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Dec 2013

12/14/13 ~ 1/03/14


breakfast then lunch with the family.

looked through old family pictures. my ye ye may be faltering physically but his mental faculties are really impressive for a man of 84 years old. he was able to recall the people, year, situation of pictures from 50 years ago. my favorite pictures to look at are always the ones of my aunts, uncles, dad, mother, grandparents when they were my age.

then 解放碑 (jie fang bei)/liberation monument shopping district with some family members. jie fang bei is a clocktower that celebrates communist defeat of kuomintang in 1949.

then hot pot at a restaurant 10 minutes away from my grandparents' house.

watched 星光大道 (xing guang da dao), a chinese singing competition program, & a match making show similar to the bachelor. the latter my grandma took quite an interest in watching.

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