A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Hibiscus

#Quadrille – Not So Easy, Ace Ace, Elusive conundrum Encumbered by your gold standard When did three little lines that form the letter “A” dominate our lives? Iconoclasts have grown within your regime Our pursuit towards the milieu of achievement has developed our acumen Sine qua non in certain realms Alright, my poem may be…

A-to-Z Challenge: Fly

Skydiving is special because it’s almost the closest to an out-of-body experience you can have. Georgia King When I first moved to town, I was trying to learn where everything was by visiting various major landmarks. One day, I saw this large sign on a building off the side of the highway. I pondered what…

A-to-Z Challenge: Consciousness

Hello! A few days ago, I went to a personal workshop for women called “What Color is Your Cape?” (mine’s yellow like sunshine, btw 😀 ), and I encountered the quote above. Patanjali was a Hindu author, mystic, and philosopher who codified and compiled a set of yoga practices into a systematic framework called the…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…

3.2.1. Quote Me – Hope

Rory has tagged me for me for his challenge 3.2.1 Quote Me about hope this time around. If there has been anyone that has taught me about hope, it’s my parents. They braved a perilous journey across torrential seas because they knew there was a better life elsewhere, and they were willing to sacrifice literally…

Back from festivities!

Hey everyone! Hope you are taking care of yourselves well today! Where does the time go? I’m back in town, and finished unpacking my belongings. This past week flew by quickly. Though we’ve each had our challenges, celebrating lunar new year with my family was a blast this year! Had mini adventures literally every day…

Lunar New Year

Radiant blossomsJoy overflowing withinLife begins anew Hello everyone! Just want to let you know that I’ll be gone for the first week of February celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) with my family. In the mean time, I would like to share a few fun facts about the celebration and a hope for a…

Shakers Galore

#Haiku – Shakers Galore Curiosity rousedColors delighting a guestA still micro world Greetings! I never thought that the first time I hold a hand grenade is when teaching a friend how to make summer rolls in her kitchen. Believe it or not, these are real grenades that have been re-purposed as salt and pepper shakers!…