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The 'Long' Dragon in the Chinese and Vietnamese Language

In Vietnamese and Chinese the word for ‘Dragon’ is ‘Long’. It shows up in lots of place names as well as fruits and fish.

Halong Bay: 

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Pear and Sea Coconut Dessert Soup

Happy New Year!  I just watched the amazing fireworks display at the Roof Garden lounge in the service apartment where I am staying in Hong Kong.  265 more words


Gin o’Clock – Part Nineteen


The ginaissance has spawned a phenomenal number of new, independent distillers, all jostling for attention and your hard-earned cash. It is hard to even make modest inroads into what is available. 524 more words


Young Longan Fruits

After several days of heavy rainfall, most of the blossoms on our Fijian Longan tree (Pometia pinnata) fell off, however today I found a couple young Longan fruits on the tree. 52 more words

Flowers & Plants

Homemade Jelly Version 1.0

They said that every photos had a story behind. And This is the story of the “super bouncy jelly” made by one of the friend for the gathering. 147 more words

Foods Trail

Southeast Asian Longan Fruit

Longan Fruit. How beautiful, dainty, exotic and sweet is this South Eastern Asian fruit? It is a hidden gem that I found in Chinatown section of New York City; sold on every street corner by the food vendors. 231 more words