Take Pleasure In Saving

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   I bet you know  how I suffered from the perks of credit cards  (suffered and learned),although WE are not totally debt free yet (may never be in the next few years— we’re heading there), but I know that the debts we have ,fall under the category of a “good debt”.

Good debt is a debt you have to make to provide a roof  for your family,or the debt you have to make to get you that reliable car that brings you to and from work everyday,based on a mortgage and premium you can afford,bad debt is the debt you made over a prada purse that costs twice of what you make,or the debt you spent on your recent trip to Machu-pichu which was rated as most viewed on your Facebook account for getting 1,000 likes last month,or last year or heaven knows when.

Truth is,none of those people who liked your post on Facebook will help you pay your debts,it could have been nice if all the likes  you get on your post will convert to dollars,right???

“Take pleasure in saving” is not my original, Suze Ormon quoted that,and that has been my mantra in saving,It doesn’t mean I have a lot though,but it’s been helping me make smart choices on where and how to spend my hard-earned $dollars.

And please don’t get me wrong,I’m not saying that everyone who owns a prada purse or everyone who gets a million likes on Facebook on their latest vacation means that they accomplished  that by an unrestrained pleasure thru debt,OH no,no,let’s give the good earners credit for their hard work,what I’m really trying to say is for us to live with in our means,and maybe learn to take pleasure in saving as much as we take pleasure in spending.

Oooohhh I love this new me.

P.S. Image used in this post is not mine.

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Bamboo shoot for lunch

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  Two more days (not looking forward,but inevitable) all 3 of our kids will be going to school,2 of them are returnees and our little one is a newbie,she will start kindergarten (sob,sooobbbb…….),the  anticipation of being home alone (well not really, Boyfriend will be stuck with me)  makes me feel old and an under achiever mom (where have the times gone? that’s a song I know)  that’s why lately I have been making sure that the kids always get the best tasting and best looking meals I can come up with.

Today here’s one of the most  good-looking meal I served the gang.

 INGREDIENTS:

                                         1.1 package of sliced pre-cooked bamboo shoots (available at Asian store).
                                                                               2.2 pounds ground pork,pan-fried.
3.2 eggs.
4.1/4 cup soy sauce (measurements depends on how salty you want your omelet to be).
5.ground black pepper.
6.cooking oil,separated.
7.garlic,minced.
8.onion, diced.
9.1/4 cup sugar cane vinegar.
10.sugar optional.
11.2 tbsp. corn starch.

 INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Pan fry ground pork till brown.
2.Add garlic and onion to browned pork.
3.Add bamboo shoots,let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
4.Pour vinegar,soy sauce,black pepper and sugar,let it simmer till liquid is reduced to your liking..
5.Remove from heat,let it cool and keep it in the fridge over night (I know this recipe requires patience haha,you need overnight for the flavors to set in).
Now the next day,you’ll be ready to make your omelet,
6.Drain remaining liquid from the mixture.
7.Beat eggs,add corn starch and pour mixture over your bamboo shoots.
8.Now you’re ready to make your version of bamboo shoot omelets.

Have fun making your version,Good luck.

P.S. I cut my hair really really short.

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anti oxidant post workout smoothie

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Hello It’s August,and if my math is reliable,this  will mean that I am officially entering the 4th month of my new journey,which is to lose my old baby fats and rebuild my long-lost muscles.

I joined the gym shortly after the holy week (April),and if you don’t already know,I am very stingy in stuff like this,so to work on our budget Boyfriend and I decided to continue sharing one cell phone (who ever leaves the house,will get the privilege of carrying it) and it’s a pre-paid phone (for emergency calls only),so far we spent $100 since we had it filled last February and it still has few minutes left  to last till our next necessary phone call.

Today with regards to my “building muscles” goal,let me share one of my favorite post workout  smoothie recipes (because drinking a protein shake alone is boring),here we go.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup cold water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 frozen banana
1 tbsp. chia seeds
ice (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Pour water in a blender,add the rest of the ingredients.
2.Place ice on a cup or glass,pour your protein shake over,enjoy.

I PROMISE YOU THIS IS DELICIOUS!!! and the raspberries add a tinge of anti-oxidant to your muscle-building goal.

Have fun making your version.

