I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had a lovely one. The weather was just gorgeous and the fall colors were at their best. It was great to be outdoors doing a little yard work and cycling. Ro-Ri San and I cycled to the farmer’s market several miles from our home. It was [...]
It was a beautiful September day in Colorado. I was going about my daily chores and preparing to meet Ro-Jiro who was due home on the school bus. As soon as the bus came to a stop, the driver broke the news to me. She said, “The twin towers have been attacked. Turn on your [...]
Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Tet)! Enjoy all those wonderful family reunion dinners and special goodies. May the Year of the Rabbit bring you good health and multiply your fortunes.
Despite the 7 to 8 inches of snow that came down the previous night, the 23rd Annual Reindeer Run scheduled for Saturday, December 4 at Lake Harriet, Minnesota was still a go. The white fluff and a temperature of 12°F (-11°C) was not going to stop Minnesotans from going outside. It sure did look a [...]
What, no food? Yes, no food today. This blog post is dedicated to all you, my friends and visitors, who take the time each day to visit and to comment on my posts. Blogging, as you all know is hard work and for most of us the monetary rewards are meagre or even non-existent. We [...]
Yes, I’ve finally made the move to WordPress! I have been thinking about moving for sometime but was apprehensive because of the work involved. Although I have an IT background, the task was still daunting. I wanted the move to be quick and efficient and so I decided to get some help. Thus, this new home [...]
Perhaps one of the most fun Chinese celebrations apart from the Chinese New Year is the Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival. This is a joyous festival of feasting and moon gazing. Children are allowed to stay up late to light paper lanterns. As with all Chinese celebrations, food plays a major part in the festivities. Special [...]