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I often wondered what I would do when someone tagged me for a meme. I’ve read quite a few memes along my online travel. Although I find them to be fun they can be rather silly. Then Bron at Feast with Bron tagged me. I was amazed by the power of the Internet to connect people. I’ve not heard of Bron before. I don’t even know Bron’s gender. But here is someone who’s been reading my blog and I am now connected to him or her. Not just a reader from New York. But someone from London! Well for that I feel the need to participate.

So here is my first Random Facts meme post.

  1. I love noodles. Full stop! Any kind. Thin or flat. Chinese or Italian.
  2. We own four sets of dishes: a daily set for eight, an all glass set for eight, a blue and white china set for both western and Chinese service for twelve, and a white and gold buffet set for thirty six. Why? Because I can.
  3. My Chinese zodiac is a Horse. A very stubborn one at that. My western zodiac sign is Scorpio. I wonder what that combination makes me.
  4. I studied piano for seven years. Hated every moment of it. Did it just to conform to the idea of what an obedient Chinese son does. I have not played piano for more than thirty years.
  5. My family came from Fujian (福建) province in China. Our ancestral home is in Jinjiang (晉江), a “small” coastal town of one million people north of Amoy (廈門 now known as Xiamen).
  6. In the U.S. everyone calls me Kian. It really is my “generational” name, a traditional Chinese custom of family naming. My brother and all my male cousins have the same “generational” name. My first or given name is Lam.

Bloggers I’m tagging:

Peanut Butter and Julie
Just Cook It!
Pinot and Pineapple
Gastronomic Ruminations
Under the Tamarind Trees
[eatingclub] vancouver

Tag Rules:

Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on the blog. Write six random things about yourself. Tag six people at the end of your post. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Michele

    My granddad is from Xiamen. We have a house on Gulangyu Island, have you been there?

  2. Kian

    I have not been to my ancestral home actually. I plan to visit the next time I return to China. My father studied at the Anglo-Chinese School on Gulangyu just before World War II. He left when the Japanese invaded China.

  3. Michele

    Maybe they were friends 😉

  4. Bron

    ‘I love noodles. Full stop! Any kind. Thin or flat. Chinese or Italian.’ –

    Thisis reason enough for me to have found you! And I’m very glad I did.

    Bron (female)

  5. Just Cook It

    Hay Kian,

    thanks for the tag, I’ve been away the last couple of days but will get on the case today. Always a pleasure to read your blog.

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