Happy Mother’s Day! I know I’m a day late but it’s never too late to pay tribute to my mom, right?
I took these photos back in March in Hong Kong, as my mom was initiated as the lady captain for the Shek O Golf Club. Her team and supporters had put together such a fabulous event to celebrate her passions in not just golf, but also in knitting, Cantonese opera, and dancing.
There were lots of surprises and emotional moments, and the wonderful day really reminds me how well-loved my awesome mom is among her family and friends. We’re so proud of her for being elected to become the leader to her team!
Love you, ahmee!
This is my chance to say thank you to my family, friends, and fans out there! I’m giving away 1 photo session anywhere in the world (travel fees apply… unless I happen to be in your area).
I prefer not to use the phrase “Black Friday” for this promotion because it associates with a day of excess. I like to think of this time of year a time to connect with our close ones, a time to be thankful of our blessings in life.
To enter, go to this related post on my facebook page. Be sure you’ve liked the page! Each like on the photo earns you 1 entry to the giveaway. Each share earns you 2 entries!
A winner will be chosen at random by PST 11:59pm Monday December 2.
Plus, everyone’s a winner! Get a 20% discount on session fees until Monday December 16, 2013. Just mention promo code THANKS13.
Here’s a lovely quote by writer Robert Louis Stevenson on being thankful, overlaid on a photo I took from Fort Point, San Francisco of the city skyline. I hope you all will have a holiday full of blessings!
It’s time for one of my favorite holidays – Dragon Boat Festival! I’ve always enjoyed the energy at the dragon boat races, and of course the food. Here are some photos in my archives in 2011 from the last time I was in Hong Kong during the festival.
Bonnie and I were spectators at the Stanley Beach dragon boat race, where teams not only competed for speed, but also for their costumes. It was the perfect way to spend a hot summer afternoon, splashed with water by the rowers and taking in the enthusiasm from the crowds. We ran into a few friends there so it definitely was the place to be!
The other part of this series was at home wrapping Jung (粽). Growing up I learned to make Jung with my grandma and mom, and honestly I like wrapping more than eating!
Basically Jung is a dumpling of glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves. They come in sweet and savory varieties, and the fillings vary by everyone’s personal preference. The ones we made included salted pork, sautéed shallots, dried shiitake mushrooms, dried shrimp, dried scallops, and salted egg yolk… All of these ingredients were enclosed in a thick layer of sticky rice, then boiled until the rice was soft. Yummmm!