Life in the End Times

Shin's gift to Annie on their One Year Anniversary

01/04/2012

Filed under: Just Writing — Annie at 11:15 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Themes:
Daddy’s Home!!
Oooh Tea Time!
Elijahs turn to bathe










01/03/2012

Filed under: 365 photo blog — Annie at 12:51 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Themes:
Lunch with Grandparents
Playdate with Cousin Audrey and the Squeaky Chairs
Drive home on the traffic-less 405 S
Playtime at home

















01/02/2012

Filed under: Just Writing — Annie at 4:13 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012


Floral Design Class

Filed under: Floral Design — Annie at 12:31 pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally got a chance to take a floral design class. I didn’t get to while pregnant with Elijah because the Torrance adult classes filled up so quickly. Right now I’m taking it through West LA College Extensions. Wanted to document them- and any thing I remember about how to recreate these!

BASIC FLORAL DESIGN
Class 1: 3 rose simple vase design
3rose21.jpg My arrangement
3rose.jpg The teacher’s arrangement
Class 2: Pave with greenery in oasis foam
Class 3: Autumn grid bouquet in cylinder vase
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Class 4: Asymmetrical, front-facing, oasis foam arrangement

WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN
Class 2 Nosegay Rose bouquet and Ribbon Handle
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Korean Heritage

Filed under: Married Life — Annie at 10:01 am on Monday, October 25, 2010

I accidentally created a fart bomb. Not inside my body- although being pregnant sometimes it feels that way. No, I set out some dried mung beans in a bowl of water on Saturday night to soften them so I could make some delicious pork and kimchi Korean style pancakes called “bindae tuk”. Only after thawing my pork chops and double-checking my ingredients I realized I was missing kimchi. We don’t keep kimchi in our house or our fridge so I figured I could bring home some leftovers from church on Sunday. So I let the mung beans sit another day and I covered the bowl so no insects could get in and went to church.

We got home and opened the door and this awful awful odor cloud met us. My husband said, “Oh my gosh. It smells like Elijah’s poo! And then upon further entry he said, “The toilet must have overflowed!” And he rushed in to double check- or maybe just to relieve himself. I went into the two bathrooms and the first bathroom smelled fresh as bleach and vanilla. The second bathroom also smelled neutral. I went to the kitchen.

My bowl of mung beans was covered with this thick foamy layer of bubbles. I lifted one side of the bowl and sniffed and that was a mistake. I yelled to Shin, “IT’S THE BEANS!” And took it outside. I strained the water, asked Shin for a double plastic bag and an extra cup of water to rinse it out and took the culprit to the dumpster. It was amazing how even outdoors the smell could just hang out in the air right above the common walkway. There was absolutely no wind to carry the gas away.

Well I learned by error that I should probably refrigerate my mung beans or atleast leave it uncovered. And in the process have discovered lethal material for the perfect homemade dorm prank… But most importantly I feel connected to my deep Korean heritage… of fermentation.

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