Ljgarbanzos's posts from January 2012

Basti's assignment for chinese class is to submit a photo of his bedroom. He was the one who took this shot. Not bad, not bad at all! How I wish his room would…

Sichuan style mapo tofu (mapo dou fu) prepared by our ayi. Can't get any more authentic than this! I'm the only one though that eats this at home. Hubby and…

Less than a month since she started wearing eyeglasses, we learned that the glasses are now missing. Ally can't remember where or when it was lost and given…

Recommended to us by another family, we looked for this All-American diner to try their burgers and fries near WAB. We're told it's as good as Let's but without…

Dumpling-making party at the clubhouse for the residents. They served three kinds - pork, beef and vegetarian. Make your own dumplings then they cook it for you…

An unexpected but very much welcome gift from Ally's friend's mom, Sharon. Totally caught us by surprise! She even asked if we eat this and of course we said…

What an amazing day for the gfamily. Today is the day we all tried skiing for the very first time in our lives. Together with the Oviedos, we left Beijing for…

Because it is also Chinese New Year, we celebrated hubby's birthday at Zen5es, Westin Chaoyang's Chinese Restaurant by trying out their dimsum buffet. Stacks…

It's a double celebration today as we celebrate hubby's birthday and the first day of the Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon! Happy…

It's ISB's annual CNY celebration today and the kids woke up excited to wear their traditional Chinese clothes. These were actually recycled from last year …

Now I've really done everything for the PTA! It's my one and only time to practice Yangge (pronounced yang-guh), a traditional chinese folk dance which the PTA…

Happy Birthday to a very dear teacher and mentor to Ally when she was in Grade 1. We will never ever forget you! We thank you for your warmth, guidance and…

Customer Complaint 101. If unsatisfied with your purchase, return it and demand a refund. Apparently exasperated, this new owner decided to just leave his car…

Royal Dumplings, Wangjing - Hubby and I were planning on having a quick-to-go lunch from KFC but ended up eating at Royal Dumplings instead to be able to…

Yummy treats prepared by the Mercados to celebrate Pepi's 8th birthday but this time with the Nestle family. Props from last year's planned 70's Disco theme…

Ally's good friend from Grade 1, Cheryl, celebrated her 8th birthday at their home with an Art Jam theme. They made their own picture frames and other artworks.…

Our ayi said hen piao liang (very beautiful) after seeing our main door decorated in time for the Chinese New Year. The round ones (chuan hua) were a gift from…

Because it is almost Chinese New Year, our theme for our third PTA Community Coffee had to do with chinese traditions: knot-making and paper-cutting. It…
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