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Tag: Journal

  • Rethink conventional birdfeeders

    Rethink conventional birdfeeders

    Last year this time, we started a rooftop party for the backyard birds with two pairs of worn-out Converse shoes and a broken suitcase – it was great for many months until we made an “extraterrestrial discovery“. Not only did we need something that could withstand the city’s strong wind, perpetual fog, and crazy rain, it has […]

  • 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

  • What was the Red-tailed Hawk up to at Baker Beach?

    What was the Red-tailed Hawk up to at Baker Beach?

    On our way to Baker Beach, we caught sight of a handsome Red-tailed Hawk hovering in the sky. What was it up to? No, it was not eyeing on the Brown Pelicans. As we watched the hawk swoop down towards the waves, we thought there would be prey in sight. What happened at the end surprised […]

  • The Singaporean 🌳

    The Singaporean 🌳

    { This post was originally posted on A Little Daily Dose } Jon pointed out the 🌳 in earlier days when we started seeing each other. He made me say “Three trees” a million times and I have corrected many 🌳 into Three. Non-English conversations are almost non-existent after I moved to San Francisco in […]

  • 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 (粽子) 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.

  • A Little San Francisco: Thinking Aloud

    A Little San Francisco: Thinking Aloud

    The uncut version of A Little San Francisco is probably three times longer and filled with many ludicrous ideas such as this one, about a gopher.