This is not fog. I really wish it was though. Bad air day again. The air quality index (AQI) reached and even exceeded its maximum level of 500, described in…

Another gift to hubby from his colleagues at work given to him from his recent trip to Chengdu. It was inside an elegantly designed gift box with a card that…

Pancakes anyone? Goodbye to the boxed mix kind and hello homemade pancakes! Never knew it was this easy to make one from readily available ingredients in the…

Fresh strawberries in season. Bought these monster strawberries at the fresh market yesterday and they are just huge. Just praying that whatever was used to…

Enjoying the +8C temperature. Bright sunshiny day. Good air quality levels. Just right. Simple joys. Happiness!

Known as fillets, red ribbons are usually wrapped around chinese symbols which add importance to the object. The chinese term for red also means great and vast.…

This Memory Wall was put up to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the school. It has been designed like a tree with the roots extending to the floor and…

Meet our new pets aka angry birds. Daddy's toys really but kids love them so much, they now have their own names (L-R Top) Feathers, Skyflakes, (L-R Bottom) Big…

This is a traditional folk art in China. More often than not, they make the 12 animals from the chinese zodiac signs. Witnessed this firsthand during the temple…

This chinese pancake is a traditional Beijing snack which is very similar to crepe. Some made with meat and others without. We've been wanting to try this for…

What a great way to celebrate the lantern festival, an end to the Chinese New Year in school! The excitement of a temple fair - beijing snack food, lion and…

Yuan Xiao also means Chinese Lantern Festival. Today is the 15th day of the 1st lunar month and also marks the end of two week Chinese New Year celebrations.…

Experienced my first Lo Hei (literally, “tossing up good fortune”) or quite simply Prosperity Toss, in the PTA sponsored Chinese New Year Socials. The dish…

Made these from the leftover chocolate fondue last night and they're sinfully good! Prepared two kinds, one rolled in unsweetened cocoa powder and the other one…

I'm beginning to realize that the chinese food that I'm familiar with, cantonese cuisine, is very different from chinese food from Beijing. Beijing food is more…

It snowed today for the first time this season! The kids woke up excited and eager to go out and play. Instead of riding their bikes, we walked with them to the…

We would often see vehicles with a red string attached to the car. It can be auspiciously seen either attached to the handle, rearview mirrors or even the…
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