Recent Huân's Journal

  • HV on Crime and Context 6/17/15 HV6/16/15How are you today? SO HAPPY THIS IS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL. IT HAS BEEN A LONG YEAR. I AM READY FOR A BREAK!CRIME ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2015, 4:47 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Huan's Notes 6/9/15 From: Meghann Parkinson <mparkinson18@gmail.com>Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:00 PMSubject: Huan's Notes 6/9/15To: Huong Pham <huongnpham@gmail.com>HV6 ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 10:19 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • HV on Can you see me? So, today we had our APS visitors. I gave Huan a bunch of choices for his lesson - Investment,  Robert Frost and Can You See Me? - a lesson featuring Ido Kedar ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2015, 3:20 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Courage Lesson On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Meghann Parkinson <mparkinson18@gmail.com> wrote:Hello!Here is Huan's writing from our Harry Potter lesson on Courage! He mostly ...
    Posted May 26, 2015, 9:43 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Huan on Memoir's! HV5/5/15What is the holiday today? CINCO DE MAYOWhat should we talk about? MEMOIRS.How was your day today? NO BAD, PRETTY CRAZY BODY, FOR ME ...
    Posted May 7, 2015, 2:15 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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What's Up

  • Gia Phả (Family Tree record) Just happened that Huân's homework is to fill out the family tree, and ... I don't remember our grand father/mother names! So, anh Trung came to the rescue with these two pictures of the documents, which Bố had prepared, as if Bố already knew of this day!
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 9:48 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Dream Job A dream job is one which you would do it for free! And I think Huan has his dream job todayAugust 25th, working at the library
    Posted Aug 25, 2013, 1:54 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Will & Trust We know that we should do this sooner, but procrastinations are us!Oh well, now is better than later, so here they are   Our WishesB&T to take care of HOne (B&T to share the responsibility) to visit every weekOne (B&T to share the responsibility) to take H to activity, when needed.Have H to come & stay with either B & T, at least a week each yearLegal AssetsBank of America, account number:Should be evenly divided to BTHWell Fargo, account numberShould be evenly divided to BTHHonda, Accord LX, carFor Bảo first, then ThuỵToyota, Sienna LE, mini vanFor Bảo first, then ThuỵHouse, 3701 N. Albemarle StreetFor ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2013, 5:53 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • D2 Yep! That's the name we called ourselves. The D2. Now, sitting here thinking about the name, can't help but laugh out loud on the silly things we do when we were young!
    Posted Oct 16, 2012, 2:55 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Huan's BW Portrait Found Huan's portrait, taken by a teacher at school. It's a BW image, and it captures the forever happiness and innocence of Huan.
    Posted Apr 1, 2012, 3:00 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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Recent recipes

  • Bánh Chưng Ingredients to make 4 bánh chưng, about 5" square.3lbs of sweet rice1 bag of mung bean1 bag of banana leaves1lb of pork bellies1/2 bag of shallotsPreparation the night beforeSoak the rice Soak the mung bean Peel and slice shallotsWash and cut pork bellies into 3/4" x 2" strips, add 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper, 1 tsp salt, and shallot slices.Prepare the banana leavesCut 16 squares, 8" min - 10" max. Make sure they are squareCut 8 5" x 10" rectangles.Cut 4 5" squares. Wash and wipe them cleanDouble fold the big squares into small squaresUse pressure cookerMake sure the water cover the bánh ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2019, 5:14 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls Ingredients 1 lb of hot sausage 1 3/4 c of bisquuick 2 c sharp cheddar cheese 1 tsp of garlic powder Directions Mix all the ingredients up by hand in a mixing bowl. Then make bite size balls place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. On 2/23/2014, we did this but they came out pretty dry! So, I checked only, the Betty Crock's version, she added 1/2 cup of milk, and preheated the oven at 375. So here are the changes to the recipe if we don't want them to come out too dry: add some sort of liquid, like milk; or finely minced garlic, or onion; and ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 6:03 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Roasted Mushrooms Escargot-Style Roasted Mushrooms Escargot-Style Serves4 Active Time:15 minStart to Finish:35 min January 2009 Let’s be honest—the best part of escargots is the garlicky, parsley-flecked butter that the snails are cooked in. In this playful vegetarian spin, meaty mushrooms turn out to be the ideal vehicles for soaking up all that buttery goodness. Capers (left over from both Hake with Hazelnuts and Capers and Tony Oltranti’s Chicken Liver Crostini) add a briny pop that fits right in. 1 lb mushrooms such as cremini or white, halved lengthwise if large 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2014, 6:09 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Recipes I like to try Giò Thủ http://www.nguoiduatin.vn/cach-lam-gio-thu-ngon-an-tet-a122384.html Thịt Nguội (Bánh Mì) http://www.thunhan.org/D_1-2_2-99_5-10_6-3_15-2_17-40_14-2_4-257/ Bò Viên http://www.phununet.com/WikiPhununet/ChiTietWiki.aspx?m=0&StoreID=8997 http://vietspices.blogspot.com/2011/09/bo-vien-vietnamese-beef-meatballs.html Giò Gà Ớt Sa Tế http://www.phununet.com/wikiphununet/ChiTietWiki.aspx?m=0&StoreID=1737 Nguyên liệu : + 1 kg ớt hiểm + 1 lít dầu phộng (ngon hơn nếu dùng mỡ heo) + 300 gram tỏi Bắc (loại tỏi từng tép nhỏ rất thơm) + 1 chai nước mắm nhĩ (nước mắm cá hồi Chinsu cũng rất ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2014, 11:11 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Flan Here is another recipe on how to make flan. This one using a different technique when preparing the flan mixture: using a blender!This recipe is from Pati's Mexican Table, and it's called Coffee Flan with Tequila Whipped Cream. COFFEE FLAN WITH TEQUILA WHIPPED CREAM Flan de café con crema batida al tequila Makes about 10 individual flans INGREDIENTS For the Flan: 1 cup sugar 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 12oz can evaporated milk 1 cup whole milk 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon Mexican instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water For the Whipped Cream: 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2012, 2:00 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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Recent Car Journal

