Cherry Blossom

Washington DC Cherry Blossom

Young twigs and flower buds poke
out of barren branches.
Gentle breeze sprinkles
colors on early leafing cherry trees.
The sun glows crystal clean,
relishing the bustling rite of spring.

DC Wharf's Fish Market

DC Wharf’s Fish Market

The salty scent of fresh seafood wafted in the air, mixed with the pungent smell of seasonings from giant boiling pots. It was the Wharf’s fish market.

I will always write back

Book Review: I Will Always Write Back

The book I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is based on the true story of the friendship between Caitlin and Martin. This inspiring story explains that people with different background can connect when they are willing to communicate for understanding and support.

Dog

50-Word Story: Just Another Day

“Welcome to our adoption center,” Mr. Blake ushers people inside. Time to please them. Maya barks softly. Kenny shakes his tail. Misty shows her pleading face. I know these tricks, but my limp hind leg is too obvious.

Travel Writing (Short Story): Lost in Chinatown

I peered at my watch and hollered another reminder to my dad, who was still smoothing out his navy-blue shirt in front of our living room mirror. He was in his spotless beige khakis pants and new white Nike sneakers, totally dressed up for the annual Chinese New Year parade in D.C.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Travel Writing: National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD

On a windy holiday morning, my family and I braved the chill and headed to the well-known Baltimore National aquarium. As a gust of wind whipped my face and pushed against my body, I was regretful for this travel plan and murmured, “It better be worth it.”