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Best seller in Singapore

Author Robert Wang sent me this photo from Singapore. It's exciting to see that Good Chinese Wife is doing so well there.And if you have read the book, I would love it and would forever be grateful if you could write an Amazon review, even if it's just a line or two. All you need is an Amazon account. You don't need to have purchased the book through Amazon.Here is … [Read More]

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I haven't thought of Guangzhou in ages. But when I found this old photo a few weeks ago, it all came back.Back during the height of Good Chinese Wife, "Cai" … [Read More]

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Nanjing with Wang Xi 1991

The first lunar new year I ever spent in Asia was two Year of the Goat/Sheep/Rams ago. I was studying in Hong Kong and had a week off at the lunar new year, so naively asked a friend in Nanjing if I could visit at that time.It was a different time in China … [Read More]

Dad at Sai Kung seafood stall

Sai Kung is a quiet district in Hong Kong known for its fresh seafood restaurants. And by fresh, I mean picking out one's dinner while it's still swimming. Although I lived a quick bus ride from Sai Kung, I only have one memory of eating at a waterfront … [Read More]

Fried egg tofu

We're experiencing another cold front in Chicago this week, but that didn't keep us home on Valentine's Day. While Tom was slaving away at work, I took the kids out for brunch at Fat Rice, one of our favorite restaurants.Fat Rice is known for arroz gordo, … [Read More]