Hey all, how’s your weekend? Thank you so much for your nice comments on my last post. Seriously it took me at least a day to totally forget that incident. Tomorrow will be the time I’ll find out how much will it cost me to repair that bumper – *finger crossed*
Anyway let’s move on to something fun!
Sunday was our nephew’s 4th birthday and my mother in-law’s birthday – wow double birthday celebrations on one day!
Our gift to the nephew. In Chinese tradition, usually we give red envelope for any celebrations – birthdays, weddings, graduation etc – can’t go wrong with those! Who doesn’t like cash gift? In this case, the cash gift will go to sis in law.
After wondering around for about 30 mins, I decided to give these a try. Spent about $8 for only these 3 stuff. Guess the whole paycheck name suits well – if you’re not careful enough, you’ll be spending your ENTIRE paycheck for one week grocery..haha.
This was my first time trying raw and gluten free bar. My first impression? It tasted like a dirt…LOL – but I don’t hate it either. It might be a bit dry to my taste and somewhat chewy/hard to bite. I was expecting it to be crunchy. The upside part was there was no added sugar which is pretty rare in most snack bars that I’ve seen. I could taste a hint of banana and the tanginess of the cranberries. I’m a tangy girl so a little tangy taste is always a plus for me..hehe. Not so much on sweets though.
I was hoping to try the Cacao nibs ones but WF was out (or at least I didn’t see it on the shelf). I wish to try more of Two Moms in the Raw products, but apparently WF is the only California retailer that carries them and there aren’t any WF nearby my neighborhood area.
Then we had a good dinner at in-laws to celebrate mom-in law’s birthday. Not sure when was her exact birthday since they use Chinese calendar system but the main point was a family get together.
Good food, good weekend, good time 🙂
1. Are you a celebrating type of person?
For me only for wedding anniversaries (5 year, 10 year etc) but not so much for birthdays. Having a birthday party with cakes, gifts might be fun for kids, but as we grow up, even having cakes become unnecessary. Besides after so many years, it’ll get more challenging to give gift to that particular person.
2, Do you usually give gifts to someone in special occassions (birthdays, graduations, Christmas etc)?
I only do if I KNOW EXACTLY what that person wants or likes, otherwise no. For our nephew’s case, we just gave cash gifts to sister because she spent quite amount for arranging this birthday party. It’s almost like we’re paying for our lunch meal at Chuck E Cheese..haha.
3. How do you serve dishes at home? Family style or individual style?
For us mostly are family style, as seen from the dinner at in-law’s place. Even at home we usually have a family style dinner. The upside is we got to share everything but on the downside, sometimes it’s hard to control the portion hehe.
4. How do you adapt to other people’s eating style?
Let me explain this a bit. On my husband’s family side, EVERYONE uses his/her own chopsticks to get the food from the serving dishes – EVEN AFTER he/she eats using that chopsticks. My family side DOESN’T do that. For us it’s kinda gross to get the food from a dish which everyone has dig in their saliva slathered chopsticks. My family doesn’t eat using chopsticks (we use spoons and forks) but even though we use chopsticks, we still use serving spoons to get the food.
First time I had a meal at my hubby (bf that time) place, I was grossed out and almost didn’t wanna touch anything for second round.
There’s no way I can make my hubby to tell his parents not to do those (that’ll be rude), especially they’ve been cooking and working hard in the kitchen preparing the food for us. Solutions? I load up my plate with a bit of everything from each dishes or any dishes that I’d want to eat and not getting a second round. I just eat slowly so I won’t ended up finishing my stuff first before everyone else. So far this strategy works fine for me 🙂