Bay Area | June, 2024
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Bay Area | June, 2024

Lo and behold, it’s the June recap! I am catching up on my personal posts, at least for now. June was a packed month, with lots of hiking, a vegan edition of our Taiwanese American Cookbook Club, the completion of my eight month-long project making a custom mahjong set, and lots more, as shown below….

Bay Area | May, 2024
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Bay Area | May, 2024

Hello May! We begin with the Office of Accountability’s monthly meeting, this time in person at Lindsey’s. Two symphony date nights in a row! We stopped by Teakwood for delicious Burmese food before Wizard of Oz. The symphony plays the whole soundtrack to the classic movie starring Judy Garland. The next day, the symphony played…

Taiwan Day
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Taiwan Day

I was very excited to participate in two different Taiwanese celebrations in May. First, the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in San Francisco, and second, Taiwan Day with the Oakland A’s. The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival happens in San Francisco’s Union Square on one Saturday each May. I can still remember the first time I saw…

Bay Area | March, 2024
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Bay Area | March, 2024

It’s time for our March recap! A month in which we had our second cookbook club;  a camping trip in Pinnacles; and a surprise getaway to Stinson Beach. But it all began with a rainy day trek to the Oakland Museum of California’s White Elephant Sale. I picked up this set of four candlestick holders….

Win Son | Cookbook Club
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Win Son | Cookbook Club

I have been delighted to see the growing number of Taiwanese cookbooks published in recent years. Although I was happy to support the authors by simply buying the cookbooks and having them decorate my kitchen shelf, I wanted to actually enjoy the cookbooks as not just books but as the dishes contained within! And so,…

Twrl’s Home for the Holidays Party

Twrl’s Home for the Holidays Party

I photographed a wonderful holiday dinner this winter, hosted by the lovely folks from Twrl Milk Tea, alongside several collaborators in their community. Twrl is a plant-based milk tea newly celebrating its launch into Whole Foods Markets. In addition, they wanted to honor the 90th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” painting…

Bay Area | February, 2023
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Bay Area | February, 2023

February recap! We start with an in-person gathering at Lindsey’s home for the Office of Accountability. A mini staycation up in Healdsburg for some wedding recon! We’ll be having a wine country wedding up here soon. This was not the final setup we decided on for our tablescape, but somewhat related! Menu tasting with Chef…

Bay Area | January, 2023
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Bay Area | January, 2023

What a lovely start to the new year! It’s time to recap our January around the Bay. First, a little outing on the brand new Central Subway, which takes you right into Chinatown! For Japanese American brunch at Cassava. A little walk around North Beach Digging for records And happening upon a lion dance! Happy…