lostnchina

…because not all of us have our Peking ducks in a row

Funereality – Part One

When our beloved pet cockatiel of seventeen years died, my dad had witnessed the event.  He said that Binky had been acting sluggish for about a week – sitting on … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 115 Comments

A Very Chinese Home Remodel

You know your elderly Chinese parents have redefined “home remodeling” when they spend the money they have scrimped and saved over the years on a home remodel that features a … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 90 Comments

Hells Bell’s Palsy: The Symptoms of a Chinese Mother

Bell’s palsy “is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the …facial nerve… causing an inability to control facial muscles on the affected side…It is thought that … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 28 Comments

Teaching My Elderly Chinese Parents the Computer

First published December 3, 2011 The other day, my younger sister, Annie, lamented to me over instant messenger, “Mom forwarded me some weird email from one of her Chinese friends … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 22 Comments

Adventures in Absentmindedness

It is said that goldfish have the worst memory of any living creature in the animal kingdom.  I don’t think this conclusion was reached through years of rigorous, double-blind scientific … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 29 Comments

How to Succeed at Landing the Chinese Man of Your Nightmares

I know for a sorry fact that, if my Dad were to pass away tomorrow, his greatest regret would not be that 1000+ item Vegas Strip buffet he never tried, … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 36 Comments

Chinese Chicken Gizzard & Testicle Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Uninspirable

You drink this soup I made for you; it will make you stronger and smarter and give you chi.  You don’t do what I say, you’ll die a slow and … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 21 Comments