Friday, May 29, 2009

Back To Wisconsin - Spring Is Here

It has been a while since my last post due to my trip back to Asia. I have flown thousands of miles in the past 3 weeks back and forth between US and Asia. And all the hassle in Asian airports for the H1N1 passengers check made the trip even longer to reach almost 35 hours each way. On my way to Asia, it took almost 2 hours after my flight landed at Tokyo-Narita airport to have the fully medical staff on board and take the body temperature of all 300 something passengers. The same process was repeated when I waited at Tokyo for the flight back to US. the same airplane was from US and needed to deplane all the passengers from US first so we could board and head back to US. For the same reason, the flight was delayed 2 hours or so and we completely missed the connection flight when we finally got to Minneapolis. I saw these interesting battery powered toys at the Tokyo airport as shown in the picture. Their head will slowly swing around and sing music.

The real strange thing is that it seems that the rest of the world are treating this H1N1 like the death plague but nobody seems to care back to US. Anyway, it is quite a different scenery to come back to Wisconsin after spending 2 weeks overseas. All the trees have leaves and there are flowers blooming everywhere. Of course, that just means the bad allergy is back and big time of sneezing. There are even lots of new geese hatched and walk around the parking lots. They are really cute until they start to grow up and poop everywhere.It looks that lots of people had a great Memorial Day at Chicago. Too bad that I was adjusting the jet lag and could not go to meet some bloggers I have communicated on line for a while. Aw, well, maybe next time!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lemon Pudding Cake For Mother's Day

I have been back from Hawaii for almost a week now. The weather change between the hot sunny Hawaii and cold wet Wisconsin on the top of all pollens cause me to have the bad allergy. At least, the spring is finally here and all the flowers/trees are blooming (hate the pollens!) Mother's Day is coming this weekend so I made this lemon pudding cake for my best friend's mom and sister.

It is yellow caked based with vanilla pudding mix in the cake. The filling is lemon pudding and the whole cake is covered with a layer of the lemon pudding then another layer of mixture of cool whip and vanilla frosting. Yummy!