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China Traveler 1929

As most of you know, we have been searching for my grandfather’s published and original work. About 6 months ago someone kindly gave us the link to a Chinese Book Seller’s Website. We were able to purchase a copy of Eastern Miscellany that focused on the West Lake Expo of 1929. We had also found a seller who wanted to sell his copy of China Traveler  Vol 3, Issue 4, 1929. Read more…

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Jan
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By Gayook

Pay It Forward!

On 13, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In America, China, Family Story | By Gayook

I have mentioned in past blogs that my family and I are so grateful for all the generous help we’ve received in connection with our search for my father, Liu Jipiao’s, art work. These past two weeks we have been given the privilege to “pay it forward”, to help others move towards realizing their dreams. And, I find myself equally grateful to be able to give as well as receive. Read more…

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Jan
2014

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By Jenn

A Holiday Surprise…

On 06, Jan 2014 | 18 Comments | In Family Story | By Jenn

Happy 2014!  To start off this New Year I thought I’d share with you a story about a man who wanted to give his wife a holiday surprise.  Early last December we received a message through our “Contact Us” Form on this website, it read:

Greetings! My name is Steve Pavlina from Houston, TX. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website (piece: Outside the Gate . 21 x 16 Horizontal) on my laptop and i guess she likes that piece, I must also say you are doing a great job.

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China Society of Southern California

On 30, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In China, Family Story | By Jenn

Last year we discovered the China Society of Southern California and have been attending their dinner lectures with several of our friends whom we’ve come to know very well on this family journey of ours. Held in Downtown Chinatown, the lectures are informative, interesting the company is great and the food is good. They have had authors, artists and curators speak on their various specialties. Read more…

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Dec
2013

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By Jenn

DECO the Halls!

On 24, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In Family Story | By Jenn

To All Our Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,

Deco the Halls this Christmas season and if you haven’t already, reach out to family and friends, get to know them better, listen to their stories!. We guarantee it will enrich your lives! We’ve come a long way this past year and made friends from the US, France, China, Taiwan and Singapore! It’s been an amazing roller coaster ride.

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Dec
2013

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By Gayook

Christmas Memories Past

On 16, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In America, Family Story | By Gayook

The holiday season is upon us, so fast, I don’t know where 2013 went.  It is time like this that thoughts of Christmas memories past with my parents come to mind. Read more…

History of Design

Back in May of this year we were contacted by Heather MeCormick, Managing Editor of Textbook Projects at Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She and the  editor, Pat Kirkham found our website about Liu Jipiao. They were putting together a text book, History of Design – Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-1900. Read more…

One Memorable Thanksgiving!

On 02, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story | By Gayook

Today, I am in Honolulu with my friends, Jetty and Miller, whom we met via Jenn researching my father’s artwork. I’ve blogged many times how grateful I am to be alive, for my family and friends all over the world. In thinking about what I would write this day, I recall one memorable Thanksgiving at home. Read more…

Radio France International Interview

On 25, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, Family Story, Paris | By Jenn

While we were in Paris we did a Radio France International interview. We met Laura our interviewer the first time we were in Paris for the INHA Architectural Exchange Conference. Due to scheduling we didn’t have time to meet up with her until our second visit.

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Food Memories Of My Father

On 18, Nov 2013 | No Comments | In About Liu, America, Family Story, Paris | By Gayook

After this last trip I still find myself still recalling some of the things my father said to me about France. I continue to be amazed at how my childhood perceptions was so wrong! Here are some food memories of my father. Read more…