New Normals in the Age of Covid-19

Things I did before Covid-19…and things I do now during Covid-19.

Happy Clementine Collection is Now Available!

New art and design featuring a happy clementine just in time for the upcoming lunar new year is up on my Redbubble shop.

EBG In Collaboration With Chinese American Family

In collaboration with Chinese American Family, Empty Bamboo Girl is releasing a set of kawaii good eats designs featuring

Chaffle Recipes

A chaffle is a waffle made of cheese and eggs which makes it low carb and keto-friendly. Here are the two chaffle recipes I sw

Is It Safe Yet?

Phase 3 of Boston’s reopening begins today.

Keto Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

I MISS having jam on toast but no more! Thanks to this Very Berry Chia Jam gluten free, keto & paleo recipe from gnom gnom

Sour Cream & Onion Powder

I MISS sour cream & onion chips, but no more. I found a recipe for sour cream & onion powder. There are a bunch out th

Best Dairy-Free Banana Bread

I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit’s Best Banana Bread Recipe. The kiddo can’t eat dairy so I had to improvise

Everything Bagel Seasoning

I don’t want to go to Trader Joe’s because I have no interest in waiting in any long ass line during covid-19. But

Keto Condensed Milk with…Coconut Milk!

Need condensed milk for your Vietnamese coffee? Buttered toast? Ovaltine? Horlicks? Or, coconut ice cream?

Keto Dumplings. Low Carb Potstickers

One of the things I’ve been missing since diving into the keto diet has been dumplings, aka potstickers.

Cancel Out Racism

This week my comic strip won’t be appearing in the Sampan Newspaper. There were concerns regarding the content. Editoria

Black Lives Matter.

That is all. Full stop.

Tips on How to Stay Safe as You Venture Out During Reopening

Who else is worried about getting hate-crimed?

Quarantine Coping Mechanisms

In the beginning, I went hog wild with every chip you could imagine – dill pickle chips, Cheetos, Doritos, boba popcorn, shr

“The Half of It” and the Ellie Chu Look

If you haven’t gotten the chance to watch Alice Wu‘s new film “The Half of It” on Netflix then get to

Unprecedented Times

The temptation grows with each day. Maybe this time will be different…or maybe not.

Choose Your Quarantine House

I would definitely go with House 5 – intergalactic adventures? Hell, yes! But a close close second would be House 2.

Covid-19 Questions

My latest covid-19 comic was inspired by a brilliant gif.

Being Out & About During Covid-19

It seems as though everyone is expecting the other person to initiate the six feet of social distancing. In the end, no separa

A Tip On Video Meetings

As we all move into video meetings, online learning and television interviews, there’s just one tip to be mindful of. Be

Make It Better for the Next Generation

Our boy is bold. Our boy is sassy. And that’s what we love about him.

On Coronavirus Lockdown

Anyone else having a hard time keeping their elderly folks at home?

The Moms Are Ready

This coronavirus era has just reaffirmed my mother’s food hoarding / apocalypse planning ways. I guess she was right all

On Productivity

Said by the great Angela Martin…Shrute from The Office, these are words to live by:


In the pre-Coronavirus era, everyone was fine being their nasty selves. Handwashing? WTF was that? After Coronavirus?

On Climbing Mountains

Said by the hilarious comedian Bill Burr in a conversation with Conan O’Brien, regarding parenthood:

Boston Media Coverage of Coronavirus

The constant news coverage of the coronavirus is nonstop. And with that, the constant pairing of it with imagery featuring Chi

On Making Art

Toward the tail end of 2019, I started to live by this.