Happy the Year of the Tiger 虎年快乐!

The above is a very well-known piece Spring Festival Overture by the Chinese composer Li Huanzhi which is always played during the Chinese New Year. This young Chinese traditional orchestra played it fantastically. This year is the Year of the Tiger, so we should talk about the tiger. Tiger is the most handsome animal inContinue reading “Happy the Year of the Tiger 虎年快乐!”

Our 2021’s Season’s Greetings

In the West, the last month of each year is a carnival month surrounded by festivals: in addition to the well-known Christmas, there are also festivals such as Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Our local Altadena Christmas Tree Lane is famous and a tourist attraction for its 101-year-old history. It’s been almostContinue reading “Our 2021’s Season’s Greetings”

A Very Busy November…Happy Thanksgiving! (11/25/2021 by Joan Huang)

Since the beginning of November, our home has been entertaining our house guests with family members. I’ve been busy with cooking and enteerWe’re indeed very hospitable. Also, when the US border opened on 11/8, my newly wedded niece and her husband booked plane tickets traveled from UK. As the aunt and the uncle, we wereContinue reading “A Very Busy November…Happy Thanksgiving! (11/25/2021 by Joan Huang)”

Halloween in LA! (By Joan Huang, 10/31/21)

It’s autumn again, it’s cloudy right now in Los Angeles right now. The colorful maple leaf photos seen from the circle of friends are enviable. I love autumn, esptecially like the song Autumn Leaves sung by Frank Sinatra. Public places in Los Angeles opened one after another: we also started to go to the DisneyContinue reading “Halloween in LA! (By Joan Huang, 10/31/21)”

Moon Festival (9/21/2021)

Today is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, the moon is the roundest and brightest, and I am preparing for a special dinner for this Chinese festival. The story of “Chang’e Flying to the Moon” is not only a well-known story in China, it has now spread all over the world. My newlywed niece Huang Leilei (whoContinue reading “Moon Festival (9/21/2021)”