Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I don't usually follow Fashion, or keep up with designers' collections. Or even pay attention to what comes down runways in whichever city for whatever season.
But...how could I miss Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2009 collection when it looked like this:
Oh, and also, a fair warning. To everyone who will see me within the next year (or 5), don't be surprised if I'm rocking the upswept beehive.
A quick tropical pull together. It's become a usual around here lately...because well, it's hard to walk out of a grocery store in Hawaii without a pineapple.
Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
1 large orange
2 cups grapes (any type would work, but green grapes add a nice bit of sourness to the sweet pineapple)
1. Slice grapes in half. It's kinda a hassle to do all those grapes, but I think it makes it easier to eat with a fork.
2. Peel and segment orange. Cut into chunks.
3. Dismantle the pineapple. A fresh pineapple is worth the work. Trust me. Slice into bite size pieces.
4. Add all fruit into a bowl.
This makes two huge helpings. Or two regular helpings, and enough left over to go back and finish immediately. Either way.
There are no words.
I'm totally blown away by what Secretary of State Clinton said the other day, regarding China. She essentially said that China's vast human rights violations will not interfere with America doing business with them.
Are you kidding?
We'll not bother trying to keep human dignity a priority any more? ESPECIALLY with the countries we have a priority to deal with?
And what's up with America getting itself so indebted to China anyway? Why are we allowing our government to borrow money from China (and not to mention, from our own future generations)? It's so not gonna work out well in the end.
I understand the need for a global effort nowadays. And with economies all over the globe faltering, I guess it's only right for other counties to lend a hand when they can. But the business between China and the US has been going on for a while. China keeps buying up American debt...government debt. All those bail outs. All these stimulus packages. It's not our money. We're going on faith that China's not gonna pull out the rug and call in our payment. What would happen then?
All news that focuses on the economy makes it seem like the world is going to implode at any second. No wonder consumers don't have any confidence. No wonder everyone is so worried.
It's a self fulfilling prophecy.
If we allow all this money doom and gloom to cloud our judgements...to be the only thing we focus on, we'll end up ignoring what's really important.
Other people. People that truly need others to stand up for them.
Right, Secretary Clinton?
must read news articles:
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
A few items in my "Buy Me" folder.
...I'm a very gracious gift receiver. ::ahem::
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Joe and I were walking around the Japanese Cultural Center downtown the other day.
We were headed back to the car, when an Asian lady stopped us in the parking lot. She looked at me, and asked, "Are you lost?"
"No, we're not. Thanks all the same," I tell her as we walk away.
I turned to Joe, "What.. are we not allowed to partake of Japanese culture if we're not Japanese?"
Joe laughs, "Apparently not."