Category Archives: Writing

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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Tomato and Apple

Staring at this picture long enough, I started hearing voices. Some came from the tomato, some apples. Discrimination doesn’t come with a sound or smell. It’s difficult to prove its existence. Some aren’t aware of been discriminated; some don’t know … 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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Aging (NabloPoMo Day 29)

I am kind of lazy today, so I decided to rewrite something I found in my old journals. This was supposed to be a quick and easy task, but it ended up taking a lot of time, because I just … 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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Happy Thanksgiving (NaBloPoMo Day 20)

Before I forget… Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I have to wish you a happy Thanksgiving now, because I’m taking 4 days off. Four days off from NaBloPoMo – is that allowed? You probably wonder… 😉 First, let me … Continue reading

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