My name is Hoe Chuah. Welcome to my blog and thank you for reading. I am a retired Polymer Scientist. Although I had received some recognitions for my scientific work such as an American Chemical Society award in 2000, they are now behind me. I am happily pursuing my hobbies: bonsai, gardening, stamp collecting, butterflies, travelling, Taiji and learning about Chinese culture and history.
I live in Texas, USA. I started doing bonsai and penjing in 1994, largely self-taught by learning from books, magazines, by trial and error, and seeking advises from experienced club members, nursery professionals to bonsai masters. This site is devoted to bonsai and anything related to it. I hope we can exchange information and pursue the hobby together.
The banner photo at the top of my WordPress blog is the picture I took at the Huanglong Valley in Southwestern China. The elevation is about 3,200 meters, so lots of snow even though it was October. The multi-color pools were formed by calcite deposits. They cascaded downwards with a series of pools and waterfalls for about 3.6 km. A natural wonder to behold.