【S】Recipe: Alice’s Stew ♥

This might sound cheesy, but I just want to make a confession-

As I’ve said to many people, one of my favorite things about my job is the people I work with. And out of all these amazing people, Alice, who works on the same team as I do, has become one of my really close friends. This is something I didn’t expect, but feel so lucky and blessed to have- a colleague that I can call a good friend. 🙂

Anyways, so she knows I’m kind of…a rookie in the kitchen. So after I commented on how good her lunch smells, she typed out her recipe for me- To be honest, I was so touched when I saw this email at work. And I gotta say this is the most humorous recipe I’ve ever seen…I mean, how many times have you laughed reading a recipe? 😛

This recipe is easy, relatively fast, and really delicious (I’ve got my roommates’ approval ;))! I really love this recipe and the way Alice wrote it, so I asked for her permission to share it on my blog- Thank you Alice!! 😀 ❤ 

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【N】I ♥ Berlin 柏林四天三夜 (II)

Day 3

第三天一早我們就前往新國會大廈, 建築設計挺特別的, 外表看來是一頂透明圓頂, 內部卻長這樣:

書上說他好似龍卷風呢! 我們去之前還得先在網路上”預定”  雖然免費但不是當場要進去就可以進去的喔  因為每個時段都有固定人數  進去之後我們一圈一圈繞上去  有語音導覽 介紹附近的建築歷史以及新國會大廈的設計和各種環保措施  下圖則是柏林地標布蘭登堡門/Brandenburger Tor前的廣場

當天我們還去了Konditorei & Cafe G. Buchwald, 創立於1852年的老店, 以”年輪蛋糕” (baumkuchen) 聞名, 很好吃! 我喜歡甜點  但太甜的沒辦法接受  不過這個年輪蛋糕完全不會太甜膩  所以我大力推薦! 😀 外面是巧克力  裡面就是蛋糕啦~起初店員送過來的時候我還以為她給錯了呢! 之前不知道外面會有巧克力哈哈

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【N】I ♥ Berlin 柏林四天三夜 (I)

說真的, 原本我對柏林沒什麼興趣,想說它離慕尼黑沒有很近, 不如去法國或義大利玩! 在去柏林之前, 對它的印象只有”柏林圍牆“和”德國的首都“, 不過去了之後, 真的沒有後悔喔~可惜的是, 爸爸要上班, 五六月來美國參加我們兩個的畢業典禮就讓他把假幾乎都用完了! 所以希望你有機會來德國的時候, 可以和爸爸一起去遊柏林~ 😉

上方的圖是柏林熊, 熊是柏林的市徽, 在柏林市區的許多角落你都會看到各式裝扮的柏林熊在向你打招呼! 柏林這個地名, 就是從德文中的小熊(Barlein)衍生而來的喔! 你不覺得他的姿勢很像要索取抱抱嗎? 超可愛的~ 😀 這次在柏林就看到好多, 還看到母的耶! 不過她長得有點怪怪的, 沒有其它的可愛 😛 (下圖)
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【N】雙胞胎媽媽遊記 :) 新天鵝堡 Schloss Neuschwanstein

我和馬麻第二天終於去到了新天鵝堡! 去之前  有朋友跟我說覺得新天鵝堡”overrated”  姑姑也說去的時候人好多  我想到要去那種超多遊客的人  其實還是有點頭疼呢! 不過去了之後真的沒有失望 新天鵝堡真的好美  像灰姑娘的城堡一樣  沒有看過比它更浪漫更純潔的城堡了 🙂  在瑪麗安橋上看到的新天鵝堡好近  而且由於城堡旁邊都是樹叢和河流  就那麼一座城堡在小丘(小山?)上  更有那種仙境般的感覺 😛 我和媽媽照超多相片的  希望可以留下至少一張經典照囉~ 每個女孩心中可不都是有一座像這樣的白城堡呢? 相信每個去過新天鵝堡的女生  都是在心中再度加深對未來的憧憬 :’)

媽媽的遊記–>

早上九點二十分,排隊買票處已經站了不少遊客,我們買到10:35am有中文語音導覽的入場票。接著排隊等巴士,然後站在瑪麗安橋上瘋狂拍照!呀,在這裡看到的新天鵝堡真是漂亮!這座在1869年開始建造的夢幻宮殿,在1884年年初三樓國王居室的房間才得以居住,但是,築夢者路德維希二世卻在1886年去世,好在後人繼續加以維護修建,讓現今千千萬萬的遊客能暫且從現實世界脫離,一圓心底的城堡夢。

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【N】慕尼黑 Munich & 騎士秀 Kaltenberger Ritterturnier (2/2)

Hi Sharon!

