Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hard Headed Woman

A man doesn't fall in love with the woman he can live with. A man falls in love with the woman he can't live without. Your man will not necessarily love you for what you do for him. He will not be head over heels for you just because you bend over backwards to please him.  Some of the reading I've done suggests that a woman who is willing to sacrifice her wants and needs to please her man isn’t appealing to him, but is just convenient for him to have around, a fact he is likely to take for granted. The reverse is likely to also be true. For an intellligent man, it is the hard-headed woman, one who will stand up for herself and challenges him, that he most appreciates and respects. A good man doesn't want to have a doormat as his woman. He likes to make his woman happy and that in turn will make him happy. I believe we all fall in love with how our partners make us feel. So ladies, remember it is not the things that you do that put your man on top of the world. It is the how you make him feel that turn him into an addict for you.

There is a song called "hard headed woman" by Cat Stevens. This is a great song with awesome lyrics. I was introduced to this song by my Quay Lo during the early years of our marriage, and to be honest, I fall in love with him all over again each time I listen to this song, largely because of what he told me about how he viewed me, and what the song presents so poetically. Why do I feel so lovey dovey? Aah..perhaps love is in the air. Valentine's Day is around the corner. May I wish you all an ENJOYABLE and LOVELY Valentine's day and let's enjoy the song for now! 



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Hard Headed Woman

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,

One who will take me for myself,
And if I find my hard headed woman,
I will need nobody else, no, no.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me do my best,
And if I find my hard headed woman
I know the rest of my life will be blessed -- yes, yes, yes.

I know a lot of fancy dancers,
people who can glide you on a floor,
They move so smooth but have no answers.
When you ask "Why'd you come here for?"
"I don't know" "Why?"

I know many fine feathered friends
but their friendliness depends on how you do.
They know many sure fired ways
to find out the one who pays
and how you do.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me feel so good,
And if I find my hard headed woman,
I know my life will be as it should -- yes, yes, yes.

I'm looking for a hard headed woman,
One who will make me do my best,
And if I find my hard headed woman...



So ladies, are you one hard headed woman? And, guys, how are you going to spend this Valentine's Day with yours?

I could hear the song playing while I was in the kitchen cooking green bean and creamed corn soup for dinner last evening. Very naturally, I found myself singing along and cooking at the same time but when it comes to the part when Cat Stevens sang, "I'm looking for a hard headed woman..", I sang, "I'm looking for a bull headed man.." LOL!


Here is the simple yet delicious soup we had for a one dish meal last evening. I had mine with rice and Quay Lo had his with freshly baked crusty bread. Try it!

Green peas and creamed corn soup



Ingredients:
1/2 tablespoon sunflower oil
1/2 green onions, chopped
1 can corn
1 can green peas
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup cooking cream
salt and pepper to taste

Method:
Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Add onions cook till translucent. Stir in corn and and green peas and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

59 comments:

  1. I know I will loves this healthy soup very much! And it is so easy to make too. Happy Valentine's day to you in advance. Hope you will have a wonderful day with your Quay Lo.

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  2. your posts are always just so good, this one really made my day, great soup!

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  3. That soup looks delicious and with Quay lo 's crusty bread...awwww perfect! I aso love that Piggies salt and pepper shakers :) They do cheer you up with their cutie smile :)))

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    1. haha the piggies salt and pepper shakers are cute. It was a gift from my SIL.

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  4. Oppps...Veronica...Happy Valentine's Day to you and your bull headed man :p

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    1. Thanks dear. You and yours too have blast on Valentine's Day.

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  5. How true that is Veronica and a lovely song. Your soup looks inviting. Happy Valentines Day <3

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  6. Nice n healthy soup......
    Good 4 Val's day..... Hope u have a great romantic Val's day........

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  7. I've not heard of this song. Thks for sharing this! So all set for V-day? Here're some ideas for a romantic gift: DIY iPhone Pouch & Others This Valentine’s Day!

    Happy V-day to u & Quay Lo!

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    1. Shirley, yes, we are all set. Happy V-day to you and yours.

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  8. The soup looks delicious and colorful ! Love the piggies ;D

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    1. Soup is good. I love the piggies too:D A lovely gift from my SIL.

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  9. What are you buying (or cooking) for Quay Lo? I think Valentine's Day is two-way...not just the guy buying flowers, chocolates and presents for the girl... That would be so ancient - the days when without a man, a woman is nothing. Agree? It's a day for lovers, both ways.

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    1. It has been both ways for me and Quay Lo. We share TLC all year round but Valentine's day is an excuse to show extra in our own way and we don't need to spend big bucks on gifts, flowers or sweets:D Agree, those were the days when a woman is nothing without a man.

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  10. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Valentine's Day,you hard-headed woman! I never paid attention to all the lyrics of the song. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. haha, thanks and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours too.

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  11. Have a great Valentine's Day, Lucy!
    That is a great song and great lyrics to boot. I wouldn't want a bull headed man ... I want one as hard headed as me ... an equal. Well, maybe slightly more than an equal esp when it comes to fixing some stuff around the house. I can happily say I've found a great friend in my husband and he'll probably tell you I'm as hard headed as it gets :D ... sometimes a little too hard :D
    This is a great post. More women should know this, esp asian women.
    There is such a lot I have to say about this issue, this might turn into an article instead of just a comment. :D
    I love soups like this and definitely with some good crusty bread to mop it all up.

