New Journal, New ideas

Moleskine Alice in Wonderland

So I bought this awesome Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Limited Edition Moleskine Journal, not because of the super cool bookmark that came with it, (well, maybe I did), but because it looks super duper awesome!

Now that I have this journal though, I need ideas on what to do with it? Should I keep it as a diary or do something else with it. Let me know in the comments and also tell me what you guys and girls do with your very own journals. Thanks!

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Working in A Military Hospital

Working In a Miltary hospital

So as some of you know, I recently PCS’d from Korea to Bethesda, Maryland to work at Walter Reed National Military Center. PCS stands for permanent change of station for those who don’t know, it is an army acronym meaning that the Army just relocated me since my time was up at my previous location.

Working in a hospital as an army medic is extremely different than being a medic in a field unit. In a field unit, I had more freedom to treat a patient and in what I had to do. I also had for the most part, the same soldiers since I was one of the medics that took care of a battalion. During that time, you get to form a very close bond with the soldiers and they come to you for whatever problem they may have, from medical to even personal problems. It really is amazing how important medics are to them.

In a hospital, its a little different, patients come and go, even though you might see a few return back again. During that time you take care of them and make sure they are comfortable but other than that, once they leave, you may never see them again. You can’t form the same bond you do with them like the soldiers you see daily. I have seen soldiers grow and I have grown with them.

That’s not saying the hospital life is bad either, its just a different experience. There are benefits to working in a hospital. I am able to bond with my fellow coworkers, which includes nurses, medics, corpsmans, and LPNs. Also, I have access to the latest training so I can continue to learn and be able to provide the best care to my patients. Another cool thing about working in a hospital, is that I can meet new people and listen to their life stories. Some of these people have lived great lives and its amazing listening to them tell their stories.

So in conclusion, even though it is a new experience to me and I might not always like the way things are done, I am looking forward to working at Walter Reed and looking forward to all the great moments I will have.

Ingrid Nilsen: Being Herself

So as many of you know, one of the youtubers I watch just came out as gay and her name is Ingrid Nilsen. I think we should all show her our support ,since she is an awesome human being and she did a really brave thing coming out to all of her followers and the whole online community. It is hard sharing something so personal with others, especially in a time, when people are getting judged over everything. And no one should ever be judged on their sexual preferences because if you like somebody, you like them, and nothing is going to change that.

Watch below and see her coming out video and post your thoughts in the comments below. You should also go post some encouraging words on her video directly on Youtube!

Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos

Just thought I would post this here since its one of the most super duper cutest things ever! Its a chef cooking for his Hamster customers!

Just watch the video below and your day will get 100x better!

So what did you think, wasn’t this the cutest thing ever! If you also liked this video, you should go check out HelloDenizen’s YouTube Channel.

YUM!: Brownie Butter Cake

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Make this Brownie Butter cake and take a bite out of this decadent delicacy!

Brownie Butter Cake Recipe
Makes 1 loaf | Prep Time: 30 mins | Bake Time: 55 mins

Ingredients:

Brownie:

140g (5oz) dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
50g (¼ cup) unsalted butter
50g (¼ cup) brown sugar
1 Egg
35g (¼ cup) all-purpose flour

Butter cake:

120g (½ cup) unsalted butter
100g (½ cup) sugar (I reduced by 1 Tbsp)
2 Eggs
120g (1 cup) all-purpose flour
2g (¼ tsp) baking powder
50ml (3 ½ Tbsp) fresh milk

Instructions:

  1. First, grease and line a 10cm x 20cm (4×8-in) loaf pan with aluminium foil and preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. To make the brownie, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Remove and leave it to cool slightly. Stir in brown sugar until blended.
  3. Add in egg, mix well. Fold in flour, mix until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove.
  4. To make butter cake, beat butter with sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder, alternately add in fresh milk, mix to form batter.
  6. Spread the butter cake batter over brownie, bake in oven at 160C/320F for 25-30 minutes or until cooked. Insert a cake tester in the middle to check doneness.
  7. Lastly, enjoy!

Recipe found on rasamalaysia.com

Daily Prompt: Gender Stereotypes – Blogger With A Cause

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blogger With a Cause.”

If I could throw myself completely behind a cause, it would be on gender equality. More specifically, it would be about gender stereotypes.

First off, I’ll be the first to admit that I know society would not call me “manly”. As a guy myself, I am expected to be tough, aggressive, and athletic. I can tell you, most of the time, I am not any of these things. I’m extremely shy, hate confrontation, and I am pretty passive unless its something I feel strongly about. I also have known some women who are more athletic, and more aggressive than some of the guys I know. Some people think of females, and are like, oh, she couldn’t be aggressive because shes a girl, but we all know that is a bunch of bull crap. In this day and age, views have been changing but we still have a long way to go for it to change completely.

As people, I believe we should all be treated the same. If a female is doing the same job as a male, why shouldn’t she get paid the same, it’ll only be fair? On the other side of the spectrum, if a guy wants to stay at home with the kids and take care of the home, why should that be frowned upon? If i had a preference, I would probably stay at home and watch the kids. What I’m trying to say is that no matter what we do, we are all the same, You and I should not be treated any differently because I am a guy and you are a girl. This is why I believe in this cause and why I would throw myself completely to this cause.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Puffs

So while I was browsing pinterest , I came up this delicious treat and I thought I would share it with all you. Since I will be going home at the end of the month, I will be able to make these and try it out, I am super duper excited!
If you want me to stop talking now and go straight to the recipe, just scroll down below.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastry Puffs
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 27 mins
Serves: 10 pastries

Ingredients needed:
  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 12 oz tube Grands!®Jr. Golden Layers Butter Tastin’ Biscuits
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix your softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and cinnamon until creamy. Set aside.
  3. On a non-sticking baking sheet, press each biscuit out into a rectangle form, about 4 inches by 3 inches, being careful not to break a hole in the dough. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the filling into the center of each biscuit. Fold the long sides in, overlapping the edges, then fold the ends under, pressing the seams just very gently to help them seal. Turn the pastries over, placing them seam-side down.
  4. Whisk an egg in a small bowl, then brush the tops of the pastries with egg wash. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Serve immediately, or allow them to cool and refrigerate.
  6. Last step is to eat and enjoy!

 

Source for all Pictures and this recipe can be found at: TastesOfLizzyT.com