My boys and I love the Korean anchovies. We like to add it to porridge, noodles, rice, salad, or pretty much anything we see fit. I’ve been making them and storing them in the fridge. Since I had time this weekend, I decided to make a simple video tutorial (in case in the future, my boys want to make some for themselves). Don’t expect too much from the video, since it’s extremely difficult to cook and hold the camera at the same time.

p.s. I think it’s better if you add chili pepper flakes to kick it up a notch. Since they can’t take too much spice, I had to hold back.


Had hot pot this Sunday and whatever’s left (surprisingly it’s the beef) made it back to our table for dinner tonight. 2lbs of beef has turned into a two-day affair! No one ever turns away a piping hot bowl of pho.


Cheers to meatless Mondays – steamed eggs, garlic chayote and gai lan (chinese broccoli) over oyster sauce.


Boys participated their second triathlon today. This time it was a nudge from their cousin, H. Ah Lo improved 2 minutes since last time. Dai Bee improved 10 minutes! Before we got too excited, there might be a mistake with his run time. This race was different than the last such that the kids have to keep track of their laps. While Dai Bee was running on his 4th lap, we had to stop him (thinking he had already finished all 4 laps) and waved him to the finish line. No wonder he gave us the questionable look – then telling us that he needed one more lap. WE convinced him otherwise, and hence his total elapsed was much shorter than expected. Oh well, there’s always a next time to prove himself!

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All finishers receive a participation medal.



Busy busy busy this morning, making videos and cooking at the same time. Lately, I’ve designated a chunk of time on the weekends to prepare meals for the entire week (for the 4 of us). Today, I made some Korean side dish (video to come), green scallion pancake, and turnip cake. This is my third time making it, and it’s the best sone so far (in terms of taste and consistency). Please don’t criticize too much on the video since I was making it with while cooking solo. I think you get the picture.

UPDATE: here’s what’s for breakfast the next morning

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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}


Pork chops for dinner tonight with simple caesar salad. Dai Bee asked “no rice?” The boys are growing since this doesn’t fill them up. They were digging through the “snack drawer” and munch on the cheese sticks and fruits right after dinner.


Have been buying clothes for the boys before they were born. Lately, Dai Bee has his own sense of fashion – simple tees (preferably solid colors), hooded sweatshirts, and shorts need to be over his knees. Otherwise, they will be “hidden” in his closet until he no longer fits them.  In that case, they can start choosing what they want to wear. Should be an easy task for them?IMG_3565

Had tons of tortillas left (from the Back-To-School party last weekend). Yesterday was our Meatless Mondays, so threw in a quick meal (using tortillas) and made pizza with my homemade tomato sauce. Nothing fancy, just a quick meatless weeknight meal!




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