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Sunday, April 9, 2023

Easter Meals

Aloha Everyone,

LC and his wife, JF are our son’s friends and colleagues. They are gourmet cooks. The couple have done extensive traveling in Europe including organized bicycle tours. Their background in computer science, love of outdoors, European history, music, theater and art resulted in fascinating conversation.

Our daughter-in-law’s homemade desserts of 3-layered Okinawa Potatoes Haopia Cake was also a big hit. For entertainment, our son played some of his favorite pieces on LC’s Grand Piano, enjoying the sound differences from his electric piano at home.

Today, we had our son’s family friends join us for Easter lunch. Their older daughter is our granddaughter’s age and her sibling is just two years younger. The conversation topic centered on college entrance, which universities they would apply, pros and cons.

While this is generally a stressful time, today’s high school juniors and seniors seem to have additional burdens because of the cost of rising tuition at private schools, declining quality of education, and competitive environment. 

The girls have known each other since kindergarten. It was heartwarming to see them hide Easter eggs and let us (parents and grandmother—me) search for them. Afterwards the girls played old Mario Brothers video giving them a chance to relax and enjoy some period of genuine laughter and friendship.

Aloha -- Cathi