Circular Houses are a Slice of Ancient Living

This is the ancient housing for the Hakka community in China. Dr. Hsu, my feng shui master from Taiwan, is Hakka and introduced this to us in class before. The feng shui for this is interesting. These structures are huge and protected the whole community. It reminded me of the European castles with tall walls …

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Make a Living Room Feel More Energized

Does your living room feel organized and neat but you feel that something is missing? Being an interior designer and a feng shui consultant, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of different homes.  Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are large, some are narrow, others have very high ceilings, while …

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Yin Yang of energies

I Seek to Understand Both Sides of an Argument

culNowadays, it seems like everyone has an opinion. Which is fine. But, there are so many sides to every argument. Who’s side are you on? When I was a kid, we moved from Honolulu to Tokyo because of my dad’s job.  Growing up my siblings and I attended an international school. There were kids from …

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Easy, No-Sewing Masks for the Corona Virus

I hope everyone is staying home and is safe. As the news for the coronavirus changes daily, it’s hard just to keep up. I’m trying to keep my news consumption to a minimum and stay occupied by reading and writing. What are you up to? In the Greater Seattle area, they’re talking about making face …

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Japanese tuna pasta

Japanese Style Tuna Pasta: Easy & Economical

Hi Everyone! It’s been ages since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been posting on Facebook a lot but not here. I figured that having the same post in two places was just information overload and repetitive. However, the other day I talked to my childhood friend. She said, “why haven’t you been posting?” …

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