Daily Rice and Chicken

How Are You Feeling?

When people ask me how the pregnancy is going, my short answer is usually A) “Great! Thanks to my chiropractor!” Or, I think I’ll add a B) “Great! I’ve got an amazing husband who massages my feet all the time!”

The long answer goes something like this:

Mr. & Mrs. Lim

Our Special Songs

Listening to music together
Dancing before, during, and continuing in our courtship, we have a number of songs that we consider “our songs.” The song was either a great dance together or something that spoke to us.

Mr. & Mrs. Lim

Encounters of the Best Kind

Opening the door for each other

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Whenever I have a passenger in my car, I always try to open the car door for them as an act of kindness. While I was single and I opened the door for a girl, the gesture was also a test of what the gal did after sitting in my car.

I remembered opening my car door for Jennilyn the first time and she thanked me as she entered. As I approached my door, she reached over and reciprocated by opening my door for me.

Though it is a very simple act, it is that type of kindness I hope to never take for granted.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain

Clearing the Cache

A Toast of Kool-Aid to Steve

My sadness over Steve Jobs’ death surprised me as it affected me more than I thought. Although I never met him or communicated with him, his ideologies and uncompromising direction in design has greatly influenced my work. I admit to being enamored by Apple’s products, but I equally admired Steve Jobs’ salesmanship and learned two game-changing perspectives.


Baby Names

We are having an easier time coming up with a list of what not to name our baby than actual candidates. Some of them are tempting, but then some of them are just out of our late-night-we-should-just-go-to-bed talks. Here’s a few from the “nah” list:

  • Anna Lim (pronounced On a Lim)
  • Harry Lim
  • Tim, Jim, or Kim Lim
  • Llewellyn Lim
  • Luke Lim
  • Darth Lim
  • Chewbacca Lim (Chewie Lim sounds great!)
  • Yoda Lim
  • Wyatt Lim (sounds to close to how the girls say Violet’s name)
  • Ace Lim
  • Forest Lim (Lim means forest)
  • Nimrod
  • Ichabod
  • Butch
Clearing the Cache

My Favorite Gadgets

I’m pretty addicted to gadgets. It’s partly because I’m a male geek. I read blogs about gadgets. I obsess over gadget deals daily. I tend to wander toward kitchen gadgets at Ikea. I enjoy playing matchmaker with gadgets and people who may not need one.

However, I don’t like junk and clutter. So, though I get drawn to the new and shiny things, I think through how a particular gadget will augment my life before I consider buying it. I believe that’s helped Jenni not get worried when I go on and on about gadgets in our conversations at the dinner table.


Happy Birthday Kadence!

How amazing you are at four years old with all the funny things you say. You’re particularly cute when you crinkle your nose and wrap your arms around my bicep or leg. Your artwork with markers have grown from blobs to blobs with facial features to blobs with appendages too. I’ve enjoyed sharing magnet-doodle artwork with you as you nimble on your dinner. You’re a great helper with Violet’s diapers and cleaning up toys. You play a hilarious game of hide-and-seek. You’re a budding photographer with your camera. The towers you build with blocks climb higher and higher.