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After IKEA Shopping…

Posted in diary, DIY, Gadget, Picture with tags , , , , on January 31, 2009 by nemosong
Opened the package.

Opened the package.

Bed base on the frame.

Bed base on the frame.

Mission Complete!

Mission Complete!

Yes, I bought my first bed frame!

This is called ‘EINA‘ from IKEA, and actually looks kinda ugly.

I wanted to buy ‘MALM‘ black, but it was out of my expectation; too low.. I couldn’t find it at once because it looked different from the picture on IKEA website.

By the way, underneath my bed I have baskets so that I can put my stuffs in them. 🙂

Oh, one fact I didn’t know until today: Bed base is not included in bed frame packages. There are several kinds of bed bases, so you can choose what kind you want. I bought the most basic one, flat.

I think I will have nice dream tonight. 🙂

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Party @ Matthew’s Place & My Cocktails!!

Posted in diary, DIY, Picture with tags , , on December 31, 2008 by nemosong

on Dec. 30th, 2008.

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Me, eating Coconut Noodle. Hmmm Yummy~ 🙂

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Me and Diana. I hope she enjoyed the party. 🙂

) This is not Sushi, this is roll!

I love rolls~ 🙂 This is not Sushi, this is roll!

Thanh & Carlos!

Thanh & Carlos!

Carlos, Thanh and Matthew. Enjoying after dinner.

Carlos, Thanh and Matthew. Enjoying my cocktail after dinner.

Adnan & Carlos

Adnan & Carlos

Us. Looks like a family picture. A huge international adopted family!

Us. Looks like a family picture. A huge international adopted family!

First, I want to thank Matthew and his girlfriend, Rosy, for preparing and cooking for 2 days for the party. 🙂 The party was really great. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

In addition, I hope everyone enjoyed my cocktails. 😛

Kahlua, The First Tasting!

Posted in diary, DIY, how to, Picture with tags , , on December 28, 2008 by nemosong
What we needed for this test.

What we needed for this test.

At first, we bought a bottle of Kahlua, Vodka(Absolut), milk, and a pack of ice.

Kahlua! The basic ingredient.

Kahlua! The basic ingredient.

Vodka, called Absolut

Vodka, called Absolut

And milk!

And milk!

1. Kahlua Milk

: 2 parts of Kahlua and 1 part of milk. (no need to shake. just pour gently on ice.)

Kahlua Milk. Sweet~! for ladies!

Kahlua Milk. Sweet~! for ladies!

This one is really sweet with the coffee smell of Kahlua. Love this!

2. Kahlua White Russian

: 2 parts of Kahlua, 1 part of Vodka, 1 part of milk.

  1. Pour ice in your cup.
  2. Pour 2 parts of Kahlua.
  3. Pour 1 part of Vodka and then 1 part of milk.
Kahlua White Russian. Do you see the layers?

Kahlua White Russian. Do you see the layers?

I think milk is heavier than vodka. After I poured milk, vodka came up to the top of it.

Taste? Less sweet and a little more vodka! Good enough!

3. Kahlua Black Russian

: 2 parts of Kahlua, 1 part of Vodka.

  1. Pour 2 parts of Kahlua, and then 1 part of Vodka. That’s it! (You always need ice!!!)
Kahlua Black Russian. Real alcohol here. XP

Kahlua Black Russian. Real alcohol here. XP

This one is strong. Vodka stays on the top, so when you drink, you drink vodka first.

And these are the rest of pictures we took.

Me, drinking Kahlua Milk.

Me, drinking Kahlua Milk.

Carlos, tasting my cocktail.

Carlos, tasting my cocktail.

Non-drinker, Venkat. He just watched and videotaped the entire practice.

Non-drinker, Venkat. He just watched and videotaped the entire practice.

Becoming a Bartender at a Small Party.

Posted in diary, DIY, wish list with tags , on December 27, 2008 by nemosong

My friends and I are planning a small party.

We will invite a few more people and will share food and drinks.

And as a rookie bartender, I will make some kinds of cocktail.

Kahlua

Kahlua

My first drinks will be made of Kahlua.

  1. Kahlua Milk
  2. Kahlua Black Russian
  3. Kahlua White Russian

These three will be my drinks.
I will test those tomorrow, and take pictures to show you guys. :p

DIY: Laptop Stand

Posted in DIY, Gadget, Picture with tags , , , , on October 25, 2008 by nemosong

I am a laptop user.

I have been using laptops for about 6 years, and I have faced a problem which never solved, HEAT.
I thought of purchasing some laptop stand which raises the angle between laptop and surface of desk.
However, most of them are ugly or expensive.

All of sudden, I just read Wired Charlie Sorrel’s blog post – Instant Project: DIY Coathanger Notebook Stand, and I decided to make my own.
All I needed was a coat-hanger and a wiring tool, and it was done in 5 minutes.

Cant find any difference?

Can't find any difference?

Now you see the leg?

Now you see the leg?

This is it. Skeleton Laptop Stand!

This is it. Skeleton Laptop Stand! And the only wiring tool used for this process.

Detailed finish of an arm to hold a laptop.

Detailed finish of an arm to hold a laptop.

It was an easy process, and it is priceless!!

Pros: No $ needed. Fast construction. Fully customizable.
Cons: Can be weak. It depends on how you make it.