Pink Wedding: Cake

I didn’t want a huge, elaborate wedding cake — just something pretty, and enough to feed all our guests. Myrna had led me on a cake tasting tour, and we settled on Sugar Butter Flour to make the wedding cake, plus another cake (a hummingbird cake, as I recall) to make sure there was enough… Continue reading Pink Wedding: Cake

Pink Wedding: Dinner

It had been an easy decision to have our wedding dinner at home catered by The Mynt, an Indian restaurant in San Jose we were already fond of (and that I’d previously hired to cater a company event at the home of a colleague). They brought a portable tandoor to make fresh naan and other… Continue reading Pink Wedding: Dinner

Singapore Botanic Garden

In June 2023 we visited Singapore, first time for both of us. One of the attractions strongly recommended by my classmate Lauri, who had lived in Singapore for years, was the botanic garden. It was indeed worth the visit, especially for its huge orchid garden. One area within the orchid garden is dedicated to Singapore’s… Continue reading Singapore Botanic Garden

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2023 Diary: January – June

January: Mitchell began high school (which, in Australia, starts with year 7). February: I quit Intel and retired in a state of severe burnout. It was nonetheless a busy year. Sydney World Pride Parade – Feb 23 Royal Easter Show – Apr 10 Japan – April Nezu Shrine Azaleas Japanese Food Osaka Castle Grounds Shopping… Continue reading 2023 Diary: January – June