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Life: weekly updates

  • We met the baby this week. It was the most real thing we’ve experience since we discover I’m pregnant! ๐Ÿ˜†
  • I booked ticket to Argentina! Star is going for business, my BFF is visiting her family in Buenos Aires, so I decided to go there to meet her! It has been 6 months since I started working and haven’t take any vacation. I don’t feel the need because the work is not stressful and I rest well on the weekends. But the fact that I’m going to meet my BFF, her husband andย her mom really made me decide to go there! We met 16 years ago in Buenos Aires. Now we both live abroad, it’s nice to meet again in Buenos Aires.
  • Saturday: we invited a couple friend and Adam for dinner. I prepared a big spread of food for them.

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as usual, red sauced pork

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pork rib soup with chinese yam and carrot

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Spicy whole tilapia. This dish is becoming a new staple at our party-dinner tables. Star approved it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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spicy sauteed potatoes

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kelp salad with garlic and chili

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cucumber salad with garlic

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scrambled egg with tomato

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It was a nice dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food a lot. Once again, they made me proud of my cooking skills! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sunday: low key. It’s raining so we stayed home. Napping, watching TV and blogging. Maybe we’ll go for a walk later.

Q: What dish makes you proud of yourself?

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Post Race feast!

After the race, I rewarded myself a nice sport massage ๐Ÿ˜† at this calming place

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It felt great. The massage therapist used the deep pressure technique on some key big muscles. It felt a bit painful at first but definitely helped to relax the muscle. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a dinner to prepare, so not too much time to nap. but I was super excited because I haven’t cooked a chinese feast for a while.

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I made 8 dishes and a soup for 7 people including me and Star. They’re new co-workers of Star. 5 hungry young guys to fed! ๐Ÿ˜†

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่š‚่šไธŠๆ ‘ rice noodles with shredded pork in a spicy sauce

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้ฑผ้ฆ™่Œ„ๅญ็…ฒ๏ผš eggplant with pork in a sour spicy sauce

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็บข็ƒง่‚‰: this the favorite dish of ALL time and for EVERYONE, made with pork. It was a big success again this time. In just 5 min after dinner started, it was gone! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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่พฃๆค’ๅฐๆŠ„: green and red peppers, chili and pork a la Sichuan

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ๅฑฑ่ฏๆŽ’้ชจๆฑค: pork and chinese yam soup

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ๅ‡‰ๆ‹Œๆตทๅธฆ๏ผš kelp salad with garlic and chili

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่’œๆณฅ้ป„็“œ: japanese cucumber salad with a lot of garlic

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ๅฎถไนก้ฑผ: fish cooked with chili, garlic and ginger.

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I thought it was a lot of food but you know what? These guys finished them ALL!!! I was so happy to see all the empty plates! ๐Ÿ˜† Second accomplishment of the day! ๐Ÿ˜€

I bet these dishes are new to you because they’re not usually served in restaurants. So if you’d like to know the recipe or how-to, let me know, I’d love to spread the word about real chinese food. ๐Ÿ™‚

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