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  • .: Joni’s New World :.

    Welcome to Joni's New World! Here you will find my thoughts on anything I am currently obsessing over: mostly Literature, languages, and travel. View the cloud down there for a better representation of subjects.

    I've been blogging since 2005. My early posts were on Multiply but have since exported those to Blogger. See if you can find that. (Actually not that hard.)

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  • Weekly Gratefulness List (February 18 to 24, 2018)

    Posted By on April 16, 2018

    We actually spent the past weekend in Atlantic City for Chinese New Year (which should have been for last week’s list). But I’m mentioning it now because I’m also grateful for this tail end of our trip because we had an extra day of vacation.

    –week 59: such happiness

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (February 11 to 17, 2018)

    Posted By on April 14, 2018

    –This picture of my Amah, so young and happy. How I wish I knew her then.

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    –Alone time! It was glorious!

    I played around with my jewelry-making kit. I stared at all my stuff for a long time because I did not quite know what to do. I eventually made some earrings and simple bracelets. They’re not the best but maybe someday I’ll get there. Here’s my kit:

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    –Chinese New Year celebrations and the chunky monkey’s cute outfits

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    –week 58:

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (February 4 to 10, 2018)

    Posted By on April 11, 2018

    –Chinese New Year celebration at Dyker Library where we sang a couple of Chinese songs and even the chunky monkey is in costume

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    –week 57: the chunky monkey choosing her next book

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (January 28 to February 3, 2018)

    Posted By on April 10, 2018

    I can’t remember much of this week so that must be good in the sense that nothing went horribly wrong. But I must do a better job of documenting stuff.

    –week 56: We had some fun. More like Mommy had some fun.

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (January 21 to 27, 2018)

    Posted By on April 4, 2018

    –week 55: Wild child about to mess up her books again.

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (January 14 to 20, 2018)

    Posted By on March 17, 2018

    –kitchen success: tomato soup

    I did not think I would be able to recreate the yummy tomato soup from Capricciosa (now closed) and its close substitute from Sarabeth (a bit pricey). But I did and it was so good!

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    –week 54

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (January 7 to 13, 2018)

    Posted By on March 13, 2018

    –happy birthday to me!

    The Bunny got me yummy sushi.

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    Mom got me cake.

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    And an old friend sent me this box of chocolates!

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    –2018 book #1: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking

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    –week 53

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (December 31 to January 6, 2017)

    Posted By on March 12, 2018

    Thankful for a new year! New Year’s Day has always been my favorite holiday.

    –free early birthday pancake from IHOP

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    –week 52: We made it to Story Time again this week. And the Chunky Monkey decided it’ll be fun to play in the box.

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    Thank you! More please!

     

    Weekly Gratefulness List (December 24 to 30, 2017)

    Posted By on February 23, 2018

    –The chunky monkey’s first Christmas, and she’s drowning in gifts… and Christmas outfits!

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    –week 51:

    A certain chunky monkey turned a year old!

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    Weekly Gratefulness List (December 17 to 23, 2017)

    Posted By on February 14, 2018

    –kitchen successes:

    Pancit Bihon

    I find cooking pancit bihon so tedious so every time I make it (not often), I breathe a sigh of relief once it’s done.

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    Nilagang Baboy (literally, “Boiled Pork”)

    This is an interesting take on nilagang baboy (literally, boiled pork). I put sweet potato in addition to potatoes and pechay (bokchoy). It added sweetness and a bit of thickness to the broth. Got the seal of approval from hubby and baby.

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    –week 50: Baby Waldo is getting ready for Christmas

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    Thank you! More please!