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’ […]


ice skating

it was super nice to witness her going to holding on to my leg ever so tightly to dad, leave me alone. all within an hour, i saw how fear transformed into joy. i hope i was able to help that transformation!

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night life

I’ve been making more of an effort to enjoy the nightlife in oakland. Even though i’ve been here for over 2 years now, the exploration of oakland life has been very minimal. anyway, i took uma to the autumn festival of lights and we had a darling time.



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i got the chance to return to phillly for work and i decided to take uma with me on this trip. i hadn’t been back to the east coast in the spring in a long time, so the weather was quite pleasant but it didn’t make a dent my desire to return here. undoubtedly, the ONLY reason i would come back is to be with my extended family, which for all the quirkiness of extended family, it has major appeal. i mean if i did come back once a […]



it’s funny watching her play soccer. recently she started playing soccer in a more ‘formal’ setting, uniforms and all, and it’s so interesting seeing how her personality plays out in the field. already i see that’s she’s very cautious in general. maybe it’s a girl thing but i notice a big difference when is is around saya and she how confident saya is downing new and daring things. somehow my daughter has learn to be fearful of new things as she’s got hurt enough doing new things. anyway, it will be interesting as she gets more confidence […]

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