August 22, 2016 10:24:08 PM EST | Sparks of Soul (心路历程)
6月18日，NECINA (New England Chinese Information and Networking Association, 纽英伦中华资讯网络协会)在 Burlington Marriott Hotel隆重举行成立20周年庆典年会。有超过500人参加了此次盛会。精美的晚宴后是各类文艺表演。有精彩的变脸，女声独唱，以及美女会员们带来的西式裙和中国传统旗袍时装秀。
这里分享一部分时装秀美女们演出前后的美拍 (waiting for showtime photos to come)，算是小小地庆祝一下自己的生日。
May 31, 2016 10:51:22 PM EST | Growing Story (成长故事)
This is the final project for the senior students of the French film class in Lexington High School of Massachusetts in 2016. There were total of 10 films shown during the class's French Film Festival. This film, made by my daughter Xuan Chau and her partner Jonathan Dare, won best film, best actor, and best plot.
May 20, 2016 7:56:23 AM EST | Love Poems (爱情诗歌)
May 8, 2016 11:39:19 PM EST | Beauty of Life (生活点滴)
由波士顿音乐家协会乐队和合唱团联合演出的泱泱国风87年红楼梦全版主题音乐会于2016年4月10日在Lexington的Battin Hall（曾经的Cary Hall)上演。我也有幸参加了演出。原本计划只是晚上演出一场，但鉴于观众远远多于场地容量，所以临近时决定下午加演一场。著名作曲家王立平也应邀前 来。一同前来的还有王立平106岁的恩师文怀沙。上半场林湛涛的二胡，翁惠的古筝，甄若矛的琵琶，周明的笛子，特邀演出嘉宾郭雅志的唢呐等汇成一台民风热烈的音乐会。下半场是红楼梦组曲。这里是一小部分演出的照片，以及演出前后陆续的排练，聚会，和庆功会的少部分花絮照片。
女儿今年就要升大学了。原本艺术是她的最爱，但因对科学也有一定的热情，又基于各种现实的考虑，最后只选择了两所纯艺术院校，Pratt Institute 和 RISD，均被录取。Here I'd like to show all the pieces she used to apply to the schools, hope this can be helpful for some parents if their kids are considering quality art schools.
除了初中期间有两年的时间每两个星期上一次彩色铅笔素描的大课（5-6个孩子）以外，女儿从未受过任何专业训练和指导。这几年开始自学Photoshop, 她的digital drawing skill这两年提高很多，但因没有时间，所以不得不采用了以前的她如今已经看不上眼的旧作品。
1. TipToe - Graphite, 9th grade school work, a gold medal （金奖） piece in 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Award
March 27, 2016 11:16:23 PM EST | Sparks of Soul (心路历程)
February 1, 2016 8:51:24 PM EST | Sparks of Soul (心路历程)
December 31, 2015 11:59:06 PM EST | Sparks of Soul (心路历程)
October 24, 2015 11:31:26 PM EST | Beauty of Life (生活点滴)
"Dance Around the World, a highlight of Lexington’s 300th Anniversary Celebration that attracted more than 1000 attendees, has returned today at the Lexington High School. Sponsored by the Lexington Town Celebrations Committee and free to the public, Dance Around the World is an evening full of dance performances and participatory community dances by the many cultures represented here in Lexington: Chinese, Indian, Korean, Israeli, English, Irish, Russian, Latino, French, Hungarian, among others.
The evening also includes an array of delicious international food, tables set up to showcase different countries and cultures, and Halloween harvest theme such as Jack-o-Lantern contest!"
Decorating the area in the morning with two kids
September 13, 2015 10:55:42 AM EST | Sparks of Soul (心路历程)
August 20, 2015 10:14:06 PM EST | Growing Story (成长故事)
Today is my daughter Xuan Chau's 17th birthday, and I have picked a few of her past winning piano pieces to share with everyone to celebrate her 17th birthday.
Chopin Scherzo No. 3 Op 39 (Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, age 13):
July 23, 2015 8:27:04 PM EST | Beauty of Life (生活点滴)
July 21, 2015 8:26:45 PM EST | Love Poems (爱情诗歌)
June 24, 2015 10:09:41 PM EST | Beauty of Life (生活点滴)
Although I don't normally celebrate birthday, and have to twist my brain to recall the last time I ever received a birthday gift, I was so pleasantly surprised by the unexpected gifts I would never imagine to receive. I am moved, feeling so blessed and thankful for the friends I have, people with whom I've never even met care so much about me, and our friendships.
I have to share these gifts here to record the memorable day.
May 16, 2015 7:53:31 PM EST | Beauty of Life (生活点滴)
When I was at my 20's, I had a chance to ride a horse outdoor for the very first time and I was riding super fast like a professional. There was no sense of safety rules in China back then, I just got on a random horse while on vacation without any concerns or hesitations because I was always brave. No one around could believe a woman could ride a horse like a pro, some people refused to accept that it was indeed a woman on the back of the horse. In the end, I was very proud of my accomplishment. I only wish that we had the luxury to record the whole thing as we could today for a good memory.