Happy Winter Solstice
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Happy Winter Solstice

…or tang yuan (湯圓) eating time! It’s also a time for family to get together. A few years ago, I learned how to make black sesame-filled glutinous rice balls because I couldn’t find any locally sourced frozen ones. It’s actually pretty easy. You just need 5 ingredients: black sesame powder sugar sweet rice flour butter […]

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“Lantern Stories” Public Art Project by artist Yu-Wen Wu
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“Lantern Stories” Public Art Project by artist Yu-Wen Wu

Lantern Stories, a public art project in collaboration with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for Boston’s Chinatown by artist Yu-Wen Wu, was unveiled recently in Chin Park. And I’m excited that my Black Lives Matter piece was included on one of the lanterns. Back in June, Yi-Wen reached out to me and asked if she […]

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SoooOOOooOOoo Many Mooncakes
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SoooOOOooOOoo Many Mooncakes

The other week while on a grocery run for my folks at 99 Ranch Market, I saw the display for mooncakes which was perfect because I totally forgot that the Mid-Autumn Festival is quickly approaching. But which mooncakes to get? And specifically, which brand? Cuz the older folks are ALL about the brand…well, my older […]

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Black Lives Matter.
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Black Lives Matter.

If you find the statement to be political or controversial, then you’ve got an issue to deal with – racism. Here’s a Chinese translation of Black Lives Matter which I had my auntie review and give the thumb’s up on: 黑人的命也是命. It roughly translates to “Black peoples’ lives are lives too.” I’ve made the design […]

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More Pandemic Lessons
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More Pandemic Lessons

So many lessons being learned during this pandemic. Among them is the fact that all this time we could’ve voted in the comforts of our own home and then either mailed them in or dropped them off into specific boxes for voting ballots around the city. They just want to make it harder and more […]

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Level Up During Covid-19
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Level Up During Covid-19

Prior to covid-19, I didn’t do much grocery shopping at the Asian supermarkets other than picking up the latest boba popcorn snacks or a bag of baby bok choy. Since then, I have become well-versed in the ins & outs of what’s available as I have become my folk’s personal shopper. The meat counter? Check. […]

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Cancel Out Racism
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Cancel Out Racism

This week my comic strip won’t be appearing in the Sampan Newspaper. There were concerns regarding the content. Editorial suggestions were made, but they would’ve changed the tone…maybe that was the point?

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Quarantine Coping Mechanisms
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Quarantine Coping Mechanisms

In the beginning, I went hog wild with every chip you could imagine – dill pickle chips, Cheetos, Doritos, boba popcorn, shrimp chips, Andy Capp’s hot fries, honey butter chips and it goes on and on.

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A Tip On Video Meetings
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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. Because in addition to social distancing, let’s also practice video distancing.

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How to Live More Eco-Friendly in 2020
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How to Live More Eco-Friendly in 2020

Happy new year! Thinking about turning over a new eco-friendly living leaf for 2020? Well, there are plenty of products out there to help you on your way – reusable Ziploc bags, glass tupperware, metal straws and more if you have the funds to overhaul your life.

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May I Have a Seat? Baby on Board
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May I Have a Seat? Baby on Board

I worked all the way through my pregnancy. That meant a lot of subway rides – changing lines, hoofing up/down stairs and through town to switch stations. All of that wasn’t too bad except for the fact that only a total of five people ever offered up their seat for me on a crowded subway. […]

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Halloween…Two Weeks Later
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Halloween…Two Weeks Later

My body is now made up of 75% candy – primarily, Snickers and Twix fun size bars. Once again, I overestimated just how much candy was needed. I bought four giant bags, but only three trick-or-treaters were brave enough to venture up our creepy front steps.

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