Breathe.

I’m holding my baby tight tonight as the realization is sinking in how close I got to losing her. Life is precious and at any moment it can be taken…

The Wrong Side Of The Camera

I had long, long black hair up until the third grade. Every night my grandmother would painstakingly wash and brush the tangles out and lovingly put them in two braids…

Mission San Juan Capistrano

When I think back to my elementary years, snippets of faded memories scroll through my mind’s eye. I can vaguely recall bits and pieces of projects we created. I remember…

my life: the green smoothie recipe

All my life I was blessed to be able to eat whatever I wanted. My parents owned a restaurant and so what’s for lunch was whatever my little heart desired…

The Dance Photo Dilemma

When I had my point and shoot camera I took photos all the time of my family. Now that I take pictures of other people, I rarely have photos of…

my life: the summer of moderation

My life. It’s go, go and go some more. I’m usually a master juggler–having too many things to manage and not enough time to juggle them all well. My calendar…

Domestic Diva Diaries: Hummus Brownies Recipe

I’m no Domestic Diva. Diva, Yes. Domestic, hey, STOP laughing… So, the word “BAKING” is EVIL in my book. I hate the mixing, stirring, recipe reading, mess-making, box opening, cleaning…

my life: the road to bentley

Growing up, our family always raised dogs. Yorkies, German Shepherd/Wolves, Cocker Spaniels, Dalmatians, we loved dogs and gave them uber-cool names like Big Dog (in Chinese), Kiki, Nini, Domino, Stimpy,…

my life: my wedding and lessons learned

In my life, there have been many opportunities presented to me to learn a lesson. Especially in my darkest, ugliest moments, nuggets of wisdom are plentiful and ready to be…

my character as judged by a pit bull

Growing up, we had a menagerie of pets — dogs, turtles, fish, birds, rabbits, etc. When I got married, I inherited a half German Shepherd, half-wolf mix who hated white…