You may be tempted to think this blog post will be about my sister and I riding bucking broncos and rolling around an arena in barrels. You would be wrong. Just over a week ago, on our road trip across Oregon, we pulled into the town of Sisters, Oregon just as the pre-rodeo parade was […]
My mom, sister, niece and I are on the last leg of a whirlwind trip through Oregon visiting the four daughters of my mom's brother. It's been a fantastic time of re-connecting with cousins we haven't seen for ages and enjoying the beauty of the great state of Oregon. We have laughed our way around […]
I have the privilege this week of travelling around Oregon with my mom (aka Gracie), sister, and oldest niece. We’re visiting relatives and the towns where my mom grew up (Bend and Portland). It’s a ‘memory lane’ trip for my mom, and we get the benefit of hearing great stories of her childhood as each […]
Bilingual cartoonist MandMX explains the 13 stages of using chopsticks: I learned how to use chopsticks when I spent a summer working as an intern in Hong Kong in 1979. On my first day I joined some of my local co-workers at a restaurant. I told them I didn’t know how to use chopsticks. “When […]
A number of folks have emailed me asking what exactly that “explosion of color” in the last post was. Just colored smoke, which slowly drifted away….
Literally! I joined some friends this morning at the Olympic Water Park (rowing venues) in Shunyi for some activities to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival. As we were standing along the shore waiting for the interminable opening ceremonies to end and the dragon boat races to begin, there was a huge explosion from the opposite side […]