This is my grandpa. He turns 90 years young tomorrow. He’s in great shape. Today, he freaked me out when I noticed red drops all over his shirt and pants. I thought that he had cut himself, but it turned out to be paint (as… Read More
I don’t have much from my family in terms photos or stories. My mother’s side of the family lost everything during the Cultural Revolution. They left China with almost nothing and made it to the United States in stages. My grandmother, my mom, and her… Read More
Wishing you all a wonderful and prosperous Chinese New Year’s Day! This is the Year of the Snake and this year’s animal is a water snake, specifically a female black water snake. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but water always implies energy flowing… Read More
Like many of you, I received an email from WordPress today with a statistical review of my past year blogging. In 2012, my most popular post was my rant reflection on the then recently-published book, The Manhattan Diet. In the running for almost-as-popular were my posts on how… Read More
How many of you remember The Yule Log Show on television? To those unfamiliar with it, the Yule Log Show was a program traditionally aired on American network television on Christmas Day from about 9am to 2pm. It was perfectly timed to coincide with sitting… Read More
Just something to make you smile this turkey day. Happy Thanksgiving! Isn’t this hat awesome? Get your poultry on at Fred Flare.
Dear Friends and Readers, I just wanted to let you all know that I passed my dissertation defense Wednesday. I am now a completely useless kind of doctor 🙂 I cannot help you if you’re in cardiac arrest, but I can textually analyze you 🙂… Read More
To everyone, Happy Chinese New Year! From our table to yours, here is to a very prosperous and wonderful Year of the Water Dragon!
Ever wonder what the Times Square Ball looks like up close? This year, the famous sphere gets a stylish update with brand new Waterford Crystal Sparklers. Because, you know, Swavroski is so 2011. Happy New Year!
Before we ring in the new, we should say a goodbye to the old! Goodbye to: Gourmet Burger Overload Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good burger. I love hamburgers. But everyone these days has a fancy burger on the menu. On every… Read More