Monday, February 26, 2007

With SuiBee & Adam

I have not seen Sui Bee since Pete and I attended her wedding in 2003. On my Baltimore trip (Feb. 23-26th) for a CIES conference, I got my chance to meet up with her - kill two birds with one stone. She has recently purchased a home, living with an amazing guy - Adam, has three four kids (Twitch, Bumbles, Eve & Fruit - the family is still growing from what I hear!) and starting at a new, more pleasant job in Baltimore.

Baltimore 2007

Thanks to Bee & Adam for putting me up at their new crib, introducing me to the rest of the (4-legged) family members, driving me around and feeding me. I miss you guys already and I need my jeans "scratched" - can I borrow Twich & Bumbles?! :P

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The taste of Liberty

Ben & Jerry’s called it: “The sweet taste of liberty in your mouth.”

NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert may have no taste for the truth, but he does have a sweet tooth. Ben & Jerry's has named a new ice cream in honor of the comedian: "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream."

It's vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel. Announcing the new flavor Wednesday, Ben & Jerry's called it: "The sweet taste of liberty in your mouth."

The Vermont-based ice-cream maker is known for naming its flavors after people such as Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy and the band Phish — which Colbert sees as a political bias. "I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda," Colbert said in a statement. "What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."

Colbert, who spoofs flag-waving conservative pundits on his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report," is donating his proceeds to charity through the new Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund, which will distribute the money to various causes.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Alyssa!!

Congratulations to the proud parents, Andy & Mindi and a
happy birthday to you, Alyssa!!

happy birthday Alyssa

May your days be blessed with beauty,
with contentment rich and deep,
May your days be blessed with dreams come true...
and may mommy and daddy's nights be blessed with sleep!
lotsa love,
Auntie Sherene & Peter

Sunday, February 18, 2007

New Year Eve's Dinner

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!! Our original plan was to spend new year eve and new year day in Barrie, Canada with Bethany & the Lims. Due to the unpredictable and fairly bad weather... travelling up to Barrie was unfeasible, therefore we improvised by having our own mini new year eve's dinner. In Malaysia, we call it steamboat but here in the US as well as many places throughout China, it is known as "hot pot".

Chinese New Year Eve Dinner 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Wishing everyone a Prosperous and
Happy Lunar New Year 2007!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snowed in?

The weather channels and local tv stations have been harping warning us of the big winter storm that is already on it's way to hit us. Winter weather moving in from the mid-central states... we are expecting some 13-18 inches of snow by tomorrow morning. Oh, and did I mention that it is going to be VERY COLD??! Let's see if I do make it out of the house for work! BBbrrr..... :P

Monday, February 12, 2007

February Birthdays...

A Big Happy Birthday wish to Chee Ming (10th) & Sharon (11th). We had a nice birthday luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory and the party continued on at our place later on Saturday evening with more friends!!

Chee Ming & Sharon's Birthday (2007)

Next to Chee Ming & Sharon, there are also a number of our friends and family birthdays that also falls in February. Happy belated birthdays to: Julie Legan (1st), Boris Tsenov (2nd), Arthur Mwangi (3rd), Nathan Augustin (5th), Slavena Vylkova (7th) and Bethany Yew (9th).

A Happy (Early) Birthday greeting to Risa Ikeya (12th), Henry Mok (15th), Paul & Matthew Walter (18th), John Rodgers (27th), Tomoka Toraiwa (27th), Iq Lin Lee (27th), Ali Mhamed (28th/29th).

And finally, I am going to be an Aunty this February... twice!! Will keep you guys updated once I hear the bundles of joy news soon!! SO excited!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

BBbbbRrrr.... it's cold!!!

An extremely snowy weekend this is... here are some pictures just taken of our street as well as pictures from our townhouse parking lot. The current temperature is 17 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping. The highest temperature which we will be getting by tomorrow is 7 degrees fahrenheit. Current windchill is minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit with winds blowing at 35 mph.
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Visibility rate... BAD!! Stay indoors under the covers people!

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