A New Chapter

The other day I was going through my blog and somehow did not realize I had started blogging back in 2004! The blog has transitioned over time from Typepad to Blogger (up until Blogger was blocked in China) and then hosting it using iWeb (which proved to be a bit of a nightmare when it…

Routines and the Everyday

It has been a while since the last blog post. Life has been full! Kids are in their last term of kindergarten before grade school. Finding the ‘right’ local school is on our to-do list. International schools in Shanghai are not affordable.

Plum Season Has Descended in Shanghai

Yes, the wet and humid weather typical of the ‘plum season’ has descended on us. A typical June weather that calls for wellies and raincoats as we walk to school and work every morning during the weekdays. This is the season when closets needs more airing to prevent mold and mildew from setting, when laundry…

More Valentine’s Day Stuff

Yesterday has been a very hectic day and to top with all the family stuff and as if I didn’t have enough things to do, I still went ahead and made these Cheesecake Pops. It was an even messier experience than making the Red Velvet Cake Balls version and just couldn’t help wish that I…

10 years ago…

10 years ago in Taipei, I met the person who changed my life. 10 years ago in Taipei, he surprised me and proposed at Burger King. 10 years ago in Taipei, we had a ‘big’ church wedding at a small chapel in Tienmu attended by family and friends, some who even flew from the other…

5th Birthday

Still cannot believe that my kids have turned 5!!! It’s a big number. And it so happened that this year, their birthday fell on the same day as the Mid-Autumn Festival which is an important Chinese holiday. It signals Autumn and also a time for getting together, enjoying mooncakes and families gather around to enjoy…

Picnic Blankie (At Last!)

Been wanting to have a proper picnic blanket since we started hanging out at a hotel’s grassy lawn last year but never got around to it…

Backyard ‘Tourists’

Last night was our date night. And we decided to check out the new IFC Mall across the river. Most especially to check out the new Apple Store! Yes, that is how ‘geeky’ we are… So much has changed in the Lujiazhui area! Gosh we cannot believe how many new buildings have risen and how…

Quilts for Owen and Liam

Today was the last day of school for the kids. They are going on to ‘zhong ban’ (means ‘middle’ kindergarten) next year. The year has gone rather quickly. And to top that, one of the kids’ classmate, Owen, will be moving to Hong Kong so there was a bit of flurry of activities esp. for…

Working on Quilts

Lately it’s been a bit crazy with stuff to do at home. Been alternating between quilting and sewing clothes. Yesterday, finally gotten down to basting our huge ‘Anniversary Quilt’. The quilt top and backing were all done a couple months ago but just wasn’t inspired to work on it until late yesterday afternoon.

Silence

Yes, it’s been rather quiet here lately. There’s so much I want to blog about but that’s now taken a back seat due to work commitments and also because I am still trying to wrap my head around this iWeb! So now, I’m starting from scratch a continuation of my other blogs now combined into…