I have a bad habit of killing my plants, but for some reason, the last batch of succulents and houseplants that I bought or re-potted have been thriving and showing signs of new life with a few sprouts popping up here and there. My monstera plants have surprised me the most. After splitting them up into two separate pots, I was afraid the worse had happened when the leaves began to turn yellow or wilt […]
Flowering peach blossoms for the new year…
Merry Christmas! Decorations are up, banners and lights are hung and I’m in a very festive mood with a few touches of red and gold around the apartment.
I’ve been settling into my new place since May and things are finally starting to feel at home now after all the furniture has been brought in and books and personal items have been arranged in their own place. The apartment is small, but I love that it is located near all of my favorite museums, running trails and restaurants and walking distance to parks and quaint neighborhoods. It’s also great to have family visit […]
Happy New Year! The flowers are fresh, the fruits have been arranged, and the red envelopes have been hung onto the forsythia branches. Every year, I enjoy helping my mom out during the few days leading up to the eve of Tet getting the house decorated to welcome the new year. This year, we had such an overwhelming harvest of oranges, grapefruits and kumquats from the backyard, that the house has been filled with these […]
I’ve been looking forward to summer break all year and now that it’s here, all I have seem to be doing is loafing around the house avoiding the scorching heat outside. But today will be a new day for me. Laundry, blog, photo editing all on my agenda. And then at least three new projects I have in mind to work on over the summer break. The past two weeks have been all about eating […]
The oranges and grapefruits are thriving this year. And just in time for the Chinese New Year, too! These sweets will make fantastic citrus baskets for our aunts and uncles next week. I can’t believe it’s going to be the end of January so soon! 2012 is going to go by in flash! Dad’s cilantro and mustard greens ready to be plucked. This grapefruit was so fat, it had to wedge itself […]