Archives for posts with tag: brothers

Happy that we made it to this annual event, now in its 4th year at the Botanical Garden (today was their last day!) The boys took turns to play pianos hidden around the garden and listened to performances from professionals and talented visitors alike.

The boys did it last year and it was downright magical. I suggested to the boys instead of practicing at home tonight, they can bring their pieces to play (as practice). This time around both is more willing to play in front of the audience. Dai Bee received compliments from a few people. So so proud of both boys!IMG_4225IMG_4233IMG_4224IMG_4234

Advertisements

A beautiful day at the bay today, and comforting to know we don’t have any activities on the calendar. Took the boys to go for a swim and bike to get them ready for the upcoming triathlon. They were very reluctant to dive in the pool at first. I encouraged them by jumping in there myself. Boy, what a great workout for all of us! They were happy they did it because it felt so good afterwards! We went back home and grabbed our bikes and cruised on the GG Bridge.

We were a bit exhausted by noon time. However we didn’t stop there! We bought a scavenger hunt (from Groupon) and walked another 2 hours around GGP to find what we needed for the Scavenger Hunt.IMG_3897

 

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}

IMG_3701

It’s that time of year again – Dragonboat festival, or Duanwu festival (端午節) where we eat Chinese tamales or sticky rice dumpling or zongzi (粽子). Yesterday, we trekked on to Mr. Piggy’s grandma’s house to learn how to make them. Took the boys with me as they learn from the guru on how to wrap the rice and ingredients using bamboo leaves.

We got to take some home and enjoyed it for dinner tonight.

IMG_3589

Today, celebrating Dragon Boat Festival and eating the zongzi remain as an important tradition among the Chinese. Wrapping the ingredients is relatively easy, except for the time commitment to prepare and cook it afterwards. Making the zongzi as well as the ingredients in it varied considerably in different regions.

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}

IMG_3196

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}

IMG_2884

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}

IMG_2493

Here’s our shot of making a million dollars! What we do on Sunday nights…IMG_2241

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}

IMG_2084

Mr. Piggy is giving the boys auto mechanics lesson. We have tandem parking in the garage. When we don’t drive the car parked further in, battery just dies. So it’s good for the boys to know what to do when it happens. IMG_1950