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Tingting does not have a lot of photos of her childhood, but today she found this one. That’s her, kid of course. Her mom is on the left. It’s a great photo. I’m so happy she discovered it.

Leo has reached the top!

When I was growing up, if I wanted to build something in the 7th grade, my options were so limited. But the students I teach these days have laser printers, laptops, 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, band saws, workshops stacked with tools, and so much more! It’s amazing! Here are some USB powered night lights my kids are creating.

Tingting found another of those great baby swim places near our home. So, today we took Leo for a half hour float. It was really rough at first as he cried and cried, but 10 minutes in, he finally chilled and then seemed to actually enjoy it. He even met a girl!! Haha

No, the headphones were not on! Lol

Leo tried out his new-ish playpen For the first time today. He was a bit unsure what to do for a long time.

Leo took a selfie today, not sure if it’s his first…. kids these days! Lol

In my grade 7 Design classes, my students are designing and building LED USB night lights. Last year was the first time I taught this unit and I thought they made some great products, but this year I am pushing them to achieve something much greater. As a model to inspire them, I built this night light using Illustrator, CAM, 3mm plywood and acrylic, along with an LED light strip. It’s really… Read More

It’s quiet. Oh so quiet in Shanghai during the New Year, unless you go to the mega tourist spots. No, our neighborhood of Hongqiao was silent and deserted! The family got together a few times though and we all over ate too many times. The cold sucks, Feb in Shanghai is nasty. Not amazingly cold, but close to 0 Celsius almost every day and lots of rain. I’m eager for March and… Read More

So today is New Year’s eve in China, and I decided to go out and play tourist. It was drizzly with a lot of overcast and a bit chilly, but a beautiful day nonetheless. These are photos from the YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai.