Just for Joy

| January 21, 2014

I was working in my room one foggy Saturday afternoon. The children were playing in the living room. I heard them playing with the keyboard, listening to the pre-recorded songs in it’s memory bank. Beethoven’s Fur Elise came on more than once. I love that piece. It played over and over, I didn’t mind at [...]

When mom is done.

| October 18, 2012

6 p.m. Thursday evening. Dinner is a vague and unpleasant thought. Cameron complains of back pain. Jing Wen just threw his pencil down in retaliation of homework. My two younger ones justĀ devouredĀ a bag of Barbara’s All Natural Cheese Puffs … so, I didn’t feel too guilty … but I still knew they were hungry. My [...]

Summer Reflections 2012

| September 18, 2012

Perhaps if I reminded myself what a full and rich summer it’s been, I may not fall too deeply into Autumn melancholy. Things I am grateful for, Summer 2012: Visited Seattle and Vancouver BC with my boys and my mother. Ate delicious xiao long baos, dim sum, chower and sushi. Learned to appreciate and get [...]

Crunchy Mamas in Las Vegas

| July 15, 2012

My image of Las Vegas has been jaded by the lens of Hollywood. I should have known that the same people who have thus far turned natural birth into some horror flick, would have scandalize a perfectly quaint little city … I’m not saying that the seedy stuff isn’t there. I’m just saying that the [...]