Friday, November 29, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Mayo we bought at Aldi looked spoiled.
I complained and exchanged the item today.
It would be a matter time for us until we stop buying at Aldi.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Yellow Onion

Walmart has a good deal with yellow onions.
We would be excited to cook them with turkey beacon.
They look fresh unlike ones in Aldi.

Chop Suey

I usually get chicken chop suey at Lin's Garden.
It is similar to Chinese dish I like in Japan.
My stomache can handle a large size :)

Turkey Beacon

It is healthier and cheaper than pork bacon.
Walmart sells  Butterball brand for only $1.48!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I am having sinus headache and sore throat.
I missed 2 days and hope to feel better tomorrow.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I stayed at Holiday Inn Express to attend a board meeting.
I could not sleep well due to the soft and thick pilliow.
Since it did not happen at Fairfield Inn or Hampton Inn, I may avoid this chain hotel.
Hot breakfast was not as good as expected.
Egg omelet and bacon looked low quality.
Staff were friendly.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Red Lobster

I forgot to mention that we had a poor service at Red Lobster in Decatur.
After I sent complain letter, I got a response from the customer service.
The will mail us a gift card for their apology.
We may not go restaurants in Decatur in the future.

Cultural Cafe

There was cultural cafe during lunch time.
Topic was Japan, and I attended the event with Ryan.
Meal included tempura with rice and miso soup.
Presentation was basic, but exchange students from Japan did a good job.
There were over 200 people in the room.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dragon Buffet

Our favorite restaurant in Decatur was closed.
We decided to try a new restaurant called Dragon Buffet.
But it was a mistake.
Even though seasoning was decent, meals were not fresh and rarely refilled.
They also increased a price without updating their website.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Hy-Vee Fuel Saver 2

When visiting Abby's friends in Decatur, I tried to get gas from Casey's which honors this program.
However, the pump machine did not ask me to swipe the fuel saver card.
Later, I asked Hyvee by e-mail and received an incredible response.

"Only Casey's within 25 miles from Hyvee is participating this program."
It was not stated on the website and I told Hyvee "This program is misleading. Not satisfied".

Friday, November 1, 2013

Discontinued items

Hyvee had discontinued frozen food only for $1.
We got waffles,  french toasts, vegi burgers, and juice.
They were gone after couple days.

Sola's words 1

Inai Inai Bah (TV show)
Miyazaki Anime
  • J-ma = Grandma Nozaki
  • Oitan = Uncle Yuma
  • Sakana = Fish
  • Sinkansen = Bullet Train
  • Densha = Train
  • Itadakimasu = Begin eating
  • Ohayou = Good Morning
  • Oyasumi = Good Night
  • Moshi-Moshi = Hello on the phone
  • Itte Rasshai = See you later when a person leaving
To be continued...