Monday, September 7, 2015

Birthday Months

Oh's been almost 2 months since my last update and August is gone already?! August had always been a busy feastive month but this year was quite an opposite. I spent almost every nights and weekends studying for the past 2 months, and I thought I was done with exams 5 years ago, so depressing. Anyway, the first exam was over last week and I'm taking a short mental break now so it's time for a quick update of what I've been up to, apart from 'stu-die-ing'.   

These pretty much sums 90% of what I've done since the last blogging, no variety shows, no fun. Definitely not fun having to bring books when traveling for work.

First attempt making Jajangmyeon (noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of black soybean paste, diced pork and vegetables), turned out pretty good yo!

We've had so much zucchinis from the garden all summer and I wished I found out about 'zoodles' earlier. To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of zucchinis but I'm now a big fan since I found out about turning them into 'noodles'. Plus, we had so much tomatoes from the garden, so I 'invented' this Tomyum tomato noodle soup, with assorted veggies (from the garden) and diced chicken. I know self praise is no praise but this dish was yummylicious! I wouldn't mind having this for lunch everyday but too bad we're done harvesting zucchinis from the garden this year. 

Aftermath of making 'zoodles'...injuries all over my poor!!

Minestrone soup (tomatoes+peas+squash) and ice-blended watermelon juice from the garden.

July 18 (Sat): Boat trip and tubing on Lake Guntersville for Donny's pre-birthday (Jul 19) celebration. Study hard, play hard weekend with the family!

July 18 (Sat): Pre-celebrated Dad Rick's 60th birthday (July 22). Good food at grandma's as always. =) 

Aug 1 (Sat): Post-birthday celebration for Dad's 60th birthday (July 31) back home. Too bad I missed out but thanks to SIL for the live updates. :P Happy Birthday Daddy!!
Not sure if anyone noticed this coincidence, July is a Dads birthday month and August is siblings birthday!

Aug 8 (Sat): Didn't get to celebrate Ah Ma's birthday this year but at least we woke up in time to skype to join in the celebration. Ah Ma was happy to see us despite our just-got-out-of-bed! Distance is no barrier to family celebrations. =)  

Aug 9 (Sun): Pre-birthday celebration for both of us at the parents'. Freshly made bolognese sauce using the tomatoes from our garden...yumss!! 

Aug 15 (Sat): Another round of pre-birthday celebration at grandma's. KFC and homemade choco cake treat from grandma. =)

Aug 16 (Sun): Our birthdays are just one day apart and this was the first time in 7 years we got to celebrate our birthdays together but the celebration was cut short to only one morning. No fancy celebration but at least a lunch date before I flew out to Florida for work trip. 

My birthday present...just in time for study mode. Successfully assembled it ourselves. =P

Hubby's birthday present...perfect for his gaming hobby. =P

Reorganized the living room mainly for hubby's gaming set up but it's looking much better than before.

Aug 29 (Sat): Date night with hubby to celebrate our belated birthdays and exam's over.

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