$25 Target Card and Wanchai Ferry Giveaway!

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 Have you ever had a craving for Chinese food but didn´t feel like dealing with the hassle of going out? Next time, why not stay at home and satisfy your craving with Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken? This Wanchai Ferry “Perfect Night In” prize pack that includes one VIP coupon valid for a free package of any of the Wanchai Ferry frozen entrees, in addition to a set of great Asian-inspired rice bowls, chopsticks, bamboo place mats, flavored fortune cookies, and a $25 Target gift card.
I received this fun package last week from Wanchai Ferry through My Blog Spark. I whipped up the Wanchai Ferry meal for my husband. It was very quick and easy to put together. We were also thrilled to get some more chop sticks and serving dishes! 
  You know I used my gift card to buy some fancy dancy gear for my kitchen. I bought some great stack-able wire racks (I have been using some I got at the dollar store!) and a bunt pan. I am ashamed to say, I have never owned one before. Yes. It’s true. I’m excited to try out several great recipes.
MyBlogSpark would like to send one of these gifts packages to one of my readers. Hooray!
TO ENTER:
Leave me a comment telling me
your favorite Asian dish or why you like to shop at Target.
TO EARN EXTRA ENTRIES: 
1. Follow my blog through the Google Friend Follower. (must be a new follower)
2. Join my Facebook Group. (must be a new member)
3. Follow me on Twitter.
You have until Thursday night at midnight to enter. I will choose a winner randomly, and post the name of the lucky guy or gal on Friday morning. Good luck everyone and thanks to Wanchai Ferry and MyBlogSpark for this opportunity.


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51 Comments

  1. 1
    February 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I LOVE to shop at Target! I always find the cutest kitchen stuff there, and sometimes it's marked down pretty cheap! Love the end caps! Thankfully it's an hour away, or I'd probably be broke!

  2. 2
    February 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Shrimp fried rice is my favorite.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  3. 3
    February 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I follow your blog through google friend.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. 4
    February 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  5. 5
    February 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I like to make chicken chow mein for my family but I am looking for a simple but yummy sweet and sour recipe. Can you help? Thanks for the chance to enter!

  6. 6
    February 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I really like Egg Foo Young (with gravy!)

    I also love Target. Great prices!!

  7. 7
    February 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I just joined your facebook group!

  8. 8
    Sara Pratt
    February 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. You bring the fun back into cooking for my little family of 5 girls. My favorite Asian dish has to be egg rolls with this absolutely delicious sweet and sour sauce from the lion house cook book. YUMMY!!

  9. 9
    February 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I LOVE shopping at Target for EVERYTHING, great deals on clothes for the kids, kitchen and bath items and everything in between!!!

  10. 10
    February 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I would have to say my favorite Asian dish is General Tso's chicken. It's a mix of broccoli (my fave veggie) and spicy chicken. It's just right.

    I love to shop at Target because they have all the hottest fashions of shoes and clothes. Their home decor section is one of the only places I will buy anything for my house. It fits my style perfectly.

  11. 11
    February 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I joined your Facebook group

  12. 12
    February 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Following you on google

  13. 13
    February 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    following you on Twitter

  14. 14
    February 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    First of all I want to let you know how much I love your blog. I use it all the time. As for my favorite Asian food…. My husband lived in Japan for a couple of years and makes great Japanese food. My favorite is Tonkatsu chicken served over sticky rice with pot stickers. Yummy!

  15. 15
    February 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I love Target! In fact, the other day a friend called me on my cell phone and when I told her I was at Target, she said, “You are always at Target!”. I love Target because they have a great variety of toys, housewares, clothes for my kids, etc..and it is a step above Wal-Mart. I love to go there without my kids and just peruse the aisles.

  16. 16
    February 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I'm now following you on twitter.

  17. 17
    February 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I love all chinese food. I usually order Hunan chicken. Sheryl F.

