It’s Christmas Eve! Let us rejoice, for it is time to EAT! And drink! And open presents! Day -1: I am thankful for Christmas cheer! (And Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus . . . ) I love almost everything about Christmas. From the twinkling Christmas lights to the music to the food! Starting in November, I start […]Read More (T-Minus 1) A Thankful Ten Days Until Christmas: Christmas!
I may be somewhat biased— okay, I’m definitely biased— but my parents are the cutest parents on the face of the planet. Day -2: I am thankful for my parents There isn’t enough I can say about my parents to express my gratitude for them raising and loving and caring for me. Where does one […]Read More (T-Minus 2) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Mama and Papa Yang
Once upon a time, many years ago, when my brothers and I went to the beach for a family vacation, I was lying on the beach, sunbathing, when all of a sudden, I felt cold ocean water being dumped on my back. A pair of voices appeared. “It’s a BEACHED WHALE! Hurry! We need to […]Read More (T-Minus 4) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
I get the distinct feeling that my eyes look more goldfish than human. Today, anyway. I’ve been feeling like a sick monkey all day. My head feels like a time bomb, ready to explode, and my nose is bright red and about to fall off my face, I’ve rubbed it so much. I’ve gone through […]Read More (T-Minus 5) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Photography and the Little Things
I am freezing. I’m sheathed in multiple layers (I have leggings on under my pants), have a woolen hat on, and a scarf is wrapped around my head, face, and neck like a hungry, pink-and-white-checkered boa constrictor trying to devour me, its ice cube prey. No joke. I wear my hat and scarf for warmth. […]Read More (T-Minus 7) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Flower Power
2014 passed by in a blur. (Over the next ten days leading up to Christmas, I am going to post each day about something I’m thankful for.) I recently had a discussion about dreams and goals and the potential need to make sacrifices to attain said goals. The reason for this conversation stemmed from the […]Read More (T-Minus 10) A Thankful Ten Days Until Christmas: Home Away from Home, San Francisco