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Gyoza!!

first gyoza

They look like gross little fishies, don't they?

The ingredients for gyoza looked kind of like the ones for siomai so Grr and I figured they were easy to make, so yesterday we decided to make gyoza.

My recipe came from wikihow’s How to Make Gyoza Dumplings. According to the recipe we needed: pork, large shrimps, Napa cabbage, Chinese chives, gyoza wrappers, ginger, garlic, salt, white pepper, vegetable oil, sesame oil, but among all the ingredients all i got was pork, chives, garlic, salt and vegetable oil. Instead, I used carrots, green peas, and corn kernels. Also, I didn’t know what gyoza wrappers are so I bought molo wrappers instead (are they the same things?).

Because I was using molo wrappers, they were thin as paper so I used two of them to wrap one. The folding was hell and I broke most of them.  The difference between siomai and gyoza, aside from the folding, is that siomai’s are steamed and gyoza’s are fried and then boiled/steamed. Well, I blew that one too. I put too much oil when I fried them.

But in the end, i suppose it’s okay… Grr said they taste like fried siomai; she ate half of them in one sitting. I’ll do it proper next time. Meanwhile, my next project: how to make okonomiyaki!!

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After a loooong wait… finally! my internet is here!!

Kyaaaa~

Before anything else I’d like to say a huge “thank you”  to the PLDT dude who was our contact in PLDT for making me wait 3 weeks when your office told us my connection was approved and ready for installation two weeks ago. Really dude, thank you, you made the pain of waiting even more unbearable by unnecessarily prolonging it…

Anyway, back to the ‘kya~’.

Finally, the days of sitting in an internet shop frothing at the mouth wishing I had more time and money to go to netcafes are over and done with. I could surf at the comfort of my own home. I could blog anytime of the day I want (unless I’m at work). I could download every subbed-Arashi video existing in yuckie-chan’s LJ and not worry about pissing my dad because I come home late. I can explore every possible horizon in being a fangirl of a boyband that is in a different country. Plus I don’t need to buy DVD’s anymore because the movies I want can be found in any streaming site, psyched!!

You know the first thing I did after finding out the connection was already installed in our house, aside from wrestling my sister away from the computer? Watch Pikanchi Life is Happy dakedo Hard on Crunchyroll. That movie is crack! Then after we watch the part 2 Pikanchi DOUBLE Life is Happy dakara Hard. Now I’m waiting for Boku Wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru to stop buffering. My sister, Grr, doesn’t want to watch it because it features incest between twins but whatever, Jun is in it and I’m going to watch every Arashi movie existing (If i can find each and every one of them). I’ll make a proper review when I get down from Cloud 9…

Sorry, my head is still swimming, I still so excited!! I don’t care if my friends are saying my world is going to get smaller by shutting myself in the house with the computer all day, for me it just got wider. Think of all the internet sites available, the information to be gathered! That sounds so geeky doesn’t it?

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I am online every night (P.I. time, duh!), in the morning my sister owns the computer. Hehe! Find me!

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Meet Yukina

(Originally written May 02, 2008 )

 

None of my family can drive including me; we can’t afford gas, we hardly have enough money to buy rice (barring NFA rice, the lowest price is at around P35 per kilo) but for some strange reason my dad suddenly had an urge to buy me a car (My dad had one of the neighbors test drive it before he bought it.)

 

I name almost everything I own so Grrr and I named the car Yukina, after the ice princess, Hiei’s sister, in Yu Yu Hakusho. It looks like a boy but because of the color and I think the rule is that every vehicle is naturally female we gave it a girl name.

 

Anyway, I can’t drive it and for days I have failed to find anyone who could teach me to drive and I’m afraid to learn by myself because our street isn’t exactly wide and I would most likely crash. So there it sits in front of our house like a dead carabao gathering flies. My dad treats it like a toy. He gets people to drive it for him to wherever he wants to go.

 

Last night though was different. Being Labor Day and having nothing to do Grrr and I went to the computer shop so Grrr could go internet surfing and so I could play Perfect World (Hello to Dragon’s Aryashiki Clan) and then we went to the mall because we didn’t want to go home. When I got back, the car was about five houses down parked in front of a neighbor’s house.

 

I didn’t mind it and I didn’t say anything when dad came home and the car was still there because I could still see it from the house. At about 11:00 or 12:00 in the evening I heard the car revving from the outside. I opened the door and I saw some dude driving it to and fro in front of the house. I could hear the car start and then stop and then start and then stop and some crunching sounds so it was either the driver was dead drunk or he doesn’t know how to drive. I hate drunks; it’s a trauma from my childhood; so I stayed inside the house and said nothing.

 

This morning when I got out of the house the crushed part of Yukina’s rear bumper greeted me. The light at the right (or is it left?) hand side was partly broken and the bumper below it was slightly crushed. I didn’t have the time to inspect Yukina because I was late but my dad said the front bumper had fallen down as well as the right side mirror and the right side was also crushed.

 

Apparently one of the drunken drunks outside had a brain blast deep into the night, ‘Hey! Why don’t we take the car to a beer house?’ So they took it into a beer house and promptly crashed into some resort’s flower box on the way back.

 

I was irritated when I saw the rear bumper but now I’m angry. This has been one of the most infuriatingly surreal weeks I’ve ever had and the last thing I need is a damaged property. I haven’t even sat inside the freaking car let alone drive it and it’s already damaged. It’s partly my dad’s fault he gave the dude the keys to the car but if he knew he was drunk why did he have to drive it? Why couldn’t he have just left it there?

 

Last week one of the stupid neighbors wanted to borrow it for his business. I think he wanted to load some stuff in it and use it a service car. What the hell is with my neighbors?

 

So now Yukina’s wounded. It’s bad enough that she doesn’t get to go anywhere, now she’s got scratches on her everywhere. My car’s social life is getting to be as horrible as mine.

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