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A Wife for My Next Life

Cool and sweet berry ice cream, the taste of summer
“From the tail end of spring to the peak of summer,
I’ve been trying out a different way of preserving fresh fruit.
I used to make old-fashioned popsicles every year.
This year I decided to up my game.
So I made various kinds of delicious, sweet ice cream with berries, egg, and milk.
This recipe is simple and tasty, but there’s too much sugar and energy content.
Elders can’t eat too much of it. And also you! Put that ice cream down! (Hands on waist, serious face)”

Lovely to look at, graceful in movement, refined and resourceful, a fine cook, and kind to the elderly.* Living alone one gets to miss the pace and face of the feminine.

“Li Ziqi (Chinese: 李子柒)was born in the remote mountain village of northwestern Pingwu, Mianyang city, China. (Sorry, we can’t release much more personal information of her for protecting this beautiful girl.) She did not have a happy childhood like most of the children. When she was little, her parents got divorced and his father died early. Then, she started living with her grandparents. Their life was poor, but it was also relatively stable. Li Ziqi’s grandfather was a cook working in the countryside. When there was a ceremony going on, be it a wedding or a funeral, her grandfather would be in charge. In the videos, she showed how to cook various dishes, which she had learned from her grandfather. Besides cooking, she also learned how to make bamboo baskets, fishing, growing vegetables and doing carpenter work from her grandparents…”   — from a much longer article Who Is Li Ziqi

* Li lives with her grandmother in the countryside of Mianyang in southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • Geoff C. The Saltine July 28, 2019, 9:18 PM

    What a treat to watch that. Thanks Mr. V.
    Time for Ice Cream.

  • MMinLamesa July 28, 2019, 9:54 PM

    Quite a beautiful looking life

  • Kevin in PA July 28, 2019, 11:04 PM

    “I used to make old-fashioned popsicles every year.”
    Do you use Rye whiskey or Bourbon?

  • Jack July 29, 2019, 5:15 AM

    “A Wife For My Next Life”. I agree completely and I’ll take two, please.
    Wonderful vid and thank you for keeping her identity off the radar.

  • Richard July 29, 2019, 7:05 AM

    Li is a classic beauty. Quiet in her ministrations, demure and modest. She appears to be quite at peace with herself and could not be more lovely. Your point about living alone is well taken. Still, every coin has another side. (See the photo of the knitting harpies a couple of posts south). Having to make a choice, I’ll choose quiet solitude every time.
    It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
    American King James Version Proverbs 21:9

  • jd July 29, 2019, 7:34 AM

    Thank you for this, Gerard. I love your pithy title. Her back story is very interesting. Not only is she
    beautiful and all the rest mentioned above, she is responsible for the finished product that we see
    on utube – visuals, music, content, etc.

  • Terry July 29, 2019, 7:39 AM

    Fascinating. Absolutely fascinating.

  • Rick July 29, 2019, 8:33 AM

    I started watching her videos 8 or 9 months ago. They are very peaceful and charming but I was convinced that there was a whole production crew behind them. Much to my amazement, I’ve found enough hints around the internet now to be convinced that up until recently she did them all herself which is even more amazing. There is a video of her wearing a purple dress she made herself from silk she made from worms she raised. At some other point, I found where she admitted it took her over a year to do! I’ve also read that she and her grandmother had to leave her natal village because of web stalkers.

  • Rob De Witt July 29, 2019, 9:10 AM

    Having to make a choice, I’ll choose quiet solitude every time.
    …It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
    American King James Version Proverbs 21:9

    Sigh. The solitude and lack of feminine face and grace is daily breaking my already-broken heart afresh, but the apparent alternative has left me protective of my solitude above all. Years of therapy have left me determined to choose better parents next time.

  • Gordon Scott July 29, 2019, 10:03 AM

    I can imagine there are stalkers. China is short somewhere between 20 and 30 million girls and young women right now, because their one child policy led to parents aborting or abandoning baby girls. She is a treasure in any culture, but I can only imagine how rare and precious she is in China.

  • Walter Sobchak July 29, 2019, 10:21 AM

    Take my wife. Please.

  • Gordon Scott July 29, 2019, 10:41 AM

    Oh, and I ordered one of the banyan cleaver knives she features on her site. Only 72 bucks, and I’m a sucker for a good hand forged blade. A good Wusthof chef’s knife costs $300 easily. Mind you, it’s a work of art and should last longer than a lifetime. But this banyan cleaver looks interesting, especially the way the sharpest part is up front, a blunter middle for chopping small bones, and a more blunt rear for heavy bones. All on one edge! Learning to sharpen it will be interesting.

  • Dan Patterson July 29, 2019, 4:54 PM

    Wha did I just watch?
    Staged propaganda? Something with an ulterior motive?
    I can’t tell

  • gseattle July 30, 2019, 2:50 AM

    Soothes my soul, thank you