blankets. I especially like to buy shoes here. Young people at the night market sometimes stay till 1:00 A.M. However, my family and I retire before 11:00 P.M. The clamor and bustle makes us exhausted.
Well, this place is fun and exciting, but I miss our cozy home in America. One more month to go….I’ll keep you posted (no pun intended). See you!

— oceanwave12

Yummy in Your Tummy for Winter

berry cupcake
           berry cupcake


    Mmmmmm.. don’t these pictures make you feel hungry? I love sweet things, from pies to brownies, but I especially enjoy the desserts that are VEGAN. And guess what? The scrumptious-looking cupcake above is vegan! Now, you should be drooling and begging me to tell you where I got this.

Well, I have to say first that I didn’t buy it. Nope, can’t find that particular cupcake in a store! We have an amazing friend/baker who specializes in sweets. Usually, she makes them just for us and some other close friends. But, lucky you! She has an online bakery where she sells her beautiful and yummy products. She bakes goodies that will make you want more! Tell me in the comments below if you want the website link. I promise you, you’ll love our baker/friend’s desserts! (at least we do!)