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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Going for vegan egg rolls and tofu, topped with rice vermicelli for our Meatless Monday dinner, perfect to cool down the heat. This is a simple take on the classic Vietnamese cooking.

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Introduced the boys to a new sport today in a {free} tennis clinic. This was a class designed for ages 6-12. Group was divided by age and level. First time Dai Bee tried it and he loved it. Didn’t realized Ah Lo tried it before during summer camp.

When kids are not present, dinner in our crib is much simpler, at least we got rid of the carbs department.

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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}

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I love green onions. Here’s to an endless supply of them, just under my fingertips. It’s super easy, handy and surprisingly practical for a dish here and there. I love it!

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Grilled pork chops for dinner tonight. Dai Bee asked how much would it cost for this dinner. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. 8 slices of pork chops = $6.01
  2. Broccoli = $2.44
  3. Organic Spaghetti =$1.09

Total for 4 people, approx. $10* give or take. *Not counting the work of lugging the food back home, the time and work to cook and wash. If we include all that, maybe $20 per person.

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In the height of Indian summer, I’m trying to stay away from the stove. Sandwiches came to mind! Because it’s meatless Monday today – I’ve made seared tofu banh mi. The boys don’t care for the picked radish, but they still finished the sandwich! I loved it, because I love everything made with tofu. I’d definitely try this again.

Looking back, this marks our first anniversary of having Meatless Mondays. We started this a year ago, and still going strong!

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Yesterday after the coastal clean up, we went for violin shopping. We’ve been renting over the years. When Dai Bee is ready to upgrade for a full sized one, it was time to get him a better quality instrument. We are the salespeople’s best customers. No negotiations, no questions. The kid loves it, we buy. IT’s that simple. In hindsight, we should have gone in with a little bit more research.

They gave us a bunch of violins with various price ranges. Dai Bee picked out two of the bunch – which ends up to be the most AND least expensive ones from the selection. Great that this place lets you bring home (up to 2) to try it out and decide in a week’s time.

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Today, we continue our annual tradition of coastal clean up in the east bay. This year, one of my sisters and her family joined us as well. This event is hosted by Mr. Piggy’s company and I lost count how many years we’re involved. It’s a great opportunity to help improve the health of the ocean and its wildlife.

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