Sleep… aahhh!

Sleep... aahh!

My kids are notoriously bad sleepers.  As babies, they are up multiple times a night and even as toddlers (and school aged kids) they find reasons wake up and wake me up in the night whether it is an itchy back or a wet bed or a bad dream or the need for drink of water.  My baby is not such a baby anymore but it is rare for me to sleep a whole 8 hours uninterrupted!

My friend tells me it’s just because I am too nice in the night.  🙂 Do you get 8 hours a night?  If so, what’s your secret?  If not, are kids your excuse too?

* I just noticed a typo in the comic… I’ll blame it on the perpetual lack of sleep 😉


Holiday food

Holiday food

Every culture has holiday food or food for special days.  Koreans eat a sweet red bean soup on the shortest day of the year, rice cake soup for new years and chicken soup in the heat of summer. We have lots of holiday food traditions in Canada too; eggs for Easter, pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and turkey at Christmas. In our family, all the “sit-down holiday meals” like Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas pretty much look the same: turkey, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts.

My yobo has lived in Canada for 13 years now so we don’t have too many cultural misunderstandings anymore so it surprised me when he accused me of not liking brussel sprouts!

I love holiday meals but I don’t usually cook up a turkey any other time of the year or make brussel sprouts for a Thursday dinner.  That said, I have never been served red bean soup on a Friday in June either.

My mom is a fabulous cook and this year again she hosted a wonderful meal including a killer brussel sprout recipe!  I’ll get her to guest post about it some time… maybe at Easter time.

*This conversation actually happened at Thanksgiving, but since the menus for both meals were the same, I used some creative license to change the date! 🙂

Asian?!

Asian

Taron sits right behind my yobo and I in the van and is forever adding his two bits to our conversation.

This is my first attempt at drawing a comic on a tablet.  It is trickier than your think!  I had a harder time with the writing than the drawing actually… so I apologize for the chicken scratch!

Chicken? Kitchen?!

chicken? kitchen?!

This happened when my yobo and I were dating. I was very confused; being a native English speaking, it never occurred to me how close these two words sounded. It is quite a common mistake for learners of English to make.  Once I was teaching ‘the rooms of a house’ to a group of middle school students and I showed a picture of a kitchen.  An excited student blurted out “a HEN!”

For my yobo:

This is a chicken:

chickens

This is a kitchen.

kitchen

And this is a chicken in a kitchen.

chicken in the kitchen

 Photos: Caramel the chicken, Peace the chick with Kyah.