Big Love

08.26-27.13: Happy Birthday!

Hey dolls! πŸ™‚ I’ve been feeling VERY nostalgic about our HK trip. Sometimes I wish it is easy for us to go to different countries, without worrying about time and responsibilities. Funny how “limitation” works in our lives.

Lately, I feel like I am on a marathon with time. My anxiety about making this certain thing happen has risen up, and I know there is nothing that we can do but to be patient. As much as I want to drift away from the idea of rushing, I just want to be ahead of things, and stop worrying about time. There is nothing more that I would hate than to see myself having a part 2 of what transpired last 2012.

Anyway, enough with the context clues. Let me share with you one of the reasons why I love being home.

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The thing that I hated the most when I was away was the fact that I missed all of the special occasions that I could have celebrated with my family for a year.

So while I am still here, I try to make each special event with joyful memories πŸ™‚ Something that I can bring with me next year! πŸ™‚


Princess cake for the cutest princess of the family! πŸ™‚


Jejekid in the playpen.. he scared away one little girl. She must have thought that there’s a giant or something.


My handsome godson <3 πŸ™‚


Celebrated my brother’s 21st birthday the day after! πŸ™‚



Chocolate Truffle Cake from SugarhouseΒ 

Sooooo goooood!! I love how we celebrate 6 birthdays in a year!!! My most favorite part in every birthday party is the cake!! πŸ™‚


Hard work and love <3

I am so lucky that I have a Dad who wants nothing but the best of best for us πŸ™‚


My 17 year old brother is a giant.


Sissy LOVE!


Errr you know. Just being crazy at our rooftop.




Cause I missssssed this soooo much!!!! I love you!!!! <3

23 in 26 days,

R <3 xx

701 Restaurant

08.20.2011: Dinner for our 4th

One weird fact about me is I love white tablecloths. I am such a sucker for restaurants who has tables with a full set-up and white tablecloth. I feel like it is nice to eat in a neat looking dinner table,so one Β factor that we look at when we eat out during our fancy days are “tablecloths”. Weird…I know :))

701 restaurant has one of the classiest interior design that I have seen. The place is very perfect for corporate people who works nearby πŸ™‚

Homemade breads to start off our dinner πŸ™‚

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Basil Pickled Peaches, Caramelized Banana Peppers, Star Anise Cracklings

Albacore Tuna Tartar
Tomato Water Ponzu, Snap Peas, Radishes

Homemade Basil Spaghetti with heirloom tomato and ricotta cheese

The pasta is at its perfect doneness and the basil flavor spaghetti is just too amazing for my life! Simple dish turned into something awesome πŸ™‚

Sockeye Salmon
Corn, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Shrimp, Bacon, Leeks, Sorrel Sauce

Semi Sweet Chocolate Truffle Cake
Smoked Salt Caramel Ice Cream, Caramel-Coffee Gel, Crispy Rice

This was too perfect for my life!! I can’t even….. Aaaah, it still haunts me at night. I just want this every single day. The ice cream was so amazing with the truffle cake. The consistency and everything just made my soul float up to cloud 9. I loved this so much!!! <3 πŸ™‚


Blueberry Cobbler


The reason why I bought this dress…. :))

It rained so I had some wet spots on my dress…euw


Time to relax and unwind this week aka ME TIME,

R <3 xx