Moon Festival

One of the advantages of being married to a lovely woman from the Asian culture is that I get to enjoy plenty of extra occasions to celebrate. One of these celebrations is the Moon Festival, held on the harvest season full moon (according to Shuwen, it’s a little bit like Asian Thanksgiving). Continue reading “Moon Festival”


Back – and a little gone

Dayglo dragon art at Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2018.

It feels strange. Shuwen and I are back from a 10-day road-trip to – mostly – Arizona and New Mexico. Perhaps it is just the usual “post vacation blues” but with the abstinence from social media while traveling (after removing all social apps from my phone), returning to the “routine” at home feels especially strange this time. While we were traveling I’ve logged in to Facebook once (via web browser) but didn’t use any of the other “social related” sites that I otherwise visited frequently. Continue reading “Back – and a little gone”

Bye, Bye, Bandit

Shuwen brought a spicy Hunan style chicken dish home. I couldn’t feel my lips for a while after eating it. 😛 When I asked her what it was called she said “Bandit chicken.” I said “how fitting” – and then we watched Smokey and the Bandit. Rest in peace, Burt Reynolds.