It’s Monday and I’ve been reading comics

 

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date

 

 
My mum is visiting from Singapore and brought lots of Chinese New Year goodies with her! Hooray!

 She even brought along a package of ingredients for lohei, a kind of salad that is eaten during the new year for good luck. And we invited some friends over for a new year celebration dinner. 

Yusheng is a new year tradition found only Singapore and Malaysia. At least it seems that way. Our friend from Hong Kong didn’t know about it, and you don’t really find it in Chinese restaurants here in the Bay Area, many of which are Cantonese style restaurants. 

The package comes with some pickled vegetables, crackers and sauces. We shredded carrots and radish  and pomelo and added some smoked salmon. Usually sashimi salmon is used but we didn’t have any. As a kid I used to detest yusheng, except for the crackers  but as an adult I just adore its sweet-salty-sour-bitter combination. 

 

The kids loved the tossing part but none of them ate it! 

Currently…

 

Reading:
Everyone in Their Place: The Summer of Commissario Ricciardi – Maurizio de Giovanni

 

 

 

To be Young, Gifted and Black – Lorraine Hansberry 

Watching:

The usual – The Grand Tour, Mad Men, Parenthood  

Listening:

Nothing at the moment! 

 

Eating:



Homemade waffles for breakfast

Drinking:
Nespresso

Cooking:

Mee rebus 

Chicken and potatoes

Browsing:

17 Books to read this February (Lit Hub)

Book recs from the 7 countries targeted by the travel ban (Book Riot)

Ghost writing (The Millions)

Added to my TBR:

BookDragon reviews The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap by Gish Jen

Kerry talks about Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Stir by Jessica Fechtor and a tomato soup recipe (Kahakai Kitchen)

Last week:

I read:




Blue Bloods – Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti, Alina Urusov (Illustrator)
Captain Marvel: Rise of Alpha Flight – Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kris Anka (Illustrator), Tara Guggenheim, Felipe Smith (Illustrator)
Death in the air – Agatha Christie

I posted:

 

Back to the Classics: A Raisin in the Sun

Top 10 comics

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