Category Archives: Memoir

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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One Snowy Day (NaBloPoMo Day 9)

The year my daughter was a senior in high school, one morning we had 6 inches of snow; her school bus came late. When she arrived home that day, she didn’t look happy. “What happened?” I asked. “The lady at … Continue reading

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Tita (NaBloPoMo Day 8)

I went to get a haircut yesterday. It was definitely a couple of months overdue. My hair grows fast. Normally, a haircut would look good on me for two weeks. But past experience had assured me that no one would … Continue reading

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