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Great to have my family living so close, and even greater to have cousins who are (fairly) close in age. Since I’m back to work today and thankful that my sister and BIL can take my boys for a fishing trip. They went from pier to pier on a chilly day trying to get a good catch.

Results of their fishing expedition- lost 3 hooks, 2 weights, 1 line, and gained 0 fish, and a few giggles.



Keeping up with traditions, we’re putting up the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving! This tradition has passed on to the boys now. They recruited their cousins to come help since this may take a few hours. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” was playing on the radio, the perfect song for this activity!

Girls came over tonight to join us for dinner. I had to made some changes to my dinner menu tonight – cooking their favorites: chicken wings, glass noodles with napa cabbage, tofu with minced meat and steamed eggs. Various conversations were flying around the small round dining table, just like it was when they were staying with us. We talked about college life, friends, relationship and work. Both the girls are very animated, so the boys always enjoyed listening to them talk.


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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My sister hosted a BBQ on this warm labor day Sunday! Besides enjoying great company and delicious food, it was great for the kids to run around. I even got them to sing a song. I’m so happy that Dai Bee can play the guitar which makes it a lot more fun to teach. IMG_9743

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}


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


For our no-electronics Sunday, we biked around the park with his Ma cousins. We even introduced his cousin to letterboxing around the park!UntitledFor dessert tonight, I made some steamed milk egg custard (鮮奶燉蛋). This is a popular dessert served in Hong Kong restaurants. It’s a dessert to impress and super easy to make. Recipe to come!



Ah Lo completed his 4th triathlon today without Dai Bee (who’s at camp): 200-yard swim, 6-mile bike, 1-1/4 mile run.

TOTAL ELAPSED TIME: 55:58, with 3:36 and 1:18 transitioning times, respectively.

Screen Shot 2017-07-10 at 10.31.34 AM.pngCongratulations once again to all the triathletes in my family!

Screen Shot 2017-07-10 at 10.42.40 AMMet one of our goals this summer!


The weather by the bay is always so unpredictable. What started out as a gloomy morning turned out to be nice warm day here in the city! I almost wanted to cancel plans to picnic @ Crissy Field, luckily I didn’t! The boys have been bugging me to take them to fly drones, and this would be the best place. I invited my sisters to join and was glad most of them can make it. FullSizeRender 20

This is a bring-your-own food picnic, so it was much more manageable for the four of us. I made sandwiches for the boys. Then there’s pasta salad, crackers and cheese and snacks for Mr. Piggy and I.IMG_8344

I was smart enough to dress in layers though. Yes, I even wore turtle neck just in case (I know, mid-June, me, dressed in a turtle neck). Then again, nothing more warms the heart than to see the boys running around with their cousins. Some are flying drones with others flying frisbees. When the drone battery died, we worked on volleying the ball over the net. We had enough to keep the kids jumping up and down!

UntitledWe sang, we laughed and we continued to chase around.


The plan was to picnic and then bike around the area which ended up to be the best plan for this weekend. I wouldn’t want to spend this Sunday any other way!