Last weekend, my friends D&A hosted a Diwali party at their home. True to her Southern roots, D is an absolute hostess with the mostest, and cooked the most delicious home made Indian feast…while six months preggers! You can imagine how inadequate we all felt. Given my sweet tooth, the highlight of the meal was the chai spice cupcakes…basically two things I love combined into...
Chicago Steakhouse Experience in Shanghai at...
Last Tuesday was Joce’s birthday, and I dined with, her parents, and Andrea at Roosevelt Steakhouse. I had heard so much about this place from my steak loving friends (i.e. Eugene) and was excited to finally try it. I’m always a little hesitant when trying Western restaurants in Shanghai, but this place met my expectations and even exceeded them with a few standout dishes! First...
I scream for ice cream!
These days, my current obsession is ice cream. When I was in NYC last month, I gorged on il laboratorio del gelato, Grom, and Je & Jo. The first two are old favourites while Je & Jo was a recent discovery, thanks to my friend PK who brought over some cardamom ice cream with snickerdoodle cookie bits for dinner one day. Absolutely delicious! Mixing in cookie bits elevates the ice cream...
Hong Kong: The Most Business-Friendly City in the... →
A much more upbeat view on Hong Kong and its future from The Atlantic. All true from an economic perspective - but what about from a social / quality-of-life perspective?
The Man Who Took on Amazon and Saved a Bookstore →
There’s still hope for independent bookshops!
In China's Shadows →
Interesting article from National Geographic on Hong Kong’s evolving self-identity as it becomes more integrated with the Mainland.
Whenever you feel that creeping cynicism, whenever you hear those voices say you...– President Obama, 2012 Barnard Commencement Speech
What Is the Chinese Dream? →
Insightful article from The Atlantic by James Fallows which echoes some of my own observations, especially the following paragraph: “At an individual level, and as an accumulation of daily interactions over the years, my experience is of the great permeability of Chinese culture. People are easy to meet, to get to know, to laugh or argue with. And in its vastness, today’s China...
Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the...– John Gardner, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson, “Personal Renewal” November 10, 1990