Mother’s Day 2020

Hello, all. Today is Mother's Day in the United States, and this year, I am kind of at a loss of what I should do, let alone feel, in celebrating this holiday reserved for maternal figures, whether biological or not. There's a lot of conflicting emotions associated with it all, which hadn't been the case …

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April Fools’ Day 2020

Today's the first day of April, as well as the notorious "April Fools' Day" in which people pull pranks or crack jokes for pleasure. Whether it's tripping someone over or throwing pie in one's face, April Fools' Day gives people a reason to participate in this silliness. Personally, I don't like April Fools' Day. You …

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Things I’m Grateful For (Thanksgiving 2019)

It's Thanksgiving today, and it's that time of year when family and friends gather together to celebrate the holiday season through feasting, drinking, and overall enjoying each other's company, all the while being thankful for everything that they have in life. It's a time of year to be happy, and to revel in the soon-to-be …

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival/中秋節快樂! (and Friday the 13th)

Hello folks, Not only is today the superstitious Friday the 13th, but also the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) in East Asia. Under the Lunar calendar, it falls on the 15th day of the 8th month, so the date varies year-to-year on the Gregorian calendar. The festival is famous for its mooncakes, which are rich, densely-sweet pastries …

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