A miracle

Archer Kai-Xian (凱賢) Poelman was born on June 7, 2016 at 1:54pm. I am honored to be Archer’s mom. He is fearfully and wonderfully made, and The Lord’s workmanship is indeed perfect.  Greg and I patiently waited for 9 months for his arrival. We were both filled with joy when the doctor place Archer on […]

Baby shower gift: Notebook

  Tools: pencil eraser scissors metal ruler craft knife typewriter sumi ink nikko G nib straight penholder blue and white baker’s twine needle cutting board  

Bulky Scarf


I love this scarf. Made this scarf for our road trip last year to Iowa. I am glad I have this scarf with me during the trip. Iowa was super cold! Crochet using bulky yarn from Hobby Lobby. It was easy to make and it’s suitable for absolute beginner. The required stitch – Double Crochet, and the […]

Surprise! Baby shower 

During the last life group, I walked into this. I was surprised! I almost didn’t know how to respond (I actually didn’t know how to respond ☺️) I stood there, just staring at the people and the decoration for a while, before I could open my mouth to utter a word. I was truly blessed […]

This is definitely a hard topic to discuss, and a sensitive one. Ravi Zacharias carefully examine Jesus among other gods. I would recommend this book to anyone who is searching and wanting to know what is the difference between Jesus and the other gods.  I have no doubt on Jesus’ claims, and I believe Jesus […]

Ah... Sushi

Sushi is my all time favorite. I just like the combination of rice, seaweed, wasabi and soy sauce. The filling in the sushi is just bonus.  My husband and I still exploring eateries around our neighborhood. Apperantly our neighborhood is well-known for eateries.  Here’s one that we discover and we really like it.   Pacific […]

Crochet Doily

My mother-in-law wanted a new doily for her newly painted cabinet, so without knowing what a doily is, I told her with confidence, “I can crochet a doily.” In my mind, I thought I could google for “Crochet Doily Pattern” and I will have tons of patterns to choose from. To my surprised, most doily […]

Lemon Ricotta Biscuit

Recipe for 12 biscuit. Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar (1 tablespoon or more for sprinkling) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature  1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (2 lemons) 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1 […]


“In 1906, I was barely over fourteen years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She opened her mouth to say something, but then her face flushed, and she turned her head to look out […]

New York... New York

This small town girl visited New York for the first time. I was there when I was just 2 months pregnant with our little buddy.  Thanks to our friend, Johnny and his wife for being generous with their new apartment. We stayed with them for one whole week. Due to me being pregnant and still […]