Sep 30, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

False Labor?

Last night at around 6:30pm I started getting painful contractions which continued to get longer, more frequent, and increased in intensity. At about 8:30 I called my doctor who told me that there’s no way to really tell if I’m in labor or not unless I go into the hospital, but also warned me that […]

Sep 29, 2010  •  In Asian, Food, Funny, Information

Dim Sum Flowchart for Dim Sum Virgins

I may be married to a Chinese guy, but I still play it pretty safe when it comes to Chinese cuisine and can be somewhat of a dumbass when it comes to Chinese dishes. This flowchart, which can be downloaded in PDF format, would come in handy for people like me. P.S. — I still […]

Sep 29, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Only Proceed If You Want to Lose Your Appetite…

So the sweeping of the membranes seemed to have done something. I had some cramps after the procedure but ignored them (as I have been having cramps for the past couple of weeks) and took a short nap. When I woke up to pee, I noticed some blood on my underwear. No reason to panic, […]

Sep 28, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

Masochistic Move of the Day

This morning I had my weekly OB visit and whined to the doctor how miserable I have been feeling lately. While sympathetic, the only advice she could offer was nothing I hadn’t heard/read before (move around as much as possible, take Tylenol or a hot bath for the pain, “It could be any day now!”). […]

Sep 27, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

39 Weeks

I am now 39 weeks pregnant and pretty miserable. Posts will continue to stay light as I continue to battle end-of-pregnancy symptoms (which include carpal tunnel so my time at the computer is limited). I hear that the west coast is having a heat wave (one friend wrote on Facebook that it’s 112 degrees right […]

Sep 26, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Food, Home, Photography, Recipes

IKEA: Homemade is Best [Food Photography]

Our favorite Swedish furniture establishment IKEA has just released a cookbook titled “Hembakat är Bäst,” or “Homemade is Best.” Following the company’s minimalist yet fun philosophy and assemble-it-yourself attitude, almost all the photographs in the book are of the finished product’s ingredients. LOVE IT. Not to mention, photographer Carl Kleiner did a heckuva job composing and capturing […]

Sep 25, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Asian, Star Wars, Wishlist

If ‘Star Wars’ Was Set in Feudal Japan

Illustrator Steve Bialik has combined Star Wars with Edo Japan in a series of six prints. The price is very attractive too, at $15 per print and $75 for the whole set. Each print is limited to an edition so hurry up if you’re interested before the fanboys snatch them all up! “The Admiral”(Admiral Ackbar) “The Emperor” […]

Sep 25, 2010  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

If I Go Over My Due Date…

I may just lose it. This week has been especially difficult on the pregnancy front. The baby has definitely dropped, which means that I can breathe easier (literally, since she’s no longer pressing up against my lungs) but my hips feel like they’re going to split apart with each step that I take. The “kicked […]

Sep 25, 2010  •  In Cute, Entertainment, Funny

True Mud

True Blood + Sesame Street. Love it! (And didn’t Sesame Street do a GREAT job parodying the popular HBO show?) You may also like: The Secret Lives of Superhero Toys If Disney Princesses Had Instagram Marvelous Street Fighter + Minions Mashup Grumpy Cat Meets Disney