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Site Relaunch Coming This Summer

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Stay tuned for our updated website coming later this summer, which will include new content and ways to interact.

2013: A Good Year?

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How’s your year? Are you ready for 2014? What’s most the exciting thing you’ve ever done? Were there heartbreaks, breakdown, breakthrough? Personally – 2013 has been the most memorable life-changing year for me – I got married. It was unlike…

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Two Homes

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Looking through the window of Boeing 777, with memories flashing back to the time when I first left Beijing and headed to the United States, I keep asking myself, “How have these three and half months passed?” Time flies faster…

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On the New Job: A (Very Early) Day in the Life

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Buzz, buzz, buzz. My phone’s alarm went off. I could barely open my eyes as I rolled over onto my side and checked the time. 2 a.m. I had been asleep for a grand total of two hours, having snuggled…

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My“First”Christmas

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Alongside the streets of New York neatly lined by colorful trees that light up a dozen colors at night, most stores and restaurants have already switched to holiday-themed decorations, and kids are frolicking around with red-and-green beanies and cute reindeer…

Mo Money Mo Fazhan: My New Video, My Sense of Humor.

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As I study and perform more comedy in Chinese, sometimes I notice my sense of humor beginning to reflect the unusual nature of my experience—spending my time in a country and culture other than that of my birth and upbringing….

Can’t Live Without…?

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I can’t live without ______… If you’re asked to fill in the blank with just one thing – what is it? For me, it’s grace. The kind of grace that changes lives, opens homes, hearts, pocketbooks. What prompted me thinking…

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…?

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Are you jolly this holiday season? Or, do you have a reason not to be jolly? What’s the source of your joy? Living in New York City, I’m constantly bombarded by window displays of “joy” packaged as pricy gifts wrapped…

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缘分? Destiny? Serendipity?

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“You never talked back then, I don’t really remember much of you.” Joseph sat across from me, examining my face and sipping green tea. “But you look the same.” “There’s no way I look the same. To say the least,…

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Thanksgiving in America

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This is not my first time in America, but is definitely my first time in a typical American family and my first Thanksgiving in a true sense. I was invited to join my roommate’s family for Thanksgiving dinner during Thanksgiving…

Living Till 100?

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Do you want to live till 100? Do you know someone who’s 100? How old is the oldest person you know? My answers?  No. No. 89. Phyllis is 89 years old. She’s a caring next-door neighbor, an endearing friend, a…

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Finally In Sync with Turkey Day

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I’ve always been really apathetic toward holidays, especially Turkey Day —- Or so I thought. So to my surprise, I find myself actually looking forward to this Thanksgiving, and I think I’ve figured out why. Yesterday my husband and I…