Category Archives: Chicago

Travel Theme: Paint

Here’s my entry to Ailssa’s challenge for the week, Paint. My cousin is in town visiting. The mural was taken in the Pilsen neighborhood on our way to the Mexican museum. I’ve been in Pilsen many times before but that … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Taste

The other day, a coworker asked me a favor. She was working from home but had a dozen-and-a-half of cupcakes waiting to be picked up for a baby shower for my lady boss. I didn’t mind doing it for her … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Grey

This is how Chicago’s financial district looks like on a weekend. Devoid of office workers, with just tourists determined to cover all the must-sees in the city, cramped in their weekend schedule. My entry to Ailssa’s Travel Challenge: Grey.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lime or Bright Green

This is the color of summer we look forward to each season, vibrant! My entry to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lime or Bright Green. Expect coleus to come in different colors, mono or in combination. With the Golden Japanese sedum … Continue reading

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How do you eat an XLB

Xiaolongbao or XLB for short is a Chinese dimsum. Sometimes they call it Shanghai dumplings although they didn’t originate in Shanghai or soup dumplings because when you bite into it – it has a filling of ground pork with soup. … Continue reading

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In search for great dimsum in Chicago

We are lucky in the US that we can get dimsum all day and all night for as long as that particular place is open. In some Asian countries, dimsum is served only at breakfast. My sister had a taste … Continue reading

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Randolph Tavern

June 18th was Lynn’s birthday and to celebrate we decided to go to lunch today being the last day of work prior to the 4-day July 4th weekend. Work was slower and we were hoping we could stretch our 30-minute lunch … Continue reading

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