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End of era portraits

The kiddo and I did all final walk around our working class neighborhood and did some cheesy portraits as a marker of this day.


so close and so unprepared

In a few days uma is leaving for Michigan and I have been downsizing my life more in preparation for this journey. Frankly, i am having pangs of nostalgia around my time in the bay area already even though i haven’t left yet. Mentally, i know this is the end of my chapter in the bay area but emotionally, i am holding on to the high life that it was. in some ways, i feeling like i am preparing for the ‘death’ of my old self. my ego holds on to glory that it has created over […]


family history

we recently did our first family reunion on a disney cruise last year. granted, being on a cruise ship especially one by disney isn’t on one of my top 100 things to do in life, i embraced for the sake of the reunion. in the last 25 years since i’ve been in the bay area, i can count with one and half hand on how many times, i’ve visited family whether it be cousins in philly or my brother/dad in texas. like most immigrant families, this particular reunion was the first time we publicly acknowledge the ‘sacrifice’ […]


Vietnam War

It would seem that this the year that i finally got around to facing my repressed memories around the vietnam war and how much it’s influence my life. it’s been on the back of my mind for sometime and one of the main reasons i sought out the depth hypnosis therapy was to see if i could access this part of my mind. given that i felt pretty well adjusted to adult life, i didn’t think it was a dire need to address this issue but at the same time, since my time in the desert with […]


modern bike for old man

for a brief time during this past month, i was thinking about taking my motorcycle along on this epic road trip. as fun and cool as it would have been to zip in and out of traffic in big cities with dorje, i decided to opt for hybrid bike to be the secondary mode of transportation when i got into towns. since my foot injury isn’t healing anything soon, i have reengaged in my first outdoor passion of riding a bike. i was telling uma about much freedom the bike gave me when i was young and […]

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