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Currently happening now: working a piece for string quartet. Though this is not his first composition, it’s his first for string instruments. He doesn’t know what a special gift he has!IMG_9100IMG_9101

After working as a TA at a summer camp, and then 2 weeks at youth entrepreneur camp, now off to something fun – 3 weeks of combinatorics and graph theory.

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This is Dai Bee’s first day at the entrepreneur camp! It’s our first time enrolling in this camp. I am excited for the things he’s going to learn but not too crazy about the drive to get him there. The camp is located about 25 miles from our house, but requires 1 to 1.5 hours to get there (because of traffic). This means, I will be spending 3 hours on the road every day. Yes, we’ve tried to map out the time if he was to take public transportation, but there would be too much transfers from one bus to another. It wasn’t worth it. Luckily my job is flexible enough to allow me to work with this schedule. Thank goodness it’s only 2 weeks! When I picked him up, the first thing he said to me, “this camp is fun, I am really enjoying it” – makes everything all worthwhile, right?

The camp consists of 28 people, and it is divided into 4 groups. Each group has a company they want to work with. Everyone in the group has a role he/she plays. Dai Bee is the CFO who is in charge of the flow of funds. When he came back home, I saw how eager he was to set up a survey to market the company’s product – efficient lighting. He told me he learned so much in one day about finance and marketing, customer service, the innovation and the backbone of the company.

No, I’m not thinking that he will be start his own business after this camp! I hope he can pick up new skills that he can take with him – teamwork, thinking outside the box, negotiation, some fundamental business skills, including communications and leadership and as a bonus, experience entrepreneurialism.

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One of the summer goals is to teach the boys to cook a full meal on their own. Dai Bee is making fried rice with chinese sausage and scrambled eggs. Though he still prefers I watch him through the whole process, I really don’t need to.FullSizeRender 12

This is the end result. First cooked meal by Dai Bee. Hpe there’s many more to come. It needs some work but not too bad for the first time.

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This is second and last week for Dai Bee, working as a TA at his summer camp where he was once a student. He seems to enjoy working with the teachers and gets along well with most people. He was assigned to an older class which means he didn’t have to do too much hand holding. His job mostly consists of cleaning up and washing dishes after class is over. Unfortunately, he can only work 2 weeks during the first session because he has another camps signed up starting next week. This is his first real job (besides being a piano teacher) so he gets a taste of what the real world is like…

Kind of late in the game – but today we are scrambling to shop for some decent clothes for Dai Bee’s promotion ceremony this coming week. I think I had the same problem last time. He wanted to dress in sweat pants and a hoodie for this graduation. We had to argue that wasn’t appropriate and had to drag him to shopping. Of course, there weren’t much sizes to choose from. The clothes he normally wear for performances are a bit tight fit for him. Sadly, we didn’t get anything, the search continues…IMG_7585

Dai Bee’s last orchestra performance at his school. He was performing for choir last Thursday. The school year is coming to an end and with all these school performances and activities, luckily we live so close to school!

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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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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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