Winter Glory

Today, schools closed in many schools in Rhode Island due to the snow. As a teacher, I was very happy that we didn’t have to go to work so I can enjoy these beautiful scenery. While I hate the coldness of winter, I am in love with the beauty it leaves behind.

Is Social Media harming adolescent development?

According the CNN article, Why some 13 year old check social media 100 times a day, “”I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It’s really bad,” said Gia, a13-year-old. “I literally feel like I’m going to die.” She along with 200 other teen volunteers across the United States…

How many more sunsets do we have left?

“Keep looking up! I learn from the past, dream about the future and look up. There’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to end a healthy day.: Rachel Boston Picture taken on the way from work at my favorite spot where you can see the city of Providence. Cold winter day picture at Bullocks Point, Rhode Island…

Waterfire Providence

One of my favorite event is the Waterfire in Providence. According to the Waterfire Providence website, ” WaterFire Providence® is an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.” Speaking…

Monsters Alive!

Since I love learning new things, I love to go exploring. Luckily for me, I have good friends like Van, the owner of the Yellow Peril Art Gallery, who takes me around Providence to cool places I would not have known. For example,  he took me to this cool “monster” studio in downtown Providence where…

Quick, easy and low carb Pho!

Pho is one of the most popular Vietnamese and Lao soup! I love pho and have tried many ways to make an easy,  healthier and low carb version of this.  I start by boiling the  Tofu Shirataki noodles instead of the traditional pho noodles. For one package of this noodle there’s only 3 carbs and…

The Pumpkin Patch in Rhode Island

    Farm grew more than just pumpkins but during fall season they are known for their pumpkin patch! Yes you could take your kids to a local grocery store to pick a pumpkin but somehow it’s not as fun or exciting! Many choices to pick from! Fresh farm grown veggies! WE love the hayride…

Obsession with Asian Stores!

Banh Mi ( Vietnamese sandwich) and eggroll International Sauces Galore! Instead of using MSG, many Asian people have switched to that yellow chicken powder. o This may sound crazy or weird, but one of the most important factor when it comes to me deciding if I want to move to a city is whether or…

Lao-American meal!

Salmon with Lao cucumber salad Mark Twain once said, “Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” He is so right! When it comes to eating, I always cater to my cravings! At times what that means is I may…

Treat yourself!

This is my second week on that “military diet” and I have to say, I don’t look as bloated. I will weigh myself at school tomorrow when I go in to work. The first three days I had only lost 1 pound. As for my appetite, it has been pretty manageable but today I did…