My Ama, my grandma, turned 90 last May. If you find that even the slightest bit astonishing, wait until you hear about her. Her life, what she’s been through, who she is, what she’s like. For now, let’s start with the physical, she is strong. Strong enough to carry groceries, cook comforting and nourishing Chinese… Read More Best Gift For Your 90 Year Old Grandma
Oh, hello 2017. I really did drag my feet, didn’t I? It’s been almost a year. A year since my last post. A year of me hemming and hawing and biting my fingernails over what my next entry would be. A year of me saving memories in my head to write about, mental notes of… Read More Hello, 2017
When I was at college and living in the dorms, my diet consisted mainly of instant noodles. It’s a rite of passage for any college student, coming to terms with a heavy workload and limited cash. Oh yeah, and all that laundry and cleaning, the things we were used to having done for us growing… Read More Grown Up Instant Noodles
I finished my Chinese New Year Checklist just in the nick of time! I spent all of Saturday purging and cleaning and boy did it feel good. I sorted, cleaned, and tossed, all the while enjoying a tin of Fortnum and Mason’s pistachio and clotted cream biscuits and sipping on peppermint tea. I realize that… Read More Monkey Business
When I was at Whole Foods the other day I tried a shrimp salad that they were handing out for people to try. I didn’t expect it to be as delicious as it tasted! So when the man handing it out asked me how I liked it, with a big smile on my face (because it was… Read More You Little Shrimp!
Cooking isn’t an exact science. You can follow a recipe to the tee, plan everything well ahead, time it precisely, but there’s no guarantee that it will come out exactly like how you want it to. Precisely because there’s no way of exacting the art of cooking, it involves an intimacy that can only be… Read More Getting my Ducks in a Row
Last weekend, I got started on my to do list for Chinese New Year. 1. Get haircut. Check! 2. Buy new shoes. Check! So happy about my new Alexander McQueen for Puma shoes!! Oops, am I not supposed to wear them yet? 3. Let off some fireworks to scare away all the bad spirits…. What… Read More A New Year’s Checklist