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Category: Experiments

  • Love you to the Sutro Tower and back

    Love you to the Sutro Tower and back

    Sometime in July last year, when the city told us that we need to hunker down for a year (if not longer), I started documenting San Francisco’s weather @loveyoutotheSutroTowerandback. In the last six months, I learned that the sun shifts one degree every day, the Perseids meteor shower is an annual affair, the neighborhood birds go…

  • 2020: August/September #1secondeveryday

    2020: August/September #1secondeveryday

    August was all about reading more (๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ #SummerStride yay!!!), sulking less about the weather @loveyoutothesutrotowerandback, and drawing birds @alternativebirdfeeder September felt like we are inching out of a long hibernation… reconnecting with people and the great outdoors. { Afterthought } San Francisco turned orange on 9 September. On hindsight, I did notice some strange behavior in the crows and…

  • 2020: July #1secondeveryday

    2020: July #1secondeveryday

    So many exciting projects/experiments in July! Parchment paper-wrapped sticky rice dumplings were my greatest innovation that satisfied comfort food cravings  Preserved the last green onion flower in resin Closed the sustainability loop by reusing bicycle inner rubber tubes to make an unconventional rubber stamp and window drafts

  • Parchment paper wrapped sticky rice dumplings

    Parchment paper wrapped sticky rice dumplings

    Comfort food craving during shelter-in-place has led me to experiment with the limited resources I have in the kitchen. Sticky rice dumplings – also known as Zongzi (็ฒฝๅญ) and countless other names like Bak Zhang or Chinese Tamales – is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. I drew a bamboo leaf outine on parchment paper and made…

  • Remembering a special flower

    Remembering a special flower

    If Safeway hadn’t run out of green onions during shelter-in-place, we wouldn’t have started growing them. If I hadn’t had to look on the bright side after a tooth extraction, I wouldn’t have had smoothies for a month, and we wouldn’t have so many yogurt tubs lying around. If I hadn’t transferred the green onions into…

  • 2020: June #1secondeveryday

    2020: June #1secondeveryday

    June was all about self-improvement and learning how to make the world a better place.

  • COVID-19 Journal: A quiet reflection

    COVID-19 Journal: A quiet reflection

    Shelter-in-place has made me reflect on the many little things I take for granted, like green onions. Discover beauty in every day.

  • The (bittersweet) arhat of living

    The (bittersweet) arhat of living

    Jon and I tied the knot in 2016 after being in a long-distance relationship. Although we spent less than a month together in the entire year, it was not difficult to notice an Englishman’s idea of “sweet” – the kind of candied, honey, caramelised sweetness in many British confectionery and desserts (which they like to call puddings).…

  • 2020: May #1secondeveryday

    2020: May #1secondeveryday

    MAY we win the next game ๐Ÿ€„๐Ÿ€„๐Ÿ€„ { Afterthought } When Jon discovered Mahjong last month, we were thrilled to share this with our neighbour, Serene – this was the only way we could continue our Friday Mahjong sessions during shelter-in-place. Then came one faithful day, when my itchy fingers wandered into the Ranked Matches.…