Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner

Last night, Li Pei Zin invited me over for dinner to celebrate Chinese New Year. Honestly, I really actually enjoy the dinner’s with their whole family. Ching Mao is alwasy pretty talkative. We had a good time discussing the reasons why you parents are crazy to move all over the country.

of course, most of the kids are over too for the dinner. Emily and her bf Ben, Jeffery and Leigh and their kids Christina and Eileen, who are about Vince and Edda’s ages.

It’s sorta weird, I actually end up talking to Leigh the most. Perhaps she’s the most talkative of all in that generation? whoo knows. The funny thing also is that all the kids are into biking. Leigh bikes the kids to school, and has signed up for a marathon. Jefffery is biking a lot for fun. both Emily and Ben bike also.

This kids are pretty fun too. Christina ended up climbing all over me at the dinner table and putting things on my head, and sticking things down my shirt. Kinda reminded me of the vince-man. Apparently she also really finds Garfield comics to be extremely funny. she made me read her this one comic over and over again… it went something like this:

Garfield sleeping next to a clock.

Garfield – this clock is driving me nuts!
Garfield – I’ll have to move it.
Garfield – I’ll put it in Jon’s underwear drawer.
* garfield is asleep in his bed
* Jon come over to the bed,
Jon – Garfield, wake up! It’s almost….
BRIIIIIIIING! (as jon’s butt rings)
garfield – seven o’clock?

Also Ching Mao and I had a long discussion about housing prices and leveraging you money. He does a lot of real estate investements and I tried to get out of him whether he thought that the market was worth going into or not. I didn’t quite get a straight answer. He was basically like you never know what’s going to happen in life. whether the market will go up or not. but he said at some point, if you know the market is going to go up, you should buy regardless, because you can leverage your money in real estate. He said he wants the housing market to raise only 7% every year – a sustainable growth rate, because then if you put 20% down, you’ve made 35% of your money back in the first year. 7%/20%. I tried to frame it as a cash flow problem since i’m sorta interested in rental properties, but i dunno that i got thru to him that way.

oh yeah, Li Pei Zin and I are still working on the gf. mom, that 2000 dollars is stil on the table right?

2 thoughts on “Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner”

  1. this is mom. Investe into real eatate is a good thing especially the the first home. Every family has to have place to living. As a matter of fact, I am going to buy another house in Washougal when the price is reasonable in couple of years. I am waiting the opportiunity.

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