2015

2015 ended a few days ago. 2016 started, and I just turned into an 18-year-old. Where has all the time gone? In the last few days of my winter break, I felt an urge to summarize all that has happened in 2015. If you remember from my last post of Tongren, Grandpa’s last advice to … More 2015

Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Seattle all in 2 days

Phew! What a crazy few days! I just got adjusted to the time zone here in Seattle (actually, fairly quickly!) and can finally write this post without feeling dizzy. My last day at Beijing was spent like this: We got up early to avoid lines to enter Gugong, the Forbidden City’s Palace. However, on preparing … More Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Seattle all in 2 days

Fenghuang Cheng (Phoenix city), floating down a river, and copper hair 

The past few days have not been spent as fruitfully as I wanted because I was mainly outside and away from my books. But on the bright side, it did give me some quality time to be with my relatives and friends.                              On Saturday, my Uncle, Aunt, Mom, Sharon, … More Fenghuang Cheng (Phoenix city), floating down a river, and copper hair 

Lovely bookstore, Fitness center, papaya boat, and freeze tag 

Ahhh… Just walked home from my first Yoga class. This class did wonders on my cramped legs.     This morning, Mom and I walked (more like limped, for me) to a bookstore which was expansive and packed to the brim with books. I spied a lot of translated English classic books such as “Jane Eyre”, … More Lovely bookstore, Fitness center, papaya boat, and freeze tag 

Second to last week in China: Fountain-pen worm, Podcast, red-bean-coffee-tea & more

I am writing this while at Miguo, one of the many beverage and dessert houses in Buxingjie, the local shopping village just a few minutes away. We ordered vanilla ice cream (actually tastes pretty creamy at the right consistency). I got a red bean coffee tea (the combination just shocked my taste buds because I … More Second to last week in China: Fountain-pen worm, Podcast, red-bean-coffee-tea & more

Dancing with old ladies, sipping lemonade at antique coffee shop, climbing 2-mile length of stairs, then eating mango soufflé 

This morning at 6, my aunt and cousin came over to take mom, Sharon, and me to go hiking on a mountain a fair distance away if walking there. I wanted to get up earlier at around 5:30 am, before we had to go down to meet them, to catch the first rays of dawn … More Dancing with old ladies, sipping lemonade at antique coffee shop, climbing 2-mile length of stairs, then eating mango soufflé