Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Following the great Chayi earthquake of 1963, the Chen family arrived on Wu Fung Road to help with the rebuilding of Uncle Tu’ s house which had been shaken and tossed like tiles on a  mahjong table.
Mr. Chen was an expert in tile work.  This migrant family were in for many surprises when they took up residence in a small store room at the back of Uncle’s ancestral courtyards while they repaired the roof.  None of Uncle Tu’s  unusual  habits delighted them as much as the daily release of Exceeding Joy, a much beloved and love sick song bird.


  1. This is gorgeous! I think with love anyone can rebuild.

  2. Oh, you are such a good storyteller! I can never guess the story behind the picture and that fills me with curiousity and impatience to read it!I love the atmosphere of "being together" and I'm forever enchanted by the colours you use. Thanks for the delight!:-)

  3. Another beautiful story. The littlest in this one definitely has a hint of the Q about the face ;)

  4. :)
    miss you, my dear lady friend. xo


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