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Sam on May 2nd, 2011

I thought I would share a portrait session that I did with a great family here. They were really fun to work with. It is always interesting to photograph various Chinese families as they are generally very stiff when it comes to portraits. Most traditional portraits taken of Chinese families are without the people smiling. [...]

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Sam on March 3rd, 2011

We often refer to Valerie as an egg. She is white on the outside and yellow on the inside.Meaning although she looks like an American she acts Chinese sometimes. Although Valerie was born in Greenville South Carolina in the Good Ole USA sometimes we wonder if she really isn’t part Chinese. It is true she [...]

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Sam on February 21st, 2011

Many of you know that I have suffered from acute gout for the last 5 years or so. In that time I have not had an red meat because it usually leads to a gout attack which is extremely uncomfortable. Well I have been on medicine to reduce my Uric acid levels and so we [...]

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We were at the store today and saw a new box of baking soda. It is always fun to see the latest box of knock-off attempts. Here is today’s. That’s right it is arm and hatchet and you always thought it was Arm and Hammer. This is where the fun begins. Another Chinese company sees [...]

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Sam on February 8th, 2011

During the Chinese New Year it is a tradition to get together with your family and friends and make jiaozi. Jiaozi are one of the major foods eaten during the Chinese New Year although we like to eat them any time of the year. They look like the golden ingots “yuan bao” used during the [...]

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Sam on February 4th, 2011

Well February 3rd was Chinese Lunar New Year. This year is not 2011 as you thought according to the Chinese Calendar this is year 4708 and is called 兔年 which is pronounced like “tu nian” (sounds like two and knee-en). As you can see from the links the Chinese are somewhat superstitious about Chinese New [...]

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Sam on January 27th, 2011

So, it is time to do your grocery shopping, you want to buy some meat and some vegetables, what do you do. Of course you hop in your car and go to the nearest supermarket to by nicely packaged meat and beautifully clean and wrapped vegetables right? Well maybe in the US that is what [...]

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