Author Archives: yoko


June 29, 2015

China Diaries: Feng Yu SJB

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For years, I longingly listened to my grandma’s stories of her golden years in Shanghai. Her sudden move from rural Japan to French Concession Shanghai in the 1930’s exposed her to opera, Gauguin and film noir.

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June 22, 2015

Hopkins Hive: Honey Extraction

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Hallmark holidays don’t really matter to me, but ever since my father passed away, I think about how to spend Father’s Day every year when June rolls around.

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June 15, 2015

China Diaries: Chongquing Laoma Tou Hotpot

by yoko

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When I was traveling with Washi in Chengdu last month, he was trying to fight off a bad cough.

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June 8, 2015

China Diaries: Zhanglaowu Bean Jelly Store

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It’s kind of embarrassing, but I really didn’t do any research about Chengdu before touching down on the tarmac.

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May 22, 2015

Postcard from Shanghai: Speakeasy Secret

by yoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Shengjian

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Wine of China

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Din Tai Fung Limited Edition

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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May 21, 2015

Postcard from Fengjing: Black Pig Museum

by yoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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Postcard from Shanghai: Ci Fan

by yoko

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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