Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Woods

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Printing Museum

Who knew that there was a printing museum close to Los Angeles? I visited the International Printing Museum at 315 W. Torrance Blvd in Carson at the end of March. This museum holds a large number of vintage presses, including a replica of the Gutenberg press. Since I went to their annual Krazy Krafts Day for Kids, I got a whole lot more to see, including letterpress printing, papermaking, cartooning, origami, and bookbinding. Although the front of museum looks small, the inside holds a … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Laksa

Laksa: spicy noodle soup I first had laksa in Malaysia, and it nearly burned my tongue off because of the spiciness level. Ever since then, I wouldn't touch the dish. Nevertheless, I grew brave a few weeks ago and tried laksa again. There's something extremely sensory about getting a noodle soup that's coated in red. Two types of laksa exist: a sour one and a curry-based soup. I'm partial to the curry with coconut milk version. I took a deep breath and tried the soup again. It was … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Space Mural

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Brave New Girls

"Personal achievement will be your key to happiness." Hi, all! If you remember, I recently posted that I was part of a STEM science fiction anthology for girls. The title of the volume I'm in is Brave New Girls: Tales of Heroines Who Hack. You can find a list of all the titles in the anthology, along with short descriptions of the stories here. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Green Tea, Red Bean, Coconut Bread

Green Tea, Red Bean, Coconut Bread: three flavors in one bread! I couldn't pass up on this new offering at Ranch 99. The bread has the same thickness of Taiwan toast. The flavors are distributed right down the middle (coconut on one side, green tea on the other). The bread has my favorite ingredients, so I shouldn't complain too much...but I do wish it had more earthy green tea flavor. P.S. Don't you just love the colors? … [Read more...]

STEM anthology

"You lead by example, which inspires others."   Hi, guys! Guess what? I'm part of an amazing anthology coming soon to you. I love encouraging girls to delight in their intelligence. Fun fact: My short story gives a nod to Chinese mythology.   More details below: Today, I’m revealing the cover and story line-up for BRAVE NEW GIRLS: TALES OF HEROINES WHO HACK, coming July 2018! This YA sci-fi anthology (edited by sci-fi authors Paige Daniels and Mary Fan) features … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Rose

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#BookReview: Cinder

"You have an unusual magnetic personality." Cinder 5 stars Pros: A new kind of fairy tale retelling Smart and spunky protagonist Introduction of new races and interweaving of other fairy tale characters Cons: Changes the fairy tale quite a bit, especially the ball It’s been a long time since I’ve invested in a series, but The Lunar Chronicles is an excellent group of books to read. I’ve seen Cinder around but didn’t get to it on my TBR list because of the time investment … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Peach Green Tea

Well, since I'm a frequent visitor to the hospital now, I've made a nesting spot in the local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. My latest taste from their menu includes... Peach green tea: green tea with fruity sweetness Typically, I prefer my tea plain. However, Tea Leaf offers a number of combinations. I decided to try the peach flavor. I did like the look of the peach cubes in the tea bag (see above)! It was nice to have a change where there's a subtle sweetness and flavor of fruit to contrast … [Read more...]