Must be fate then. Read on.

The allergens have found me!

| May 7, 2015

I had always counted myself lucky for not being allergic to anything. (Let’s not count dust because come on, wouldn’t anyone sneeze when it’s dusty?) Come springtime last year, I remember briefly getting worried that my status as an allergy-free person might be challenged by the sudden onslaught of greenery but when absolutely no symptoms [...]

Numbers are mysterious

| April 10, 2015

This morning, I got a call from a Mandarin-speaking woman who mistakenly thought that she was calling a hospital. I told her she dialed the wrong number which for some reason, she didn’t want to believe. I don’t know, maybe wrong numbers never happen in her world. She insisted that I’m surnamed Cui and my full name [...]

Winter Storm

| March 5, 2015

Today’s walk to the post office was very challenging.   Here’s a bonus winter storm selfie: Me and my box trudging through the snow.   It got worse on my way back. Windier. And the snow actually hurt when it hit my face. So this was me when I got home:   But what this [...]

My little fireplace

| February 13, 2015

In other news, let me share with you how I keep my fingers unfrozen. In yet other other news, I have also discovered that there is no limit to my laziness. My huge mason jar saves me numerous trips to the kitchen for refills, which I thought was lazy enough. And then I found… the [...]

My first month as a FOB in the US of A

| January 30, 2014

Perhaps there is no other place in the world with as many FOBs as New York City (for the uninitiated, here is Urban Dictionary’s definitions of a “FOB,” which if we go strictly by, would more accurately make me a “POB”). Whether a FOB or POB, I have been one for a month now, and it is [...]

On Being “The Latest Viral Sensation”

| April 26, 2013

Yes. Apparently, that’s what I’ve become. Or more specifically, that’s what my 8List article on Candy Crush has become. I have to admit that I don’t really know what figure has to be crossed before earning the label “viral sensation” but I might as well own it. Mainly because it amuses me and I like being [...]

Know when to give up…

| April 19, 2013

At first I spelled my name out for the staff. I tried more than half a dozen times (and I do not exaggerate) but it did not seem to be working. Out of frustration (both of us were equally frustrated), she gave me a pen and a piece of paper. And so in big block [...]

Sleepless nights, there were many

| January 17, 2013

Bless you!

| January 2, 2013

May the new year inspire you to learn more and create more! Also, if you’ve bought my book, the monk blesses you with more love–from me!!  

Zhongshan Park Scene

| April 21, 2012

I was on my way to the library yesterday when I just had to stop and snap this picture. I couldn’t help but chuckle.