my life: life accessories

My 4 year old frequently puts on every piece of jewelry she owns, a hat, some leopard print gloves, and no less than 2 hair clips before she is ready…

my life: goodbye my friend

He lifted his head weakly and looked back at me. I petted his big black nose and kissed it. He knew and I knew that this was the last time…

my life: what’s in a name?

Kids can be cruel. In elementary school, anything that sets you apart can be a catalyst for open ridicule and teasing. Not only was I one of the ONLY Asian…

a wedding …and drooling on a cute stranger

Over 20 years ago, two friends talked about how great it would be if the eldest daughter of one family were to grow up to marry the eldest son of…

snowmen in october

Tim is anti celebrating “holidays” that don’t have a purpose. Dressing up and going door to door for candy of which you have to find creative ways to rid your…

wireless chapstick

I have a small, little, insignificant, tiny, imperceptible, infinitesimal, modest, unimportant really, slight, okay, wee obsession with Chapstick. I just love the little tubes of waxy-flavored goodness that just makes…

jay-jays and shamu tattoos

She was one years old and I needed the video babysitter for 20 minutes. Since that day 3 years ago, all airplanes, helicopters, jets and generally flying things are referred…

fight on, baby!

So, I’m excited. I’m stay up all night waiting to go to Disneyland like I’m 7 years old excited. It’s oozing out of my pores and I swear the color…

Brave New Girl

Every time we drove past it, a little high pitched voice from the backseat would call out, “Mama, how old am I going to be when I can go there?”…

I’m in a Magazine!

In the September 2008 issue of Parents Magazine, on page 110, you will see my mug gracing the pages and my very intelligent quote in a little word bubble over…