谷雨

Wheat rain. My brother (who is featured in this post’s photo) says that he is a wheat. I’ve been home for almost a month now, and it really has felt like no time at all has passed. I think this is partly because we’ve been cooped up and every day is pretty much exactly the … [continue]

清明

Qing Ming Festival/Tomb Sweeping Day. Yesterday, I went for a walk outside with my siblings. Although this is decidedly not the best course of action considering the state of the world, the suburbs are relatively safe and spacious; we only were in contact with each other and our cameras. Since it’s spring, we absorbed the … [continue]

春分

Spring equinox. So far, we’ve got 3/4 sky photos. I’m not saying that this is a problem, but it is definitely a trend that may become boring very quickly. Fortunately (or unfortunately, actually), quite a bit has happened since the last post, and quite a bit will happen in between this one and the next. … [continue]

惊蛰

Awakening of insects. I’m not a big fan of insects. I acknowledge that they can be great, and some are pretty-looking, but for the most part I am a large coward and I am afraid of things with many legs. There’s a snow warning for today, but so far there’s only been rain and the … [continue]

雨水

Rain water.   There hasn’t been much rain here, since it’s usually in the negatives. I woke up the other day to the sound of persistent water dripping, and I thought it was rain… which would be something I’m used to. After opening my blinds, I noticed that it was actually just the melting snow … [continue]

立春

Beginning of spring. In an attempt to write more often, I’ve decided to post on the solar terms. Since I’m not super knowledgeable about dates or the history behind old calendars, I’ll be limited to writing about my personal observations. Which is pretty much what I usually do. I’m predicting that I’m going to end … [continue]

2020

A bit of a more personal (if that’s possible) post. 10 years of New Years’ Resolutions. It started as a grade 4 school assignment, and then became a sort of mini-tradition for myself. I would do a year in summary the day before New Year’s, then a post on resolving to be a better me. … [continue]

how long is three months, really?

I never really considered myself a “family person” when I was a kid. I don’t think I was even a “people person”: I was usually reading or playing games or otherwise involved in some other imaginative realm that didn’t always involve another person. I was still a regular kid, though. I had friends at school … [continue]

how to live

I’m supposedly on vacation, but at this point of my life a vacation just means not going to school, so I’m actually still doing a bunch of other things. So I’m in China, just kind of wandering around until my parents and siblings get here. Also, I realize that I don’t need a lot of … [continue]

day by day

My little brother turned eight a couple of days ago! I was in the midst of exam season so I couldn’t be there unfortunately, but I did buy him a present so there’s that. It’s strange to think that he’s already eight… I sometimes think my sister is eight still, although she’s almost double that. … [continue]