Category Archives: Writing

XDrive Photo Story (Sep) – Part 2

Raj started a new Photo Story Series, and it goes like this: he writes the first part of the story, and we will continue writing 2nd, 3rd…, etc. (Every week one contribution will be chosen as a part of the … 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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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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