Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photo of the day, #347

Hint: it's white on the inside
Since it's 'Two-sday,' there are 2 photos for you to guess. Here's the hint for this thingamajig:

stays crispy when cooked
not like other vegetables!
is that weird or what?

What is it?

*Don't forget to scroll down and guess the other thingamajig of the day. Have a great day! :)

P.S Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left for me. I appreciate your support. I will continue to blog, just for you! 

Photo of the day, #346

Hint: you gots skills if you know how to make this!
Hi there! It's one month into 2012. How are those new year's resolutions coming along? Did you even make resolutions? Were you of those numerous people who resolved to lose weight, eat better and exercise more in the new year? Well, not me! Just like every other year, I resolved to gain weight (I'm quite small). I've been eating and exercising regularly, but I don't think I have gained any extra pounds yet. Maybe I need to include ice cream in my daily diet! Dairy is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, which are both important for strong, healthy bones!

Anyways, today is Two-sday! I will be posting not one, but two photos for you to guess. Here's the hint for this thingamajig:

the complexity 
of the design makes me ask:
how did they do that?

What is it?

Photo #345 Revealed

It was a deck of playing cards.

Want to see a really cool card trick? 

Do you believe in magic?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Photo of the day, #345

Hint: a cure for boredom?
Hello!? Anyone out there? I'm don't know if I'm having a manic Monday or what, but I'm having some second thoughts about this blog. I wonder if I should continue this blog. I remember when I first started this blog, I was excited about the possibilities of "making it big" or at least getting a lot of visitors. I thought that my blog was fun, unique and there isn't anything quite like it. I thought my blog would even go viral! I'm a bit of a dreamer. Originally, I decided to post daily because it would generate more hits and return visits. But it hasn't been the case. I'm only at 326 followers and my view count is nothing to brag about. It's kinda sad because many blogs get that many followers and views within a few months..

I do enjoy blogging, but I guess I don't have the same passion/excitement as I once did. Do any of you long time bloggers feel the same way? That being said, to my die-hard loyal followers (you know who you are!),  I'm not disappearing from cyberspace just yet. You are the reason I am still blogging today! Please continue to visit me.  I will continue with this blog for now. There are tons of thingamajigs that I have yet to photograph. 

Anyway, enough whining and complaining from me. Here's today's hint:

could be fun for one
or two, three, four, five or more!
why not play today?

What is it?

Photo #344 Revealed

It was a lucky envelope.
It's a Chinese New Year tradition for families (specifically, married couples) to give these lucky red envelopes filled with money to their children. I'm not a kid any more, but I still get them! Lucky me, right? When and if I ever do get married, I will get to give these out! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo of the day, #344

hint: think 'CNY'
It's Friday! this week sure flew by. Actually, January went by pretty fast. Can you believe it's almost February in few days? Where does the time go? It doesn't seem that long ago since I've started this blog, but it's almost been a year! I'm kinda proud of myself for being able to make it this far. And I've managed to post almost daily. I hope you forgive me for missing days here and there...

Anyway, here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

if you do get one,
consider yourself lucky!
just like little me!

What is it?

Do you ever wonder where turtles go in the winter?

Reality Check comic.
Well, now you know...

Photo #343 Revealed

It was a doormat/rug.
Have you heard of the slang "doormat?" If not, a doormat refers to someone who always "stepped on" and abused by others. 

I wonder if this is just an American slang...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photo of the day, #343

Hint: it's not a sweater
Well hey there! Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was having a bad day. I was feeling grumpy like Grumpy Bear from Care Bears. Remember the Care Bears? It was one of my favourite shows back in the day. If you don't know who the Care Bears are, you are missing out! It was one of the best cartoons from the 1980s. These bears taught me about caring, sharing and more! LOL! But enough with  the blast from the past...

Here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

it's a common slang
for the used and the abused
(have I said too much?)

What is this thingamajig?

Photo #342 Revealed

It was a pomegranate.
Did you know that the word "pomegranate" comes from the Latin words for apple ("pomum") (apple) and seeded ("granatus")? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photo of the day, #342

Hint: it's popular in the middle East
Well, hey there! It's so nice of you to drop by. Hope you are having a decent day so far and staying out of trouble! Since it's nice and warm out and I'm too lazy to post two photos for 'Twos-day', I will only be posting one photo today, but it will be worth 2 points!

Here's today's thingamajig hint:

try not to wear white
it's known to cause stubborn stains
be sure to wear red

What is that?

Photo #341 Revealed

It was a paper lantern.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Photo of the day, #341

Hint: It's highly flammable
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Happy New Year to those of you who follow the Lunar calendar. I wish you peace, love and happiness! This is the year of the dragon, which is supposed to be a year for good fortune! Maybe this year I will become rich and famous! LOL! For those born on 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and of course 2012, you are a dragon. You are considered loyal, eccentric, noble and arrogant. 

