A Few Hours in Cleveland

Keith and I took a much needed day off, wandering around and doing nothing, lol. We went to three Asian grocery stores – finally found the ingredients we were seeking in the third one. Then, we stopped for a quick meal – I am still a little on the fence but the Beef Chow Hor […]

Plant Attractions Around the Yard

It was a beautiful day and we managed to do some yard cleanup before the next batch of rain arrives tomorrow. Love the fresh, crisp air, the beauty around us, and sunshine on my face. Happy Fall, Everyone!

Japanese Maple

I was just lamenting yesterday evening that none of the variety of trees on our property changes color to orange or red (they all turn to yellow) when our Japanese Maple caught my eye. How could I have forgotten my favorite tree? It is certainly eye-catching with its gorgeous, bright red leaves. Love it!

Playing Badminton

Badminton is one of the top sports in Asia but not so much here. Alex has really taken to badminton starting last summer but unfortunately, it’s not an activity we can partake throughout the year since there aren’t any indoor badminton courts here. So as soon as the weather allows and seasonal allergies have finally […]

Is Spring Finally Here to Stay?

It’s finally looking and feeling like spring! We have five different daffodils blooming in the garden right now. While tulips will always be my first love for spring blooming plants (and apparently, they are the deers’ first love as well), daffodils will never fail to bring a smile to my face with their bright, sunny appearance. […]

Happy Anniversary!

So I just arrived home and I stopped at the mailbox to retrieve our mail. I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice golden envelope among the other junk mail. My first instinct was that it’s from my mother-in-law and sure enough, I was right. She usually makes an effort to send out actual cards […]

Happy Chinese New Year

I reminded Alex that it’s Chinese New Year (CNY) tomorrow and he’s pretty excited because that means he’ll be getting an ang pau (a red envelope filled with money) from us. I asked him if he remembers what saying we can use to greet someone during CNY. He replied, “Happy New Year?” Lol. I responded […]

Valentine’s Day Orchid

So Keith got me a pot of orchid for Valentine’s, to add to my jungle of orchids. :) Apparently, he had purchased it last Saturday and managed to hide the orchid until he gave it to me today. Is it weird that it’s driving me crazy not knowing his hiding place? Hahaha. Happy Valentine’s Day!