Peeps Diorama

BAB (Bromfield Acton Boxborough) PEEPS-TACULAR Contest

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.

Go for Rowing

Regatta of Havard Henley, Bare Hill Pond, Arp 24, 2022

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 Note

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.

The first Christmas Tree in our new home in the US

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.

Graduation Trip

2020-06-08 下午12.37.50COVID-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.

She was so lucky because of the loosening of social restrictions. Finally, she made it to go trip with her classmates. It was only a two-day and one night traveling to the Monster VillageXitou, and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

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.




Alice過了兩歲後, 不但話多了些,那個小手更是停不下來,不只拿彩色筆到處塗紙,更甚的拿筆在白牆上塗鴉,不然就是用小剪刀把東西剪的小碎片。只是這些行為都發生在家裡,幼兒園的老師總是在聯絡簿上稱讚Alice乖巧、聽話,真是讓老婆和我老覺得不可思議!在滿了兩歲後,我們決定讓Alice跟著姐姐去幼稚園上「幼幼班」。其實最興奮的就是Emily,會到處跟同學說:「妹妹要來上學!」,然後每天都問我們妹妹哪時候要去上學。去了幼幼班,我們才發現Alice這個在年尾出生的小baby,在幼幼班上實屬最小隻,同學有大一歲多的,少則也有三個月,不過上學後才短短幾天,開始會說「我不要」、「Ali….」,連喝舊的ㄋㄟㄋㄟ都會要求「泡新ㄋㄟㄋㄟ」,每晚睡覺前都會喃喃自語,之後說話進步神速,開始會說「我」和整句話。最近,幼幼班的活動參加的多,Alice回來的時候還會哼著「快快樂樂上學去」。我們覺得可愛,不過這樣的副作用就是開始會覺得Alice好聒噪阿! 閱讀全文


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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


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老婆說奶爸日記自從Alice出生後可以說是逐漸遞減,不過我覺得這是個Bias!因為,2年前Alice出生時,剛好我們家生活轉變的critical point。2010年的12月,我的碩論剛進入加溫期,然後找新工作,接著開始一連串在半年內搬了3次家,整理4個房子,不過至此塵埃還沒落定,因為我們又開始新職務的挑戰與適應。 閱讀全文


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從住院醫師到當Fellow,到現在要自己獨當一面的菜鳥主治醫師,的確跟我猜測的一樣,日子是越來越忙,事務只是越來越繁雜,責任也越來越多,所以要在網路上爬格子的時間實在減少許多。距離上次奶爸日記的更新,已經半年多以前,在這當中Emily度過了4歲的生日,然後Alice也來到一歲7個月了,雖然少了文字,但影像紀錄可是沒有停歇的。 閱讀全文