joni | 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!!
joni | 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.
joni | January 14, 2012
The good news is that Gordie found me Chuan Buei for my cough. I described it to him and it turns out that he also used to take it when he was young. Maybe Chinese families everywhere in the world keep a bottle of it in their medicine cabinets…. Bad news is I infected him [...]
joni | November 10, 2011
My highlight of the day was a stupid realization about a song that I’ve had in my ipod for years… Let me explain. Many years ago, I bought a second-hand phone that had quite a number of Chinese songs in it downloaded by the previous owner. Some of the songs were in Mandarin and some [...]
joni | October 4, 2011
Shobearbear gave me this to bring to China. Unfortunately, it didn’t reach China. I ate it at the airport while I waited for boarding.  My four-year-old niece is usually called “Shobe,” which means “little sister” in Minnanhua, a southern Chinese dialect. Her favorite pillow is named “Bearbear” because it has lots of drawings of [...]