I won't be posting about the other signs because that would be too much work for me, but if you are interested in reading more about your own Chinese zodiac, check out this page

Here's today's haiku hint:

red ones line the street
during this special season
a sign of good luck?

What is that thingamajig?

Photo #340 Revealed

It was a pair of texturizing/thinning shears.
In case you were wondering, these fancy looking shears are used to thin out thick hair to give it some texture and movement without changing the hairstyle too much. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo of the day, #340

Hint: not exactly a household item
Hey there! Anyone out there? Hope you are having a good day so far! It's Friday! It should be a fun weekend for me. It's the Chinese New year in a few days. So if I don't post this weekend, I'm too busy partying or something. Happy new year to those of you that celebrate the lunar calendar. If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry about it. It's an Asian thing. 

Anyway here's the hint for today's thingamajig:

you need special skills
to use this thingamajig
or you might get hurt...

What is this?

Do you ever have days like this?

Angry Little Girls comic.

Photo #339 Revealed

It was a CD/DVD case.
Random fact about me: "Rataouille" is another one of my favourite movies. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Photo of the day, #339

hint: it was more popular 10-20 years ago
Hope you are having a good day so far. I'm dreaming of a winter vacation right about now. It's so freaking cold out today!! It's like -40degrees with the wind chill! And the weather will be like this until the end of the week. I want to hibernate like the bears do in winter. I will re-emerge when spring arrives...but I don't think I have enough fat to keep me alive during the next few months...

Today is Two-sday and I'm going with one photo worth 2 points! Last Two-sday I posted 2 photos. Which one do you like better? Do you even care? If you do, vote for your preference in the poll. There's only 1 more day left to vote and the results are very close!

Here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

they are stackable
although I would be careful
they are crackable!

What is it?

Photo #338 Revealed

It was a dodgeball
The movie I was referring to in the hint was "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," starring the hilarious Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller. It's one of my favourites! Check out this clip from the movie...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo of the day, #338

Hint: Hollywood made a movie about this thingamajig
Well hey there! Hope you are having a super duper Sunday so far! I'm feeling pretty sore. I did an intense workout at the gym in the morning and then I came home to shovel the driveway in the freezing cold! I would love a massage right about now, but a hot shower will have to do! I'm not planning on doing anything else, but relaxing for the rest of the night...

Here's today's hint:

it's ok to cheer
when someone else gets hit
and falls to the ground

What is this?

Photo #337 Revealed

It was a pair of slippers.
Aren't they cute?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photo of the day, #337

Hint: not just for the ladies
Well, hey there! So nice of you to drop by. Hope you are having a good day so far. Today is the only warm-ish day until it starts getting frigid cold! I am so not looking forward to the dark, cold winter days ahead! I think I should seriously consider moving to some tropical island...I can get used to the sun and all the shirtless guys! ;)

Anyway, here's today's hint:

it's soft, it's cozy!
comes in assorted colours
not just white and pink

What is it?

Photo #336 Revealed

It was graph paper/grid paper.
Do people still use these? I may own one, but I don't use it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo of the day, #336

hint: something that you might use at school?
Well, hey there! It's so nice of you to drop by! Hope life is treating you well! And if you are having a bad day, have some chocolate! You will temporarily feel better. And if you are having a good day, treat yourself to some chocolate! 

Here's the hint for today's thingamajig:

it's hip to be square
go embrace your inner geek
you know you want to!

What is that?

Photo #335 Revealed

It was a piggy bank.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo of the day, #335

Hint: it should get heavier over time...
[Today is Wordless Wednesday. No more hints will be given. It's an easy one, anyway! What is that thingamajig?]

Photo #334 Revealed

It was a balloon/air pump.
Random fact about me: I cannot for the life of me blow balloons with my mouth and I don't know why. Is that weird or what?

Photo #333 Revealed

It was baby bok choy.
It's a type of Asian vegetable. I suppose you can eat this raw, but I always eat this cooked. Try it pan fried with some garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. And of course, it is good with bacon! ;)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photo of the day, #334

Hint: might be used at parties?
Here's the hint for this thingamajig:

this hand-held device
doesn't require power
just a bit of work

What is this?

*Don't forget to scroll down to look at the other photo of the day. There are two today! Happy "Two-sday!"

Photo of the day, #333

hint: this is a "baby" variety
Hi there! Hope you all had a good weekend. It's finally starting to feel like winter over here. Today is snowy, cold and windy! I knew those warm spring-like days we've been getting wouldn't last! But on the bright side, the cold weather is definitely a good excuse to have some hot chocolate today. But then again, I don't really need an excuse. If I want hot chocolate, I'll have some! ;)

Since I missed a post yesterday and today is "Two-sday," I will be posting 2 photos today! Yay, double the photos, double the fun! And if you haven't already done so, be sure to vote on the "Two-sday" poll. The poll is very close! 

