Diary

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

Love Animal Videos

I love to watch animal videos. I guess it’s because I’m too lazy to have a pet. Or probably my Mongolian genes are working on my subconscious thoughts–we are supposed to be animal loving nomads.

The Anniversary

I really don’t have an anniversary date for my blogs since I went on and off for many months before starting to post regularly in May 2020. So let’s just arbitrarily take today as the anniversary date. This reminds me of my grandmother’s birthday, which is actually an arbitrary date. In those eras–before WWII–I was … Continue reading The Anniversary

An Amazing Number

I finally did my registration for vaccine shots and here is the email I received: 240 different languages? That’s a lot. I guess there are people speaking 240 different languages in New Jersey. I wonder if 240 languages cover most corners of the world. This is amazing. I know diversity is not everybody’s cup of … Continue reading An Amazing Number