The best advice I ever received regarding keeping the peace in a marriage was given to me at my wedding rehearsal by Henry Winkler, and no he is not a family friend. He just happened to be taking some of his friends on a tour of the church just prior to our wedding rehearsal. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the video, but keep in mind that it was made over nineteen years ago before HD video was available.
I’m grateful that he took the time to offer his wonderful advice and that we have the video to remind us to follow it.
You might have noticed that I was off-line most of last week and the beginning of this week. We have been celebrating Chinese New Year. This year we are taking no chances with our luck.
Not only did we attend the Chinese New Year parade and feed the lion, we also decorated for the New Year. I couldn’t resist buying these guys when I saw them at the street vender during the Honolulu Chinatown block party.
I brought a steamer and spent a full day making gau, a sticky pudding made with mochi flour, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and water. I even made it the old-fashioned way this year instead of in the microwave.
Here’s how it turned out! I gave some to my in-laws since gau is supposed to help families stick together.
Hubby and I got these to bring good karma to our home.
And this big one to place in our entry way.
I also spent time organizing and cleaning the house, and of course we had a wonderful Chinese meal that included a whole chicken for family harmony combined with a whole lobster for a harmonious marriage and noodles for long life and shrimp dumplings for wealth.