I didn't make a new year resolution last year but my goal was to exercise almost every day and I was able to stick to it and I'm very happy with the progress. It becomes a new lifestyle and hopes to carry this over to next year. I'm taking it one year at a time.… Continue reading Year In Review 2018
It certainly would not be politically correct to call it a Christmas gathering anymore, one of my nieces recently converted to Jewish and can't celebrate Christmas, I was informed and so it's a Holiday gathering. It's nice to have some time off from work and get to spend time with family and friends. At our… Continue reading Holiday Gathering
The year of the Rooster flew by and it was a challenging year for me having to start a new job and adjusting to the unfamiliar new work environment. It took me almost a year to learn the culture and establish my credibility, looking back now I'm glad that I switched job and so much… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year
A few days late of posting the Lunar New Year, my dad paid homage to his ancestors on January 28, 2017. This is the year of the Fire Rooster, it's the 10th year of the zodiac and is also symbolic of hard work and diligence. This year my dad ordered the chicken and duck from… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Year of the Fire Rooster
May the beauty and peace of the season be with you now and always. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Christmas is around the corner and for many of us mailing out Christmas Cards is still a Christmas tradition, and we received many Christmas Cards at work this year. I brought my camera to work on Friday hoping to capture a few of my favorite cards. The Peace on Earth card caught my attention, and… Continue reading Christmas Cards and Poinsettia
This year's Chinese Lantern Festival was on February 14, 2014, it fell right on Valentine's day. I could only imagine what it would feel like to celebrate Chinese New Year in China, Thailand, or even in Laos. Like every year, we celebrated Chinese New Year at my dad's house on February 1st. My dad is… Continue reading Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse
It's Christmas Eve and Lee is staying up to open her presents at midnight, I guess it's our new tradition now. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree I think Christmas is the most exciting time for Lee, of course she knew that Santa couldn't come down the chimney anymore. How could he when Max is guarding the tree. Lee wanted to decorate the Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving, she was afraid that there wouldn't be any place… Continue reading Christmas Tree
This is our seventh year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia. The celebration started on July 4th, and they had a 3 days celebration. We attended Thursday July 4th, and got there early for the morning Alms giving. We also visited my mom's monument, it has been 6.5 years… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4, 2013
I felt like Rip Van Winkle that went to sleep, and woke up to find it's Christmas morning. But instead of taking a long nap like Rip Van Winkle, I was in bed sick. This year I have missed out a lot during Christmas time, there's so many unfinished business that time is of the… Continue reading Christmas Morning
Lee made a Gingerbread House this weekend, and her construction materials are the things that she could find in the pantry and refrigerator. So far it's looking good, just a few final touches. It's too bad that we don't have powder sugar for snow. She is very proud of her creation, she calls herself a… Continue reading Lee’s Gingerbread House
Charlie Brown O Christmas Tree We put up our Christmas tree early this year, actually it was the week before Thanksgiving. Lee was bored and needing something to do. We got this tree before she was born, so we are looking at a 12 year old tree. Lao ornaments I'm so anal-retentive when it comes… Continue reading Christmas Tree
We went back to McAdenville Christmas town, the last time we visited was in 2010. I recorded some video clips and will post that when I have more time. Click here to watch this video on YouTube This image below is a 30 second exposure, and a tripod is a must. I also didn't want… Continue reading McAdenville Christmas Town USA 2012
This year's Thanksgiving lunch was at Grandma's house, the hens and roosters were fearful that they might be the chosen one. Inside the chicken coop was dark and I had my ISO set to Auto, the above and below images were shot at ISO-10000 and they actually look real good for such high ISO. Grandma… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2012