Monday, March 31, 2008

Chinese HOT POT!

I had friends over for dinner yesterday (Sunday, March 30th)for Chinese Hot Pot. Hot Pot is a fantastic meal to have with a group of people. Simple put, its a big pot of boiling broth in the middle of the table and tons of vegetable, meat, and seafood dishes surrounding the pot. When the pot reaches a boil, you add the food from the dishes into the broth. The foods cook quickly. Pull the food out of the pot and start eating.

Dinner was a great success. We ate until we could eat another bit. :) Now thats the type of eating I love! Plenty Veggie, good meats, and fantastic seafood. If any of you are interested in having your own HOT POT, let me know and I will give you the basics of what you need to get it going. HOT POT works for most any type of foods! :)

Heres a picture of me and a few friends after dinners :) take care everyone and enjoy the week. :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tony's Fantastic Meal of the Week!

O.K., Boys and Girls, heres a great breakfast/brunch dish that looks awesome as taste even better! I do hope you like what you see, if you want the recipe just let me know and I will provide details. :)

Sausage & Eggs done my way.

- Bottom layer: herb eggs scrambled
- Middle layer: seasoned fresh sausage mixed with vegetables
- Middle layer: sauteed spinach, peppers, onions, carrots, in teriyaki sauce.
- Topped with another layers of herb eggs and garnish, circled by a ring of white wine sausage gravy. YUM! The one great thing about this dish, is it can be made with beef, chicken, seafood, or just sauteed veggie. I hope you enjoy! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Day Trip!

Today is my day trip. You may be asking yourself where did I take a day trip to. Well, I decided that I would take a day trip to Chicago and walk about town eating good food taking pictures of shops and eateries. I have to admit, even tho the day is half over I'm still enjoying every moment of sunlight, warmth, and the rubbling of the L-trains.

I've had a good breakfast, good coffee, a fierce latte, a fabulous lunch of pad thai and now I'm seeking dinner. I'm not sure what I'll have, but there is one thing I am sure about... I'm pretty damn sure I'm going to enjoy it! :)

Well, until next time. Happy trails from my day trip, reporting live from Chicago, IL.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The person inside?

What "type" of person are you?
Do you know and if not, what
type of person do you think
you are?

- The Consumer?
- The Involved?
- The Uninvolved?
- The Happy One?
- The Optimist?
- The Pessimist?
- The hopeless romantic?
- The cynic?
- The believer?

There are so many more things
we could be. But ask yourself,
what type of person do you
believe you are. Take a good
long look in the mirror and
see whats inside of you.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Favorite Chinese Singer - Aaron Kwok - Cantonese Version!

This is one of my favorite Chinese Singers of all time, Aaron Kwok. I only speak Mandarin and do not understand Cantonese, but I love this song so much. I couldn't find the mandarin version so we will have to live with the Cantonese version which is still pretty nice. :) I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Video Of The Week!

I dedicate this Song & Video to the following people.

- Karthik. Windsor Canada
- Samy. Constantine Algeria
- Anoop. Detroit Michigan USA
- Allan. Ampung Malaysia
- Neil. London UK
- Christoph. Munich Germany
- Ben. Sydney Australia
- Valeria. Detroit Michian USA
- Roozbeh. Tehran Iran
- Sepehr. Dexter Michigan USA
- Sui Lin. Livonia Michigan USA
- Ian. Canton Michigan USA

You are all awesome people in my life, family and friends.

Anime of the Week

Princess Mononoke is one of my favorite anime of all time. This is the story of a young boy (Ashitaka) who lives in a village that has been over run by some sort of demon creature.

The demon creature attacks the village. The Ashitaka kills the creature, but not before the creature infects his arm with demon spores. The Ashitaka leaves his village for the safety of his people and to seek a cure for the demon spore.

Ashitaka's encounters many new faces, and foes, on his journey. Moreover, Ashitaka, discovers the source of all the destruction and the demon creature itself. I hope you enjoy watching this movie it is awesome. :)

Friday, March 21, 2008


In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Iranian New Year Celebration, or NOROOZ, always begins on the first day of spring. Nowruz ceremonies are symbolic representations of two ancient concepts - the End and the Rebirth; or Good and Evil. A few weeks before the New Year, Iranians clean and rearrange their homes. They make new clothes, bake pastries and germinate seeds as sign of renewal.

