Happy 1st Anniversary

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Yay… I’ve made it! It’s already been one year that I live in Jacksonville, FL. I haven’t created any blog post since last year. It was my intention to do so.

I really hope that I can blog more often from now on. There are tons of things I’d like to share with my readers. So… STAY TUNED!

Thai Scent

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It was so bazaar that i accidentally found this Cascade dishwasher detergent with “Thai Scent.” Basically it is Dragon Fruit scent! If I remember correctly, the dragon fruit is not originally from Thailand. It was brought from Vietnam where is the main distribution of dragon fruit. When something referred to “Thai scent,” I don’t think of dragon fruit at all! I think of therapeutic aroma. Well, this is very interesting and I actually bought it! Lol! It wasn’t bad at all! You should try!!

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Life without the Internet

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Recently, I have just moved to start my new life but stay in the same career. It has been such an interesting experience dealing with packing my stuff, having the house ready to list on the market, finding the mover and an apartment. It was a lot to process! So stressful!

The mover hasn’t contacted me yet. They definitely are not on time!! Nobody hasn’t provided me with the status. All I can do is to pray that they will get here soon!

The apartment offers free wifi in common areas but still I have a hard time connecting to it. When I’m in my room, there is no way to access any wifi spots. As now, I’m writing this blog post through my iPhone. Hopefully, AT&T will help me setup everything tomorrow. One problem though… I don’t have a television for them to setup :(

I love the amenities in this apartment complex. Everything is brand-new and top of the line. I just went to the gym this evening. Nobody was there. I felt like I was the first one who used the machines. I love it! I need to try the swimming pool and hot tub too.

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Stone Garden

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We finally finished cleaning up the garden past weekend. I am very happy with the result. I love it!! It is clean and simple, just like how I have imagined. Can you guess how many bags of marble stone we used? 135 bags of white + 15 bags of red stone!! The marble stone bag was very heavy. It was a good workout LOL!

We did very well…I think. We finished everything up within 2 hours. This area is about 400 sq.ft!!

Now all I need to is to add some green plants!

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Draw Something

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Draw Something is currently famous among iPhone/iPad users. The app allows users to showcase their artistic skills by drawing something and let your friends guess what your drawing is. It’s very creative and engaging. Some of my friends did very well and i was amazed by their talents!!

I, on the other had, suck at drawing. I consider myself very creative, but when it comes to finger drawing, I’m not good at all. You know… So far all my friends successfully guessed what I drew. So, it wasn’t that terrible haha!

This app is free! You should try it! It is very fun!

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Apple TV

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Apple TV is not a television that is made by Apple company. It is rather a streaming media box that allows you to transmit multimedia files, such as video clips, music mp3, and YouTube video, from your computer, iPhone, and iPad.

The 3rd generation of Apple TV has just released a few weeks ago. It is very similar to the 2nd generation, but it support high definition upto 1080p.

Luckily, I am able to own one of the new Apple TV by using my AMEX reward points to purchase. So, yeah…I got it for free!! You can buy one for $99. I really recommend the Apple TV for those who already own apple products like iPhone and iPad. It is convenient to stream or share the content on your mobile devices to the television. It is very tiny and easy to setup!

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Cleaning Day

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It’s time to clean up the exterior of the house by using power wash. It turned out not bad at all. The deck was also cleaned up. All I need to do is to stain it and hopefully I will look like new.

The garden was also cleaned up and ready to put landscape fabric. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do the stone garden this weekend because Lowe’s couldn’t deliver my orders on Friday due to the storm. I will have to wait until Monday. :( The kids who are going to help me put the stones can work only on the weekend. So, we have to postpone it to the next week!

Let’s take a look at the pictures of what I have done so far with the house.

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Stone Garden Project

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I decided to clean up the garden. This is going to be my new project to create a stone garden. It looks pretty bad now. Luckily, I have helpers to finish the project with me. Tomorrow we are going to start killing weeds first, and then working on the project this weekend.

I stopped by Lowe’s a few times to look around and bought 150 bags of stones. I also picked up a few planters. I’m not sure at this point what I’m going to plant. I sketched some plans. We will have to see this weekend how things go.

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Crispy Pork

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วันนี้มีโอกาสได้ลองทำหมูกรอบแบบทอด ชิ้นไม่ใหญ่มากก็เลยคิดว่าคงจะไม่ยุ่งยากเท่าไหร่ แต่เรื่องความอ้วนก็คงจะเลี่ยงไม่ได้เนอะ

พอทอดเสร็จก็เอามาผัดกระเพรา….แหมอร่อยจัง ทำเองกินเอง..และ..ชมเอง 555

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The New iPad

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Apple has surprised everyone by calling the latest version of iPad as “The New” iPad. People wonder why not iPad 3?? Well, in my opinion, the New iPad is not much different from the iPad 2. It will be even weirder if they call it iPad 3 but it looks almost identical to the iPad 2, except a few upgrades inside. The new one is slightly thicker than the old one too.

However, it is good to know that Apple has dropped the price for the iPad 2 16GB (now only $399). Engadget did a great job comparing both of them on the website. Click here to see the comparison. You can Pre-Order the new iPad now!