My daughter’s 11th birthday cake. It was an easy creation. Two 9×9 choclate cake. Flash symbol made with fondant. I had to use a lot of red to get the red color of the buttercream icing(which I did’nt get). Next time, I will buy red icing. Besides that, the cake came out perfect! Advertisements Continue reading Flash
Our kids have been to Pakistan( three cities, only) and Canada. Now when they are all grown up, they have their opinion of vacation. They want something big. If we talk about vacation, our kids always say to go to another country since they have never gone to one( Pakistan and Canada don’t seem to intrigue them much). Well, with this request on it’s way, … Continue reading I can hold it in!
If you have taken ( and passed) college Biology, you know exactly what I am talking about. For the rest, it is a cliff made of skeletons! (If you allow me) Once upon a time when mankind had no concepts of greed/ love/ war/ , or even exsistence, there were these tiny microscopic creatures living under the ocean, ( we call ’em protists-foraminifera (foram for … Continue reading The White Cliffs of Dover
The past three months have been: amazing, crazy, stressful, “hmmph”, ” cant do this,”” what was I thinking,” ” creepy guy,”” friends are the best,” and “I love this.” (Wish there was one single word or phrase to describe my long sequence of feelings.) It started from the cold, dark, wet days of January. I choose to take Integral Calculus ( just a little secret, … Continue reading Adrenaline in my viens!
Who doesn’t love snow? Well, it depends. If you have asked my daughter this question three years ago, you would have regret asking it. She would have given you a horrific, mind torturing scenario of snow. But now she has a different answer. The approach is positive. No, it’s not because I perfected my parenting strategies( I wish! I haven’t found a manual on how … Continue reading Love? Hate?
Tired. Drained. Burnt. These are the feelings you get after losing a race. It started out as a non competing phenomenon. But ended as a race. I got a great start. I knew I would win. But I was lagging behind. It was not working out the way I expected. I lost. (On a side note, this race was for who gets their bag filled … Continue reading A Lost Race
I was never a fan of Stat Wars. I was always confuse between Star Wars and Star Trek. But it changed. My son is a big fan. By big, I mean mega. He listens to all the John Williams work. He knows who, what, where, and why of all the characters. He knows the different name of all the space ships and can differentiate between … Continue reading May The Force Be With you, Always!
There is no way I could write anything that would capture the energy of the swim meet. There were around three hundred kids. Poor pool was jammed. It was packed. There were parents, athletes, and coaches by the dozens. The small pool of North Bend was having one of the best meet. Swimmers were courteous to each other. They were only competing when in the … Continue reading Go Bulldogs ( and others)!
Around three months ago, I took on a couple of challenges: – started tutoring Math, – became a supplemental instructor for college algebra – enrolled in Calculus – enrolled in a 200 Bio class At first, I was excited. I enjoyed the challenge. Juggling around with my time, making sure to be proactive. But as time went by, the “love” started to fade. It started … Continue reading I survived!
My thoughts have changed. Simple things in my life have suddenly become so interesting . While having breakfast in the morning, I can’t stop thinking about my cells, who would be using the food (glycolysis) to turn it into energy (ATP). I can’t stop but wonder that my youngest who I find so “little” have the same process going on in her tiny cells. How … Continue reading Oh Bob! What have you done….
I have been in USA for sixteen years. I have never cooked turkey. It just didn’t occur to make a traditional “thankgiving” meal. A traditional thanksgiving meal includes but not limited to : turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and so on. Last year, I took an oath to make a traditional thanksgiving meal. Since I was unable to obtain a … Continue reading Thanksgiving