Wing Hop Fung is my favorite place in Monterey Park. Imagine a warehouse dedicated to selling tea and beverages. It’s kind of like heaven. I had a lovely conversation about Aristotle with a young Chinese intellectual who was accompanying her grandmother on her weekly visit to Wing Hop Fung. They both helped me pick my phenomenal… Continue reading Empire of tea
Why can’t you sample toothpaste before buying it? It would save me so much money. I keep buying toothpaste I can’t stand. I have 2 full tubes right now.
Nothing smells like much in California unless you’re walking. I’ve started walking to think more clearly and get more exercise, and I’ve noticed all the smells I’ve been missing in my car all these months. When I walk out of my apartment, I’ll quickly smell the woody acid scent of the jacaranda flowers, fallen and… Continue reading scents
I have a sticker that says “wag more bark less”. I haven’t stuck it on anything yet because it reminds me of puppies, and I like having it right next to my keyboard. My desk is filled with paperwork to file and a few bills, a couple pieces of art, foreign coins, a big collection… Continue reading wag more
I’m out of sorts, out of breath almost, as if I had run a long race but I haven’t. A young man with golden piercings on his beautiful face hugged me when I declined to sign his petition, and the Apple store employee asked me why I looked down. He said he empathized. Later in… Continue reading hope
I’m so excited! The little finches found my feeder! I’ve had it up for two weeks and was starting to despair that they were never going to come!
This is the PCC Photo Lab squirrel, MacCormick: