Dandelion list

The 4 things I will never do again:

1. I will never resent someone so much as to cause grief or pain.

2. I will never complain.

3. I will never hold a grudge.

4. I will never meddle in others' affairs.

17. Iron Chef: Hank Pham vs. Brian Chau

6.25.11:

Ten days from today, a culinary showdown will pit a “guardian angel” against the “Next Alton Brown”…

A year of training comes down to this very day. What shall the secret ingredient be? Who knows? Whatever is in store, I shall be ready. Ready or not, but I come with full fire power!! If I had a katana, I shall “kat ana piece of pie!” Pun intended. Like “Cut another”…never mind.

I have been waiting for this day. Well, not really…ahaha. Uhm, I must say that this was an interesting experience. There was a lot of delay-too much of it. It’s alright, though. We had to cut down on shopping time in which I had to leave people in my house to mingle among each other. I learned something new. I have a very diverse group of friends and if I ever decide to put all of them under one roof for any occasion (wedding perhaps?), then they shall all go to their respective groups and not mingle among each other. I guess that works accordingly with sociological laws where strangers don’t interact with one another, but can be closely tied to one another. Anyway, I’m getting side tracked. Three cents under the budget. Few. $109.97?!!? Crazy. This was mind blowing!! Then, there is the actual challenge. I was not nervous in the sense that I would lose, but more-so in the sense that I couldn’t complete 3-5 dishes within the hour.

I couldn’t upload the hour long video. Quite frankly, I don’t think I will ever upload a video to tumblr…the limit is 5:00 minutes and 100 MB. Sigh. Even with .avi format, I don’t think I will have any important vids to post.

So, I won battle yogurt! I must thank Kathy Truong and Andrew Kim with my utmost respects by taking them out to…somewhere. Ahaha. Even if they don’t want to. Hmm, I have spent a bromance date with James Kuo. I need to do something for the other two birthday peeps. Ice shaver is out of the question for Kathy. Bummer, I had that planned out, but I guess I was beaten to it. As for Cory, perhaps, I should have saved up on the pineapple and made a sorbet with it. Oooohhhh! Brilliant!

So, I have to double up on treating out Kathy and AK…ok, no big deal.

As for Amanda and Nancy, I have to treat them out for Chinese School Reunion part 3.

For Eric, James, Emilio, Cory and Chuckie, thanks for coming!

Hank, gosh darn it. The food I was expecting…my food price doubled! Sigh.

  • 25 June 2011