Maybe what I need to do is find some time and revamp and simplify my website.
ho chie's blog
where I blabber about anything and everything. or nothing at all. life is good.
The economy is going down the drain. I have less time on my hands. I'm spread too thin with community work. I'm getting old. I may have to start thinking about retiring this blog...
As many of you know, I've been designing T-shirts as fundraisers for the web portal site I run, TaiwaneseAmerican.org. Since the very successful "Stinky Tofu Walks Alone" design, no other has matched its popularity. Over past year, I've been thinking about various designs for a bah-tzang (the Taiwanese tamale) design... but just couldn't get it right. Or at least one that I thought would achieve all my goals. Of importance to me was that a design that conveys the uniqueness of the Taiwanese bah-tzang, even if you've never eaten one before. Also, the design had to differentiate it from the similar Chinese, Hong Kong, Singaporean or other Asian styles of preparing it. Most who are familiar with the Taiwanese one knows its ingredients well and also know it has more of a triangular shape compared to ones you might find in a typical Chinatown. It took about a year for me to come up with an idea which would subtlety display Taiwanese pride for this favorite food, yet still be stylish to wear. And so here it is. Finally. It's really much cooler if you look at it for awhile.
Buy one at: http://taiwaneseamerican.org/promote.html
Friend: i feel like if one visits HoChie, one will enjoy a meal of some sort with HoChie, one will get a new, one of a kind piece of clothing, and some pictures with HoChie on facebook.
Friend: it's like a tourspot!
HoChie71: it's true
HoChie71: you may even get an autograph
HoChie71: package deal.
HoChie71: some VIP visitors claim they have gotten a hug too.
Friend: with online booking???
Friend: i'll keep all this in mind when i look into a west coast visit.
*flash images of appetizing food, clean guest rooms, and beautiful panoramic bay view.
*fade to slogan: Hotel HoChie - the place to be.
A beautiful secret garden hidden in the city neighborhood.
A picture perfect hostess, Ms. Jeanie.
Linda in the Zen garden with a secret admirer.
After lunch at Asia De Cuba with Amy.
The view from the top of the Westin Hotel.