Emily attended the Rowing Team this spring. The first activity of the rowing team is Peeps Diorama. Actually, I googled “Peeps” and understand it is one kind of marshmallow, which is very popular in the US. You even can find it on Wikipedia, which says:
Peeps are marshmallows sold in the United States and Canada that are shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. There are also different shapes used for various holidays.
Finally, I understood it is using Peeps to create a theme in terms of Rowing or Book titles. Therefore, Emily created a “Row in Amazon” and Alice had a “Harry Potter” using Peeps.
We might be the first one to submit the Peeps diorama. Though this is a small community competition, we did enjoy all the delicate works and were surprised by the enthusiastic participation and creativity.
Emily and Alice have tried various exercises since we moved to the US. In addition to tennis, squash, basketball, and volleyball, Emily joined the rowing team.
After 4-week indoor training, Emily started the outdoor practice in early April. At the end of April, the Regatta is very exciting for all the new rowers. I learned that: every child who starts rowing would likely be a newcomer because most of the participants attend rowing from middle school, high school, and even college. It is unlikely with tennis, and many kids start when they are young.
Five team members in a boat include one cox and four rowers. Cox leads the boat orientation, and all the team members need to work efficiently and closely. Actually, they are in the same boat! So hopefully, Emily can enjoy the teamwork and encouragement in rowing.
2021 is a great year and a massive change for my family. We moved from Taiwan to the US and started a new life here.
Three cats also relocated to the US with this big move. After starting our new journey here, we had lots of family time, including talking, traveling, reading, and playing video games. It is my precious and the most significant gift of 2021.
At the end of 2021, I wish Emily and Alice would have joyful and incredible learning experiences. Jolie and I can keep the growth in our working and career development. Of course, most importantly, our family would be happy and safe for 2022.
COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan in December 2019 and then spread worldwide. It impacted everyone’s social life. Emily would graduate from the primary school in June 2020. Initially, she was sad due to the cancellation of the graduation trip.
I can feel that Emily is really happy and crazy on this trip. She said that this was the second time to leave her family and travel with friends on her own. Here, I took this short note to mark her graduation from Jiew-Sheh primary school in 2020.
有時候生活上的小片段，會有讓人有所警醒或眼睛一亮。昨天晚上跟老婆看了美國影集Person of interest，劇情說到一位心臟外科的移植權威，被人下毒後，剩下24小時可活，這時候他找的第一個就是他的女兒，他懺悔在工作上追求成就，卻相對的放棄了許多「陪伴」家人的機會。在這個當下，剛好要出國兩個禮拜，然後剛好錯過母親節，也剛好錯過Emily的5歲生日，還有Emily和Alice在學校的年度表演，突然又想到去年Emily在小班的年度舞台表演，我因為要看門診而缺席了。這個小小的美國影集，似乎像是警世之鐘，提醒了我平衡的重要性。 閱讀全文 →