Sunday, March 28, 2010



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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I see your face in every sunrise.
The colors of the morning are inside your eyes.
The world awakens in the light of the day.
I look up to the sky and say you're beautiful.

I see your power in the moonlight night,
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright.
We are amazed in the light of the stars.
It's all proclaiming who you are. You're beautiful.

I see you there hanging on a tree.
You bled, and then you died, and then you rose again for me.
Now you are sitting on your heavenly throne,
And soon we will be coming home. You're beautiful.

When we arrive at eternity's shore,
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more.
We'll enter in as the wedding bells ring.
Your bride will come together and we'll sing, "You're beautiful!"

-Phil Wickham
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bor Lor Bau

I miss Asia. A lot. Sometimes I'm overwhelmed with shame when I realize how much I took for granted while I was there. There was so much to see, to love, and to learn that I missed out on because I was focused only on ME, and MY experience. What a waste. Oh well. Lesson learned... At least I hope so.

Bor Lor Bau is a sweet roll with a cookie'ish topping that can be found in bakeries all over Hong Kong (other places too, I'm sure, but Hong Kong is the place to be when it comes to pastries...). From the Youth For Christ building in HK, we would walk an extra 50 feet to this amazing bakery and get our breakfast each morning. This is what I usually had. It was one of the only things that didn't involve Spam or red bean paste (neither of which are all that bad, but not for breakfast...)so it was my first choice. We called them "cookie buns," due to the sugar cookie topping. I've come to learn that they're actually called Pineapple Buns, though there's not actually any pineapple in them. Go figure. Anyway, this was last night's baking project. It involved a new oven (1st thing baked in it!), yeast (which I CONQUERED), and a lot of butter. Not bad for a white kid's fist attempt at Asian baked goods, eh? As a bonus, they even tasted good! Just one bite brought bake a flood of memories. Let me know if you want some (buns, that is... not memories)!

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Open By Chance


I need a job with these office hours.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010


All the makings for clay and glazes. I miss this job.
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Friday, March 12, 2010

Sugar, and spice, and everything nice...

This was my first succesful batch of truffles. And they weren't really truffles. They're just undercooked brownies rolled into balls and covered in chocolate. Still good though. :)
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Friday, March 5, 2010



Ten points and a gold star to the first person who can tell me what this picture has to do with "The Music Man."
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I am no longer limited to Cherry 7Up. Now I can have cherry pepsi, cherry ginger ale, cherry coffee... even cherry apple sauce. Can life get better? I submit that it cannot!
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