Canadian Thanksgiving 2013

This year, I spent Thanksgiving in Toronto. Like clockwork, the weather was amazing. The bluest of skies and fluffiest of clouds. This was my contribution to dinner.

My Grandma

I love this photo of my grandparents in their older living room. I’m most thankful that my Grandma taught me how to be a lady. She loved combing my hair and always held my hand as we walked to the salon. Whether she was getting her hair did or getting a facial, I always had…

Michael Jordan and The Couch

The second couch we ever bought was for our family room. It was a blue and white striped pull out couch, that had giant pillows we would always toss onto the carpet. It was either from Leon’s or Ikea. We used the pillows as pieces to jump on, avoiding the carpet lava. We used them…

Plastic Surgery = Racial Transformation. What?!

I came across an article on BuzzFeed with the heading “When Does Plastic Surgery Become Racial Transformation?” You can read it: http://bit.ly/10Je6DJ The sub title reads “Leo Jiang grew up in an English industrial town, emotionally scarred by bullies who taunted him about being Chinese. A few years and tens of thousands of dollars later, he’s not…

From The Kitchen: Ciabatta Sandwich with Doritos

I made a sandwich because I really wanted to eat Doritos. Roasted chicken, turkey, havarti, red onion, sliced tomatos, romaine hearts, honey mustard, olive oil. On a toasted multi grain cibatta. Sandwiches must be one of the first things I learned how to make as a kid. No knife or sharp objects needed. Void of…

When We Gazed At The Moon

Today is this year’s Mid-Autumn Fest day, calculated through the lunar calendar. Families celebrate by having moon cake, pomelo, tea and gather together to marvel at the moon. In New York, I would commute to Chinatown all the way from Columbia just to get a moon cake. (That’s a 2 hour commute, there and back.)…

In My Other Life

Whenever my parents clean a corner of their empty nest, they leave a pile of my things and wait for me to visit. In my other life, I did a lot of math and loved Calculus. #HUMBLEBRAG #EXCELLENTORBUST #MYBLOGDUNCARE Now I use my fingers to count.

Digital Nostalgia

I went back to my private blogs and dug up some writing from when I was in my last year of high school and transitioning to college. And even my musings from college. Wide-eyed, full of fervor and with such spontaneity. Youth reigning supreme. Reading some of the entries, made me fall in love with…