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Temple at Midnight

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Houston / Life

New Years Eve is always fun, because my brother and sister and I like to spend the night going on our traditional midnight temple run, sometimes visiting more than one to celebrate Tet. This year, we went to an old one downtown where we ran into a couple of familiar faces, and enjoyed the traditional dragon dances. I love seeing all the beautiful, bright red and gold lanterns illuminating the night sky. Fresh lucky bamboo […]

Spring colors…

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home sweet home / Life

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 […]

Zoolights

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Life / weekends

As a photo blogger, photo files are so important to me, so when my hard drive crashed on me last November, I had a pretty bad meltdown over potential lost files and memories that I had deemed lost forever. Fortunately, my brother was able to recover the majority of the files on my hard drive and life is a little bit more sane again. 🙂 So the next few posts will be catching up from […]

a weekend away…

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Life / weekends

Images from a weekend with friends and family. One of my oldest and closest friend got married and we all spent the weekend pampering ourselves, having good food and wine with old friends and enjoying a little girl time with hair and make up for her big day. I think I really needed that time off. I even had some time to to Galveston to walk down the beach at night and catch up with […]

good eats

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dining out / Life

My sister and friends surprised me at brunch this Sunday to celebrate the big 30. I’ve been wanting to try out Caracol for some time now and the brunch buffet did not disappoint. A few of my favorites from the menu were the marinated watermelon salad, lambchops, firewood roasted oysters, fresh tamarind juice, and the tres leches. It’s been a busy month so far with dinner parties with friends and family throughout, starting back at […]

2014

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Life

Happy Chinese New Year! The festivities are still going strong around here and it’s been occupying my weekends lately. That, and along with a slew of winter storms that have been both good and bad for my sleeping habits, have been encouraging me to be a bit more lazy than I should be at the beginning of a new year. I’ve been spending and enjoying more time with the family during the holidays, especially since […]

wrapping things up…

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Life

Happy Holidays! My plate’s been full with work and family these past months. I’ve been doing my best to  to get into the habit of finishing projects that I have started. Even having the first year of teaching down, somehow, the second year seems to be twice as busy for me. I’m trying not to stay after school as often as I did last year, which means I have to learn to have a good […]