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Hello!

Last weekend, my mom and little sister came into town for my graduation on Monday, so we got to do some exploring in the city. We visited the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square, a display of hundreds of different types of lanterns. It would definitely be cooler to visit at night, when the lanterns are lit, but nighttime tickets can get pricey, and daytime admission is completely free! They still look pretty cool, even during the day. See below for just a small taste of the many different lanterns.

The famous Terra Cotta Warriors in lantern form

An underwater lantern world

A walkway with all of the Chinese zodiac animals as lanterns lining both sides

Panda lanterns – so cute!

My pictures definitely do not do the display justice. It was pretty cool, even though we did not get to see them lit up at night!

~attrace

It’s a bit strange that since I’m Asian you’d think I would eat more Chinese food. I mean, I do know how to make a fair amount of different foods, and especially living in San Francisco you’d think I’d eat more Chinese food simply because I have access to it all the time. In fact, eating Chinese food is quite the rare event for me. Recently, I finally did get a chance to try Wonderland, which is only about 2 blocks from where I live. I had heard that this place is pretty good especially since they have many tofu and vegetarian options (including meatless chicken). I will say, the food here was quite good and considering it’s so close, if I were someone who ordered Chinese food more, I would definitely have this place on my short list of favorites!


Kung Pow Tofu


Salt and Pepper Meatless Chicken

May is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. At my school, we have three huge celebrations throughout the school year: Latino, African American, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Our last big one in May is Asian/Pacific Islander. Our theme this year was Out of the Margins, Into the Light, which I thought was very appropriate considering the current social climate in our country. My students did so much to prepare for this celebration/presentation in a short amount of time. We read four books and learning about character, setting, and sequencing of events. We watched various videos about cultural customs in a number of different countries. Then we put it all together in a video to show the school. I can’t show you the video here online, but you can see a small glimpse of what we did below!


Wall display of some of our work


Just the cutest class picture ever!