Category Archives: Memoir

Yes, I Miss Firecrackers

I can’t say this is my submission for Tales of Terror: Times Past, but I definitely was motivated by it. (Thanks to rxfrazier… now I know this is a Patrick Amiot piece! Cool!) Irene asks, “Can you remember any tales … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations. Please follow the link to read Amy’s post. This morning, I stepped out to celebrate a beautiful winter day: high 20, no wind, frozen fog on trees… Actually, when I … Continue reading

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Horses and Childhood Dreams: Times Past Challenge

This is my submission to Irene’s Times Past Challenge, and this month’s subject is: Horses and Childhood Dreams. Baby Boomer – Tainan, Taiwan I grew up in the city of Tainan. Back then, cows were used by farmers as transportation … Continue reading

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Bicycles: Times Past

This is my first submission to Irene’s Times Past, and this month’s subject is: Bicycles. (I’ve noticed that my English is getting worse and worse. Many commonly used words become unfamiliar to me. I need to do something, so this … Continue reading

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Observe Merit and Appreciate Kindness (NaBloPoMo Day 30)

Observe merit and appreciate kindness (觀功念恩) is one thing I learned from the LamRim class (Tibetan: “stages of the path”.) I made my first trip back to Taiwan in 2002 — 29 years after I came to America. Before I … Continue reading

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Tequila Sunrise (NaBloPoMo Day 28)

When my daughter was a second grader in elementary school, I discovered Tequila Sunrise at one social gethering. The drink is easier to swallow, comparing to other drinks. And I liked the yellow, red colors. I would stare at it … Continue reading

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Her Passion (NaBloPoMo Day 27)

Watching my daughter cooking the Thanksgiving meal was like watching a good artist creating a piece of art. Her concentration, her obvious enjoyment of every moment… everything indicats to me that she has a passion in cooking/eating gourmet food. She … Continue reading

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