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My new hobby-- Chinese calligraphy and Chinese brush painting

This is a sample of my works (students' exhibit) displayed at the school Open House. Click the picture for larger view.

So, this is what I enjoy besides stirring up in the kitchen. Actually I am always interested in Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, but just didn’t come across the opportunity until Alexander’s Chinese school offered this class last year.

Yeap I’m for sure a lot busier now as I have to squeeze in some precious time in the already busy schedule to do my homework. Let me tell you it’s all about strategic time planning to make it happen… if there’s will there’s a way. I really like it– this is something I do for myself and I feel really good about it. If you are interested in something, go for it as you won’t know what will bring out of you until you try it out (Oh, no BAD stuff please! :))

I’ll be setting a profile and starts posting all my works to track my learning progress. I hope you like it too like I do!

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Holiday laughs from our family to yours!


Alexander: Daddy, how old is Santa?

Daddy: very old, very very old….

Alexander: 70..? Older than yeh-yeh and poh-poh and grandma…? 90..? 100…?

Daddy(busy washing dishes): I don’t know. Why don’t you ask him…write him a letter…

Alexander: I can’t. Brian Williams said we can’t send him letters anymore…

(Note: before this conversation, while we all were watching NBC Nightly News one day, the anchor Brian Williams said that Letters to Santa Program had been cancelled due to some unpleasant replies from Santa…)


(This conversation took place while we were eating our dinner)

Alexander: Does Santa come to California?

Daddy: Yes.

Alexander:… to United States?

Mama: Of course…. Santa goes wherever there’s children to give them presents.

Daddy: Santa goes everywhere in the world… except North Korea.

Alexander: Why?

Daddy (glanced at Mama across the table): … because they don’t open the door for Santa!


Besides other toys, Alexander and Ethan both got 2 leapster cartridges each this year for Christmas. When he saw all the cartridges on the floor he said,” Santa stole all the cartridges in the store!“…

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Me vs. Facebook

I do not have a Facebook account. I do not need one– it’s just one less username and password that I have to remember, and I am just as happy without it. But the problem is, more and more people are using Facebook, including more and more of my friends. I just had an email reminder (from Facebook of course)  that at least 8 of my friends had invited me to join Facebook. When I clicked on their Facebook photo icon, just to check out their photos, I couldn’t do it because I don’t have a damn Facebook account! Now this is pissing me off. Why can’t Facebook be like Flickr in a way that allows friends to (at least) view photos without signing up? To me Facebook is like a religion (or even worse)– I have to join the “religion” in order to see who’s out there… Feeling forced to join a religion– not a good thing. And as such, I am protesting Facebook!

Dear friends and family, you guys are not making it easy for me… sigh.

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