Now that the boys are off to camp, I have all the time in the world! What to do? Baking bread of course! Garlic and cheese bread…Love the smell of fresh baked bread.

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Boys off to overnight camp for a week! Our honeymoon officially starts now…Untitled

The brothers performed at Onlok Senior Home yesterday. It was a Friday, so we couldn’t get too many people to participate. Dai Bee played most of the time with 5 songs while Ah Lo played 2. One of the songs Dai Bee played was a Chinese song (月亮代表我的心). The seniors clapped with the tune and sang along. It was the sweetest thing to watch. Glad the boys are much more comfortable performing for others now. It’s such a special gift to be able to play music. They just don’t know it yet.

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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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Here are a couple more homemade postpartum meals for my sister.

1. sweet peas and mushrooms stir fry

2. wood ear and pork slices stir fry

3. chives and shallots scrambled eggs

4. papaya, peanuts, fish soup

5. rice cooked with chicken brothIMG_88761. lemongrass porkchops with chives

2. wood ear, mushrooms and okra stir fry

3. wild yam and green beans with pork slicesIMG_8897

The boys are helping out dinner today. Lots of help, just need a bigger kitchen to fit in all the helping hands.

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The boys’ turn to cook tonight. They are making spaghetti and got their cousin to help out. It was fun to watch them teach their cousin on how to cook the pasta, what to do and not to do. They sounded just like pros…not!

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Somehow somebody screwed up somewhere because I’ve never had salty spaghetti before. LOL.

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Serving cauliflower and garlic soy sauce tofu on our meatless Monday. The boys will be making spaghetti tomorrow!

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Between July 13 to July 24, 12 pianos will scattered throughout the SF Botanical Garden, some more hidden than others. Everyone with any level of skills is invited to play and listen! This is the third year this event takes place. We missed it last year (found out about it right after the event just ended). This year when I learned about it I made sure the boys had the chance to experience the magic of the pianos in such a beautiful surrounding.

We biked to the park and took a leisure stroll around the Garden, a place of beauty and inspiration. With music filling the air, I encouraged the boys to share their pieces. No matter how good or bad they played, the audience applauded because everyone, including my boys, were just there to enjoy some outdoor live music. What a great event! Looking forward to next year.

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One of the goals this summer is to show/teach the boys how to cook.  They agreed to cook a meal at least once a week. We’re not doing anything fancy, just want to make sure they won’t starve when mama is not around.UntitledHere’s what we’re all enjoying tonight for dinner. I still need to supervise, but as long as they are willing to do this, we’ll keep going. COHR5640 (1)