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Another great tournament for Ah Lo, his team came home with the trophy. The hard work is finally paying off. On the first game, they had a come back when they were down by 8 points. It was that kind of spirit that carried them to championship. Good job, boys! IMG_2202


Another jam packed Saturday. First we have a 5k Run in the morning. When I signed up, somehow I thought it was 5k was ONE mile. I know?! Of course, got some lip service from my boys since one of them has a basketball game in the afternoon. Still, they were a a good sport and came out to run with me in the morning. IMG_2046-EDITEDAfter the race, we went home and took a short break and went off to Ah Lo’s basketball game. It was a nail biter since we won by one point! These games are a lot more interesting to watch now since Ah Lo has been improving. Way to go!

We had to part after the 1st game since Dai Bee has a piano recital in the evening and Ah Lo has another game. Mr. Piggy reported our team won the second game.

This weekend we drove to Sacramento for Ah Lo’s basketball game. The team played two games yesterday, and depending on the outcome, they would play championship or consolation today. This time around, even without the last couple of practices, our team stepped up their game. They held their heads up and fought hard. To me, as a parent, it was much more exciting to watch Ah Lo played his heart out. I’ve never seen him played the way he did the last two games. In all the games I’ve seen him played, it was obvious he’s not mentally there. However, in this tournament, he was on fire! He jumped for rebounds, made great passes, and helped the team off to championship. Because of so, he earned much more playing time on the court today.

After their two straight wins, the boys’ confidence was a bit shaken when they found out they are going against the best team in the bracket for championship. My sister and I spent the whole morning giving the boys (my nephew is also in the same team) a pep talk. We encouraged the boys the other team is not any better than them. If they played like the way they did yesterday, they have the same chance as any other team.

I must say this game was the most exciting game I’ve seen. To get off a great start, our team set the tone for their opponent by leading on the scoreboard. Though our team was in the lead most of the time, the scores were very tight the entire game. I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. It got even more intense when both teams tied at the end of 4th quarter. Overtime, and then double overtime, both teams stayed focused and still tied. And then…the sudden death overtime, whichever team scores first, wins. That was totally a nail biter. The gym roared when one of our team players stole the ball and finished the game with a layup. For the very first time, the team experienced what was it like competing and winning the championship.

What an exciting and memorable play to watch. This was more than just a game. It was a confidence booster and a life lesson to take with them – never stop trying.

Believe and achieve, that’s all it takes. So proud of our team, and extremely proud of Ah Lo (scored 12 points)!


Our house is cold and we don’t always turn on the heater. Normally, we hover around the room with the most sunlight. This is how we read, in the winter, in our house…IMG_0294

Mr. Piggy dragged the boys down to the backyard this morning to do some cleaning and pruning. Yes, “dragged” since this is not their favorite ‘chore,’ but anything to get them away from electronics! First the boys were moaning and groaning. Once they started, they seemed to enjoy the work…

For non-electronic Sunday, the boys went back to the basic entertainment – building legos. They spent most of the day building ships, planes, or any moving vehicles with legos. Somehow they convinced me to join them. This is my first time sitting down building something with legos. I turned on my innovative and imaginative thinking and attempted to put something together – and failed (the pieces start falling apart). When the boys encouraged me to build with them, they gave me the best pieces to play with. I never realized how difficult it was – how much it involves spatial reasoning, concepts of symmetry, shape, and geometry. Whoopsies.

Later on that day, boys had an epic battle with their creations. The last standing one wins!IMG_0178

They did manage to sneak some time out to take a break from legos.IMG_0223

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}


How cool is to have a ceramist as our neighbor? Yes, the husband is a poet and the Mrs. is now a ceramist (and a retired English teacher!) The boys help them with little things (pick up newspapers when they travel, water plants, etc.) and in exchange, she invited the boys to come over her studio working with clay. They spend a some time with her today and had a blast. Thank goodness she lives so close (totally save on the travel time *wink*)


Took the boys for a nice bike ride across the GG Bridge today. Boys are biking so fast now, it’s hard to catch up with them. Enjoyed days like these, where we don’t have any plans, so we can just go with the flow. IMG_8484On a nice day like this, we went for another treasure hunt of course! Found 1 out of 2, not so bad, just the nice stroll around this beautiful place was all worth it.IMG_8519

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!