You will need:
1 pound of rice noodles
1 tsp. Vinegar
1 tbsp. Sugar
1 tbsp. Soy sauce
1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
2 tbsp. Black sweet soy sauce
2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
- Soak the rice noodles until they are soft. Be extra careful because they can fall apart very easily.
- Put 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil in the pan and turn it on medium heat. Wait until the pan is hot and then saute the rice noodles.
- Add 2 tbsp. of black sweet soy sauce; coat the noodles in this mix and then set them aside.
- Steam the broccoli for a little bit.
- Put a little bit of oil in a pan, add one egg, and stir until thickened.
- Put the noodles back into the pan and add 1 tbsp. of sugar, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Now add a teaspoon of vinegar.
- Add the broccoli in, then mix all the ingredients together.
"The Birth of the Rose" is about a king of the gods named Suthep, who is unmarried. He usually has no love for any of the goddesses, but something extraordinary happens: he falls in love with a goddess named Madhana. He tries to make her love him, but she has no interest. He learns from Mayavin, his magician, that she was the daughter of his enemy in their past lives. Mayavin offers to help him by casting a spell on Madhana in order to make her love him for just a short while. He summons Madhana to his palace and declares his love for her, but she says, “NO!” Suthep angrily tells her that she must leave heaven and will be banished down to Earth. Before leaving, she requests to be reborn as a rose, a perrenial flower.
There are different temples in Southeast Asia, such as the Angkor Wat. The Angkor Wat was a Hindu temple, but is now used by followers of the Buddhist religion. There are also stupas in Southeast Asia, which are big Buddhist places of meditation that may hold remains of Buddhist monks.
On reading: さん(san)
Kun reading: やま(yama)
At first, medieval castles were built out of mud and wood, but then people discovered that the wood could burn down. In 1100 CE, people converted to building them out of stone. Castles were built on top of hills because they could see farther away and throw objects at attackers. Also, there was a drawbridge and a moat. Inside the castle there was a Keep, which was a place to store food, and barracks, which housed the knights and soldiers who protected the noble and his land. Another place is the great hall, a place to feast and meet the noble on regular days, and the chapel, a place to hold religious festivals and ceremonies.
On reading: いさ(isa), いつ(itsu)
Kun reading: ひと(hito)
On January 18th, I went to a Japanese event at the Japanese Information Center. There were three activities; one of them was a Japanese game, Karuta (かるた), where one person would read a sentence (in Japanese) and then the other players had to find the first hiragana (ひらがな) character in that sentence from a stack of cards laid out on the table. The second activity was where one could do origami, a Japanese style of paper-folding. The third activity was to practice writing Japanese calligraphy. One could write any Japanese kanji, such as inu(犬), which means “dog”. There were also had food, drinks, and desserts to try! I tried chow-mein, and although it is a Chinese noodle dish it was extremely delicious!
There were lots of photo op boards, where one could stick head into a hole in the image and friends and family could take one’s photo!
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