There was great internal debate as to whether I would post about this online. I’m not wont to share much of my personal life online, especially in highly exposed fora of arenas such as Facebook. (I won’t go into it too much here, but I’m highly averse to the voyeuristic nature of Facebook and other […]Read More Rings and Things
Have you ever believed that if you want something badly enough, some force will get you what you want? Sometimes, I feel that way. And when it happens– when the world comes together just so— it’s just wonderful. The music plays; the stars align. “Life is beautiful,” my mother would say. I took this photo […]Read More New Beginnings
Snow! Snow snow snow! In true California-style, I am a self-admitted weakling afraid of cold. Snow is painful now. Especially blizzards such as the one I encountered in Maryland. Thank goodness for heaters and double paned windows. I am also way overdue for a post. Lots of movement has been churning up my life lately, […]Read More Winter Wonderland
I’m not much one for new year’s resolutions because I dislike the idea that resolutions generally happen on new year’s, and that I generally allow myself to fail them because trying to keep track of and succeed at so many resolutions is overwhelming (excuses, excuses, I know!). Instead, I choose to make my resolutions throughout […]Read More Hello 2015!
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
Ever since I was an infant, I have been traveling. My mother managed to haul me and two suitcases full of necessities to Asia before I turned one. Since then, between moving all over the country with my parents, I consistently returned to Asia every few years to visit my parents’ families. That’s probably where […]Read More (T-Minus 3) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: Traveling
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
He’s in my shot. Again. Whatta jerk. I am kidding, of course. Sort of. No, really. I am. He actually messaged me last night and asked when I was going to get to the “people” part of my 10 days of Christmas thankfulness. Pish posh! So impatient! Day -6: I am thankful for this guy […]Read More (T-Minus 6) A Thankful Ten Days Before Christmas: This Guy (and Sunsets and Stuff)