Lunar New Year First day of the ox year, or bull if you prefer to call it. I was hoping to add several photos of festivity to my upcoming "About" page, but alas, all the stores here are out of spirit, with absolutely no holiday decorations anywhere. Blame the pandemic, I guess. For the past ten years … Continue reading Lunar New Year

My Mischievous Great Aunt

My great aunt Zu, my grandfather's eldest sister, had long been dead before I was born, but my father enjoyed talking about her. Somehow I suspected that he did this for my benefit--the moral of his story is that aunt Zu's cleverness is a liability rather than an asset, although he would never say straightforwardly … Continue reading My Mischievous Great Aunt