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Hello Spring!
April 05, 2021

Hello Spring!!!

Hi! Friends,

Spring is here. Everything feels more alive. I bet you, just like me, can’t wait to get outside.

During the pandemic, I learned that even I am at home most of the time moving around is super important to your health.

I used to get out of the office to walk outside before the lock down. But being inside most of the time this past year, I walk on the treadmill for 15 minutes a day. It’s not a lot. But it is better than nothing. So, with the warm weather coming, take the advantage to have more fresh air.

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Keep Hydrated

When you have any outdoor activities, such as hiking, always bring a small lunch bag with you. I have been doing it since I had my kid. It comes in handy.

Inside the lunch bag, I always have at least 2 bottles of water and several small packages of snack. It saves you from stopping somewhere to pay for crazy price for a bag of chips. Plus, keeping hydrated is one of the most important things if your activity lasts longer than expected.

Fun Culture

Ching Ming Festival

Let's check out the pronounciation of those Chinese words first. (The order from left to right)

The first word is called "Ching" in Cantonese or "Qing" in Mandarin. It means clear or clean up. The word in the middle is pronounced as "Ming" in both Cantonese and Mandarin. It means bright or clear. The last one is pronounced as "jit" in Cantonese and "jie" in Mandarin. It means "festival".

Going to picnic or activities similar to this kind was rare in the Chinese culture. But every year, there have been at least 2 times the Chinese would be out and about. They are in the 3rd and the 9th month on the lunar calendar.

There are different reasons why they did that. The Ching Ming Festival mentioned above happens in the 3rd month which is also a first outing during the year in the Chinese culture.

It’s like spring cleaning. The Chinese would go to pay respect to their ancestors and those who passed away. At the same time, they would spend some time to clean up around their tombstones.

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Tomato Spring Mix Pasta

This pasta recipe is filling with fresh ingredients and a light dressing. This pasta recipe is filling with fresh ingredients and a light dressing. It is super refreshing. Perfect for a go-to meal. Is family union coming up? This is THE dish you should serve.

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Product I Recommend

The Best Freezer Pak

Bringing a lunch bag with you means a good freezer pak should be included as well. I tried out all different brands. So far, this brand works the best. Buy It Now

Be Safe and Healthy

As some places start to open up and it feels like spring is everywhere.

Deuteronomy 11:14 "Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil."

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