Celebrating Chinese New Year

It’s Chinese New Year Eve today! In Malaysia, we would have a huge family reunion dinner tonight to start the celebration but in the States, it would just be the three of us. :) Normally, we would invite close friends to celebrate with us but Alex has been sick with the flu…so no invitations went […]

In Loving Memory of Cyber

Two weeks ago, we said goodbye to our almost 15-year old pup. It was with an extremely heavy heart that we made that decision. He had not been feeling well or happy for a long time. Strangely, a couple of days before the actual day, I dreamt of Max – she was laying next to […]

Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Cleveland

On day 2 of our family vacation, we decided to do a scavenger hunt of famous landmarks in downtown Cleveland. For us, one sure way of getting Alex interested in checking out new things or places is to incorporate them into a scavenger hunt game. After much googling, we came across only one website – […]

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

We had a two day mini-vacation last week with Alex. We actually had planned it for the week before but Alex was sick then. Even last week, Alex and I were still recovering from our lingering cold but we were determined to have our “vacation” before school starts. On day 1 (Thursday), we decided to […]

Flea Market

Went to a local flea market two Saturdays ago. I did not expect to spend as much time as I did there but there were just too many treasures to explore. :) Here are some things that caught my attention but I resisted all of them until the very last item(s) – Time Life Foods […]

Asian Stores and West Side Market

After his week of camp, Alex promptly fell sick. In fact, he was sick the whole of last week and is actually still recovering at the moment. Since I was cooped up in the house with him, I finally decided it was time to make space for my ever-growing vintage cookbook collection, instead of just […]

Dim Sum at Li Wah

Last Friday was the last day of our mini-vacation without Alex. As much as I love my one-to-one time with Keith, I missed my kiddo as well (even though it was actually a break for me…go figure). After we dropped Alex off at camp, we headed to downtown Cleveland and decided to have dim sum […]

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

On Thursday (which was day 3 of our mini-vacation), we passed time at several different places but the most noteworthy goes to Mitchell’s Ice Cream. Although Mitchell’s Ice Cream has been around for a while now, this was the first time Keith and I gave it a try. Of course, everything we sampled tasted delicious […]

Lunch at Shinano

After Eton, we went to lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant – Shinano, located in Solon, OH. As usual, we had a hard time deciding on what to order but we finally settled on an unagi (broiled eel) and yakiniku (sautéed beef) meal. For sushi, we ordered unagi maki (eel again), philadelphia (smoked salmon and […]