Epcot and late night dessert at Soda Shop

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A very beautiful day to walk around in Disney’s Epcot.

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Epcot’s light and firework show.

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Enjoy our ice cream sundae (picture at down left corner) at Disney’s Beaches & Cream Soda Shop in its Yacht and Beach Club Resort. The gigantic steel bowl of ice cream on the down right corner of the picture is their ultimate ice cream treat – Kitchen Sink. Well, someday, I will order it, I swear.

Fireworks in Disney Magic Kingdom

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A fulfilling and fun breakfast at Cape May cafe to start the day.

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I never had good patient to wait long enough for Disney’s firework shows even we had been to their parks hundreds of times, literally. This time we stayed in one of Disney’s resort, it gave us the opportunity to go to theme parks at late hours just for their light and fireworks shows. It was fantastic!

Hilton Grand Orlando

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A friend of us gave us a week stay in Disney’s vacation home, we took that opportunity and went to Orlando a couple of days earlier. Stayed in Hilton Grand which makes it very connivence for me to do some shopping in outlets nearby for my upcoming China trip.

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Our second night dinner at Benihana. (Tell you the truth, I’m not a big fan of those type of cooking, I often do better than some of those cooks. Sometimes it’s more about the show than the food.)

Yuan Xiao for Lantern Festival 2012

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Today is the Lantern Festival (or Yuan Xiao Festival), marks the end of the weeks long Chinese New Year celebration. I made red bean paste fillings of sweet rice flour dumplings (also called Yuan Xiao or Tang Yuan). Paired with homemade sweet rice wine and a pinch of Osmanthus flowers. A traditional food for this special day.