What supposed to be my lazy day turned out to be a productive day after all. Today is Memorial Day which happens to be Mr. Piggy’s birthday. He has to work (from home) and gave me some time to run errands in the morning. Took the boys to the park in the afternoon and came home to whip out Mr. Piggy’s birthday dinner. We had drumsticks, garlic string beans and shitake mushrooms with brown rice.

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What’s a birthday celebration without a birthday cake? Instead of the traditional sweet cake, I made him a fruit cake. Mr. Piggy has met his quota for sweet stuff for the year. He’s lucky to be born in the melon season!! Everything was so so sweet! Happy Birthday, Mr. Piggy.

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Top view of the cake:

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And that wraps up our final baseball game for the season! Winning (13-10) is icing on the cake!

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Getting ready for summer…

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Inspired by Soule Mama:

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}.

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We don’t have cable, but that doesn’t stop us from watching Game 2 of the GS Warriors playing the Houston Rockets at the hoping to advance to the finals.

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We’ve eaten white rice all our lives, every now and then I’ll make brown rice. Therefore, we have a small bag of brown rice as a backup in the pantry. However, since last week, we ran out of white rice. I have been cooking brown rice and of course, it’s not everyone’s favorite. There were moaning and groaning, especially from Mr. Piggy. While he kept pushing to get more white rice, I continued with brown rice for good reasons. During dinner time, I explained all the nutritional benefits in eating brown rice. Yes, you won’t like it at first, and it will take some time just like any other things. Slowly, the noise of not having white rice became softer. Since I’m the one buying groceries, they pretty much have to eat what I come home with. So there, brown rice it is! We have been eating it for a week now. In our pantry these days, you only find a small bag of white rice as the backup.

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I see this fruit (rambutan – 紅毛丹) in chinatown all the time, but didn’t want to buy since they are quite expensive. Today, for some reason, I was lured by the saleslady who persuaded me to try one. They were so juicy and absolutely refreshing. I couldn’t help but grab handfuls. Judging the strange appearance of this fruit, they were hesitant to try it at first. Once they tried it, they thought it was very similar to lychee, which they love. One after another, it was all gone. This was a good lesson for the boys – never judge anything, people or things, by its appearance.

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What a busy Sunday, busy and tiring one! We got up early and started our bake sale. The boys also had a baseball game scheduled for today. So we grabbed lunch and headed straight for the game while my sister and her two boys continued with the bake sale. We were able to raise $139 for the bake sale! Woohoo.

By the time we went home, everyone was pretty exhausted. I didn’t feel like cooking so decided to have everyone cook all in one pot. This chilling weather was perfect to have a meal like this.

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Getting ready for a bake sale tomorrow. Taking advantage of the foot traffic due to the Bay to Breakers, Ah Lo wanted to do a bake sale to raise more money to donate to Nepal. So we spent some time decorating the emoji’s. My sister also made some rice krispies while I baked my favorite chocolate banana cupcakes (below).

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Inspired by Soule Mama:

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}.

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