Tuesday, June 12, 2007

March 13, 2007

Tuesday March 13th, 2007
I guess we're falling behind on our blog. We've been busy. Here's a little of what's been going on with us:
March 2nd. Steven's boss and his wife Lynette threw JDSU a Chinese New Year party at their big and beautiful house. Their generosity and warmth made the evening nice and non forgettable.

That night after the party, we meet Steven's Dad and his wife Deana at the Singapore Airport. There are staying with us for one week, then going on cruise out of Phuket, Thailand and then coming back here on March 24th to stay with us for another week. Here's us preparing a Chinese New Year dish:

Besides being full of flavors and textures, yu sheng is loaded with symbolic meaning. The raw ingredients signify the renewal of life, and the sound of the word for fish in Cantonese sounds like the word for prosperity. The most important (and fun) part of eating yu sheng is the mixing together of the ingredients. To ensure good luck for the coming year, everyone calls out "Lo hei!"-which means "to mix it up" but also sounds like "to prosper more and more"-while they use their chopsticks to toss the ingredients as high in the air as they can. Now that's what I call a well-tossed salad!
March 10th. Our friends Barry and Jackie, who we meet through the Hash, invited us to be one of their guests at an annual event thrown by the American Club. This year's theme was the Blues and Creole party. Can you tell you were told to wear blue? It's a big event in the expat community. Though, we are not members, as the cost to join the American Club is very, very expensive. We feel very fortunate to have nice friends that invited us and we had fun, fun, fun

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