Entries Tagged as 'celebrations'

A simple guide to festival planning (with worksheet)

February 10th, 2011 · 6 Comments · celebrations

Violet playing with a paper dragon we made. A tutorial and template on how to make your own will be available this Saturday. In today’s high-speed bullet train world, our lives are accelerating at a blinding pace. Technology blurs our days and nights, globalization flattens the earth. Both are changing our concepts of space and [...]

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Welcome the year of the rabbit (with bubble tea recipe)

February 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · celebrations, family and friends, food

This weekend we celebrated the year of the rabbit with a party. The intoxicating scent of paperwhites (narcissus) brings me back to Chinese New Years in Hong Kong. Calligraphy by Grandpa Jack. Oranges, chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil, and red candy. It’s important to get the oranges with leaves. Hung bao, or red envelopes [...]

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The usual suspects

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations

The lineup.

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Halloween is coming

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations

Making apple turnovers on daddy daycare day.

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Moon festival celebration

September 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations, family and friends

The weather forecast called for cloudy skies tonight, so we moved up the moon festival celebration to last night. It was a perfect night, clear skies, mild weather. We had some friends over for a snack of mooncakes, rice balls, and peach herbal tea. Then we went for a walk down the street to the [...]

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Happy Birthday

September 21st, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations

Sunday was Tig’s birthday, and Monday was our nine-year anniversary…cause for celebration. We had a small picnic on Sunday by the local pond with our friends VK and his little girl ZZ, ate some yummy baked goods, sandwiches, and fruit salad. On Monday night, we were able to sneak out for an ice cream sundae. [...]

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Moon festival planner

September 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · celebrations

Mid-Autumn Festival aka “Moon Festival” Date: September 22, 2010 A traditional harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month in the Chinese calendar. The date also parallels the autumnal equinox, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. The festival gives thanks to the summer harvest and welcomes autumn. [...]

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Happy birthday v

September 5th, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations

Thursday was V’s second birthday…two trips around the sun! After a dip in weight, O clawed his way back up to 6 lbs 8 oz at the one week mark, surpassing his birth weight.

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Mama’s day gift

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · celebrations, parenting

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