Diary

A New Approach To Language

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay My memory is so bad that I start to lose self confidence. In order to boost my spirit, I decide to learn a new language, but this time I want to do it differently from what I did with English (as a non-native speaker). My English learning process has … Continue reading A New Approach To Language

Manage Blog Time

Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay It takes me a long time to realize that other people’s time management strategies might not work for me–in order to better manage my blogs, I need to design something suitable for myself. The biggest issue for me is that I can’t map out my time rigorously and expect … Continue reading Manage Blog Time

Hurricane Henri

Image by Jan Mallander from Pixabay On Friday morning, I was happy to see the regular weather for Edison and thought to myself that nothing would happen to us while Hurricane Henri will skirt the New England coast to disappear into the sea. However, thirteen hours later, about two hours ago, when I checked the … Continue reading Hurricane Henri

It’s Friday

Image by KERBSTONE from Pixabay From Wikipedia, it is said that the fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia–Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen. What is a Norse goddess? I don’t know. I am curious but not curious enough … Continue reading It’s Friday

Possible Thrillers

I received a comment asking me if I can write short thrillers. What an interesting comment. I’ve never thought about this. And also I’ve never thought that I am capable of it since my life is relatively dull and uneventful, my mind is relatively embedded in its usual trivial domestic concerns, and my imagination is … Continue reading Possible Thrillers

Mellow Fruitfulness

Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay When I was young, living in the staff quarter of a rural college south of Mongolian steppe, I often heard fruit stories from my mother’s friends who had migrated from the south. My favorite bits were oranges knocking on your shoulder, waking up with olives about to jump into … Continue reading Mellow Fruitfulness

Sunday’s Story

Image by justraveling from Pixabay I went to the grocery store this morning. As I was pulling in the parking lot, I saw a woman sitting in the car next to me–she is crying while talking on the phone. I felt the urge to go comfort her, but I knew this couldn’t be done since … Continue reading Sunday’s Story

Instant Response Too

Image by Michael Treu from Pixabay This is a follow up to the “Instant Response” I posted before, which unexpectedly has gained more comments than my other posts. Let’s walk through the incident again. Last Thursday ago, I went to Walmart to get my second Moderna vaccine shot. The pharmacist, also an immigrant who’s of … Continue reading Instant Response Too

The July 4th Long Weekend

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay There are a lot of fireworks, big or small, in Edison Township over the weekend and one very exuberant one just blasted off outside of my window by a neighbor I guess. This year’s celebration is obviously more intense than last year, or any previous year. … Continue reading The July 4th Long Weekend

Instant Response

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Yesterday, I went to get my second shot of Moderna vaccine at the local Walmart. The pharmacist is very young, probably just out of the pharmacy school. He is very cute and also an immigrant, probably from Middle East somewhere. He explained to me that after getting the shot … Continue reading Instant Response

Cicada 2021

Image by USA-Reiseblogger from Pixabay I haven’t heard any sound from cicada in Edison, but it is said in the Princeton township 30 miles to the west, cicada is taking over the neighborhood. They climb on every branch and sing all day long and shed their skins everywhere. There’s a very interesting article about New … Continue reading Cicada 2021

The New Features

I have heard about the unbearable block editor of WordPress a lot from other people who had enjoyed the ease of use of the classic editor before, but I started WP last year on the block editor, and I don’t have a better experience of the previous editor to compare it to. However I’ve experienced … Continue reading The New Features

New Word #35: True Or False

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Related With Being True veridiction: A statement that is true according to the worldview of a particular subject, rather than objectively true. verisimilitude: the appearance of being true or real. verity: a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance. veracity: conformity to facts; accuracy. verification: the process … Continue reading New Word #35: True Or False

All The Loving Fathers

Image by Antony Trivet from Pixabay This is a corresponding post for “All The Loving Mothers” written on Mother’s day in May. Laid Back Fathers Laid back fathers are usually nice and fun loving, leaving most of the domestic decisions to their spouses. They will step up to take charge when their wife nag them … Continue reading All The Loving Fathers

Targeted

Photo by Christopher Gower on Unsplash Language Ever since I started to learn Thai for 15 minutes a day, I’ve seen advertisement about language learning programs one after another. I used to hear a lot about Rosetta Stone software years ago, but now it has disappeared–no advertisement from Rosetta Stone. However there are plenty of … Continue reading Targeted