May 30th, 2013
Decorating for the holidays is so much fun. It's great to get all the decorations out and put them up, but it sure does take time, you're right!
Keeping up with that along with changing items on the menu, staying available for customers, and cleaning up after them is a constant flurry of activity. Does Ali or Meg stay home most of the time, when they're not working? How is it with all of you guys squashed into 1 room?
March 22nd, 2010
I haven't seen your new re-arranged house yet, I can't believe it! Things at the tavern are always so busy that I can hardly even keep up with decorating for the holiday seasons! Haha!
So, lucky I don't have to keep the house clean for everyone. Ali or Meg (whoever is not working each month) keeps it tidy because they're home when Laura and I are off working.
Do you decorate Bamboo Terrace for holidays? Or only for Chinese holidays?
October 3rd, 2009
Wow I'm sooo sorry I didn't write back to the letter you wrote me on April Fool's day. Hahaha! Wow I totally believe that story about KT going insane - she had such a hard time when Cristal was gone.
It is so beautiful and sunny now - I love it! I'm about to go check out the space under my apartment where the tavern's going to be. And then we're going to your restaurant!
September 19th, 2008
Are you still interested in hiring me for your restaurant anymore? I'm still out of work, so I was wondering if I could work there while I come up with my own business.
Laura doesn't live at my house most of the time, she just stayed there for a few weeks when were were trying to change what Sonja did to it. She totally ruined the bright colors and stuffed all my stuff up in the attic. How is your restaurant going? From all the publicity it's getting it sounds like it's going really well. Could you send me a recipe NOW?
June 11th, 2008
That's cool that you'd be interested in working for me. I need to get things up and running before I can think about hiring anyone yet though. I'm kinda running out of money. :( So yeah, I'll have to start earning some before it's successful enough to have employees. I'll have to get Mei and Eli to work for me for free. Haha. Maybe Vera will too if Mei Mei is....
Anywho, I'm thinking that I'll just use the kitchen in my house and bring the food over to the restaurant. There isn't really room for a kitchen in there, you're right. Do you have any plans for the summer? Is Laura living at your house now? Lol, I don't ever see her go home....
February 29th, 2008
Oh cool, my birthday was two days ago! Haha! Good thing I was born then instead of today, it would be interesting to be born on a leap day.
I don't think I will have people sit on the floor at my restaurant this time, cuz that would be REALLY awkward for people like Mrs. Merriman in her huge skirts. Lol I want to have a nice kitchen with really tasty recipes. Yum! You know, I might be in need of a restaurant hostess at night, would you be interested?
Cya! Love, Alex
January 25th, 2008
Cool stationary, it looks so nice and Asian. And your ideas for menus makes me uber excited for your restaurant to open NOW!
Are you going to have everybody sit on the floor like last year? I mean, last time? And are you going to have a real kitchen and a recipe book and all? I'm in the process of selling the Clothes Boutique and then I'll start thinking more about the coffee shop. It might end up being more of a drive/walk-by type place than a sit-down one.
Ok, write soon! Angel
January 23rd, 2008
I am sooo so sorry! I haven’t written back to you in two years! I’m horrible! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long. But not much has changed really. You were talking about how Francisca bosses you around in Trepak, and that’s still the same after two years, lol! I kinda miss being in the Nutcracker, but I mostly enjoy being home in December. It’s lonely without all you guys tho! That’s cool that you and Ali send recipes! I’ve decided to hold off on making mine until I have a place for my restaurant, cuz I need them to be suited for what I have there. The menus are gonna be so cool!
How are your plans for the café going? I actually do play an instrument- it’s called a Gao-Hu. It’s like a Chinese violin that you play like a cello. Cool, huh? Ok, I’m going to go put the rice on for dinner.
I’ll try and write again before two years go by!
December 31st, 2006
Yeah, December was pretty much a werlwind w/all those Nutcraker rehearsals and everything. But it was fun besides having to put up with Francisca Montoya. Did you hear about that? She was running EVERYTHING, and trying to get me kicked out so Trepak would be a solo with only HER in it. It drove me crazy.
Anyway, Ali and I are sending recipes back and forth. It’s pretty fun. Maybe we’ll put together a cookbook for the library Sam and Becca are going to make. Do you play an instrument? I got a guitar for xmas!!
November 2nd, 2006
Wow, I can’t believe it is already November! Time goes so fast this part of the year because there is so much to do! Oh awesome, we both have some of Laura and Kaya’s tie-dye stationary! It is so cool. I love writing on it. That doesn’t sound like the funnest vacation ever. At least you got it over with! Sometime Suzi and I will have to get our wisdom teeth out but not yet. (Thankfully.)
Gosh, Sonja really seems to kinda control your life these days. That sucks! Mei Mei is…different… but at least she doesn’t try to make me be like her!
The Masked Ball was way fun this year! You looked so cute as a witch! I still can’t believe that Mei went as a soy sauce bottle- I totally didn’t believe her when she just told me she was being that. Haha. Well text me next time you’re in town and we should have lunch together or something!
Love ya, Alexandra
September 29th, 2006
Yeah, a sports team sounds like a good idea. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I played a game of soccer!
I just got off my vacation period that I took for my wisdom teeth (it cost me $350!!) and I’ve got mounds of things to take care of. The store is a MESS because Cristal and Suzanne have been going thru it (I think Sonja let them in, grrr!) and a lot of bills.
What are you going to dress as for the masked ball? I am going to be a hippy if I can. :-P
September 7th, 2006
Yum, your spaghetti recipe sounds really good! I so didn’t know that Mrs. Wickon was a cook, that’s cool! I always heard that she never gets her full pay or something like that. I also heard that you and Laura had your wisdom teeth pulled out! Yikes! That must’ve been rough. Was it scary to have Cristal pulling out your teeth?! I haven’t really done any sports at all lately, other than just jogging around town.
We should have a team with you, me, Laura, Ali, Meg, Suzi and anyone else who is good at sports!
Love ya, Alex
August 6th, 2006
Yeah! I guess I just kinda lost track of my penpals, but you’d be a great one, so hooray!
I got a spaghetti recipe from Megan, and Sonja is going to get some from Mrs. Wickon who is actually Mrs. Fox’s cook (I did NOT know that, lol!) so those recipes should be pretty deluxe, I’m guessing.
So do you still do any sports? We should really organize a team…
August 1st, 2006
Wow, I totally didn’t remember us being pen-pals! Cool! That is awesome that you got a stove! I got one recently, too, from the Larsons. I love it. Mei does too, she is cooking us dinner right now actually! I would send you recipes but I only have 2 right now and they’re pretty complicated, and use a lot of special Asian ingredients that are hard to find. I plan to make some simpler ones soon and when I do, I’ll be sure to send you a copy!
July 18th, 2006
So guess what?! I got a stove! It’s so pretty and it works and I just love it kuz it means now I’m completely independent. Only problem is, I don’t really know how to cook. Or….WHAT to cook, I guess. I don’t have any recipes. Do you have any? Could you send me some? That’d be so cool if you could. Now I can have ppl over for dinner and stuff. Yay! How are you?