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Lantau Island, 1990

It was quite a coup finding these photos from Lantau Island my mom took back in 1990. Although I hadn't seen them in 25 years, that trip is something that stayed with me and something my mom and I still talk about.I'd been in Hong Kong for four months when my mom flew over to visit me during winter break. We took a day to visit Lantau, one of Hong Kong's many outlying … [Read More]

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I bought these dessert molds in Hong Kong last year as gifts for my two little ones. All this time I thought they were mooncake molds. My kids know mooncakes well … [Read More]

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HK dim sum 1990

I was going through old photos at my mom's today and came across these from Hong Kong 25 years ago. I'm not sure how I missed these before, but today was the first time I'd seen them in a quarter of a century.I've posted photos from my orientation at the … [Read More]

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I've been blogging now for five and a half years and have written plenty about the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of my favorite holidays ever. I've even had articles published in Chicago about where to go to celebrate this festival. So I don't know why it's taken … [Read More]


How lucky was I to be invited to the opening night of Asian Pop-up Cinema in Chicago yesterday? Very! The brainchild of Sophia Wong Boccio, Asian Pop-up Cinema is a series of Asian films that will be screened in the Chicago area this fall--and beyond.The … [Read More]