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Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner At San Jose 2022

TABLE FOR FOUR... We had our own reunion Chinese New Year dinner on Monday evening.... we made a simple one, just hot pot at home.  All we have to do is to clean the vegetables, get everything defrosted... and the hot pot boiling with a packet of seasoning.  They sell a lot of hot pot seasoning over here, from tomato soup to shrimp and chicken soup, I just threw in the whole packet of paste.  No doubt not so healthy but it is so easily done....  As usual, Chinese New Year won't be CNY without a plate of Loe Sang...  No crackers so I put in a few pieces of Tacos... LOL... Most important is the sauce....  The apricot, plum sauce and honey makes it right.... And our dishes for the evening..... We ate too much shrimps the day before so we omitted for this evening.... Simple and yet satisfying meal for our Reunion Dinner....

Tips To Prepare For Home Inspection

  Tips To Prepare For Home Inspection If you are selling your home, you might not think that a home inspection is worthwhile; after all, surely the property market is booming, and you’ll be able to sell your house, apartment, or condo without any problems, so why undertake a property inspection at all?    The reality is that, although property is selling, there is also a lot of it on the market, and buyers can have their pick of what they want to buy and where they want to live. If it came down to a choice between your home and another that had had a property inspection and therefore could pass along all the essential information a buyer might need, yours could be left on the market, even if the truth is that your property is a better buy. With this in mind, it’s crucial to ensure you are ready for a property inspection when yours is due. Read on to find out more.    Photo by cottonbro from Pexels   Check First Although any major issues will undoubtedly be found on a property inspecti

Our Chinese New Year Celebration On Sunday

PRELIMINARY ROUND of CHINESE NEW YEAR....  There is no public holiday for CNY here in US, thus my kids have to work through this festive season.  Instead we celebrated few days earlier, during the weekend instead of Tuesday.  They invited one family over to join in our dinner which was held at 5pm....  Our cooking started in the morning and we were proud to present the following dishes, all made from scratch... LOL... I would never have done these dishes by myself... with the cooperation from my daughter-in-law, I think we did a pretty good job?  LOL... Just complimenting ourselves!  LOL...  Our own homemade Loe Sang....  Consists of cucumber, radish, carrots, smoked salmon... and raisins! No Kacang Puteh sold here... so we used Bali fruits and fried wanton skin...  We also made our own sauce... Plum, apricot, honey....  Our own homemade roasted pork and roasted chicken.... Oh, we made our own Char Siew as well... BBQ Pork....  Three in a platter... Mixed vegetables... And the main att

How To Be Sure A Used Car Model Is Reliable

  If you’re about to buy a new car for your family, and you want to make sure you’re getting an affordable model for the value it’s worth, you’re going to be heading down to the nearest second hand dealership ! However, before you agree to buy anything, you’re going to need to double check the reliability of the car model in question.  After all, no matter how you’re going to use the car, whether you’re just going from A to B or you’ve got a lot of traveling to do, a car’s reliability factor should be at the top of your priority list. And when you buy used, you’ve got to go the extra mile to ensure you’re making the right decision! So to help out with that, here are some reliability related pointers to keep in mind when you go car shopping.  Pexels Image - CC0 Licence Check on the Brand (and the car’s!) Reputation First off, check out the brand of the car and their reputation for reliability. Have they often had to recall parts, accessories, or even entire vehicles? Are they known for

Cookies For Chinese New Year 2022 In San Jose

MISSING IN BLOGGING AGAIN.... this has become a norm now ever since I arrived to this continental... LOL... Now I understand the word of Full Commitment when it comes to taking care of baby... seriously, I have to be fully commited and occupied by this little cheeky fella who is now going to be his 10th month soon.  Wow... time flies, when I first came, he was just slightly over four months... that being said, it is soon time fo rme to pack my bags and leave.  LOL... My 6 months being a babysitter is soon over... and did I say I can hardly wait?  NO, NO... I love my job here and I am going to miss my baby tremendously!  I only don't miss his cries!  LOL...  OK, by the time I write this post, Chinese New Year is over, it is now the 4th day of CNY.  Two days before the Lunar New Year, my daughter-in-law and I cooperated fully and baked a few types of cookies.  Looking back at these pictures, I dare say that we did a good job... not on the cookies but at least we had a great time bond