It’s Monday (April 24, 2023)

Happy Monday!

Some things last week:

My younger son had some friends over on Saturday as it’s his birthday today. I made funfetti cupcakes with chocolate frosting – and one kid who doesn’t eat frosting so just a plain cupcake.
Kids these days all would prefer to just stay in and play video games, even at birthday parties. But at least we got them outdoors to play some tag and frisbee in the neighbourhood playground, and some nerf gun battles in the backyard.
On Sunday, we went out to get conveyor belt sushi.
Also some soft serve ice-cream that’s topped with a taiyaki that has filling inside. The older kid picked an ube and milk swirl, topped with a taro-filled taiyaki. The younger one went for a Thai tea and cookies and cream swirl, with a custard filling. I’m not typically a fan of taro but this filling and softserve ice-cream were really good.
The husband was in Palo Alto for a lunch meeting and picked up a fruit tart from a French bakery



Whale by Cheon Myeong-Kwan

She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran


Suchwita (or R-chwita for this episode)


I just finished listening to Indelible City, and am looking for my next audiobook.

Eating and Drinking:

I had sourdough toast with a slice of brie, and a cup of tea. But because I woke up at 4-something – I don’t know, but it sounded like a helicopter?? – I just had a shot of espresso too.


It’s my son’s birthday today, so I’m making a chocolate cheesecake today, using this recipe from King Arthur. I’ve never made cheesecake before, as the rest of us aren’t really fans of cheesecake. But for a tenth birthday, I’m going to give it a try!

We’ll take him out for dinner tonight, and I think he wants burgers. As for the rest of the week, maybe some chicken rice, noodles.

Last week:

I read:

Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

Indelible City – Louisa Lim

I posted:

Library Loot (April 19 to 25)

Vacation reading – Lucky Boy and Full Dark No Stars

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. As always, your food pics are gorgeous, especially that yummy fruit tart! Hope your son has a wonderful birthday. I still need to plan meals for the week – we are just back from vacation so are in desperate need of some groceries! Enjoy your books this week –

    Book By Book

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