It’s Monday (February 21, 2022)

It’s President’s Day in the US today, so the kids don’t have school today.

Some things last week:

The overseas Singaporeans group in the Bay Area organised a Lunar New Year event on Saturday evening. There was an in-person event at a Singapore eatery in Palo Alto that was broadast on Zoom to those of us who were online. There was a lion dance, a Kahoot new year quiz, and a scavenger hunt.
We ordered some Malaysian/Singaporean food for dinner. This is char kway teow or fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, squid, and prawns. And hor fun, also rice noodles, but with a gravy covering it.
This one is curry noodles. There’s chicken, okra, eggplant, green beans, tofu. Lots of coconut milk.
It was the 15th day of the lunar new year on February 15, and we had tang yuan or sweet rice balls. These had black sesame paste inside.



The Shimmering State – Meredith Westgate


Resident Alien. We got Peacock+ for a month to try it out, and I just discovered the show. I’m a Firefly fan so I was happy to see Alan Tudyk in it.

Eating and Drinking:

I had some toast with kaya (coconut jam) on it.


I bought some lamb loin chops from Costco last week. I’ll try to cook it up this week, maybe with some basmati rice and asparagus or Brussels sprouts.

Last week:

I read:

The Red Threads of Fortune – Neon Yang

People From My Neighborhood – Hiromi Kawakami

Love in the Big City – Park Sang Young

Daughter of the Moon Goddess – Sue Lynn Tan

I posted:

The Red Threads of Fortune by Neon Yang

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park

Love in the Big City by Park Sang Young

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! I recently learnt that a Singapore company, Old Chang Kee, is in London. They’re all over Singapore and sell snacks like curry puffs. But in London, they sell food too. I just looked at their website and they have meal kits that can be shipped throughout England, including coconut jam!



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