Cutting Narcissus Bulbs for Chinese New Year

Cutting Narcissus bulbs to celebrate Chinese New Year has been a long habit or tradition I have kept up since my twenties. My father introduced me to a former president of the Lingnan Bonsai Society, it was this man that sparked my interest in cutting Narcissus bulbs and collecting yellow wax stones. In Canton, they … Continue reading Cutting Narcissus Bulbs for Chinese New Year

First dinner of 2019 – 15 year old French onion soup

My family started our first dinner of 2019 with a fifteen year old French onion soup. I had mentioned in an earlier blog post that we have been keeping around the juice from our prime rib roasts for over a decade. Thinking back, we likely started packing the beef juice since 2004. Every time we … Continue reading First dinner of 2019 – 15 year old French onion soup

Tree topper crossed off my “to do” list

At 4:15am on Christmas Day 2018, I finished the tree topper I had planned in December of this year. Elaine's temporary star had lasted for close to a decade. When I opened up the ornaments box this year, the first item on top of the pile was the worn cardboard star asking to be replaced. … Continue reading Tree topper crossed off my “to do” list

Dress-making: How hard can it be?

I was reminded by Facebook today that I used to make outfits for Elaine. I stopped making dresses for her after she became pregnant with Landry for obvious reasons. I think after we got married I started to help Elaine alter store-purchased outfits for formal events we were attending. Elaine has non-standard proportions and every single dress … Continue reading Dress-making: How hard can it be?