Category Archives: Memoir

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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A Professional Photographer? (NaBloPoMo Day 16)

We walked into one local camera shop one day and had a nice talk with one photographer who is working there. At one point of our conversation, my husband said to Dave, “We are amateurs, not professionals.” Dave looked at … Continue reading

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Temporary (NaBloPoMo Day 12)

Four years ago, my sister Karin passed away. I lost one of my best friends. I have written several stories about Karin. This one happened after she beat her first cancer in 2003. * * * When our eyes met … Continue reading

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