Thursday, January 14, 2010


Sorry about not updating for a while, there's been lots of busy events going on and I haven't had enough time to update my blog :(

But anyways, the Paralympic blog entry WILL DEFINITELY BE UP WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK! I just need to find some time......

Oh, quick fun note ; I've been wearing my 2010 Vancouver red mittens every single day to school :D

That's all for now,
-xoxo Lorie

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just a food filled weekend :)

Sorry I haven't been updating a lot, but I think my weekend deserves to be shown. It was pretty amazing :)

Friday night , hotpot in the cold January days :)

For those who don't know what hotpot is, it's dipping raw meat, seafood or vegetables into a boiling hot flavoured soup, which then cooks the food . Hotpot is usually eaten with a variety of sauces that are combined to together. I went with my usual, soy sauce, hot chili paste, ginger, scallions and a bit of peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. It makes the sauce come together.

Hotpot night included : Fresh lobster, AAA Angus beef, lamb shoulder, Enoki mushrooms, fish paste balls, tofu, fresh oysters. Soup base? Took chicken stock, dunked all the shell of the fresh lobster into the stock, boiled it for 20 minutes to get a nice delicately flavoured lobster broth.

Saturday brunch at Browns Social House (Richmond location) - New Mexican Hash :)

Sorry for the terrible photo, I need to get into the habit of taking a picture of the food before I start eating it. But anyways, my mom and I went for Saturday brunch at Browns Social House and we both ordered the "New Mexican Hash" and freshly squeezed OJ. Got to say, this is my favourite brunch ever. The hash included 2 poached eggs, pulled pork, a bit of salsa, sour cream, scallions, banana peppers (my mom thinks they're too spicy , so her hash didn't have them) mojo potatoes (they're like seasoned french fries and they taste like heaven) and "tobacco onions" , which were like mini pepper and salt onion rings but they were in long strips. The runny yolk was great for dunking the mojo potatoes in and the pulled pork was so tender . Great brunch. The items they have on their menu has just been done too many times, but this hash is simply fabulous.

Rating : 7.5 out of 10
Browns Social House
1020-11660 Steveston Hwy.
Richmond , BC

Saturday night , laid back noodles.

Just some Japanese noodles with slow cooked lamb and carrots with the braising sauce :) Delicious! Home-styled food made by my mom tastes the best on cold nights .


I made pancakes from scratch this morning for my mom and I. They were really tasty, especially with the fresh strawberries, orange slices and a mixed berrycompote. Enough said, those pancakes were really fluffy :) Oh, and I made a happy face on my pancake, ehehe!


To top off my weekend, I finally got pair of the Vancouver 2010 red mittens! :) Supporting our Canadian athletes ! Red shirt + red mittens :D

So that was a view of my weekend :) Stayed tuned this week, a blog entry about the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games is soon to come!

-xoxo Lorie

Monday, January 4, 2010

Setting up your cellphone with TWITTER !

When you're on the go and you want to update your twitter with a new tweet , you can send a tweet through your cellphone.

Go on on your computer
On the main page , look at the upper right corner and click on settings.
It should show a bar that contain account, password, mobile, notices, picture and design. Click on mobile.
Grab your cellphone and send a text message saying the word START to 21212 (for mobile use in Canada) .

You should then receive a text message back from twitter saying:
"Welcome to Twitter! Reply with SIGNUP to begin"
Already on Twitter? Reply with your username instead.

So if you already have a twitter account, just reply to the text message with your username. Once you have, you should then receive a text message saying:

"Hi, _______. reply w/ your password to tweet on this phone.
(Passwords are Case Sensitive!! Your phone may capitalize the 1st letter of your pwd)

So you then reply with your password. You will then receive a message saying :

"Your password is correct! Reply w/ OK to confirm you want to use Twitter with this phone"

After you send a text message replying back with OK, you will then receive a message saying :

" Your password is correct! You're all set up to use Twitter with this phone. Type a Tweet anytime, just send it to this number".

I recommend saving the number into your contacts as "Twitter", so whenever you want to sent out a tweet, just send a text message (the text message it self will be the tweet) to that number.

any questions, leave a comment and I'll try to answer your question !

- xoxo Lorie