List of 52 Amazon Echo phrases and commands that moms can use (updated)

January 27, 2017 / 0 comments

This Christmas I got my mom an Amazon Echo Dot. And like a good son that I am, I wanted her to have the power of the internet at her disposal.

My mom isn’t surprised that the Cavs beat the Warriors (again)

June 10, 2015 / 0 comments

In the late 1980’s, my sister and I took an interest in basketball. With NBA on the television all the time, my mom also became a hoops fan (in addition to loving Knots Landing).

How I used Meetup.com to find friends for my Chinese mom

April 27, 2015 / 0 comments

My mom has lived in San Francisco for over five years. Despite her being in Chinatown every single day of the week and somewhat outgoing personality, she still struggles to find like-minded Chinese friends in the city.

Pagoda Inn, Plymouth MI

The Chinese restaurant as the gateway to the “American Dream”

August 29, 2014 / 0 comments

My family owned a Chinese restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan for more than 35 years. It was their livelihood and played a large part in our lives.  

A couple photos that make me just so darned happy

June 15, 2014 / 0 comments

A few photos of my mom and grandmother that make me smile — no more, no less.  

Mom Chronicles #54

Mom Chronicles #54: A Son’s Worth, A Mother’s Value

May 8, 2014 / 0 comments

A Son’s Worth, A Mother’s Value To my mom, who never lets me forget how much I mean to her.

Mom Chronicles #98: This is Santa Barbara

April 11, 2014 / 0 comments

My mom is on a cruise through Mexico and southern California and she’s really learning how to share her experiences via text message and her phone’s camera.

Mom Chronicles #61: That’s Not Art

October 18, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chonicles #61: Near the Highline, we came across a structure under construction that was designed to give the feeling as if it was leaning. My mom took one look at the building’s skeleton and was dumbstruck that someone would deliberately create something new to look flawed… Post by Stuart Leung. *Image not taken during…

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Mom Chronicles #4: She Knows

September 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #4: Confidence is not something my mom lacks.

Mom Chronicles #14: If It Look Like Iron

August 22, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #14: If it looks like an iron and smells like an iron, it must be a steamer. Post by Stuart Leung.

Mom Chronicles #44: Hoarding Plastic Bags

July 28, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #44: In 2007, San Francisco banned large grocery stores and supermarkets (Safeway, Walgreens, etc.) from using plastic bags. Then in Oct 2012, all retail stores (Target, Macy’s) began charging 10 cent per paper bag. This was a huge hit to my mom’s lifestyle choice – hoarding bags went from “resourceful” to a necessity…

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Mom Chronicles #16: Prancercising

July 21, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #16: Seriously, my mom invented pracercising; she’s been prancercising in public for at least a decade, if not more. If you’re in San Francisco and ride the bus, you might be lucky enough to catch her moves while she waits at the bus stop. Here she is prancercising in Golden Gate Park wearing…

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Baseball or Har Kow? No contest.

Mom Chronicles #28: No contest

July 10, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #28: Why try something new when you can have tried-and-true? When it comes down to America’s game and chicken feet, we won’t need extra innings.

My mom is enjoying the benefits of her U.S. citizenship

Mom Chronicles #23: Home of the Brave

January 23, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #23: Freedom of expression and the individual right to choose swimming over dancing. And how.

Mom Chronicles #55: Serious Hood

January 13, 2013 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #55: As you guys can tell by previous chronicles, my mom is a fashion plate. She is serious hood. Post by Stuart Leung.

Happy Mothers Day... not so fast, the TV is broken

Mom Chronicles #3: Happy Mother’s Day?

May 13, 2012 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #3: I was out of town during Mother’s Day and sent a thoughtful text to wish my mom a “Happy Mother’s Day” – only to find that no Mother’s Day is happy when the second TV is on the fritz. Original Facebook Post: Post by Stuart Leung.

Mom Chronicles #1: HOPE

October 11, 2011 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #1: As with her pants, my mom’s politics are also on point. Post by Stuart Leung.

Mom Chronicles #24: Mahjong Money Time!

May 20, 2011 / 0 comments

Mom Chronicles #24: You know how the golf community didn’t like how Tiger Woods would pump his fist after a good shot – that his celebration was disrespecting the game? Let’s just say the mahjong community wouldn’t be happy with my mom’s celebratory practices. Everyone likes winning, especially my mom. Post by Stuart Leung.