Here's the hint for the first thingamajig:

pan fried with bacon
and some garlic and ginger
it's one easy dish! 

What is it?

Photo #332 Revealed

It was a bobby pin.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photo of the day, #332

Hint: also comes in brown
Well hello there! Fancy meeting you here! Hope all is well with you. I'm a bit sore from working out. But I take that as a good sign that I am working those muscles! Maybe I should reward myself with some chocolate. I know it defeats the whole purpose of exercising, but a piece of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. It's true! Dark chocolate, like red wine has antioxidants, which are supposed to make you healthier. 

Anyway, here's today's hint:

nice to have around
in case you need a lock picked
or need to look good!

What is it?

Photo #331 Revealed

It was tamarind/tambran.
Did you know that tamarind can be used as an laxative? Just eat lots and lots of it! 

It's Mario Lopez shirtless!

Image from Google.
For those who don't know, this sexy guy is Mario Lopez. Some of you might remember him from his "Saved by the Bell" days. These days, you can catch his gorgeous smile on tv hosting various programs and shows, such as "America's Best Dance Crew." Don't you just love his dimples? ;)


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photo of the day, #331

Hint: Mexicans and Asians are the largest consumers
Hope you are having a good weekend so far! It has been surprisingly warm these past few weeks. We even had a brown Christmas, which is rare. We had like 5 feet of snow this time around. But, there hasn't been a snowfall in weeks! It feels like spring. Everything is all brown and slushy. Have anyone else been experiencing unusual weather (possibly due to the global warming)? 

Anyway, here's the haiku hint for today's thingamajig:

it's sweet and sour
great for sauces and syrups
and even ice cream!

What is it?

And be sure to take a look at the post below.  It's an easy way to pick up some extra points! Have fun!

For bonus points, guess who this is!

mystery man
Hey everybody! It's been way too long since I had some eye candy on this blog! And I got to start off 2012 right! For those that are new to my blog, on some Saturdays, I post a cropped photo of some random celebrity with a hot sexy body and it is up to you to guess who he is. I will also provide you with some hints. He will be revealed in tomorrow's edition of "Shirtless Sundays."

  • he was especially popular in the early 1990s
  • he is a television star
  • he was a contestant on the tv show "Dancing with the Stars"
  • he is a dad

Who is this sexy guy?

Photo#330 Revealed

It was a towel.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Photo of the day, #330

Hint: they come in many colours
[Today is Wordless Wednesdays. There won't be any more hints. Guess what that thingamajig is.]

Photo #329 Revealed

It was a wallet.
This is one of my mom's old leather wallets.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Photo of the day, #329

Hint: think unisex
Happy Two-sday! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that for the past little while, I usually post 2 photos today, instead of the usual one. But I thought I might try something else. I will be posting one photo today and it will be worth 2 points. What do you think? Do you prefer 2 photos in one day or one photo worth 2 points on "Two-sday?"

Today's hint:

you should keep it close
you would not want to lose it
or you just might cry

What is it?

Photo #328 Revealed

It was a doughnut.
I love the ones with sprinkles. What's your favourite kind of doughnut?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Photo of the day, #328

Hint: breakfast for some people?
Hi, there! If you are new to my blog, welcome! It's nice of you to visit me today. Hope you are having a good day so far. I don't know how it works in other countries, but in Canada, if New Year's Day falls on a weekend, Monday is considered a holiday. This of course, means that it's another day to party! Or to sleep in... or whatever. Is today a holiday for you? 

Here's today's hint:

men in uniform
like to eat these in their cars
but I could be wrong...

What is this thingamajig?

Photo #327 Revealed

They were a pair of mittens.
I think just about everyone in Canada owns a pair of these iconic mittens...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Photo of the day, #327

Hint: comes in many colours
Happy new year! I wish all of my readers a very merry, extraordinary new year! May all of your wishes and dreams come true. And for all the bloggers out there, I hope that you will continue to blog as long as you shall live. Blogging isn't easy. As someone who is supposed to update daily, sometimes I even miss a few days. I congratulate all of you who made it this far! Good for you!

Anyway, here's the hint for today:

it's the strangest thing
one always seem to be lost
no where to be found.

What is it?

Photo # 326 Revealed

It was a sleigh.
The song I was referring to in the hint was "Jingle Bells."  I know Christmas is over, but this isn't exactly a Christmas song. It's a winter song. If you aren't sick of holiday music yet, check out this version by Frank Sinatra.