[pandatherapy] guess Wu is two?!

San Diego Zoo’s Xiao Li Wu turned two years old last week and I’m such a bad, irresponsible adoptive mom (one of his many anyway) that I failed to post about him on his birthday on July 29.     I got into the panda fandom shortly after Xiao Liwu was born and in panda…

[pandatherapy] happy birthday darling dumpling!!!

Next to Arashi and CNBLUE, I fangirl pandas. They’re stress-free than idols and I guess it’s more embarrassing to be dubbed a panda hater than an anti-fan so the panda fandom is virtually free of negativity. Yesterday, Taipei Zoo’s Yuan Zai turned one. When was it when baby dumpling had to be separated from her…

pandatherapy: how to cheer up a depressed panda

This is a cute but sad story. Remember Sijia, the smiling panda who lives in Yunnan? I used her photo for my post on happiness.     I first came to know her through the video below. See that adorable, smiling round face seemingly unperturbed over anything.     But apparently, Sijia not been smiling…

[blog] these are a few of my favorite things

(With apologies to Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and The Sound of Music.)   A weekend spent in bed without interruption Well-written fan fiction that feeds my addiction Dramas that leave me with only nice feelings These are a few of my favorite things     Tokyo, Taipei, London and Barcelona Travel, airplanes, iPod and…

pandatherapy: Taipei Zoo’s ‘little dumpling’

So today, it’s official: let’s call her Yuan Zai, Taipei Zoo’s darling panda girl. Everyone knows the precarious relations between Taiwan and China and while panda diplomacy may not smooth out the kinks between the two sides of the straits, everyone can be united in agreeing that Yuan Zai is the cutest thing to happen…

pandatherapy: happy birthday Wuwu!!!

(Note: I published this first on June 29 because I was already in my July mindset. That’s what happens when real life has so many things going on you lose track of dates.) I interrupt my pop culture blogging with this announcement: San Diego Zoo’s panda cub Xiao Liwu turns one today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WU…