Category Archives: Family

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Next Thursday is my mother’s 88th birthday. We are having a family celebration on Sunday which is also Mother’s Day. There is much to celebrate. Last year my mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We expected the worst. I did. … Continue reading

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恭喜发财 Gong Xi Fa Cai

Christmas is magical. With pretty decorations and presents, it is a meaningful and happy time of the year. Chinese New Year is an auspicious time. To many Chinese, the year starts only after the Chinese New Year. It has a … Continue reading

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Golden Harvest

Today we enjoyed a slice of country living on a Sunday afternoon. After 6 years, we ate the fruits of one of the two coconut trees we planted. We plucked 8 coconuts in all. Lucy and Richard, my brother-in-law who … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Reflection Of The Full Moon

In China and throughout many Asian countries, Chinese people celebrate the Harvest Moon on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Lunar calendar. The date in the Western calendar changes annually. This year, it falls on Monday, September … Continue reading

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Someone To Watch Over Me

We are now in the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. Last night, I couldn’t sleep till after 3am. I read and read. Made mental notes what I needed to do at work today. Then suddenly, I remembered – the … Continue reading

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