Fashion Friday: One Afternoon

First they went to the sea by scooter,

then to the restaurant for some laughs. 

Forever Orchid

The living room used to be littered with silk flowers. My mother would buy them from Michael's and arrange them in vases on every available flat surface. She liked the colors and that they looked alive.

But the fake flowers reminded me of being in a mortuary. The paint-on color and the stillness were unnatural. They didn't bloom, wilt and die. The worse thing about them was that they gathered dust, which doesn't seem to happen to real flowers. When she died I threw most of them out. But I missed a few hiding in the master bedroom closet. These were meant to last forever.

Judging from the blue chintz vase, the Forever Orchid was from a Chinese goods store. The Chinese believe plants are good feng shui, so it makes sense to sell forever lucky charms.

The are shrink wrapped and ready for your home.

Chinese Calculator

I swear that not all Chinese people know kung fu or how to use the abacus. It's a big stereotype. But I admit that one summer I did take an abacus lesson.

(Read about the abacus lesson here.)


Fashion Friday: You're Late For A Very Important Date

In the belated spirit of Halloween and Fashion Friday, the White Rabbit and my dad at Disneyworld, Orlando
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