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Cooking : Chinese-Style Steamed Fish

Chicken, pork, beef, chicken, pork, beef....repeat. THAT was what I was facing. Reading about the ultimate goodness of fish, like they have a good deal of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, how they can lower your possibility of having a stroke or heart attack and how it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO essential to your child's or unborn child's growth in the world or in the womb that you'd be a selfish person not to feed your kids fish. It wasn't helping either.

Anyway, I bought a small one from the morning market one morning without knowing what fish it is...all I know is that I've seen this type of little bugger somewhere before in a Chinese restaurant.

First off, I hate dealing with fish. As in, I hate touching it and feel eeky if it's a whole fish. Yes, I am very (stereotyping, please excuse me) European or American this way. To this very day, 10+ years after cooking my first dinner, I still find myself whispering 'sorry, sorry, sorry' to whole fishes, prawns, lob…
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Video : THREE GIRLFRIENDS and He Can't Handle it

If you're having a bad day, watch this. It's an old video but it's still worth watching. I mean, if you think your day is bad and you have a lot of problems to sift through, this five-year-old's got you beat.



Buddy, I'm with you. I wish I was four again too.

p.s. Being too adorable has its down side.

XD

Love,
Marsha

Musings : Ode To Friendships

People who judge you and talk behind your back are not your friends. They are not worth missing. It's the people who hate but love, dislike but like, cry and laugh with, accept and forgive you, understands and comfort you...those are the dearest people who you don't want to lose We will miss you lot a lot...

Even when we find our end of the rainbow, let's not forget how beautiful it was and always is.

Credit : Rainbow by J_D_L on Flickr
by : Kayla Rae Pich

They're the few people who accept silence over conversation
A relationship like this denies silly promises and persuasion
You don't feel the need to second guess thoughts or measure words
Their love comes in wholes, not halves, not thirds
They're the ones that guide you through when fate takes a turn
Fights, small and large, end in forgiveness, never a burn
You forget about first impressions and the feelings they brought
You're grateful for who they are and you forgive 'em for what they're not

So…

The Purpose

Credit : Healing by Jade2k on Flickr
Someone just reminded me that 'everything happens for a reason' today when I was lamenting on something not working as I expected it to. Everyone has something dark in their lives, everyone, and we should always try to see the bright side of the things that happen to us. We don't always look at the great things in life because the painful sides help us grow.

And when we are going THROUGH the pain, we are also healing. As we are healing, we are open to the learning process. Not running is a big part of life.

Uncovering the beauty under what once appeared as a pile of ugliness... that's only one miracle of meditation. #YH4M (Join me in discovery: bexlife.com/journal) A post shared by Rebekah Borucki (@bexlife) on Oct 6, 2017 at 6:00am PDT
Love,
Marsha

What Charity Really Is

Maybe we do too little that there's nothing to shout about. Honestly speaking, my (and my friends') contributions might have been too tiny compared to other people and that's why there's no fanfare and it might even embarrass me if I say anything about it. In a world that is so self-absorbed, senseless and violent, I believe that the good outweighs the bad. (I have to believe this otherwise news from around the world will send me off into the deep end  - lol) And I think a lot of people do a lot of good everyday, not just in times of trouble like those rushing to donate blood in the terrible Las Vegas mass shooting aftermath.

I believe a lot of people are like that.

Some people quip 'don't be stupid, don't donate, there are a lot of people with a lot more money than you'. Whilst this is true, doesn't it make you a little happier to give a little, knowing that you're not asking anything back in return? Even if the people have nothing to do with y…

Cooking : Beef Stroganoff Fettuccine

Nothing is an easier fix than a one-pot cooking recipe and THIS, I got from from Readers' Digest Healthy One Dish Cooking cook book. XD

But because the recipe required so many ingredients (which makes it authentic and very tweakable if you're experienced in the kitchen), there are things that you can skip....which, ahem, I did. I mean, I've always dealt with easy off-the-counter sauces and who knew what to do with ground paprika, cayenne pepper, ground this, ground that and Good Heavens, what do you DO with light sour cream?!

Suffice to say, I got a little adventurous and WANTED desperately for a one-dish cooking solution. Busy working people can't be beggars, all moms say.


So, what I did was include the list of stranger-to-me list of ingredients into my Keep App and after picking the kids up from school, headed over to the supermarket and just started grabbing and ticking things off the list. Because I was not parked properly (the kids were waiting for me in the car),…

Picture Post : It's....

...did we really come this far? It's already the end of September! I mean, think about it for a moment. We just saw Donald Trump's inauguration...like....two weeks ago, didn't we? Have we really come this far? Sometimes, if you don't take notice of the moments you spend scrolling through your phone or surfing the Internet, this happens.

Life skips on by...

We've been through quite a bit, as usual, this year and it is for another post, when I have more time on my hands, but let's just settle for a quick pat on each other's back, reminding each other that we've done good. We've survived crisis after crisis, with more on the way, and yet we are standing (or sitting) right where we are.

We've weathered the week through and....it's the weekend again!


...Stay Strong and we can do it all over again!

XOXO,
Marsha

p.s. I just bought some books online from BookXcess and you can find me with my nose buried in a book over the weekend.

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