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- My last grandma (1917 – 2017) July 17, 2017
- Only You by Yazoo for ukulele and four-part harmony June 26, 2017
- Opus: Live is Life for ukulele June 19, 2017
- A novel to escape from reality June 11, 2017
- Happy Birthday chord melody arrangement for ukulele June 10, 2017
- Becoming a minimalist: ridding stuff to regain space and time June 8, 2017
- I want to ride my bicycle May 20, 2017
- Performing piano premieres: Nicola Meecham May 14, 2017
- Day dream job believer May 12, 2017
- Public releasable: documents for public release, freely downloadable May 1, 2017
- From concert to entertainment: Earth Day celebrations April 25, 2017
- Marmie (Birmingham, May 1998 – London, April 11, 2017) April 13, 2017
- Sustainability reporting: acronyms and concepts February 28, 2017
- Electric vehicles in paradise: the newspaper column that was February 26, 2017
- My Thai after five days with Chef June – Thai Food Made Easy January 25, 2017
- New music to calm your soul: Giovanni Allevi December 18, 2016
- I Left My Heart in San Francisco for solo piano December 18, 2016
- Anak for piano solo December 17, 2016
- Minimalist, frugal living, and the path to zero waste management November 22, 2016
- All things Dutch and wonderful September 27, 2016
Tag Archives: Taiwan
6 October 1917 – 3 July 2017 We called her “Ah Po” – an endearment in the Hakka dialect.
The third Sunday in June is declared for Father’s Day, first celebrated in 1910 in the USA but not proclaimed as such until years later. Coincidentally, June 21st is also Summer Solstice, the longest day in the year, and thus a very important milestone for those who … Continue reading
My dad never hesitated to share titles of the songs he loved. In his last years, he took a liking to Youtube. One of his favorite singers was Joan Baez.
On my brother’s last visit, he bought a new iPad for my father. It sat unused until I showed up six months later in Taichung. Some ten years earlier, I had done the opposite. I first diagnosed that my father … Continue reading
There are moments in your life that you will never forget. Ask anyone what they were doing on September 11, 2001. Wherever they were, they remember. It is as if time froze the minute they learned about what has now … Continue reading
I came across an old e-mail from my dad in October 2003, referring to a series of blogs I posted about our family reunion the previous month. “Your updated Sept journals,” he wrote, “describe our reunion after 17 yrs quite vividly. Though … Continue reading
As we approach the third supermoon this year, I am reminded of how I witnessed the two previous ones in July and August.
One of my many goals is to become a better writer. To do so requires reading good writing, reading about how to write, being in contact with good writers, practising the craft of writing to get better at it, and … Continue reading