  18. 18
    February 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I'm a follower ~ I love to make General Tsao's chicken…what's great about making it yourself is that you can control the heat…spicy for hubs and mild for the kids!

  19. 19
    February 15, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Love pot stickers!!

    I love Target for their cute kids clothes and shoes.

  20. 20
    February 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Favorite Asian Dish: Godzilla tempura roll with edemame beans and an avocado salad. If this sounds a lot like the menu at Miyo's that's 'cause it kinda is…

    And if someone would just give me $1000 I could pretty much spend the next 24 hours of my life spending it all away at Target. Movies, books, decor, clothes, shoes, scarves, bags…Target is a definite guilty pleasure. 🙂

    I'm a Google and Twitter follower.

  21. 21
    February 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    My favorite Asian dish is kung pao chicken

  22. 22
    February 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Google Friend Follower (yes I'm new)

  23. 23
    February 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Joined your Facebook group @tcarolinep JessieKatie s.
    (yes I'm new)

  24. 24
    February 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    @tcarolinep twitter follower

  25. 25
    Anonymous
    February 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I signed up on feedburner last week to recieve your blog. It's great.
    Love my Target it's a super target so I can get everything there I need.

  26. 26
    February 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I love Steamed Post stickers and Chicken with Pea Pod.
    msgb245 at gmail dot ocm

  27. 27
    February 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Our family LOVES Chinese food! Our favorite to make is Orange Chicken with fried rice and fortune cookies from Dicks Market.
    We also love Target!!

  28. 28
    February 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I REALLY love Target! It's really the only place I enjoy shopping. Yakima does not have much to offer in the shopping department, or, in the chinese food department for that matter. Hook me up hot lady!!!! p.s. I LOVE this blog and am spreading the word with everyone I know in WA!!
    LOVE always,,,Abs

  29. 29
    Jackie
    February 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Mmmm Kung Pao… gets your sinuses cleared! hehe

  30. 30
    February 16, 2010 at 4:28 am

    How interesting you should post this today. We just had lunch at a Chinese restaurant to celebrate that yesterday was the start of Chinese New Year – Gong Xi Fa Cai as they would say in Singapore. My favorite Asian food is pretty much only found in Singapore – a mix of different Asian cuisines – fried kway teo and baby kailan in oyster sauce.

    And I also was at Target today checking out Valentine's clearance. I love the Target clearance and boys clothes.

  31. 31
    February 16, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Well, this is kind of a hard question for me to answer as I LOVE Asian food, especially Korean cuisine. I really love anything with curry, and specific to Korean, I LOVE kimchi chigay (pickled cabbage soup). What a coincidence that we were in Target checking out some of the clearance items today, after we had gone to celebrate the Chinese New Year with my dad and some friends at a local Chinese food place.

  32. 32
    February 16, 2010 at 4:40 am

    I like Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce. I just found your website. I also joined your group on Facebook. I love recipes and collect them. I can't wait to try some of your food.

  33. 33
    February 16, 2010 at 5:21 am

    My favorite Asian dish is Beef with Broccoli 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

  34. 34
    February 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    New follower with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

  35. 35
    February 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

    Joined the Jamie Cooks It Up! Facebook group
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

  36. 36
    February 16, 2010 at 5:22 am

  37. 37
    February 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

    what an exciting giveaway! I love Target for everything! It's usually the first place I check for whatever I'm looking for. And I love Chinese food. I love ham fried rice, sweet n sour pork & chicken, kung pow chicken, orange chicken and so on.

  38. 38
    February 16, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I'm a Google follower!!!!!!!

  39. 39
    February 16, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I love to shop at Target because (and I know this is probably lame) but the aisles are always clear. I despise shopping at you know where because there is always something blocking the aisles. Strange, I know. I am a follower and I also am a fan on facebook. Thanks for the chance. Have a great week.

