Engagement Jelly

I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous as I was that day.

I had been fiddling with the ring in my pocket all day, and here I was, finally, in line at Waiola Shave Ice waiting to give my order.

Waiola Shave Ice Ordering Window

“What’ll you have?”

“Two large cones with ice cream. Li hing and Melona flavors,” I rattled off the order just like I had many times before. “Oh, and, uh, can you put this on top of one of the ice creams, underneath the shave ice?” My hand was shaking as I gave him the ring, sealed inside a tiny plastic ziploc baggie. “I’m going to propose to my girlfriend today.”

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My Breast Cancer Scare

Chrysanthemum Tea Jelly with Goji Berries

We’ve been having a lot of fun with all our jellies in the Royal Selangor “Get Your Jelly On” challenge. It’s also been crazy, what with full-time work, cooking, and then clearing up, getting the kids to bed and THEN making jellies. We certainly need our heads bonked for taking up this challenge to make jellies and blog about them EVERYDAY!

However, there is a reason for the insanity. It’s a worthwhile cause. It supports breast cancer and this is a disease that hits a LOT of women. We certainly know of it firsthand as Nate’s mom was diagnosed with this just a few years ago. We are thankful that she is now in remission and we continue to pray for her to stay that way.

As for myself, I wanted to share a story with you of my own personal experience.

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Say “Hello” to More Little Friends

Something arrived in the mail the other day:

Olympus VG-110

A cute new Olympus VG-110 point-and-shoot camera! It’s really tiny compared to the big Canon Digital Rebel XT that I’ve had for the past 3 years. I love that it’s so small and light compared to our aging Canon Powershot A710, and that the battery is charged by USB cable (compared to the A170 which eats AA batteries). So while it’s not going to replace the DSLR, it will take the place of the A710.

But enough about the camera. There’s some other things that came in the box too:

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We’re Going to the Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival, July 8-10, 2011

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Despite being the 4th largest city in Malaysia and the capital of Sarawak, Kuching is a relatively quiet town (especially compared to the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur).  Not much in the way of world-class events comes to Kuching.  But one event, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) had its start in Kuching in 1997 and has been held here every year since.

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