• New Word #95: Name
    Image by StockSnap from Pixabay nickname, sobriquet, alias, aka, moniker, hypocorism I’ve never seen hypocorsim, sobriquet, or moniker being used, but I’ve seen alias, aka, and nickname very often. We all have nicknames and I just love people’s nicknames more than their formal names. For example, American Indian warriors always … Continue reading New Word #95: Name
  • February Festivities
    Image by Lubov Lisitsa from Pixabay February is the month with the most festivities because it has four holidays. This happens almost every year, except when the Lunar New Year falls in January. For 2022, Feb 1st is the Lunar New Year; Feb 13th, The Super Bowl; Feb 14th Valentine’s … Continue reading February Festivities
  • Poem Of The Day #46
    Image by Melk Hagelslag from Pixabay This is not working, and that requires a repeating. Is the effort futile? Is the work worthwhile? Monday’s questions increase the frustration. As if it’s not enough– learn about Omicron cases again two colleagues of hers, and one client of his. All day long, … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #46
  • Hero Or Villain, Crime Or Justice (Flash Fiction #100)
    Image by Herbert Bieser from Pixabay This happened in 1960s and it is a true story. I heard it when listening to the conversations between my parents and their friends when I was growing up. I also knew Sister Cabbage, who’s a mixture of old age and young passion, severity … Continue reading Hero Or Villain, Crime Or Justice (Flash Fiction #100)
  • New Word #94: H And K
    Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Hike, Hiker, Hiking hike: It means a walk outside of the areas inhabited by humans. It can be a mountain, or a wild park. Usually in these places, there are hiking trails to accommodate hikers. Actually I went hiking several times, … Continue reading New Word #94: H And K
  • Quote Of The Day #35
    Image by Erin East from Pixabay I stumbled upon a YouTube video, which is also a book “Political Philosophy” by Steven B. Smith. It’s posted by YaleCourse and it is part of the Yale Open Course series. I instantly thought that the view in this course would be too conservative … Continue reading Quote Of The Day #35
  • Accidental Discovery
    Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay A Sweater Discovered a long-sleeve fluffy top from Uniqlo in my closet, still with the store tag on. No idea when I bought it and why I bought it. I just thought to myself, “Why did I buy this and why did I … Continue reading Accidental Discovery
  • That’s Fate (Flash Fiction #99)
    Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay “Where are you going? You are going to the tournament, right? How much I wish I can stop such an event. No participation. Just observe. You promised.” Maylan says to her husband Jay Lai. “Of course. The tournament is half way through already. How … Continue reading That’s Fate (Flash Fiction #99)
  • New Word #93: Ten
    Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay Tenure and Tenuous Despite their similarities, the two words have nothing to do with each other. tenure: It can be a noun or verb, meaning occupying a place or holding an office. “During his tenure in the office, he did ….” However this word … Continue reading New Word #93: Ten
  • Cultural Differences (Continued)
    Incense Drying in Vietnam–Image by Xuan Duong from Pixabay I wrote about this yesterday in here, and today I feel that I have more to say on this topic. I said in the previous post that one can feel very strongly the first time one encounters the cultural difference, but … Continue reading Cultural Differences (Continued)
  • Poem Of The Day #45
    Image by Marna Buys from Pixabay A gallon of gas rises to three fifty, A bag of rice costs more than twenty. Can you believe that Asian store I went? They were changing their price tag swiftly right in front me without feeling guilty. Don’t worry–I try to comfort her. … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #45
  • Cultural Differences
    Incense Drying in Vietnam–Image by Xuan Duong from Pixabay I’ve always trying to write real stories, but plagued with the fact that real stories tend to be too mundane to sustain people’s interest. I still don’t know how to manipulate the language to make a mundane story more fun to … Continue reading Cultural Differences
  • New Word #92: Verb
    Image by Tracy Lundgren from Pixabay Verboten is a word I learned from Bonnywood’s post here. Although it starts with verb, it doesn’t have much to do with verb. Other Words Starting With “Verb” There are more words that start with “verb”, but I only selected several that are commonly … Continue reading New Word #92: Verb
  • Poem Of The Day #44
    Image by WikimediaImages from Pixabay The road is dry, the trees are still– The big snow storm, in forecast only, not for real. I sigh in relief– what a lucky escape. I’m having chionophobia– the fear of snow, and the dirty road afterwards. She says, “Me too. We don’t have … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #44
  • The Fix Up (Flash Fiction #98)
    Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay “Koo, I heard that you are such an excellent matchmaker. I mean for a young man, that’s quite unique, isn’t it? Are you still doing it?” Whenever people say that to Koo, he would smile modestly and reply, “well, it’s a … Continue reading The Fix Up (Flash Fiction #98)
  • Quote Of The Day 34
    Image by Kristine Lejniece from Pixabay I found some quotes on “hope” that I think are very interesting. We can’t live without hope, but hope can sometimes lead us astray. “It’s not the despair… I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.” This is from Blackthorn’s post … Continue reading Quote Of The Day 34
  • New Word #91: Rag, Rig, Rug
    Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay Rag, rig and rug are all commonly used words. There’s no “rog”, but there is a word called “rogue”, which I call “instant word”. “Instant word” means a word that one can remember instantly, like love at first sight, and never forget. Rogue is … Continue reading New Word #91: Rag, Rig, Rug
  • Poem Of The Day #43
    Image by Couleur from Pixabay Let’s have a dumpling party, that’s tasty and hearty, with meat and veggie, to help her get over him. Who knows where he’s now, could be anywhere in the Pacific rim. Let’s make dumplings from scratch– knead the dough, chop the spice. All the mixing … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #43
  • Spoken Or Unspoken
    Image by StockSnap from Pixabay When I was driving past Walmart in Piscataway yesterday, I thought to myself, “why don’t I go in to ask them when I will be eligible for the booster shot? Probably in a month?” So I went in and asked one of the pharmacists. She … Continue reading Spoken Or Unspoken
  • New Word #90: Figure Skating
    Image by Дмитрий Бирюков from Pixabay Every year, I would watch half to one hour of figure skating competition. Every four years, I would watch two to three hours of figure skating Olympics. However my knowledge of figure skating never improves. I don’t understand the differences between different jumps, can’t … Continue reading New Word #90: Figure Skating