Tag Archives: being present

Night Scene in LA

Snapped this photo at an intersection after a rare rainy day in Los Angeles. It was a refreshingly chilly day with intermittent down pours. Rain boots, umbrella, gloves. Dreaming of steaming ramen or pho. Come to think of it, go … Continue reading

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What Makes America Great

Our pack was a mini United Nation of sorts, eager to understand the new world around us with our fragmented language skills; in awe of our good fortune for being in the greatest, most powerful nation in the entire world. We felt welcomed, protected, and nurtured. Continue reading

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A Dog, A Magician and Namaste

My heart was heavy throughout the day; saddened by what happened in Las Vegas.  Three things that helped this evening.  1. Take my dog for a walk.  The innocent and carefree nature of dogs when you take them out to … Continue reading

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Then They Came For Me

Lately I haven’t been able to sleep.  After Women’s March, it seemed like things just kept on getting worse each day. I immigrated to the US from Taiwan 30+ years ago; back when one couldn’t openly criticize the KMT government. We’ve all … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Joy of Running

“1-2, 1-2”, I found myself pounding along the concrete road.  I breezed through Mile 1, shedding the jitters of trying to make it to the start line on time, the wait, the starter horn.  I looked around my surrounding, people … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

… having that first sip of wine at the end of the day while preparing supper.

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Here’s Something for Santa… and His Reindeers

Happy holidays, everyone!  May you celebrate this holiday season with those you love and cherish.  And above all, ENJOY it whenever and however you can!  

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Bedtime: Part Deux

You know how in the movies, where parents would kiss their child good night, turn off the light, and walk out of the room peacefully undisturbed?  Well, that scene never happens in my house.  Bedtime routine in my house is at … Continue reading

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Moonbow!  Images from tonight’s Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

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Motherhood Chronicle: Separation Anxiety, Mine

First they let go of your bosom, then your goodbye kisses and hugs. I hate to fathom what will they give away next?!
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