I have to say my second day with Gem and Sophie was full of yummy food! 😀 (But the highlight IS the knights tournament *KALTENBERGER RITTERTURNIER*, read on to find out more! Haha) First, we came back to Munich city center and shopped around Viktualienmarkt, a daily food market right by Marienplatz. I had them try some sausages at the store where I first visited with Mom and cousin a couple weeks ago, and oh, of course a mug of white beer is a must! Gem kept saying how she was so content 🙂 You have to come here soon to try some real German food, Sharon!

P.S. How do you like my new necklace? Gem got it for me from Barcelona 🙂

The picture below was actually taken when I went there with Mom. My favorite weiss wursts (white sausages) with that sweet mustard sauce!


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【N】慕尼黑 Munich & 騎士秀 Kaltenberger Ritterturnier (1/2)

Dear Sharon,

I’m super excited to share my weekend stories with you! As you know, my friend from college (Gem) came to visit last weekend, so it was really eventful and a lot of fun. I’ll briefly tell you about the city…but more importantly I want to tell you everything about Kaltenberger Ritterturnier–the world’s largest knights tournament!

This was probably the fourth time I went to Marienplatz, I mean, I got to show her the city center right? 😉 Oh and I actually drove there last Thursday to run some errands for Dad…long story short, I’m never driving to Munich city again! Lol.

So this is Marienplatz, full of tourists obviously…and that building in Gothic Revival Architecture style is Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall/新市政廳), and that’s also where the tourist information center is. During the summer, the chime up top (called Rathaus-Glockenspiel) is performed by an apparatus at 11 AM, 12 PM, and 5 PM everyday, and it lasts for a good 10 or 15 minutes. There are two stories, the top half is some royal wedding, and the bottom half is “Schafflertanz”, a traditional dance in Munich…(Picture below)

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【N】雷根斯堡 Regensburg

Dear妹妹

暑假實習得怎麼樣?看來你最近很忙 都沒有打電話給我們呢!很可惜你這個暑假沒辦法和我&爸爸媽媽一起在德國 所以想說來寫個網誌和你分享一下!其實我也才來一個禮拜多而已 不過有時間都會去附近走走 陪媽媽買菜 幫我們家花園拔雜草 或是帶小泉貓咪出去 😛 這裡的天氣最近有點不穩 六月底了還是涼涼的呢…而且這個禮拜常下雨  不過在台灣的朋友親戚都很羨慕我們  因為那邊現在好像熱的誇張

上個周末我和爸爸媽媽去慕尼黑附近的小城雷根斯堡(Regensburg) 開車大概一小時 回程我有開喔! 高速公路某些段都沒有限速 :O 

雷根斯堡是很有歷史的地方  聽說他們的老街擁有2000年歷史  城市的起源可以回溯到古羅馬時代  我最喜歡的是他們古老的石板路~ 🙂 上方的照片是他們的大教堂  每星期天早上十點當地的少年合唱團都會在裡面那唱歌 我們剛好趕上 書上說這個少年合唱團是德國最古老的耶

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【N】My Ideal Spring Break Vacation–Charleston, SC [2/2]

Hello Sharon,

Hope you enjoyed my last blog post about downtown Charleston 🙂 Do you think that’s somewhere you would want to visit one day? Anyway, I gotta say my favorite part of the trip was the Middleton Place, where we spent hours on the second day.

Middleton Place is a huge and beautiful plantation built in several phases throughout the 18th and 19th century, and many of the Middleton family played important roles in the colonial history of South Carolina. Of course they were extremely wealthy, and had enormous amount of slaves to work for them–it must have been difficult to manage such a huge plantation! It’s hard to describe to you my feelings for this place…I just know that I could stay there all day long. I think that’s why I love the nature, I get so touched by its power and its beauty…it makes me feel like all my personal problems are not as big of a deal as what I thought they would be…Anyways, one of my favorite spots was the Butterfly Lake (the picture below), so serene and peaceful 🙂

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