Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pounding

As per the Satake annual tradition, we ended the year by making mochi the old-fashioned way. Fire, steam, rice, mallets, and a marble bowl that is deceptively heavy. There is a lot of physical exertion required. Lots of pounding and grinding. Alinna found her niche in the process by discovering her hidden talent of making attractive, perfectly round pieces... everyone was impressed.

In other news, last Sunday both my mom and my sister made comments about my weight paired with a gentle patting on my belly. I dunno. What do you think?

I think it's safe to say that Alinna's been taking care of me.

4 comments:

minsuk said...

you're doing extremely well bro, look at me after 1 yr of marriage! goodyear's got nuttin on me, my rolls are fatter than royces.

Janice said...

They say that people who make pretty dumplings have pretty daughters. Judging from D and my dumpling-making, we are going to have fat, lopsided, pock-marked daughters. Lord, may this not be!

charlie said...

akemashite omedetto! miss you guys a lot!

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