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Bing Your Style Is One Year Old

imageOn the few occasions that I under-blogged, I realized I wanted to redefine the way you see “Bing Your Style”,as a mom, whose kids are growing and are defining expenditure more, BUT a blogger and a lover of style, I want to break away from the idea that style is about acquisition (because it shouldn’t be).

I don’t know how and when the culture of  “I don’t repeat an outfit” started, but it’s about time we start a better culture!!! let’s RECYCLE.

Today as we celebrate our first year together (yayyy we’re one!!!),I tried my best to stay tuned to “the culture of  recycling”,so on this post I’m wearing one of my favorite  little black dress (LBD with lots of potential),I’ve worn it ones with a gladiator shoes for a super casual look,and on this post I’m showing you how I styled it for a dressier feel (I love this dress to the roof  which means you’ll be seeing more of this soon), I love this LOOK too (except for my eye make up which made me look like a witch,too soon for Halloween eh???).

Thanx for inspiring me to blog guys,Happy 1st year to us,cheers to recycling and more blogging years,xoxo.

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My portion well actually Boyfriend’s and mine,we shared.

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I’m sure you know my pretty friend Leslie now,thanx Les:)

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My awesome friends Cecil and Leslie.

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After  our frozen yogurt treat,the guys palate were looking for something savory,and so we hop into a sushi place,pardon my lack of evidence (no photo of sushi available hehe).

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This evening we are not only celebrating Bing your Style’s 1st year anniversary,this couple is also celebrating their wedding anniversary,plus Cecil’s,Leslie’s and my 5th year of service at Vanguard.

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Sharing Leslie’s drink here,mmm?? kabuki’s pomegranate martini,naaaa not my thing.

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This is more like me,mango something something,,,just because mango is my favorite fruit.

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That’s my date right there,Boyfriend trying to figure out which way is the rest room.

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Viva Mexico

 

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Nogales Mexico is not a city to visit if you’re looking for a “profound”  Mexican culture,and with its reputation??? a sane person will not include this city in their bucket list (of places to see),but circumstances have their way of finding me,because the most reputable “vitiligo doctor” happens to live in Mexico,and although he entertains everybody,he can “only” practice in his country.

After so much thought,Me,Boyfriend and two of our (not known to public) close friends packed our bravery and decided we had enough courage to face Nogales…(we came back unscrathced,it wasn’t bad).

Seriously??? without the news and the travel advisory of cities to avoid??? one can never tell this place is dangerous,we did not see anybody carrying guns or firing or stabbing anybody,people were helpful and friendly,nobody seem to look scared being outside,most of them speaks english and most of all their food was AWESOME!!!

P.S. Thanks to the “J”s  Jong,Jack and Julius it was nice being one of the boys,i had lots of fun being the only girl,I felt both like a princess and a gangster.

P.P.S. The memo I sent these boys was 1.wear shorts 2.wear slippers obviously one of them did not get the second part.

P.P.P.S. By the way I had 2 injections,a pill prescription for 90 days and a cream for my white spots for until they’re visible,I’m very hopeful for a positive outcome,wish me luck guys,THANK YOU.

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photo below is not tequila,it’s a shrimp broth served in shot a glass and is meant to be drank like a tequila thus it’s served with lime.

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 If you must visit any parts of Mexico and you want to try something different,this one below is a MUST!!! it’s called MOLKAHETE.

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Fourth Of July

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Call me the most confused blogger in the world,some days I feel pretty frugal some days I feel overly indulgent.Well guess what?, yesterday in celebration of  July 4 ,I and the gang spent most of the day at outlets of Anthem (and you know what that meant right??? celebrating America’s Independence day by shopping!!!),but you should be proud of me,because between being frugal and indulgent??? I chose to be none!!!, I decided to be “reasonable” instead, Boyfriend and I decided to buy only what we need and most of all “what we can afford”,quite a shallow way of  celebrating this country’s independence,but my decision to be “reasonable” is a form of  independence, a freedom from wanting too many things we don’t really need.

How about you guys???how did  you celebrate your 4th of July???

P.S. Did you know that July 4,1776 is  inscribed on the tablet,that the statue of liberty is holding???,nice to know right???.

P.P.S. I bought this shoes for work,because a good nurse needs a good shoes,but when I wore them today for the first time,I thought….this pair is too pretty for work.:)

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BLOOPERS———BLOOPERS———BLOOPERS

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