It’s Monday (January 31, 2022)

Happy Monday! It’s Lunar New Year Eve today. Tomorrow is the first day of the Year of the Tiger!

To make things easier, we had our reunion dinner (团圆饭 tuanyuanfan) on Sunday.

Our reunion dinner hotpot. Three types of mushrooms, two types of vegetables, thinly sliced wagyu, crab sticks, and a variety of fish balls, fish tofu, cuttlefish balls. The kids like the roasted sesame dressing and I used a spicy chilli paste.

Since we picked up the hotpot ingredients from the Korean supermarket chain HMart on Friday, we also grabbed some sashimi for dinner – hamachi, mackerel, and salmon.

I also made some onigiri for the kids. There’s tuna mayo inside.

And because we’re at the Korean supermarket, we grabbed some kimbap (one is bulgogi, the other, fish cake) and these mini crispy crabs for lunch. These days, I always have kimchi in my fridge 🙂

Made some tangzhong bread last week.


Exit Strategy – Martha Wells


This Is Us


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Eating and Drinking:

I’m having some darjeeling tea at the moment. I had homemade sourdough toast for breakfast earlier.


Well, we have leftovers from hotpot last night, so we will have that tonight for dinner.

Last week:

I read:

Huda F Are You? – Huda Fahmy
Three Bedrooms in Manhattan – Georges Simenon

I posted:

Library Loot (January 26 to February 2)

New-to-me Authors #TopTenTuesday

Weather by Jenny Offill

Himawari House – Harmony Becker

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


  1. Oh my! That all looks so delicous!! Happy Chinese New Year to you!

    Are you enjoying Exit Strategy! I need to get back to the Murderbot series.


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