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Trip: hello from Shanghai

Hi hi~~~ I’m in Shanghai!!! It’s so hot here! So happy that I almost don’t have jet lag this time! 😆

I’ve been busy with wedding preparations, visa for upcoming trips, hair salons and massages, but I managed to make a quick video this morning after my mom and I came back from the market with fresh veggies and my favorite chinese breakfast.

Enjoy~~~ 🙂

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New year celebration & makeup pics

We celebrated January 1st with a homemade meal. My uncles, unties and a close friend of the family made together this great meal~

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pork belly with chestnut

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veggies stir fry with bamboo and mushrooms, bok choy

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fish, duck

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sprout salad, eggplant stew (I made this! :D)

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more fish and chicken soup

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and since I didn’t like how I looked last makeup test, I picked another one and this time I felt myself 😀

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I like how I looked this time, I wish I can make it myself (although I doubt I have the patience to spend 1.5 hours to make it ;))

It’s my last night here in Shanghai, I’m flying back to the US tomorrow. I kind of miss my life there. I miss Star. I miss routines and I miss veggies (more about that later! )

See u in US! 😀

Next post will be about my 2011 resolutions in addition to those 😉

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Touch base

You might wonder (or not) what have I been doing in SH the last couple of days?

#1: I am happy to say that I’m over with jet lag! Being jet lagged for a week is not fun, but it’s not end of the world either, specially when I’m on vacation I’m allowed to sleep whenever I want 😉

#2: I’ve been meeting with friends and family…. eating a lot of CORNS!!! Yes. I’m having at least 2 big corns per day! 😯 Talking about being obsessed 😉

#3: I’ve been doing a lot of shopping! Coats, skirts, scarfs, etc.

This meal was prepared by my favorite untie. She knows me well and made many vegetarian dishes! 😀

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assorted mushrooms with fresh bamboo

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salt boiled shrimp

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water celery with smoked tofu

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bok choy

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smoked and fried fish, a typical Shanghai dish

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chinese greens with bamboo and fresh shiitake

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pork belly with chestnut cooked in a red sauce

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assorted mushrooms, fresh bamboo salad

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It was an amazing meal~~~ My untie cooks the best homemade food ever, even better than my mom 😀 She’s like my second or chosen mom. I’ve stayed with her family many times and she always took care of me 😀

This second meal was at a fusion restaurant with 3 primary school friends.

fruit and veggie salad with a sour sauce

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sauteed cabbage with bacon and carrots

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squid packet covered by almond

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sauteed greens with shrimp sauce

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rice bowl with shiitake, chicken and poached egg

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casserole of tofu, mushrooms and cheese

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spicy frogs with peanuts

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for dessert we shared a mango pudding

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4 girls, 8 dishes and 3 hours talking! 😆

I have a lot more food pictures! Stay tune! 😀

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