Mom, Art and I went to see Mulan Jr. last night at the Roosevelt High School Auditorium. My college roommate (used to be a high school biology teacher) now teaches piano and her three daughters are all musically gifted. They have formed a Ohana (Hawaiian for family) Summer Arts Club to give children an opportunity to learn to sing, dance, act and perform on stage. We were pleasantly surprised to see adorable 2nd to 6th graders really going all out to put on a great show. One of the best moments for us was an impromptu moment when one of the little boys who was acting as a Chinese soldier tried to draw his sword but got it momentarily stuck on his costume. He may have gotten the biggest laugh as he struggled with his cumbersome weapon.
Watching Mulan Jr. got us in the mood for Chinese food so we splurged and went to PF Chang's in Ala Moana.
The ambiance was great and the wait staff were friendly, attentive and very sweet.
I was disappointed with the Mongolian Beef. The beef was chewy and the green onions (scallions) were raw making it hard for my mother to chew on them. I'm not a fan of raw scallions either. The taste was just OK. We weren't wowed by it. It's hard to get Mongolian Beef right. They didn't. At least, I don't think so. The Mu Shoo Pork was very good so we could recommend that. Mom and Art liked the Chicken and Eggplant best.
The early morning and afternoon was spent going to Obon services, painting the closet, visiting with my brother and sister-in-law and pounding in laminate flooring. It was a very busy, but pleasant day.
Today, I'm packing for Maui! Woo hoo!