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The Gifts From My Father Keep Coming!

On 20, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

It seems that I’m always finding out new gifts my father gave me.

The latest occurred in French class. I took French in high school and college, but hadn’t touched the subject in nearly 50 years. After my father’s art deco display at the Cite l’architecture et du patrimoine in October of 2013, my interest in French returned. Read more…

Another Gift From My Father

On 13, Oct 2015 | One Comment | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

As a child, your father is simply your father. It isn’t until you’re grown, and sometimes not even while he is alive that you realize what gifts he’s passed down to you. I was no different.

I always knew that my father was this talented artist.  When I was younger, and fathers are like gods, I used to watch him paint. Read more…

Growing Up With Racism in America

On 01, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

With all the racial violence that has erupted in the country these days, I find myself thinking more and more about growing up   Chinese in America. I learned very early on not to worry my parents about the racial abuse I faced on a daily basis. Somehow, I knew they had enough to deal with just surviving in America. Read more…

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Aug
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Family Story

By Gayook

My Son Matthew’s Birthday!

On 25, Aug 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story | By Gayook

Tuesday, August 25th is my son, Matthew’s, birthday and he will be 46. I was wondering why Jenn asked if I wanted to write a blog for this particular birthday, and what it had to do with my father? Naturally, it is because Matthew became a father on December 28, 2014 to a lovely and lively baby girl, Cayden Elle. She is, without a doubt, the love of his life. And, ours too I might add! Read more…

World Congress on Art Deco Wrote About Us!

On 07, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story | By Jenn

We were so excited to read the World Congress on Art Deco’s blog, Liu Jipiao & the Birth of Chinese Art Deco. Thanks to Tina Kanagaratnam for a wonderful homage to my grandfather. I also appreciate being allowed to do a quick fact check before they promoted the article. Please enjoy! Read more…

Remembering My Father

On 23, Jun 2015 | One Comment | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

I’ve already mentioned in other blogs that, before Jenn discovered my father’s place in Chinese history, I knew him only as a broken man, depressed and distant. It not only saddened me throughout my childhood, I believed he didn’t love me. What I finally understood with this new information was that it had nothing to do with me. Read more…

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Jun
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In China
Family Story

By Gayook

A Daughter’s Gratitude; A Mother’s Tribute!

On 08, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Gayook

Since Jenn let the cat out of the bag about her presenting at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai in November, I won’t go into all the factual details. However, as a very proud mother, I am entitled to some bragging rights. (For the Chinese and our Ancestors, please excuse this American part of me!) Read more…

Presenting at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai!

On 25, May 2015 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Jenn

We have exciting news! (Did the title gave it away?) Our family has been invited to present at the first World Congress on Art Deco to be held in Asia this November! Historic Shanghai will be hosting the event. They are Shanghai’s oldest historic society, founded in 1998 by Tess Johnston, William Patrick Cranley and Tina Kanagaratnam. Read more…

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Jan
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2014…A Look Back

On 12, Jan 2015 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Jenn

So although it’s been a relatively quiet year compared to 2013 when we were traveling all over the place, 2014 was definitely filled with its own kind of activity! We met some more wonderful people, I gave my first lecture at Smith College and some other opportunities may be coming down the line in the next year! Read more…

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Nov
2014

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Birthday and Holiday Round Up…

On 25, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Gayook

I am remiss in blogging about Jenn’s birthday, not that I forgot her birthday – that would never happen!

The craziness in our family hasn’t stopped as we are transitioning to Matthew’s move out of the house to be with Mommy-to-be and the new baby.  This transition also includes Jenn taking over the management of Matthew’s soccer business – to leave him freer to deal with another new business and to take care of the child. Read more…