Family / Moments / Travel

Up in the North Woods

My grandfather is the oldest resident of Harmony, Wisconsin. Granted, Harmony has a population less than or equal to 211 people, but in any case, 90 years is still quite an accomplishment of longevity. Especially when you are 90 years old and still doing all of the things my grandfather is still doing, like: chopping … Continue reading

Around Town

Spring in DC (Finally!)

I had the afternoon off from Chinese class yesterday and took advantage of the balmy weather to walk home through Georgetown, along the canal, and down Rock Creek Parkway. What a beautiful day.  I couldn’t help myself from pulling out my phone every few minutes to take pictures and gather evidence that, yes indeed, spring … Continue reading


Peanut Butter Noodles: A Recipe

If you didn’t know that this dish was a delicious and thrifty rift on an well-loved Shanghainese noodle dish, you might mistake it for something out of some Sandra Lee Goes to “Asia” cookbook. That’s a really big IF. IF you didn’t know that Chris’ mom invented this dish as a teenager in a small New … Continue reading

China in Photos

Panda Hashers

Oh yes, Chengdu has hashers, except they aren’t just hashers, they are panda hashers. rarrrrrrrr. For those of you who are wondering what drugs I’m on, let me share some wikipedia with you: “The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as Hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by … Continue reading