  • Green Honda - Oil Tracking July 8th, 2017: Added 2 quarts of oil
    Posted Jul 8, 2017, 7:07 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • 2002 Honda CEL Following codes:P1259: Vtec System MalfunctionP0420: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)P0301: Cylinder #1 MisfireP0128: Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temperature Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)P1738: second clutch ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2016, 8:05 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Sienna Catalytic Converter Bank 1 issue Today, while driving to have the car ready for Emission Control Tests, the CEL lit up with the code P0420. We addressed the P0430 by replacing the A/F sensor ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 9:00 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Van's engine temp sensor We replaced the van's engine temp sensor today, hope that will fix the P0128 code.
    Posted Jul 21, 2016, 4:29 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Truck throws CEL The CEL has been on for a long time, and today following the codes were readP0153 - This involves the oxygen sensor upstream the catalytic converter on Bank 2.P0401 ...
    Posted Aug 1, 2016, 2:14 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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Recent DIY announcements

  • LED light bulb The LED light bulb installed in the TV room has been flickering for 15min before remain lit.This bulb was installed on Sept 16, 2016; which means it last only about 3 years. Let's say we use it 10hrs each day, or 3650hrs a year; the bulb last only 10950hrs. The box says that it should last 35000hrs to 50000hrs. 
    Posted Oct 11, 2019, 1:35 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • AC again The rooms above the garage are cooled by a separate AC unit, and they are warm! So, the main AC unit has been running extra hard.The refrigerant line is cool, but not cold. 
    Posted Aug 29, 2018, 4:12 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Washer (again) It has been years, the washer had not giving us any trouble until last night! The water did not drain and the rinse cycle cannot start. It was late last night, so I did not remove the clothes & water ... will try to fix it again todayTurns out to be the capacitor is broken, the terminal fell off. So, we placed an order on Amazon, for only $8.75 and will be delivered in 2 days using Bảo's prime account.PMJ270 - Packard Aftermarket Replacement Motor Start Capacitor 270-324 MFD 110 125 VoltOn May 28th, found out that we still have the same issue: water did not drain. So, I jumped the lid switch, and run a load ...
    Posted May 30, 2018, 4:07 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Ceiling fan The ceiling fan in the master bedroom stopped working for several months, and we did not have time to replace until about couple weeks ago.The new ceiling fan we bought from Costco for $99, and it even has a remote control!
    Posted May 25, 2018, 5:10 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Range heating element The heating element broke, so I bought this one from eBay for $15 including shipping; and replaced it today! It works. The model for this is: Kenmore Frigidaire Stove Element W10823711 W8523698
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:21 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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36th Street Project recent announcements

  • Exhaust Fan The electrician could not make the external blower to work, so now I have to figure out how to install this.On Sunday, found the fast acting fuse was bad, which is an indication of wrong wiring; and who knows what else was burned. Went to Radio Shack & bought the replacement; but still it does not work. The 120V goes into the board, but the remote control panel does not light up, and when pressing the button, it does not respond with any sound or light. Supposedly, the main board provides the power to the remote control panel. I then removed the remote control panel & inspect to see any loose connection or burned parts; but could not find any thing ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2009, 1:57 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Knobs & Levers The builder has polished chrome for door knobs and they are just ... too shiny for our taste, so we set out to have them changed; and the cost is around $900 for changing to a different finish! Yeah right, we said.Here are few places that we can get the door knobs online:Door Knobs EtcMy KnobsDoor Knob Discount CenterSure, there is always eBay and Craig's ListLocal Craig's List (looking for door handles, knobs & levers)eBay's Here is the list of what we need Dummy, typical for closets. Qty. 10. Est. $15 each, $150 total.Two closets (4 doors) in bedroom #4, need 4One closet (one door) in bedroom #3, need 1 ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Walk-through After almost a year, from the day we signed the contract with the builder, today is the walk-through of the house. The house comes together great. Walking through each room, feeling the walls, trying every single faucet, switch, and electrical outlet; the house is finally here.Other than paint touch up here & there, few dink and scratches, nothing major. So, we will have another "re-walkthrough" next week. As you can see from the pictures, there are blue tapes marking the places we have for the touch-ups.Few things the "home owners" now have to do:Build a privacy screen to cover up the A/C units on the side of the house. This is Arlington ordinance, saying ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2009, 7:41 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Did not realize During the process of building this house, there are numerous things that we did not realize until late in the game; so here is a page that we use to keep track of all these thingsThe garage door does not come with garage door opener, and if we are going to put one in ourselves then it will void the guarantee on the door. So, check out the price on installing a door opener next timeThe trim & molding in the family room is NOT includedThe basic model provides only ONE exterior light at the garage. If we want two, one on each side, then we need to pay additional to the electrician, around $200.The kitchen only ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2009, 6:46 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Cabinets To finish up the 5501 project, there are few areas which we need cabinets or build custom shelves. Washington DC CabinetsThe Model Home LookButler PantryIn the dining room, we have two areas which need to be finished. One is the butler pantry, and the other is a wine rack. The butler pantry is a fancy name for a wet bar. Basically, it should have some wall cabinets to store cups, glasses, wine flutes. Then the counter big enough to accommodate place to prepare drinks, and a small sink. Under neath should have a mini fridge or wine fridge. Wine fridge is better, nicer looking because of the glass front. Something like this would be great.
    Posted Oct 1, 2009, 2:25 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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