Winter Solstice, Christmas,…

The holiday season started with the Winter Solstice on Monday. It’s a traditional Chinese celebration when most people would make their best effort to go home for a warm family dinner. With the pandemic still serious, my family of 10 (in HK) did not celebrate together for the first time in the past 11 years […]

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Escape Continues…

Continuing my escape from the gloomy reality of a declining city and an unceasing pandemic. The public library was closed again, so I couldn’t continue my reading of the Midnight Diner comic series. I switched to spending more time in experimenting with real culinary arts. My theme in the past week was making all-day breakfasts […]

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Creative Monday

Originally planned to do some volunteering in the afternoon, but the fai chun making session with the elderly was cancelled due to cold weather. With the freed up time slot, I took a stroll through the Old Master Q exhibition at the mall near my studio.  Saw some of the hand drawn comics by the […]

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Art Therapy

Went to the funeral of Mr. Kot on Sunday evening with my dad and sister.  His daughter gave a speech on Mr. Kot’s life on behalf of the family, I was moved and couldn’t control my tears.  My empathy towards others seemed to have grown last year since my uncle passed away, I am now […]

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Baking Class

Got my friend to take me to a trial baking class last night.  It was my first ever cooking class, a very enjoyable experience.  There’s something magical about the process of making bread – mixing the raw ingredients, kneading the dough with your hands, patiently waiting for the yeast to ferment, then anxiously waiting more […]

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Day Trip to UW

Took a short day trip to my Alma Mater to meet and catch up with pastor Tim, I could never seem to find a way to treat him for a meal, neither in HK nor in Canada, thx again! Took a short walk around the campus after lunch, brought back many fond memories… I remember […]

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Short Okinawa Trip

Joined my sister and brother-in-law on a short 5-day trip to Okinawa last week.  The trip did recall memories of my trip to Hawaii 4 years ago, that’s still one of my best trips thus far.  I once again got to see the boundless horizon of the ocean, which is becoming somewhat of an annual summer tradition […]

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Barista Exam & Cafe Hopping

A good friend was in the neighbourhood to do some work, I decided to take the meet up opportunity to try out some interesting cafes nearby.  We first went to a cafe that sells designer goods, but was disappointed seeing the “closed” sign at the door.  We saw employees having a meeting inside, they obviously […]

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New Daily Routine

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve started a new daily (almost) habit of practicing calligraphy and portraiture drawing using a brush pen.  As much as I love doing art, I’m still very skeptical about the idea of becoming a full-time (starving) artist. Since my uncle got really sick earlier this year and later passed […]

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(Starving) Artist?

It’s been nearly a year since I had my first calligraphy class.  It all started from a calligraphy course ad at my residence’s clubhouse, I only hinted about trying it out and my dad immediately called up his old friend (also my old family doctor) who happened to be a calligraphy master.  He called me up […]

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