Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Short Life of Longevity Noodles

In China and Japan noodles are traditionally associated with long life and served at birthdays and for the New Year. I have often wondered how this analogy came about, because if you have ever witnessed some hungry Chinese sitting down … Continue reading

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Water — The Great Silencer

I assume many of us have the experience of sitting by some water, be it a grand ocean or a small pond in the park, and feeling a quietness and silence come across the water that make us just sit … Continue reading

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