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    1. I will and you too Lucy:D What if I tell your man that it is not what he does for his woman that makes her love him more? I think you will unfriend me! hehehe On a serious note, there is nothing more blessed than having a partner who is also a great friend.

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  12. Reminds me of my past 2 relationships. IF..IF I knew how to handle things back then. Oh..can u email me the biscuit gravy? racheljtle at gmail.com

    thanks

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    1. Don't look back my dear, that's why we don't have eyes at the back of our head:D I have already emailed you the biscuit gravy.

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  13. What a lovely post. Wonderful music and food. Happy Valentine's Day! We will celebrate it at sea this year where we will enjoy food we don't cook; when we are home it is a day for special food and extra TLC even in addition to that we share year round. :)

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    1. Wow, that is romantic!! I am with you we should share TLC all year round and share more on V-day! Looking forward to read your post on V-day.

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  14. I'm definitely a hard-headed woman! But, sometimes that's what's needed to get things done. My boyfriend understands! Ha!

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  15. This is definitely comfort food. A pot of soup you can just curl up and eat. Perfect for the snowy day we're suppose to get tomorrow. YUM!

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    1. haha, that's a loving way to celebrate V-day.

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  16. I like Cat Stevens but for some unknown reason I never came across this song before. Maybe automatic filter:)

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    1. Cat Stevens is a great artist and a poet. We love his songs.

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  17. more men in our country shld also understand that hard headed women is not a threat to their male egos. Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. Lena, enough of hard headed women will change that! hehe Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.

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  18. May you and your Quay Lo have a wonderful lovey dovey day together :) The soup sounds delicious!

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    1. I have something up my sleeves for him:D

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  19. I agree with what you said about the women and men relationship. Love your soup, this soup is so high in fibre and rich in protein. Happy Valentine's to you, Quay Po.

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    1. Happy Valentine's day to you and yours, Pretty lady!

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  20. Love this soup, would love to try it out one day :D

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Quay Lo!

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    1. Enjoy your day with your Valentine my dear. Looking forward to hear all about it.

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  21. Hello. Just to let you know that I came across your interesting blog while "blog-hopping". Got so hooked on it that I read all your previous posts too! Absolutely love your food photos and recipes. And what a beautiful family you have.

    With regards, Claudia.

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    1. Thanks you for dropping by and glad to know you enjoy our time here. Hope to see you often so that we can get to know each other better. Happy Valentine's day to you.

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  22. Happy Valentine's Day to you! I'm sure it will be an unforgettable one for you.:)

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    1. All our Valentine's Days were special and today will be no exception:D

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  23. Happy Valentine's Day Quaypo! Thanks for sharing such a nice piece on love.. may you and Quaylo have a rocking time tomorrow! :)

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    1. Thanks, glad you liked what i shared:D We will definitely RAWK hard today! hehe

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  24. Happy Valentine's Day! This year we are planning on doing something different. I will bring my MIL and her best friend to watch the movie, The VOW for a girls' day out V-day movie specials before heading home to celebrate the day with our hubbies. Can't wait for V-day here tomorrow. Cheers!

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    1. What a great IDEA! Can't wait to hear about your fun day.

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  25. Happy Valentine's Day! My husband and I were engaged on this romantic day. I would like to get the kuih kapit recipe so that we can have a meaningful desert. We tried one recipe but the love letters were not crispy. Can you or any of your friends help? Thanks.

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    1. Oh dear, I am so sorry, I have to say I don't know how to make kuih kapit but found this recipe which belongs to someone's grandma. here is the link: http://che-cheh.com/food/chinese-new-year-cookies-kuih-kapit-aka-love-letter/ Hope this works for you. Enjoy your day.

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  26. Beautiful sharing, beautiful soup from a beautiful woman! I think you don't need to be hard headed to make your hubby addicted to you...hehe. It's very interesting sharing. Happy Valentine's Day...love is in the air...always :D MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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    1. Happy Valentine's day to you and yours. Love should be in the air always not just on Valentine's day:D I could feel your house is always filled with love and laughter!

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  27. Well said Quay Po!!

    Wishing you and your Quay Lo to have a sweet Valentine's Day. So what do you have in the kitchen tonight?

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    1. Thanks Yee Ling. Tonight, we decided no cooking in the kitchen. We are going to our favorite French Restaurant down town with our good friends for a nice romantic dinner. But then, I am trying to do something clever for lunch for my Quay Lo. Hope it i successful and I will tell you all about it tomorrow:D

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  28. A simple soup, a sensational lady... and a theme song for those for whom are partners can't live without. :)

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  29. Thanks for the uplifting Valentine's post, Veronica! I used to be a "mushy, gushy" type of person for Valentine but as we get older...reality sets in, and the only thing in life matters; is that we are "happy who we are"...and to certainly make the ones we love happy, and to do special things for them:DDD

    Love your delicious and comforting creamy soup...nice combination with the green beans, and corn.
    Hugs,

    p.s. I want to hear all about your romantic Valentine's dinner at the French restaurant, with photos, and stories!

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  30. Oh, BTW...I forgot to tell you, I buzzed you!
    xoxo

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    1. You are alway so wise in the things you say. Thanks for the buzz! I will go buzz you back! :D:D

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