Diary

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 this, but I have to … Continue reading Easy Tofu Dishes

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 not under stress. However when … Continue reading November Unfinished

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 attention. A Thanksgiving Wedding Chef … Continue reading Thanksgiving Family Stories

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 back to that post here, … 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 too embarrassing to be shown … Continue reading Many Indecisions

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 or baking is non-existent. Reason … Continue reading Thanksgiving Options

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 crowd surge at Travis Scott’s?Astroworld?Festival…

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 for being the oldest mayor … Continue reading What’s New

The Crazy Monday

Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay Every Monday has its own craziness. And instead of concentrating all my energy in handling the craziness, I often have existential questions coming to my mind in this most inopportune day. I can’t believe it. This almost never happens on a Friday or a weekend when I have more … Continue reading The Crazy Monday

Things I Have Unlearned

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Unlearning is as important as learning in our life, and often unlearning is harder than learning because unlearning requires the wisdom to recognize the unsuitability of the past learning, the will for the change, and the diligence to apply the change. A lot of time I just feel that … Continue reading Things I Have Unlearned

The Holiday Binge

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I am wondering what I am going to binge watch this holiday season. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. I love a show with a good script and I don’t mind how the actors and actresses look. I mean even if each is 200 years old, … Continue reading The Holiday Binge

Learn Something New Every Day

The Mystery Of Talking With Others Years ago in a university in Pennsylvania, I suddenly discovered the delight of group projects, for which people bounce ideas around and try to get things done with joint efforts. Why hadn’t it happened to me before that point? I don’t know. Since then, I’ve often experienced of learning … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day

Wishful Thinking

I wish that one day when we wake up, the morning news can tell us that Mondays have disappeared, forever from our life, together with other annoying things. Every Monday, I would inevitably think of existential thoughts, like “the meaning of life”, “the futility of struggle”, “the delusional dreams”, “the useless suffering” etc. And needless … Continue reading Wishful Thinking

Change Causes Anxiety

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay One day many years ago, I was reading a romantic story about two lovers–one saves the other from an impending danger and a certain death. I thought to myself what my parents would do in such a situation. My conclusion was that they would certainly save each other, only … Continue reading Change Causes Anxiety

Thinking Ahead

Photo by rikka ameboshi from Pexels I’ve never written serialized posts before. I’ve always wanted to try, but not knowing how to proceed. My stories are usually scattered, as disorganized as my wandering brain. Serialization requires some discipline, some control, some pre-determined plan etc, all of which I am not good at. The only thing … Continue reading Thinking Ahead