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Mooncake Festival 2015

| September 27, 2015

Tonight is Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also called the Mooncake Festival. It’s probably my most favorite Chinese holiday because I love mooncakes! And then let’s add poetry to the mix.

Baked Lemon Chicken, a recipe

| January 5, 2015

Sometimes I wonder when my fascination with the things I cook will end. I wonder if given enough time, cooking will also be just as ordinary to me as to (what I imagine are) normal people. In my mind, most people do not really think much about being able to make something edible. Cooking must be a [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (February 9 to 15, 2014)

| March 3, 2014

I couldn’t use my laptop for a few weeks (was it really a few weeks or did it just feel like a few weeks?) because my charger got busted. My new charger arrived this week and I was soooo happy! Also, so much yummy food this week: shout out to the super good 红烧肉 (hongshaorou) [...]

China trip (Day 11 – Shanghai)

| October 24, 2013

Aside from revisiting our old haunts, we have some errands to run in Shanghai. A quick visit to the notary public and my old office took care of most of that. Visiting government offices in Shanghai is generally painless. One needs to wait for half an hour to an hour in a nice and clean [...]

China trip (Day 9 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We decided to take it easy today. We started by hanging out at a cafe near Yunnan University. We had coffee and pizza while we watched people go about their business. The all-cheese pizza was yummy.   V flew back to Xiamen today so we went to see her off at the bus station. We [...]

China trip (Day 7 – Kunming)

| October 19, 2013

Yesterday was not as cold as I feared, which was good. We started to day by wandering around our area and found a nice little market. We bought some baozis for breakfast and made a mental note to go back and try the noodles from another stand. Here’s the market.   We then proceeded to [...]

China trip (Day 5 – Ningbo)

| October 17, 2013

Today was museum day but first, yummy lunch.   We finally got to the Ningbo Museum at around 2PM. I liked it a lot! Prepare for an avalanche of pictures: The Ningbo Museum from the outside.   Vase/Pottery exhibition   Old Ningbo life     Some more random displays.   I couldn’t get enough but [...]

China trip (Day 4 – Ningbo)

| October 16, 2013

Oh it’s cold! One good thing about the cold weather is I get to wear what I like to call my “fall fashion.”   So all covered up, we set out to look for some food. On our way, we came upon a bike-renting service.   Since we hadn’t been good about eating our veggies [...]

China trip (Day 2 – Xiamen)

| October 14, 2013

We just had to check out SM. (The picture was taken from the bus on our way back home because we didn’t take any while we were there during the day.)   After, we headed to Xiamen University, apparently the number 2 tourist spot on TripAdvisor. It was a very nice campus, with a lake [...]

China trip (Day 1 – Xiamen)

| October 13, 2013

We spent most of the day at Gulangyu, an island about 10 minutes away from the Xiamen ferry pier.     I had a halo-halo like snack. Except it didn’t have ice. Nor milk.   And then when we got back to the city, we ate. A lot.     After snacking, we finally settled [...]