Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

After watching spaghetti and meatball youtube videos of Gennaro Contaldo, OrsaraRecipes, Ina Garten, Nigella Lawson, Sam the Cooking Guy, Adam Ragusea … I’ve developed my own easy way of cooking it without onion yet sill maximizing the flavor. First meatballs. Since Mom already made some Japanese hamburg steak(hambagu) mixtures, I took some and made themContinue reading “Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs”

青春未知數 The Half of It _Lonely but Hopeful

Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. From Writer/Director Alice Wu. 前幾天看完Netflix新片The Half of It 有個中國女生叫Ellie Chu蘇州出生,五歲時跟著爸爸移民美國Squahamish(fictional place), 母親很早就過世了,父親因為英語不好當不上火車電力工程師,只能當Squahanish的站長,經濟並不寬裕。Ellie在片中就是個典型的「亞洲學生」,功課好、向同學收費寫功課、會彈鋼琴、熱愛文學藝術、害羞內向、包水餃、喝養樂多等lol…西方人的stereotype 但她有個不典型的地方,導演兼編劇Alice Wu多給了她一個身份_同性戀。為了繳電信費,Ellie於是向先前被她斷然拒絕幫寫情書的同學Paul,寫情書給她也暗戀的女生Aster. Aster在片中也是典型的學校裡受歡迎的漂亮女生。但非刻板印象的是她心思細膩、溫柔、熱愛文學、思想成熟,沒有resting bitch face,只有若有所思、些許迷惘的畫家氣息。整部片就在描述,Ellie幫Paul追求Aster的過程從成功到beingContinue reading “青春未知數 The Half of It _Lonely but Hopeful”

Driving All the Way to the Dessert

Yesterday, while mom and I were walking to Carrefour, mom noticed a man selling desserts with a conspicuous pink truck that was parked in the parking space by the street. Lemon tarts were sold out, so we bought a berry one and a loaf of bread instead. Mom was satisfied with the tart and theContinue reading “Driving All the Way to the Dessert”

Photography Nitty Gritty: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed

Since my Samsung s8 got broken, I’ve relied heavily on my Sony RX100, which unexpectedly turned out to be a blessing that I finally picked up a real camera and learned some photography instead of relying on built-in parameters on my phone. While surfing YouTube for some photography basics, I stumbled across a guy calledContinue reading “Photography Nitty Gritty: ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed”