Beef Oxtail Pho

On the day before New Years, my father and I spent the entire day together. He wanted to pass down a recipe to me, Beef Oxtail Pho. We went grocery shopping in the morning and prepared the meal throughout the afternoon. In between stirring and simmering, he shared stories of his experiences and journey to this day. We discussed about my career and how he was able to empathize since he was once a history and art teacher in Vietnam. As each year goes in passing, it allows me to see the value in time...Thank you dad for everything that you are...

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have live. - Unknown

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