inspirations

We’ve had torrential rain for the last four days. It was utterly awesome. And not just because the rain was desperately needed in our drought, but because it gave me an excuse to make a fire every day and drink hot cider, the kind of wintery things I adore but don’t get to do that […]

March 3 2014      21 comments     Linda Ly
En La Casa

I want to quit my 9-to-5 job and do what you do. What advice can you give? Above anything else, this is the question I see most in my inbox. I don’t know what it is people think I “do,” but I do work… I just work random hours and random days, and can just […]

January 19 2014      47 comments     Linda Ly
Trabajo   Vida

Every year, at the beginning or end of the year, I look back on all the emails I’ve saved from readers and all the tweets I’ve favorited from followers, and feel flush with inspiration to take me through the next year of blogging. They come from all over and even Down Under, from Saint Vincent […]

January 7 2014      3 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión

In American culture, the number 13 is considered unlucky. But in Chinese culture, 13 is a very lucky number. When the numbers are spoken in Mandarin or Cantonese, they sound like the words for “growth” and “living” and signify a lifetime of prosperity. With all the awesome things that happened this year — the lucky 2013 — […]

December 30 2013      3 comments     Linda Ly
Noticias   Vida

Happy Friday, friends! I swear that just last week, we were still in October. But here it is, almost the end of the year. November and December have flown by so fast with cooking and eating and entertaining that if I don’t slow down to take it all in, I feel like I’ll miss it. […]

December 20 2013      12 comments     Linda Ly
Vida

A couple years ago, I took a three-week holiday through Europe with my mom. We circled Western Europe and toured 9 countries in total (10 if you count the Vatican), zipping across channels and cities and countrysides, starting in London and ending in Amsterdam. (Has anyone ever flown out of Amsterdam’s airport? I don’t think […]

November 22 2013      26 comments     Linda Ly
Frutas   Hierbas   Verduras   Viajes

I remember the day I decided to start a blog… and for days (weeks?) after, I was immersed in the Internet, researching the ins and outs of blogging. What theme should I use? What plugins do I need? How do I manage my social media? The possibilities were mind-boggling to a beginner. I was as […]

November 14 2013      23 comments     Linda Ly
Trabajo