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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!

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Another day in the kitchen today, making a few dishes – this time for my side of the family.  As usual, we had a potluck, and everyone brought some delicious homemade food. This will probably the last time we’re ordering the turkey from KFC, folks are not too thrill about it. Anyway, here’s to another year of good health and great food!IMG_3436

For my inlaws, we had a small party, but so much food. Good thing we didn’t have turkey. Only one of Mr. Piggy’s cousin (who happens to be a vegetarian) came along with my inlaws. She brought her vegetarian (traditional) dishes and I made mine. We originally agreed just to make a little bit of everything, but got carried away. Glad everyone enjoyed the food. Tomorrow is another feast…IMG_0464IMG_20171123_180441

It’s that time of year again – roasted pumpkin seeds. Normally we would wait around one more week to clear out the seeds of the pumpkins. Since our schedule is wide opened, we decided to make the snack today. The boys decided to have: (a) salt and pepper, (b) garlic butter and (3) soy sauce for the pumpkin seeds this year.  IMG_0292IMG_0291

A foggy day to pay respect to the deceased on Double Ninth Festival (重陽 – observed on the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese.) The little ones were so eager to help out with grunt work.

Missed my dad so dearly…hope he’s doing great wherever he is…IMG_0258

Showing off our 2017 pumpkins!IMG_0213

That time of year again. Check back to see what we’re working on for this year!

Here’s our 2016 pumpkins!

Happy mid-autumn festival! Though it’s a bit rushed (because of Ah Lo’s basketball practice), we found the time to sip some tea and enjoy the (store bought) moon cakes.IMG_0012

Attempted my first batch of the traditional mooncakes from scratch (and bombed it). There are many steps to it and it’s a great test of patience. Though I made some of the ingredients a head of time (golden syrup, the lotus paste and the dough), I was in and out of the house this weekend because of Ah Lo’s basketball tournament. It was hard for me to get this done correctly (with the time constraints). I am too embarrassed to show the end result. I won’t give up that easily. I will keep trying…

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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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