Shanghai, my city

It is the city where my father and my grandfather and my ancestors lived; it is the city where I am now in love with.

The very first time that I set foot on Shanghai a couple years ago, I immediately fell in love with it.

“I like it here! I love it!” I exclaimed.

“You lil traitor! You’ve never lived here yet and you just came from the city you were born and grew up in!” teased my husband.

But hey,  I have in my veins the blood of a Shanghai native.

And finally, after all these years I’ve come back to embrace this part of me, of who I am.

Shanghai, my city, well, among my cities, that is. I love thee.


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Tranquil Dreams

Last night my mom forwarded this YouTube video to me.  It is in Chinese but magic doesn’t change and has no language barrier, right? Right!

This little magic trick is called Fruit Transposition.  Mr. Magician here is super awesome.

He goes to the fresh food market and asks a lady to choose two fruits..any two that she just bought.  She chooses first a chestnut (never knew that was a fruit but thats okay, I buy it) and a kiwi.  What he does is totally mind-boggling.  Of course, the lady felt the same way so Mr. Magician told her to choose any two fruits at the booth there.

She walks around and goes, “How about a papaya? Wait, No! Can we use a watermelon?”

Mr. Magician hesitates and says, “Why don’t you pick something else? Its a bit big.”

So she insists to use it and asks, “If its big, then…

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So true! Thanks for sharing!

JUMP FOR JOY Photo Project

“The path that your heart calls you towards may be an unconventional one. It may be scary and involve taking risks. Following your heart often requires us to take a detour from the well trodden path, and rebel from societal or family expectations in order to find our inner fulfilment. It can be a long and lonely road initially. Often we must be willing to look at our life honestly and really evaluate what parts of it we love and which parts of it we don’t.

Your heart’s desire may not have an initial guarantee of income, or it may require a pay cut. It may mean that you have to go against what your family wants for you, or what your friends expect of you. It may mean facing your fears and doing something that you love, yet are petrified of at the same time. It may mean forgoing…

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