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  • Easy Tofu Dishes
    Image by hanul choi from Pixabay Since I started a healthy diet regime about ten years ago, I’ve always been on the look out for new recipes. One of my friends told me that healthy and tasty can not be used to describe the same food. I don’t agree with … Continue reading Easy Tofu Dishes
  • Poem Of The Day #35
    Image by Idearriba from Pixabay A five o’clock sunset in a cold day with moonless sky, icy path, and blurred street lights as if to say, “Get used to it–winter is here to stay.” The night will be dark and chill, despite your dream of spring and daffodil. No fear, … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #35
  • New Word #84: Sound Of Holiday
    Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay I went to Trader Joe’s today and grabbed its “Holiday Guide”. The first sentence is like this: “What the heck is Jingle Jangle? It could be a reference to ’70’s-era Rankin-Bass cartoon characters or lyrics to a cowboy ditty referencing spurs.” I have no … Continue reading New Word #84: Sound Of Holiday
  • An Audition Goes Awry (Flash Fiction #88)
    Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay Jan Choi did her best. She sings, dances, recites in varying languages, multiple tones, and diverse styles, but to no avail. Even before the audition is over, she can sense the judges’ unconvinced facial expressions and unexpressed disapproval. “Jan, you are very talented indeed.” The … Continue reading An Audition Goes Awry (Flash Fiction #88)
  • November Unfinished
    Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Unfinished Story I can’t come up with an ending for the “The King And The Thief” post of yesterday. And right now I don’t know what to do. I know my own weakness–the stage fright. I can come up with reasonably good ideas when … Continue reading November Unfinished
  • New Word #83: Combine PR with M
    Premiere, Premium, Premier, Prime These four words are used very often, but I will never understand their differences. In my often mistaken views, they are the same–meaning something good–but they are used in different occasions. premiere: the first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of … Continue reading New Word #83: Combine PR with M
  • The King And The Thief (Flash Fiction #87)
    Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay Jang is a thief, living in the later part of the 19th century. When he’s thirty years old, he becomes so successful in his trade and so infamous in his native city–the capital of a small Asian kingdom–that a young struggling writer, Winsam, writes a … Continue reading The King And The Thief (Flash Fiction #87)
  • Quote Of The Day #33
    Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay Finally finished the book “Utilitarianism/On Liberty”. I already read “On Liberty” before, but this combined book was on sale on Audible. I just can’t resist a discount. So I bought it. Also I have always wanted to know if the concept “the pursuit of … Continue reading Quote Of The Day #33
  • Thanksgiving Family Stories
    Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay There are several Thanksgiving stories I can write. I haven’t formed them in completion yet, but the contents are already there, except an interesting ending. Often there are so much time spent on ending while other parts of a story are not getting enough … Continue reading Thanksgiving Family Stories
  • New Word #82: Thanksgiving
    Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Thanksgiving is a great occasion for learning new words. I don’t mean just food and holiday related words, but other words like vibe, corny etc. as well. I still remember my first Thanksgiving years ago when our most hospitable host made a joke about corn … Continue reading New Word #82: Thanksgiving
  • The Alternative Life
    Image by John Hain from Pixabay I read a post about two days ago concerning the alternative life. If we had made different choices in those crucial moments of our life, what would have become of us and what kind of better outcome can we expect? Actually I should link … Continue reading The Alternative Life
  • Many Indecisions
    Image by LoggaWiggler from Pixabay I have no idea what I want to write for today even if I have a big list of vague ideas, and an assortment of short story books from Parker, Munro, Carver, Waugh, Hemingway. In addition I have a pile of bad drafts that are … Continue reading Many Indecisions
  • Poem Of The Day #34
    Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay Seasons come and go leaves green then brown Time eats all pretty things, including you. Our unremembered joy of a forgotten year Memory fades all our past, especially our love.
  • Thanksgiving Options
    Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay I’ve never attempted to roast a turkey. And there are several reasons for that. Reason number one: The oven has always been an extra storage space for pots and pans for me. No other functionalities. So my skill in managing the process of roasting … Continue reading Thanksgiving Options
  • A Cat Named Meowlan (Flash Fiction #86)
    Image by Doris Metternich from Pixabay “Your name will be Meowlan.” Cindy Chai says to the cat in the animal shelter, with whom she falls in love at the first sight. No doubt she’s under the influence of the movie “Mulan” she just watched. Meowlan lives for two wonderful years … Continue reading A Cat Named Meowlan (Flash Fiction #86)
  • New Word #81: Recently Learned
    Image by Pexels from Pixabay cabal: a secret political clique or faction. “a cabal of dissidents”From Pooja’s post here. I’ve never encountered this word before in my reading, but it looks like a very interesting word. I’ve seen words with similar meanings like clique, old boys’ club, inner circle, junta. … Continue reading New Word #81: Recently Learned
  • One Story Two Views (Flash Fiction #85)
    Image by jessica45 from Pixabay “In 1969, Ted Conrad was working in Cleveland as a bank teller. He walked out on a Friday carrying $215,000, the equivalent of more than $1.7 million today. It is said Conrad was obsessed with the movie ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’, in which a millionaire … Continue reading One Story Two Views (Flash Fiction #85)
  • My First Reblogging
    Originally posted on Lizi Rose:
    I had a different post written for today, but I can’t stop thinking about the disaster that occurred over the weekend. I’m referring to the tragic deaths and injuries that occurred at a music festival in Texas. “At least 8 dead and many injured after…
  • What’s New
    Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay 97 Year Old Mayor It is said the township of Tinton Falls of New Jersey elected its mayor, Vito Perrilo, who’s 97 years old. It’s a town about half an hour drive from Edison. I wonder if he can get on Guinness World Records … Continue reading What’s New
  • Poem Of The Day #33
    Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from Pixabay It rains so hard as if it is summer again, as if Hurricane Ida comes back after a 2-month pause, as if there’s no tomorrow– the trees hardly recovered from the last rain; the fallen leaves swept to one … Continue reading Poem Of The Day #33