Leanne Wei

Cherry blossoms in Shanghai


Did you know cherry blossoms only bloom for two weeks and at a certain time of the year? Sometimes they bloom earlier and sometimes a little later in other places due to the weather and the changing climate of the seasons. Even with all these variables, one thing is for certain: they always bloom when they are ready.

There are so many things that we want in our lives... like the perfect relationship, starting a family, figuring out what you want to do, finding a career you love... Some things don’t happen when we want it to and we feel like it never will... Until later on, it does. And when you look back, you’ll realize that everything that did or didn’t happen was for its own reason. So to all my friends, rest assured that no matter where you are in life right now, you are exactly where you’re meant to be. Everything you want is already within you. When the time is right, the doors will open, and you'll be ready for all the wonderful things that come your way.

April Blossoms

I get this feeling every year when spring arrives in New York.  It's a familiar feeling, like welcoming an old friend home.  Every season evokes a different emotion, but spring allows me to feel brand new.  Yesterday Jane and I strolled through Chinatown after a much needed dim sum date.  I have passed by Columbus Park many times before, usually while rushing to a restaurant nearby, but today I noticed the beautiful pink cherry blossoms on the trees and decided to stop by after lunch.  As I strolled through the park, I noticed how lighthearted and content everyone appeared to be.  Sundays in the Chinese community are for morning strolls, Tai-Chi, card games, chit chats, boardgames, live musical performances.  There is serenity in the air and I adore it.