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    Monday, October 10, 2005

    1st Anniversary

    Yesterday my wife and I celebrated our first anniversary. I can honestly say it has been the best year of my life. Never have I had so much fun with my best friend, love from my lover, and support from my biggest fan. She truly is my better half.

    My wife can do many things. She is a brilliant student, trying to finish up this semester before moving on to a graduate degree while I go to medical school. She's loving and kind (and I'm sure will be a great mother when the little Triet's come along), and she's the most amazing cook. I call her "Iron Chef Vietnam!"

    We celebrated yesterday with a quiet day at home, and she made the most wonderful dinner. Here's the lineup:


    This is the table setting. She brought the placemat and napkin combo back from Vietnam this summer.


    First course was a nice spring mix salad with a soy ginger dressing.


    Second course was paprika, soy, and ginger glazed scallops with mint, lemon, and wasabi.


    Main course was a mustard and sesami oil pasta with watercress and chicken breast marinated in soy sauce, garlic, shallots, and pepper topped with a mango puree. Heavenly.


    I guess some tradition says you eat the top of your wedding cake one year later. For being frozen for one year, it was surprisingly moist. By the way, it's white cake with raspberry filling and vanilla bean ice cream (not shown).

    Finally, here's a pic of the whole setup in our humble abode.


    I'm sorry if I made anyone hungry. I just had to brag about my wife. Also, yes, we are mormon, so if you're wondering, the bottle is Meier's 100% non-alcoholic sparkling catawba.

    1 comment:

    VietPundit said...

    Congrats, man! Looks great!