Of course you may be wondering why I am posting NoRooz on my blog. I mean, I couldn't be Iranian? Right? Well, to tell you the truth, I have an Iranian Family. And I will be celebrating NoRooz - Persian New Year with my Father, Mother, & younger Brother. My other Brother is back home in Iran getting prepared for his wedding in July, which my younger brother and I will be attending. So, Yes, a wonderful Persian family decided that they loved me so much that they kept me! :) So, back to the Holiday.

The photo that you see is of me sitting in front of a table full of food and other things call Haft-Seen. I better description: A ceremonial table called Sofreh-e Haft Seen (cloth of seven dishes), name of each dish beginning with the Persian letter Sinn. The seven dishes stand for the seven angelic heralds of life-rebirth, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, patience, and beauty. There are different ways to set up your Haft-seen, but ours consist of fruit/apple, candles, fish, wheat/lentil, eggs, Holy book, a mirror, and or photos of family member who are not present or recent passed.

So, I hope you have learned something about Persians and I hope this will interest you to the point that you may want to read and learn about Persian culture, history and Iranian people. :) Take care. Happy Holiday.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Better Today!

Today was fun. I had lunch with my mom & shopped for food, I even got the last of my staples removed. Surgery doesn't feel so bad today!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Missing The Letter "JAY"

Its good to know that you are fine, calm, and in a reality that works for you. This is only an observation and the photos lend no validity to any thing I've said, but I would hope that it is true, and that your photos reflect my comments, that being happiness, joy, excitement, passion, and artistic love.

You look happy. I like to see you happy. I have thought of you. Time passes so quickly and we get so wrapped up in our life that we sometimes miss the small things that kept us entertained - the things that meant something, the electricity that popped when you walked into a room.

You are by far more than simple entertainment. You were always more. I remember some of the evenings we shared... they were nice, warm, inviting. We were calm. We didn't know what to do with each other. The excitement was fun, the unknowing was trilling; I miss that about you, about us.

Time has been both friend and a cruel master of our years. But I know that in time, we will see each other again; either in this life or the next. But until than, I guess I'm stilling missing the letter "jay" from my alphabet.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Do We Ingore The Pain

Pain is what pain does. That means pain's purpose is to hurt. I'd like to think that pain has a different purpose. But pain's purpose is to alert us of the things that are wrong around & within us. Pain is to let us know when we need to attend to something.

Pain is the ultimate guardian that warns us to take care of that which is scraped, banged-up,or broken. For too long we have ignored the things that pain us. We ignore what our bodies, our surroundings and evening our psyche complains to us about. Some of us, pop a few pills to mask what is really ailing us.

We ignore the pain of the heart just to keep a relationship that does not work and causes more harm than good. Some of us ignore the pain of other, we simply walk by and do nothing - sometimes thinking to ourselves, "I have my own pains". But one of the most troubling things, we ignore the signs of pain from our very own world -- We simply allow governments to say we need resources - resources that destroys our drinking water, the air that we breathe and the land upon which we live. The big question really isn't about the pain. The real question is, Why do we allow it to happen?

Monday, March 17, 2008

If you love to travel let me know! Here are some of the places in the world that I've been able to visit. There are hundreds more places that I would love to visit. If you have any suggestions regarding new and exciting place for me to visit, leave me a comment here! Thank you!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Crazy Neighbors

The neighbors are crazy, load by voice, foot and music.
Sometimes I want to open a hole in my floor and yell at them.

She is nice, the mother. She has two boys and she is never home.
The boys stomp, roll and wrestle more then they should and they
always make to much noise.

I am up, awake, woke by the smashing of feet, arms and elbows
that met with hardwood floors; It is a sound that is familiar. Walking
slowly to the kitchen, a fresh pot of tea I've started. Boom! Bam!
Crash! micro earthquakes erupt beneath my feet; morning has
begun, albeit not my choice. patience

I suppose it is no different then my brief years as a young boy.
I must admit -- It was fun! The joy of fighting off ones best mate
or sibling. The feeling of victor for being the strongest; it was

So, I will lay here in bed rubbing my belly, sipping my green
ginger tea, and ponder the time when I was a boy and I was
the crazy neighbor. :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Into the stratosphere

Catch the sky if you can
And when you do
Jump into a cloud
Ride over the land beneath
Swoop down through the stratosphere
Down to the clearest and most pristine lake you can find
Run your hands through the waters
Drink from it
Love the moment
Breathe the air
Close your eyes
Inhale deeply
Raise your arms
And release yourself

Friday, March 14, 2008

A new friends

I met this really cool person today. I know that we are not to read to much into anything these days, but I'd have to say I believe I see a great future with my new friend!