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American Horror Story Seasons 1-4 Overview

I started watching this series thinking it wouldn’t be scary but for some reason since Murder House all the way to Freak Show I have been caught up and actually managed to catch up with the series in less than a month and now awaiting for Hotel. If you haven’t seen it or heard about it, you can read this post to learn more but not necessarily get spoiled. My favorite season so far is Coven which I think could have been its own series followed by Asylum except for the Alien thingy.

Murder House

A family moves from Boston to LA after Vivien’s miscarriage and Ben’s infidelity hoping to move on and improve their situation. However, whatever hope of a better life was soon destroyed as they encounter more and more of the former home owners that have long passed and whose spirits cannot leave the property.

Asylum

The Briarcliff Mental Institution is run by nuns with the help of doctors treats and houses the criminally insane. Some patients like Lana Winters, the journalist, and Kit Walker who was accused to be the serial killer were unjustly institutionalized. The patients are subject to both scientific experiments and supernatural activities and even alien abductions.

Coven

This season is filled with witchcraft, voodoo, and racism which revolves around the survival of the descendants of the Salem witch trial survivors. Thanks to the all-girls boarding school that opened in New Orleans, the girls are kept safe from the dangers they may face outside. Fiona Goode, the Supreme, comes back to ensure the safety of her Coven alongside the safety of her agenda whilst her daughter continues to teach at the school. Other unpleasant happenings in New Orleans on the hands of socialite serial killer Delphine LaLaurie and the witches’ rival Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen.

Freak Show

Outcasts since birth or by the hands of others. Elsa Mars’ Cabinet of Curiosities provides a home for her “monsters” who must perform in order to survive. What resides in the town of Jupiter are crazed killers whose eyes are set on the members of the Freak Show that is already struggling when television overwhelms their own popularity with the crowd.

What I like about the series is that the seasons are differentiated therefore getting tired of the same theme is impossible. Their storylines are variated and have its own dominating theme. Questionnable characters and personas that appear to be good and yet so evil. I think each season is favored according to viewership groups if I am correct in understanding that Murder House and Freak Show are more family-type groups, Asylum is more for a general public whereas Coven would most likely appeal to teenagers who are interested in TVD and PLL for example. It’s a brief analysis but you catch my drift.

Some comments on Youtube I’ve read about seasons being connected to each and hubby yelling “It’s her from season 2!” ceases from entering my thoughts hence I must ask dear readers that if you are following AHS, do you think the seasons are connected? if so, how?

After watching other guest actors in AHS I look forward to season 5, Hotel, especially since I get to see Lady Gaga take part of this show. Applause, applause, applause.

Dumplings and Kimura Drinks

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Hubby had a craving for dumplings and I finally got to show him the asian grocery and went all the way to get both beef and pork dumplings. I also got myself a Kimura drink which I couldn’t help myself as soon as I saw it.

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T’was a perfect day. Reminded me of the first time I tried this drink because a friend of mine who’s family had a booth at the Kermesse.

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

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Found this recipe and after seeing all the cheese I thought it was a must-try and so I did. All you need to do is bake it in the oven. It was good and heavy. Two medium-sized potatoes were more than enough for hubby and me.

What’s in it:
– Potatoes
– Parmigiano Reggiano
– Sour cream
– Butter

Pinakbet

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Look at this colorful dish. I saw all the squashes at Coop and was wondering why on earth don’t I make Pinakbet? I could almost easily get the ingredients from one grocery with the exception of okra, shrimp paste and for some reason I couldn’t find the bittergourd. Nevertheless, I did it and reminded me of my grandmother’s cooking.

What’s in it:
– Squash
– String Beans
– Onion
– Pork
– Fish sauce (shrimp paste sub)
– Tomatoes
– Aubergine

B2S

B2S: Snackbags & Water Bottles

The best class of the day, lunch time! This is the other bag I was referring to aside from the one that carries all your books and notebooks. It is important that it can carry your food, may or may not carry your water bottle, and is thermal especially for hot food. My favorite lunch container is the bento box.

Rice is a staple for us and I find my meals incomplete if I don’t have it unless substituted by pasta or potatoes. I don’t always want to mix my whole meal together like fish soup and rice because of the bones or chicken teriyaki, rice, and the sauce since the flavor can get too strong. Most reasons to segregate these has to do with condiments and consistency.

Also, don’t forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Best to bring a bottle with you that you can refill throughout the day in order to avoid headaches and lack of concentration. Here are your choices of presentable lunch bags, efficient lunch boxes, and water bottles.

Lunch Bags

Bento Boxes

Water Bottles

B2S

B2S: Backpacks

When it comes to school bags, you get caught up with all the choices you have and then forgetting how much you’re actually going to fit-in the bag itself. If mom and/or dad isn’t around to remind you of that fact then you might get caught with that mistake. Don’t think you can carry more than two bags everyday unless you’re determined not to use a big bag and have enough space in your locker to store the others instead of carrying them all around campus.

You’ll also want them to look presentable enough to go with your clothes. Black? Brown? Patterned? Stick to neutral colors and avoid patterns unless you see a handbag you want to get during the year to use when actually hanging out at the mall or wherever other than school.

Backpacks

Totes

Messenger Bags

Easy Wings and Pasta

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The wings weren’t spicy but the pasta was which gave a burst of flavor for this meal. Grabbed a bag of frozen, marinated chicken wings from Coop which I left to bake in the oven while cooking the pasta. I made the pasta sauce with olive oil, fresh chili, salt and pepper. Easy peasy, don’t you think?