One of my goal this year was to change my lifestyle. My husband and I wanted a healthy lifestyle, so this book was perfect for me.
As the person who controls the kitchen, my family health lies in my hand (that, sounded like a big responsibility). “The Daneil Plan” was written by Rick Warren, the author of “Purpose Driven Life”.
In this book, I learned about:
- We are what we eat. It is very important to read the label on the food packaging.
- How to read food label. We need to know what we put into our mouth.
- It was pretty easy to eat healthy, and eating healthy doesn’t mean you stop socialize or cannot eat desert ever.
- Daniel plan gives a very practical guideline and even list of food you could store in a pantry.
- Lastly, was the recipe. I was a new cook then, don’t know much about cooking (I still don’t 😅), the Daniel plan book comes with some recipe that you could easily make at home, and the ingredient is inexpensive.
Our lifestyle has gotten better since. My husband taste bud changes. Stuff that he didn’t think is “too sweet” it is now “too sweet” for him. Although I needed to cook more, but I think I like it. 😄
My husband once said, food is like the introduction of a culture. I think I agree with him on that.
I am a Malaysian. Like most Malaysians, I am proud of our food. I like the diversity, and how our food translates that.
This week I attempted to make satay at home. Satay is grilled chicken on skewers, but I do not have a grill or skewers, I made a pan seared version of the satay.
The flavor just brings me home. Especially right now is hari raya season, my Malay friends will be having open house still… Satay is one of the food that they will serve to their guests. My craving for satay probably is because it’s hari raya!
Next up, will need to prepare Kuah kacang (peanut sauce)… Kuah kacang and satay is like the peanut butter and jelly.
Brain turned 29. He is one of my husband’s close friends, and he is one of the first few people I met in America. This is Brian… The picture, kind of tells you who Brian is. He is ALWAYS high in energy, greeting you with a warm big bear hug and a big big smile on his face, showing off his perfect white teeth. Everyone loves Brian, if someone couldn’t get along with Brian… That person has a problem. 😛
Happy Birthday, Brian! Pray that you will grow in wisdom and do all things in love.
Hobby Lobby is one of the first few stores that my family introduce me to when I first landed in America and since then Hobby Lobby has become my favorite arts and craft store.
In my opinion hobby lobby is the haven of Arts and Crafts, and all crafts lover will love Hobby Lobby.
What do I like about the book:
- It helps me see a different perspective about using technology. Technology is to help us, not us serving technology. Hobby Lobby don’t feel the need to keep up with technology and slow down the operation. Choose what technology serve your operations the best.
- Honor God, serve people. If I start my own business, this will be the principle I want to have.
These 2 things really stood out to me. Highly recommended for those who wants to venture into retail.
My very first July 4th experience. It was one of few (I think they only have 7 public holiday, I may be wrong) America’s public holiday.
I missed the fireworks, but got to enjoy something better then fireworks – a musical.
My first musical in America: Godspell. A musical produce by our church here, Gateway. Coffee and tea was served right on the stage during intermission. The company that serve us awesome coffee is called COFFEE:EXPERIENCE (I think)
Barbaque of course! Lots of yummy meat serve on a American flag theme plate. Have to match the holiday… 😎 we had our bbq at Tim Storm’s house.
Pizza… allllll GONE!!! In Walmart. That my friend, it’s proof that July 4th is a big holiday and a party weekend in America.
I am super happy for the outcome of the scarf. It’s the first time making a scarf using single crochet foundation, and with crab stitch edging.
And it’s ready to be ship to its new owner.
We turned 2! And it wasn’t the terrible two and it will not be a terrible two…
It was a wonderful 2 years. I learnt about the importance of praying for your husband daily. In my opinion, keeping your husband should be our priority as wife. (I am still learning to keep my husband in prayer daily)
On this day, I remembered the vow that we exchanged on our wedding day. I have made a commitment on that day, and made a vow to stay with my husband no matter what. In this two years we have argue less.
As we grew in love for each other, our patients for each other grew as well. I experience 1 Corinthians 13… “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV)
I love you, Greg. I look forward to spend many more anniversary with you… You are my best.