The past two days I've been working on this new layout. I got the layout from Blogger Templates and had to re-add all the side profiles. I don't know how you bloggers do it in such a short time. I know I'm html illiterate... lol~ :X Please be patient I'll eventually add all the blog links into the blog roll... hehe~ I wanted a new layout with the start of the new year. I think the layout is pretty!... wheee~ :)
I wanted to post a recipe during this winter weather. I think this is a good one... hehe~
If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)
1 c. rice
1-2 tbsp. sesame oil
7-9 c. water
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. fish sauce
chopped green onion
Wash your white rice and soak it in water for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, you can drain the water out.
Wash the abalone and cut it into small pieces. You will also need to wash the carrot and cut that into small pieces as well.
In a pot (you need with a lid), add sesame oil and garlic. I usually don't add a lot of sesame oil because it has a tangy taste to the porridge I don't like. It requires 2 tbsp but I usually use 1. It is up to you on that... hehe~ Wait until it heats up, and then add the chopped abalone and carrot. Fry it for couple of minutes.
Then add the drained rice from step 1. Fry it for couple of more minutes.
Add the water and cover the pot so the rice can be cooked. You need to check every so minutes with a wooden spoon so the rice won't stick to the bottom of the pot. Towards the end of the cooking, add salt and fish sauce. You will add to your taste bud. ;)
When the porridge is done, transfer it to a bowl. I top it with dried seaweed (toast it on the stove and cut it into small pieces) and green onion. Now you can eat. :)
I bought couple of things in the past month from Victoria's Secret.
I bought these lipglosses in December. My oldest niece was the greatest help in choosing which ones I should get... hehe~ :) I got from left to right; Wondermelon, Have a Gumball, Taffy Go Lucky, Grapefruit Blast, and Slice of Heaven. I only opened one and love (I mean LOVE) the smell. It's delicious!!!... wheee~ I didn't open the others because I'm not too sure what I'm going to do with all of them. I might use all of them because they smell great or who knows I might give it away to friends as gifts... hehe~ ;)
I also bought some lip balms during their semi-annual sale. Jannie mentioned how great they are. You should check out her blog. :) After reading her post on these lip balms, I couldn't refuse when they're on sale for $1.75 each... wheee~
I got one in BananaBerry. I love products with banana in it for some odd reason. I always think they smell good. I hope this one does... wheee~
I also got one in Berry Blender. I just love the multi-colored lip balms... hehe~ I can't say how I feel about these babies yet. It'll have to wait until I finish my lip balm I'm using at the moment (Etude House thanks to a friend). I'm very good when it comes to not opening my lip balms until it gets it's use... hehe~ I wish I could say the same for other stuff. :X
One of the things I look forward to towards the end of the year/beginning of the New Year is the Korean music awards (KBS, MBC, and SBS gayo daejun). I realized the singer/group I loved in 2009 was 2 pm!!! :) Here's some of the songs I love... hehe~
Again and Again:
I Hate You:
They also performed some of the female songs during the SBS award show, and I thought 2 pm looked mighty cute... hehe~ :)
Mister originally by Kara, but performed by Beat and 2 pm:
Bo Peep Bo Peep by T-ara, but performed by 2 pm:
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.