Foodie Friday: Lychee Ice

Lychee ice: slushie drink made with lychee fruit I’m clinging onto the last days of summer and fighting off the heat with cool drinks like this. Lychee is one of my favorite fruits (although I do prefer the similar-tasting longan more). Supposedly, you shouldn’t eat too many lychees at a time. I grew up categorizing Chinese foods into warm, cool, and neutral. The lychee fruit is warming. When overeaten, it can cause negative side effects—like nosebleeds. I haven’t experienced that … [Read more...]

Joshua Tree

Who’s crazy enough to camp in a desert during the hot summer? Me, that’s who! In order to see the Perseid meteor shower (which occurs between July 17 and August 24), I ventured away from the city lights and into the desert. A quick getaway to nearby Joshua Tree National Park ended up being loads of fun. During the day, temperatures can soar above 100 degrees, so I opted to cool down inside the Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Desert location). They had an exhibit on figures, and these were … [Read more...]

WordlessWednesday: Weddings

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Foodie Friday: Milk Snow

Milk snow: finely shaved ice with condensed milk Summer means cool treats, like shaved ice. Shaved snow is even finer, without any ice chunks. Adding condensed milk makes for a sweeter taste, but not overpoweringly so. This is a simple version that's topped with red bean goodness. Hope you're staying cool! … [Read more...]

Modern Day Summer Madness

"It is difficult to get off a tiger's back." --Chinese proverb Summers are officially crazy. I remember taking out my bike as a kid and riding around the block. Or swimming in the pool and splashing in the water with no schedule to follow. Nowadays, weekends are filled with hectic events (I'm not sure whether this is a result of a bigger social network or a more hurried modern pace). Here's a bit about how my summer's been like riding on a tiger: Travels: June--going to Las Vegas and … [Read more...]