Archive for the 'Remembrance' Category

Primary school

Monday, May 14th, 2007

sfa now
A friend from primary school (elementary school) sent around some pictures she took with her camera phone as she strolled around the school. Wow, the school definitely looks much more modern now than it used to be, but I think it loses some of the simplicity and modesty.
See some recent pictures of my primary school

Classic Chinese condiments

Monday, April 30th, 2007

chinese condimentsWhen you go to have “dim sum,” you are really going to “yum cha,” the correct way of describing the regular weekend brunch event in Cantonese. “Yum cha” means “drink tea,” which is in fact the main point of going to the restaurant. Going to eat “dim sum” is just a side activity that accompanies tea-drinking.

Last time I went to Chinatown to “yum cha,” they gave me a dish of classic condiment: chili sauce and Chinese mustard. The common practice is that they’d put these two condiements in one dish, a lot of times they even arrange them in a yin-yang pattern (Taijitu).

2 years

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

2 years. It’s been 2 years since the fire. Somehow it feels like it’s been more than 2 years, but somehow it feels like it’s just a few months ago that we had that experience. We survived, we changed, we grew and we still live. So much has happened since that drastic change forced upon us, yet we have been capable to adapt to anything that came our way since then. We might have lost things that remind of who we are, things that are valuable and percious to our dear hearts, but we haven’t lost our friends and families. They are still here, they are the ones who really helped us to survive and grow.

When I first arrived at the scene, firemen were hosing at the buildings:

The next day, our friends helped us to go through the rubble, to see if we can salvage anything. To this day, we still haven’t gone through them, which has been sitting in storage.

We went upstairs to see that our whole apartment has become a mess. Most of the walls in the front were gone.

Our apartment was practicially gone after the fire:


Thursday, October 26th, 2006

康樂棋Last night I dreamt about playing this classic Chinese game. I have no idea of what it’s called in English. Anyhow, it’s sort of a combination of snooker/pool and Chinese chess. It comes with a table (with 3 legs), 32 chess pieces, a cue piece and 2 cues. Basically each player takes 16 chess pieces and line them up flushed to his/her side of the table, and uses the cue to hit the cue piece and to knock the opponent’s pieces into the hole (or pocket in pool’s term). Rules are rather similar to pool, I wonder who actually invented it.

I played 康樂棋 so much when I was growing up and it definitely helped to get my anger out: when I poke that cue hard into the cue piece, the bang noise they make is just remarkable.