Archive for the 'General' Category

a prayer
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

When I moved to DC in 2006, my friend Michelle and I did weekly devotionals over the phone together, using the book Devotional Classics (ed. Richard Foster). Here’s a prayer I like from that book, written by John Baillie (Scottish theologian): O Lord and Maker of all things, from whose creative power the first light [...]

eee box!
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Last July, I promised my grandma that I would get her a new computer, because her Compaq desktop (from the nineties) took 20 minutes to load! Well, I finally got around to doing research this month. I wanted something light and portable and relatively inexpensive. On Joe’s recommendation, I ordered her an Asus Eee Box [...]

the cheongsam
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

So my biggest “hurdle” right now with wedding planning is finding a cheongsam for our Vancouver banquet. (In Mandarin it’s called a qipao but I grew up speaking Cantonese, so to me, it’s a cheongsam.) Joe’s mom generously offered to make one for me, but given the long-distance, it’s not practical– plus it’d be a [...]

long-distance update
Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Joe and I have been long-distance for a month now, and it’s been a process figuring out how to communicate across 3 time zones and an international boundary. At first we used the method we’ve been used to– our cell phones. But those calls between Canada and the US add up! My cell phone plan [...]

the garland
Sunday, January 25th, 2009

My mom is an artistic soul. She loves to draw, press flowers, rubber stamp, write songs, do paper-cutting, and decorate cakes (she used to run her own Chinese cake and pastry business in Virginia). It’s been hard figuring out how to involve our families in the wedding planning– it’s difficult to find appropriate tasks to [...]