What’s in a name?

Glory // 榮耀 The Chinese word for ‘glory’ is 榮耀. My Chinese name is 盧耀國. My dad’s name is 盧榮林. Separately, they are the generational (middle) characters of my dad’s and my siblings’ name—榮 and 耀, respectively. What legacy will my dad and I leave to my children and future generations? My dad was a… Read more What’s in a name?

Ghost Month

Ghost month. A period of time when the gates of hell are opened, allowing ghosts and spirits to enter our world. It is a time for them to feast on the food and drink offerings made for them. At the height of the month, the ghost festival (the 15th day of the seventh lunar month),… Read more Ghost Month

Angry dad!

I find myself tested more and more by Joseph’s stubbornness and impatience. Externally, I’m frustrated by Joseph’s behaviour; internally, I’m wrestling with what is an appropriate response. I certainly lacking the grace that Julie exercises, while I wish I could share her gracious optimism, I’m characteristically responding a lot like my own parents. My recent… Read more Angry dad!