The Things I See

Life Is Beautiful


I watched Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella). It’s about a man, his child, and the wife that get taken over by the Nazis. The father is the only guy that dies in the family. The mother isn’t a Jew, but the father and son are. The dad says something about a 1000 point game and that the prize is a real tank (apart from the kid’s toy tank!) and that the Germans get lolipops. He says this Mumbo Jumbo so not scare his kid.

I liked the movie,  I was scared for the kid and was sad for the dad.

My great aunt was a Jew who survived the Nazis, but her family didn’t. I think she survived because she could translate German.

I heard a riddle from the movie. It was:

What disappears after you say its name?









I like cats

Cats are great.

Summer Cooking Project

Cornflakes Chicken and Asian Noodle Salad

These recipes are from Everyday Food Recipes, PBS. They were easy to make and yummy! We kept the skins on. We used paprika instead of cayenne pepper. I dried the chicken, seasoned them, whisked the eggs, mixed the cornflakes. I covered the chicken with the mix and put the pieces to the pan. I also trimmed and cut the beans, cut the tofu, mixed the sauce, and mixed everything.
Cornflake Chicken Serves 8
4 bone-in, skinless chicken drumsticks
4 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 large egg
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 400° . Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water. In a large bowl, mix cornflakes with oil, paprika, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned cornflakes, pressing flakes to help them adhere. Transfer coated pieces to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.


Asian Noodle Salad Serves 2 | Prep time: 15 minutes| Total time: 15 minutes 

8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
6 ounces Asian noodles
6 ounces tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 TB lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 scallions, minced



  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook 8 ounces trimmed green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a colander. In same pot, cook 6 ounces soba noodles according to package instructions; drain well (do not rinse).
  2. Meanwhile, cut 6 ounces firm silken tofu into 1/2 inch cubes; drain on paper towels. Place in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil. Pour half the dressing over tofu; toss gently to coat.
  3. In a large bowl, toss remaining dressing with noodles, green beans, and 2 minced scallions. Sprinkle tofu on top. Let cool.

The Things I See

Button Wagon


I saw an acrobatic  Button Wagon show in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.There was a very large spool, a rabbit, a man, a woman, humongo needles( which looked more like stakes), and 2 metallic hoops . The woman could stretch her leg a mile in a dance and the man was good as an actor. He could balance a BIG needle on his nose! The woman sewed herself inside the rabbit and got stabbed inside the spool by the Needles of Death but nothing happened to her. She was a button magnet and was addicted to buttons. She took a million buttons and put them in her mouth. Then she spit them out at the man. She was flirtin’ with an VERY OVERSIZED button.

I liked the jokes and their  physical capabilities. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP.

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Poems SCARY Storybook


I am not dead, not alive, somewhere in the middle.
Not a ghost, not a ghoul.
Not able to play the fiddle.
I can not go on planes.
My favorite food is brains.
Bad luck, dumbstruck, I am one of those lames.
Please send your brains in a package,
Because of my very poor lackage.


Inside My Heart

Inside my heart there are pictures of monsters waiting to be drawn and put on canvases.


Inside my heart there are violin pieces by Bach waiting to be played in concert halls all over the world.


Inside my heart there is a Telemann Gavotte piece waiting to be played in a piano competition in Paris.


Inside my heart there are new computer systems waiting to be invented and built.


Inside my heart there is a doctor wanting to cure people of diseases.


Inside my heart there are insane creatures that don’t exist and will never exist.


Inside my heart there is a clever joke jumping out of my mouth into someone else’s ear as though the joke was jumping from cliff to cliff.


Inside my heart there is hope that poor people will earn as much money as they need so they can be happy and healthy.

SCARY Storybook

A Nightmare

Once upon a spooky time, while I was having a party, a spooky monster came in. He looked like my mom’s plants which are green. Except he has 2 eyeballs sticking out. The next thing I saw was… my thumb opened up with green slime…, and a it had a cat’s skull that had bone ears and then he went out. And then he came back in. Except, the 2nd time he came in, he looked like a flying skull. I said “Quick!” to my mom. She thought soooooooooooooo much. She came up with a mammoth idea. “He didn’t say not to call him Arnold the Butt Wipe.” As she wiped my butt. She then slid the dirty paper into a clean paper. Then she wrapped up the spooky monster. The spooky monster disappeared.


March 2, 2011

Summer Cooking Project

Scrambled Eggs with String Cheese


I decided to cook breakfast for myself. I wanted scrambled egg with string cheese. We preheated the cast iron pan. I chopped 1 string cheese. I put olive oil into the pan. I  cracked an egg into the pan and whisked the egg and the string cheese. when it looked ready, we took it out. I ate it with a slice of bread, a tangerine and drank paşa çayı with my breakfast. Pa?a çay? is black tea mixed with cold water so a child can drink it. It is Turkish. Pa?a means a general in Turkish. They call their nice sons pa?a. Çay means tea. My anne (means mother in Turkish) made %5 and and made %95 of this recipe.

I made the t-shirt you see on the picture myself at school during the last clubs.

The Books I Read

The Twits by Roald Dahl


This is only the second time I am reading this book. The first time was this January. I am reading it again to remember it because I read it such a long time ago.It’s about these guys called the Twits and the first one has a hairy beard with spikes coming out of it. They like to play pranks on each other. One of these was called ” The Glass Eye.” Ms. Twit dropped her glass eye into Mr.Twit’s beer.

And then, there was ”The Frog.”  Mr.Twit put a ”Giant Skillywiggler” frog into Ms.’s bed.

You get it.

They own monkeys that are trained to stand on their heads. The monkeys take revenge. So do the pied birds.

I like the horrid Twits and Roald Dahl’s story.

My piano and violin concerts

Pasadena Conservatory violin concert, June 11, 2012

I played Bach minuet, Suzuki Book 3, duet with my teacher Mary Kelly. I played everything a little flat on the first part. In the major it was a tiny bit flat and tiny bit sharp.  My tone was beautiful. I did a good ensemble with Ms Mary. In DC al fine was better than the first time. I worked hard for the concert and it got better.

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