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Requiem for a Duck: When Tradition Requires an Animal Sacrifice

We had to sacrifice a duck, once.

My uncle passed away on the same day my grand uncle–his uncle–was buried. Two relatives from the same side of the family gone in one week. 1,795 more words


Bak Chang

If we were having coffee … I’d invite you to have the last of my stash of bak chang. I have three types: Nonya, Hokkien and Kee.  632 more words


There's no Mango in Mangosteen

If we were having coffee we’d be looking at the gift of mangosteens from my hubby’s tennis friend. It’s an old, familiar Chinese tradition, to bring gifts of fruit when visiting. 624 more words


О еде...

А давайте поговорим о насущном каждый день. О еде!

А ты кушаешь в китайских кафе, ресторанах или вообще китайскую кухню?

А может ты самостоятельно готовишь?

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Popped at 38 weeks/ post-natal stuff


After 38 weeks of incubation, I finally popped at 38 weeks (about 2 weeks back). Giving birth the second time round feels a little different. 337 more words


Family Traditions: Lunar New Year

The past week has been very fun and busy because it was Lunar New Years! I have not been the most traditional or superstitious person but I take this time of the year very seriously. 329 more words


ENGAGED: Day 170, Saturday February 15 2014

I’m engaged, I’m engaged, we’re engaged!

We got an engagement gift from the school, it’s a bag of nuts: two dried dates, two chestnuts, two dragons eyes. 32 more words