Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I made my wedding dress

Yo, I am a bloggin' fool this week! Get me home from work earlier than 9PM and look what I can do! I posted about the process of making my wedding dress at the Stitch Lounge blog here. Check it out!

my wedding dress

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Gung Hai Fat Choy in Cantonese)

Hong Bao Na Lai!

Today is Chinese New Year's Eve...which means you gotta clean the house (or at least take out the trash), give or receive hong baos (red envelopes), and eat dumplings. My mom used to make dumplings every year and a few of them got wrapped with a shiny dime inside. Getting a dumpling with a dime meant that you would have good fortune for the rest of the year.

Since blog posts without photos are no fun, here's a photo of Eddo's Halloween costume. He was Chinese Good Luck Fortune Cat. Notice that he spray painted double happiness on his shirt. So chinky!

eddo's halloween costume

Good fortune to everyone this year!

Monday, February 4, 2008

New Edition

This weekend I was back in SD to give a talk to the San Diego Chinese Women's Association, a group that gave me a scholarship back when I was about to go to Berkeley. They invited me back to update them on what I had been up to in the last 14 years (yikes!!!). The speech went really great and everyone was super interested as I told them about Stitch, my graphic design work, my chalkbags, bellydancing...basically anything I had done in the years since high school. Afterwards, a woman who had survived breast cancer came up and told me that I had inspired her to start fitting her own just doesn't fit her anymore after the mastectomy. It was very sweet!

This trip was very well timed, as Felix and Lily welcomed their second little bundle, Alyssa Kailee Chu, just about a week ago, so I got to see the new baby. She is so pretty! Here are some photos Felix shot:


alyssa asleep

What a sweetie, huh? Lily is just made to be a mom...she was in labor only 1 hour, no epidural...two pushes and Alyssa was out! Lucky lady!

I also got a chance to visit with Karsten, who was on FIRE! He is growing up to be quite the little man. He showed me his Tickle Me Elmo doll and then proceeded to mimic Elmo as he fell on the floor laughing. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Here he is in action:



I rounded out my SD trip with a visit to Derek, my friend from high school who I haven't seen for about 5 years, and his wife Amy, who is preggers. I can't wait to meet their little one (it's a girl too!).

Chirp Chirp

The weather has been pretty miserable lately but the other day I looked out the office window to find this little guy singing a song to me. I was quick to the draw and was able to snap a photo of him before he flew away:

chirp chirp

J and I both decided that he must have escaped from somewhere because he's too pretty to be a wild bird. Chirp on, little buddy!