On Friday, I took the train back down to Stockton to spend the holiday weekend with my boyfriend. It was the first time we had seen each other since school ended and I was soooooo happy to see him! It felt so wonderful to be with him again! <3
There were family parties all weekend! My boyfriend (who I will refer to as A) and his family are Chinese, but his parents are from the Philipines. Thus, a lot of Philipino food is prepared. It's fun for me because I have never been exposed to that sort of food before. I always try everything, and food I don't like I give to A to finish for me. :D I didn't take a picture of the food because I was too shy; I am not altogther always comfortable around some of his family because I am the only non-Asian/Philipino person at the parties. But, I can describe it and I'll probably end up spelling everything wrong. :)
First of all, shrimp seens to be very much loved. It was in a vegetable dish with bitter melon, tiny green beans, a squash/pumpkin thing, and other veggies. I tried it, but didn't care for it. There was a dish with thick clear noodles, shrimp, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and other things that tasted too fishy for me. I think that dish is called Pancit, but I could be wrong. I also didn't like a vegetable dish where carrots, onions, tofu, ground beef, and other things are ground up very thin. It tastes somewhat sweet, and you can make put seaweed salt or peanut butter salt on it. I tried it with peanut butter salt and ate about half of the little roll of it I made.
On the other hand, I really enjoyed a sort of beef stew called Maki. It reminded me of egg drop soup, and there were tender beef pieces in it. The soup was poured onto thin egg noodles, and it was really yummy.......the broth was extremely gooey and thick though. I would love to learn how to make it! Of course, rice is always there, as is fried chicken, fish (salmon), beef (steak), and pork. Lots of meat, but not as many vegetables. Fresh fruit such as strawberries, grapes, and watermelon is always offered and I eat a lot of fruit. Going to those family parties helped me like fruit again. :)
Then, on Tuesday, A's mom made fried rice with Chinese sausage and bits of what tasted like hot dogs. It was delicious as usual. I love his mom's fried rice! I always end up eating a lot of it!
I had three bowls of this stuff before I came back home. Soooo goooooood.
So, I took the train back home late Tuesday afternoon. It was hard to leave. It was so much fun spending time with A again and just being with him makes me feel so fulfilled and happy. We spent so much time together just talking, watching movies, playing in the pool, playing basketball, eating, making music together, and so much more. Ahhhhh I can't wait to see my love again!!!!