Category: EastWest

  • It’s a funny feeling

    I normally read books on my train ride to and from work. Today I brought my book to Chipotle on Lake and Franklin. And read it after a Fajita Steak Burrito. The book I am reading is in Chinese. It is a memoir of Li Ao, a very unique writer, commentator, legislator, and TV personality […]

  • Don’t judge a book by its cover

    I learned the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” from videos of a popular children’s story series, Thomas the Tank Engine. My son has grown out of it now but he was really into it 2 and 3 years ago. If you live in an English-speaking country and have small children at home, […]

  • Musical, New York City, and Memories

    We saw Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat on Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. It was a wonderful experience. Joseph was the second live musical I saw. The first is Cats. We saw it on Broadway in New York City in 1998, the year before Benjamin was born. At the time, I was […]

  • Good Chinese Restaurants in Chicago

    After living in the US for more than 10 years now, I feel that I am also looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I am not religious, but I like the joyful, harmnious, and just plainly nice spirit these holidays bring. The Chinese equivalent version would be the lunar New Year holiday. On Thanksgiving […]

  • Muzzy Is Great

    I’ve heard from somebody that Muzzy, the BBC foreign language program, is great. She bought it for her grandson for German learning. Unfortunately, at the time, there was no Chinese Muzzy program. Due to popular request, Muzzy finally got a Chinese program. I got it 2 weeks ago and it has been great. My son […]