Japanese Gold Leaf Tea

My girlfriend gave me a few packets of Japanese Gold Leaf Tea.  The Japanese characters on the packet says, Jun Kin Cha, or Genuine Gold Tea. …

Mt. Rainier

A Mid-life Crisis Lifestyle Change – Saying Goodbye to City Life

There’s a saying in Japanese, “Ginsei Wakaranai Monda” meaning, “You just never know in life”. Me, the city girl is moving to the country.  As …

Omiyage, the Japanese Custom of Gifting

Omiyage, is the Japanese custom of gifting that is ingrained in our culture.  When we are invited over to someone’s home for a meal or …

Hsu Dr

Master Hsu and the Philosophy of Life

I consider my teacher, Dr. Shan-tung Hsu, a true natural philosopher of our day. He is an advocate of living a life in accord with …

Lessons from the Japanese Culture of Ikebana

Ikebana is the known as Japanese flower arrangement.  As a student of ikebana of many years, I want people to know that ikebana is not …

Robots and Elderly Care, Japanese Style

In Japan, the population of the elderly continues to increase, so finding solutions to improve the quality of life of the aged is a priority.  …

Everyday Chinese Cookbook – by Katie Chin

In most Asian families, food and cooking are very much central to our lives.  We celebrate many special occasions using food as symbolism. But it’s …

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Plants and Get Better Health

Many of us worry about air pollution and how it can affect our overall health, but have you ever thought about the indoor air quality …

2016 Pantone Color of the Year-Rose Quartz & Serenity

This year for the first time in its history, Pantone chose not one but two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  Why two?  Because they said, …

The Cultural Perception of Tattoos or Irezumi in Japan

My very limited knowledge of tattoos comes from my experience of growing up in Tokyo.  In Japanese, the word for tattoo is irezumi, 入れ墨。The first …

Feng Shui Analysis: Horseradish Jar & Label

The other day my husband came home with a jar of Hee-Haw Horseradish from Canada.  I must admit, I do love horseradish in my devil …

The Energy of a Hand-made Dining Table from Reclaimed Wood

In feng shui, we say all things have energy.  That means inanimate things like dining tables have energy too. But not all dining tables have …

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