2017 MathCON Regional and National Competitions

Adventurer Jr. and Adventurer Jr. II took 45 minutes online 45 multiple choice MathCON questions on Feb. 28th, 2017. They scored 296 and 306 out of 320, respectively and ranked 2nd and 7th in Midwest region out of 49,685 contestants nationwide in six regions. They qualified for MathCON Nationals again this year in Chicago. We were going back to Chicago again! The Nationals was scheduled on April 22nd, 2017. We ordered a huge pizza and some wings with coupon from Mr. G’s to … Continue reading >>

Bought NKE; Sold NKE and TEVA

I bought 100 shares of NKE at $55.35 per share in my Traditional IRA (W) account. I sold 100 shares of NKE for $55.5 per share in my Traditional IRA (W) account. Proceed $5,549.88 – Acquisition cost $5,535 = Profit $14.88. I bought 100 shares of NKE at $55.29 per share in my Traditional IRA (M) account. I sold 100 shares of NKE for $55.43 per share in my Traditional IRA (W) account. Proceed $5,542.88 – Acquisition cost $5,529 = … Continue reading >>

Bought NKE, Sold NKE

I bought 100 shares of NKE at $54.5 per share in my Traditional IRA (W) account. I sold 100 shares of NKE for $55.25 per share in my Traditional IRA (W) account. Proceed $5,524.88 – Acquisition cost $5,450 = Profit $74.88. I bought 100 shares of NKE at $55 per share in my Traditional IRA (M) account. I sold 100 shares of NKE for $55.47 per share in my Traditional IRA (M) account. Proceed $5,546.88 – Acquisition cost $5,500 = Profit … Continue reading >>

Coconut Bread

Ingredients: Wrap: Bread flour 3 cups Yeast 3 tsp Egg 1 Milk and yogurt together 1 cup Salt as desired Sugar as desired Butter 3 oz Filling: Egg 1 Coconut flakes 2 cups Butter 3 oz Salt as desired Sugar as desired Glaze: 1 egg, beaten Directions: Pour wrapping ingredients into the bread machine and turn to Dough level to make dough. Mix filling ingredients all together Once the dough is ready, evenly divide to 8 pieces Roll each piece … Continue reading >>

Olive Chicken

Ingredients: 3 ½ lbs bone-in chicken pieces or cut/cubed/sliced chicken breast Salt and pepper as desired 1/2 tsp saffron threads 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1 1/2 tsp paprika Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp ground ginger Ground cinnamon as desired 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 qt chicken stock, optional 2 pieces of Honey Lemon, pulp discarded and cut to thin threads 1 cup pitted green olives … Continue reading >>