Mulan & Mooncakes Activity

Mulan & Mooncakes Activity

(*Before you scroll down any further, know that there’s a bit of a Disney Mulan 2020 spoiler alert below!*) There is a folk tale about the overthrow of Mongol rule where mooncakes were used by the Ming revolutionaries. Cool, right? Mulan’s legend takes place in another dynasty. But isn’t it more fun to do a meaningful mashup of our two true loves of the season: mooncakes AND Mulan?

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Top 7 Mandarin Audio Educational/Reality Netflix Series for Tweens (Netflix Rated TV-G/Y/PG)

These.shows.are.great! They are all so well produced and were thrilled to have found that they have Mandarin audio. We may or may not have already binged all of them.

#1 You vs. Wild (This one is INTERACTIVE! SO COOL.)

#2 Emily’s Wonder Lab (Highly engaging, your kids will be asking to do all the fun experiments.)

#3 The Who Was (Bizarrely addictive to watch.)

#4 Brain Child (Very interesting, but could do without some of the pre-teen social references. May want to pre-screen a couple of episodes, like Dreams and Motivation due to intensity level.)

#5 Izzy’s Koala World (Adorable.koalas.everywhere!!!! Need I say more?)

#6 J-Style Trip (Technically TV-14, but it’s pretty harmless)

#7 Flavorful Origins (Honestly a little bit boring, but the production value is top notch. Makes me want to eat the food so badly.)

The first goodbye

The first goodbye

You were our first. For this we will always remember you with fondness and appreciation. I’ll admit that I took you for granted over the recent years. Life got busier and you were pretty low maintenance. You were important to us, yet I know I didn’t say enough words of gratitude about you. You had quirks and started getting sloppy with your presentation.

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DFW LNY 2019 Festivals

DFW LNY 2019 Festivals
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Red envelopes, longevity foods, lanterns, firecrackers, festivals, boisterous parades, and lion dances! This year the Lunar New Year lands on Tuesday, February 5th (although, different countries in Asia may celebrate the days a little differently). It’s basically a celebration of lights, sound, the color red, and food! Several prominent venues in DFW are celebrating the Lunar New Year with festivals honoring the holiday.

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I take Thy promise

I take Thy promise

A couple of months ago, when Annuar was invited to apply for the position, I didn’t even know how to begin to pray. I wanted a change in our lives, but relocating to another country wasn’t your average change (at least not for us newbie expats to be). I streamed hymns on SoundCloud and YouTube a lot, and that was a way for my spirit to be primed and encouraged. All I knew to do was to enjoy the Lord in the small things and try not to overthink.

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O Soul

O Soul

Meimei woke up crying in the middle of the night again. After settling her down, I wasn’t able to fall back asleep. I snapped into panic mode. PANIC. I have so much clutter. Kinda hoard when it comes to certain items, not gonna lie. Like craft supplies. I have so many craft supplies. I love crafting. I love the idea of crafting. I want to have all materials before me as inspiration strikes. How am I going to get rid of all of our junk in time to get the house ready to sell?!?? Can a reality TV show adopt our case, send a crew to help me out here?!?? We would seriously be perfect candidates.

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