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  • Legoland at Christmas time

    Legoland at Christmas time

    Because it’s Christmas time and because we just got back from LEGOLAND, let me show you some holiday sights from the theme park. LEGOLAND California is decked up for the season — with some Lego-exhibits like a Lego Christmas tree and a Lego-Santa-and-reindeer. There are also some Christmas shows put up for...
  • Catching hollowed-pumpkin lights

    For a couple of years now, I’ve been carving pumpkins for Halloween, just for the fun of it; for the art that it is. So for this week’s Catching Light, ‘that’ is what I have — pictures of some carved and lit pumpkin lanterns. I just learnt that it...
  • Happy 4th!

    Here are some pictures from the 4th of July Celebration at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, CA a couple of years ago.  (Pictures from a point-and-shoot. July, 2013.) Happy 4th of July! Linking to the meme: Catching Light Related Posts: Fair fun @ Alameda County Fair (2012) A...
  • A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

    Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.    ...
  • From the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco

    With Dragons, Lion Dances and traditional Chinese song-and-dance, Chinese New Year parades happen everywhere. The largest one outside China happens to be a few miles from where I currently live. Cosmopolitan San Francisco boasts of being home to the biggest Chinese community outside China (Read – A Chinatown Made...
  • Colour | Culture | Celebration

    I had never been to a Lunar New Year celebration, so when I heard Kristen Sze of ABC7 Morning News talk about the event in Redwood City, CA, I jumped at the idea.  So that weekend, there we were — at Redwood City. The Lunar New Year celebration was...
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