Dear reader, the New York trip was excellent, though most tiring.
As I have a paper to write that is due this week, I will not be doing much writing here for the week.
May I tell you that I brought home the most lovely gaiwan from New Man Kam in Chinatown?
It is a lovely shade of pink, one that I think of as Mme de Pompadour-pink.
It is the vessel of best fit from which to drink the rose tea also found at New Man Kam.
You can read about how to brew in and drink from the gaiwan here:
Did you mean gawain? asks Google, ever so politely.