Sunday, August 31, 2008

Home, Sweet Home!

1st Row L-R: Fang Fang, Guey Lan, Mai Huei, Bill
Back Row: Qian, LiHsin, MiGyo, Chao-Tung

Saturday afternoon noon, Bill & Mai Huei Shen invited their friends from the Senior ESL class over to their new house for a housewarming party. The house was built in the 1970s in the Berryessa, San Jose. The house has four bedrooms and a large kitchen, dining room, living room, and a formal and informal dining room.

The party started at 3:30pm and most of the Senior Class visited the Shens in the late afternoon and early evening. Because teach SAT test preparation each Saturday from 9:30am-7:30pm, I arrived at the Shens' new home at 8pm. I really appreciated that some students stayed to welcome me to the Shens' new home.

In the formal dining room, the Shens set up their shabu shabu table, and covered the table with many delicious meat, fish, tofu, vegetable, noodle, and rice dishes. There was so much food, that I was unable to taste every dish, because I would take a second serving of the delicious dish I just tasted.

Everyone took home some leftovers to spare Mrs Shen the trouble of storing the food. On Sunday, the Shens are going on a week-long tour of California with the classmates of Mrs. Shen's brother. They will visit Napa, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite--a great trip! Maybe they will run into Peter & Yoo Moon in Reno.

We really appreciate that the Shens hosted the first party of the school year--it was a lot of work (especially before going on a trip) and everyone had a good time. We hope that this housewarming truly makes their new house a "Sweet Home" for many years to come.

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