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June 21, 2011

Kimbap, Korean seaweed rice rolls and Billy Jean



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"Thou shall not judge others."
This is one valuable lesson I learned earlier in my life.
Have you ever been surprised by someone who has an amazing talent that you never thought he/she would have? It came to a such surprise that you couldn't believe your eyes?

I was in middle school, provably 8th grade.
There was an interesting girl in my class. Her name was Mi-gyoung.
So quiet and shy, she hardly ever talk to anyone. She was an all-A student in every academic subjects. Wearing a thick glasses with messy hair, she looked just like one of those nerdy-smarty kid in many movies. She was always alone. Many, including myself, thought she was a boring person.

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June 15, 2011

Vegetables in Coconut Milk, Sayur Lemak



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I often think of the past 3 years in Hong Kong where I used to live.
Hong Kong remains dearly in my heart.
The busy hustling Causeway bay, beautiful repulse bay beach, riding old trams with locals, gorgeous HK view from the peak, Stanley market, restaurants in Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai Market, fancy designer shops, the quiet New Territory, many surrounding islands, and the food... Boy! It is so easy to indulge in food when you are in HK.
I miss them and I crave them all.

I have met so many wonderful people and learned to enjoy and respect this amazing city.
But out of all these exciting memories, there is one person that I often think of.

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June 8, 2011

Cucumber Kimchee, easy peasy summer kimchee



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Don't you just love SUMMER?
The heat, the humidity, the sweat, nicely preheated car in the parking lot, fully crowded beach, kids nagging out of boredom, loads of Popsicle boxes taking over your freezer, etc... 
Okay, these are not my favorite things of summer but there is nothing like sipping lemonade on your porch and watching the whole world goes by in front of your eyes.
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June 3, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Pie, a trip to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania

 
Do you enjoy weekend getaway to country leaving the hustle and bustle city life behind, and soak up with fresh country air?
There is something about country that takes a special part in my heart.
I was not raised in the farm but just thinking of country life makes me feel like I'm home.

Last weekend I took my family to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. We stayed in a small working farm house with lots of farm animals. We learned to feed the calves and milk the cow. My kids had a blast by playing with kittens, ducks, bunnies, chickens, goats, etc.
We ate about 10 different pies in 24 hours time. Yes, 10 pies! All made from scratch... We even had rhubarb pie for breakfast. 
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