  40. 40
    February 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I think my favorite is Pineapple Fried Rice. 🙂

    Blessings
    Amanda
    manda2177@aol.com

  41. 41
    February 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I am a follower! 🙂

  42. 42
    February 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I love shopping at target for everything! My husband and I registered there for our wedding. We bought the cutest Christmas ordament there for our first Christmas together. We have so many memories shopping at Target.
    I crave Asian food all the time! I love sweet and sour chicken and egg rolls. Anything in sweet and sour sauce is better!

  43. 43
    February 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I am a member of your group on Facebook!

  44. 44
    February 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I like Target because the quality is usually a little better than other similar stores, but the prices are still reasonable. I also love their clearance baby section. I got a cute dress for $4!
    My favorite Asian food is lettuce wraps. My friend gave me the recipe to make it at home and it's simple and yummy!

  45. 45
    February 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    My favorite Asian dish is stir fried vegetables!

  46. 46
    February 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I joined your Facebook group!

    • 47
      February 8, 2014 at 4:12 am

      To me this story represents way too much sneocd-guessing on both sides and not enough frank communications. First of all, I don’t understand why didn’t you simply ask the sales rep directly to explain how come she wasn’t able to meet her sales target while the rest of her colleagues in the sales team were able to meet theirs? That would have been the beginning of a far more productive dialogue to pinpoint precisely what was causing her to under-perform over the last six months, rather than you as a boss simply presuming that it was all down to her relationship troubles and that she was just using excuses to hide that “fact”. By not giving her the chance to confront the reality of the sales figures of the whole team you are denying her an opportunity for growth as well as being rather misogynistic in assuming that the reason a female sales rep may underperform must be due to boyfriend problems. If you don’t accept her rationale that her underwhelming performance was due to a downturn in the market, etc., why didn’t you say that to her face and explain your own reasons for why her excuses didn’t wash with you. That way she would have been forced to confront her own shortcomings – after all, problem recognition is the first step to problem resolution. Or maybe you would find out that there was still a legitimate reason why she underperformed whilst the rest of her colleagues met their sales targets. And if you really have grounds to suspect that boyfriend troubles may be the root cause of all this, you or your right-hand-woman Kelly could have asked her tactfully but directly about it to see if she herself considered that to be the reason. Simply assuming that personal issues might have been the reason without giving the employee a chance to confirm or disconfirm the assumption herself is NOT the way to helping the emplooyee even if personal issues were indeed the problem. And why did you have to hide the fact that you had been trying to help her by rescheduling the call rota? Explaining to her beforehand that this was what you were going to do in an effort to help her increase her sales leads would have given her fair warning about the changes she was going to face, because otherwise it would have been simply seen as disruptive to the sales team who had no clue why the call rota was changed (which was perhaps partly the basis to her claim that the sales team felt they were being messed about by you as the boss).Also, even if you don’t buy the story that her underperformance was to do with the market or the product, it would still have been helpful to really listen to her arguments rather than dismiss them out of hand. After all, she is a member of the frontline sales reps dealing directly with clients and competitors, and learning about the arguments being put forward by clients in declining your offerings would only be useful to the company ultimately. And perhaps if you have given her a chance and help her talk through the problems constructively, maybe you would discover that perhaps there is indeed a perception issue in some clients and maybe you need to change the sales propositions for some of your clients even though there’s nothing wrong with the product itself, that the sales pitch that she had been using previously no longer worked and so the problem is not that she underperformed because of her boyfriend troubles but simply that she needed to change her sales tactics. What has transpired instead seems like a lost opportunity and you seemed to have just taken the path of least resistence by just getting rid of an underperforming sals rep who was formerly a star on the team. I’m not saying that you’ve necessarily made a bad decision by getting rid of her – she is underperforming, after all – but it looks like it could have been a much more INFORMED decision if a frank and serious dialogue has taken place.

  47. 48
    February 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I follow you on twitter as “calidreamin87”

  48. 49
    February 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Oh! And I follow you on Google and Facebook! 🙂

  49. 50
    February 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I like Beef and Broccoli
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  50. 51
    February 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    follow on twitter @throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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