Yummy Smoothie!!

So I’ve been experimenting with smoothies lately. I’ve been trying a new smoothie recipe almost everyday, sometimes a couple times a day (shhhh). I noticed that for the past couple of weeks I’ve been making the same one over and over again (indicating that it’s my favorite one).

Before I share with you my magical recipe (just kidding, there’s nothing magical about it. Well, maybe it’s magically delicious, TO ME!), I wanted to tell you this:

I try to make my smoothies as healthy as possible, I don’t like adding sugar and TRY my best to use soy milk or almond milk. To be honest, I did not like using soy milk and especially disliked using almond milk in my smoothies (I read somewhere that almond milk is the healthiest). But here’s my thought process, generations had a perfectly good HEALTHY life drinking regular milk, so I’m gonna stick to regular milk. With that being said, here’s my simple easy-to-make smoothie recipe:

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– 11 Frozen Black berries

– 4 or 5 Frozen strawberries

– 1 banana

– 1/2 cup of milk

 

Banana’s are very sweet, so that’s what makes this smoothie perfect, no need to add sugar. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend away!!!

 

Hope you like it,

bon appetit 🙂

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Arugula Salad

This is one of my favorite salads!!! it’s easy to make, it’s healthy, and best of all it’s delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and grounded black pepper to taste

Directions

In a serving bowl, dribble the arugula with the oil, add in the lemon juice, and sprinkle the mix with some salt and pepper. Toss until all ingredients are well mixed together. lastly, sprinkle some of the Parmesan cheese over the top.

Bon Appétit

 

Here Comes The Little Blue Bird to Your Rescue

Today I came across another news article that blew my mind. By now, we all know about the power of social media and social networking sites. Social media is now used for more than “keeping in touch with people”. It is the powerful tool that is now being used in various fields such as marketing, education, etc. BUT WAIT!!! That’s not all. Twitter was actually used as a savior!!! Yes, Twitter actually saved people’s lives. That little blue bird that you check daily was the source that managed to get people rescued. Now THAT is absolutely remarkable. Read this article and embrace the power of the little blue birdy that saved people from the airplane that landed in the Hudson River.

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Power Out Purdue

 A crazy rain storm hit the beautiful town of West Lafayette, Indiana, yesterday around 2:30 pm. Around 2:50 pm, the power went out on campus. While most buildings got the power back on within 2-3 hours, many of the surrounding apartment buildings still have no power (yes it’s been 24 hours). When it started getting dark, I went out for a walk to see what the town looked like with no light pollution. Needless to say, it felt like I was on the set of the #WalkingDead (I’m a big fan of the show 😀 ). Truthfully, it was neat. The moon and stars were bright. I actually managed to get a few somewhat decent shots of an extremely bright star and the moon.

Here are some Images from last night. Enjoy the different shades of BLACK ;p

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Is Easier Always Better? Darn Bubbles!!

It’s been a while since I blogged, you would think I was going through a blogging drought. Nonetheless, I am here now blogging or at least attempting to blog.

Everyday, while talking with friends and family, you hear about a wide range of topics. Some interesting, some extremely boring, but some are just quite amusing. I ran into a friend of mine today, he was extremely upset over a test he just took. Being a good friend, I used the usual notorious line: “it’s OK, it happens”. He explained to me that he was mad at himself more than anything. When I asked him why? He explained to me that he had written all the answers on his test (it was a math class) yet he marked the wrong ones on the bubble sheet.

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He showed me the test and I could see that he had the right answers, but accidentally circled the wrong ones a few times. You might be wondering by now and asking yourself “how is this relevant? Or what is the point of this?). Well, the whole instance sparked my curiosity. Back in the day, when we used to take a test, you had to write your answers down on the test itself. Then, when you went to give your test to the professor, he/she took the test with the written answers. Fast-forward a few years later, we started using these little sheets with bubbles to mark our answers. While this is an easier way to grade tests, especially when you’re teaching a class of 300 students, I am not convinced it’s the best way. I mean, yes maybe in courses like Econ or marketing could take advantage of the bubble sheets, but I’m not quite sure it’s the best route to take when you’re taking the Math and Calculus highway. It is painfully easy to accidentally mark the wrong bubble, but does that mean it’s fair to the students? (Debatable)

I am aware that it is the student’s responsibility to check their markings on the bubble sheet. However, aren’t students supposed to be graded on the WAY they solve the problems? You know, since that’s the whole point of taking a math class. Not anymore I guess. A few years back when I was an undergrad that was the way to do it. Some of my courses graded the students on the way they solved the problems not the results ONLY.

I think that bubble sheet should still be used since they save time when it comes to grading. However, Professors should also collect the tests with the written answers, you know, in case another student did what my friend has done.

The nightmare that numbs you

I couldn’t help but go on YouTube and watch some videos of what is going on in Syria (I didn’t include any links because they are just brutal). I sat in front of the laptop and knew before I clicked play on each video that I was going to end up getting sick from how cruel and un-realistic the scenery is. However, I kept my eyes locked on the screen because I felt like I owe it to the Syrian people to watch their pain and somewhat feel it. I sat there, staring at my screen, watching one video after the other. I felt my tears running down my face and I felt something that bothered me. I felt helpless and confused. Why can’t we co-exist? Why and mainly HOW can some people just go out and torture kids? Little children that are supposed to be playing with their Barbie’s or their cars but instead are gasping for air and saying their goodbyes to their parents. This is not fair. Although we can’t go and just stop the civil war, we can help in other ways. Donating!!! I know many people think that a buck or two isn’t much but a dollar over a dollar makes a difference. It doesn’t matter what religion, what race, what color they are. These are little kids, women, and elderly that are being killed for what? They’re Innocent souls that need our help.

Here’s a couple of donation website:

– If you know of any other website, please share

REACHING OUT & HELPING

We all heard about what happened in southern Indiana last weekend on Friday. If not, here’s a quick update. A horrible tornado hit Henryville and had destroyed many things (houses, cars, school, trees, and LIVES). unfortunately, Many people were injured and some had passed away.

If you go online you can read about the victims’ stories like the story of the little baby girl who passed away on Sunday. Another story was about the lady that lost her husband during the tornado and their last moments together. Also, the terrified mother who lost her legs to protect her children from the tornado.

You can help out by DONATING to the Red Cross­. 

Remember, No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.