Monday, August 27, 2012


Ever since my braces came off, I started an obsession of snacking on popcorn... Tell me this doesn't look appealing!

caramel with chocolate drizzle popcorn

What's your guilty pleasure?

<3 tingtinging 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY: money envelope

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Another interest place I ate at in LA was Shojin.

The restaurant's menu contains...

We had the pumpkin croquette (a crunchy pumpkin and tofu croquette with homemade tomato sauce...

and I forgot what this is called but it's not meat! (it doesn't taste like meat either)

then we also had a tofu pizza (it doesn't taste like pizza but it was pretty good)

and the pirates of the crunchy roll was tasty as well.

Lastly, we had RAMEN!  This was a bit disappointing, because I thought that the broth was just a tad bit too salty...

But overall, it was a pretty good experience for my first vegan meal.  The restaurant decor was also super awesome.

I didn't bring my camera to the restroom, but there's a signed photo of Alicia Silverstone - a vegan - posted in the ladies room.  :)

tingtinging out!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

follow me

Do you want to see what's inside the bridal shower gift boxes?
I got these from Victoria's Secret.  I think the groom-to-be would appreciate this present.
<3 tingtinging

Saturday, August 4, 2012

cricut creations

With my new cricut cartridge, thanks TG, I was able to make these adorable take out boxes to wrap my friend's bridal shower present.

I used wires to hold the boxes together so that it doesn't get ruined by tape or glue...

Best wishes to the bride-to-be!  Your wedding plans are falling into place, relax and enjoy your day. 

<3 tingtinging

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I forgot to mention that I visited LA in July!

I finally got to try dumplings from Din Tai Fung!

Pork Dumplings - Din Tai Fung

When I was in Taiwan last year, the line at the Din Tai Fung in Taipei was about a two hour plus wait... so I never got to try their dumpings. :( But I'm glad that I got to try it in Los Angeles, CA. The dumplings were really good and not one of the skin broke from the process of picking it up.

I also tried two other types of dumplings:

Fish Dumplings - Din Tai Fung 

Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai - Din Tai Fung

The fish dumplings and shrimp & pork shao mai were both good as well. However, I think my favorite is still the orignal pork dumpling.

Till next time! <3 tingtinging