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A crazy busy day, starting off with waking up early to bake these scrumptious BBQ pork buns. You won’t find the fatty BBQ pork inside these homemade ones (unlike the store bought ones). Now that I got the recipe for these soft fluffy dinner rolls down (will share recipe later), you can pretty much do whatever with them. IMG_7057

Dai Bee has music (choir) competition in the morning, two placement tests (math and language), and fencing late afternoon. Ah Lo has two basketball games today as well. Now you know why I baked these, just to get the boys off the right feet for a busy day ahead.

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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Busy day for Dai Bee and his music activities today, while Ah Lo is at home with me. Because Ah Lo doesn’t have anything to do, we did things on spontaneity (practicing basketball at the playground and even lap swimming!) Luckily I already have these ingredients at home, so we could enjoy a simple meal at home.IMG_6971

Spent most of the day at the gym today. Not the kind where I can workout, but the sit and watch kind. Ah Lo finally gets to compete with other local teams on behalf of this team. His last tournament was back in November. They have been practicing twice a week, and finally get to see their progress. We were there at 10am (first game) and 1:30p (2nd game). They won both games and were awarded an trophy souvenir. Ah Lo also got a chance play and made some points for the team!  He has improved so much this year and can’t wait to see him play more in the near future.

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Low key, no-electronics, homework kinda day. It’s good we have one of the two in a weekend to deflate. screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-1-24-36-pm

After breakfast, Dai Bee started on one of his HS application. This is a simple considering it doesn’t require writing essays. It was a breeze for Dai Bee.  img_4768

We also found time to stop by senior home today. We haven’t gone in awhile since the past month we were busy touring schools. His #1 fan came up to him and asked him where he was. She told him she was waiting for him to play. I’m sure he was pleased to hear that, and hopefully gave me more confidence to play more freely.

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Been meaning to take the boys to try out the Segway a couple of years ago when we were traveling to east coast. Back then, Ah Lo was too young and they didn’t recommend it. Until recently, we stumbled upon the Segway rental in our neighborhood one day (right before they were closing). The manager invited us to try it out. Ever since then the boys wanted to try it out on the streets. Finally this weekend, we don’t have activities for the weekend and thought it would be great to give it a try. We rented 1.5 hours ($45) and roam around our neighborhood park. The boys had a blast!

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Another crazy busy out-an-about weekend with the boys. After baseball practice, we grabbed a quick bite. Drove to a certified bike shop to check their bikes and helmets for their triathlon tomorrow. Unfortunately, one of the helmets had a crack and didn’t pass the inspection. We were disappointed because we purposely went a day early to this place to avoid the long lines tomorrow. Now we must show up a bit earlier to get another helmet checked so the boys can compete at the triathlon. The positive side was that glad the folks here didn’t take the inspection lightly.

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After the check, we decided last minute to go the maker’s faire in that area. I’ve heard so much about this but never had the chance to check it out. Of course, with the last minute plan, we were stuck with paying the tickets at the door (which is always more expensive). At $45 (adult) and $20 (kids), it was hefty since we were there at 2pm. Still, I found it amazing as there was so much cool things to see, to touch, to hear and to learn! Many schools came out to showcase their innovative creations. There were many hands-on activities for adults and kids. A little crowded at certain areas, it was pretty fun to spend the afternoon. We left towards closing (and boys were exhausted at this point – from baseball practice and all the walking).

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Note to self: Next year – plan ahead and try not to drive.

The Daylight savings time is really throwing off our schedule. Morning hours zoom by left with a long afternoon. We have a birthday party and a piano workshop scheduled today. In between those times, the boys are looking for stuff to do. Since Sundays are no-electronics day, Mr. Piggy found a great opportunity to (re)introduce them this geometric drawing toy he bought last year. At that time, the boys show no interest at all. However, today, they thought it was the coolest toy drawing complicated patterns and curves. This sure kept them busy.

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I know we needed the rain, and it’s great we are getting it today. So today should be one of those days where we stay at home all day in our bed watching tv until our eyes get tired. Well, when you have kids, that’s a luxurious thinking. Dai Bee has his music theory class while Ah Lo has a chess tournament. So off we go, umbrellas, rain coats and rain boots. The chess tournament is just for fun, to keep Ah Lo’s chess skills in tune, not really to compete. Can’t believe this event took a bulk of the day.

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