Starlight Pavilion

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Francis and Mom made a blueberry chiffon cake.

I asked Mom about their time at Kingston, and she told us that the two Chinese American men who founded the company gave every employee substantial bonuses when SoftBank bought 80 percent of the company in 1996, and they hired an In-N-Out food truck every Friday to provide the company meals, and a Jaguar was handed from one to the other and then to another executive in a couple rounds of betting.

Watched Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2017), a documentary on the Dutch landscape designer’s work. Incredibly beautiful gardens: wild-looking, but more vivid and colorful than anything in nature. It gave me a new appreciation of natural landscape, especially in the dead seasons.

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