Hiui Yin was really a wonderful old woman.
For instance, she stole and orchid seedling from Taiwan, and turned this one seedling into a house full if night-blooming orchids. I really think that she's the one who started my own interest in orchids. I suppose I could easily hate her for this, and if you have become an orchid hobbyist, you might understand this. Or, if you have yourself become an orchid hobbyist, you will understand that anyone who introduces you to orchids is to be fondly remembered.
But, sea cucumbers have nothing to so with orchids, the latter of which are gentle, delicate, and are truly luminous on summer nights, when the moon is glowing, and you have a glass of vinho verde. Orchids are not rubbery, and you don't eat them.
Hui Yin, d tastefujon the last night I saw her, has prepared a truly wonderful dinner. There were all manner of soy dishes (laugh if you like, but you really don't know soy). And she had prepared many vegetable dishes, delicately and tastefully.
And then there was the dish full of sea cucumbers.
To be continued