Independence Day 2021


It has certainly been an interesting Independence Day this year. I spent this morning squeezing past crowds, trying to find a good spot to watch the annual parade. There was so much festivity in the park, something I didn’t think I’d ever see again after more than a year of masks and social-distancing. The city…

Letter to Self: 19 Christmases and Counting


My Dear 10-year-old Self, It seems like just yesterday you landed at the terminal of the LAX. I bet you feel like an alien – unable to understand the language and the environment is certainly not what you’ve expected – but I tell you, you’re going to get through this. There are lots of adventures…

Thought of the Day!


I follow this page on Facebook that presents positive thoughts and stuff. After the events this weekend, I really need something positive. Here’s a thought for this Monday: Love your life. Take picture of everything. Tell people you love them. Talk to random strangers. Do things you’re scared to do. Because so many of us…

Thought of the Day!


I think this is a good quote for this Monday: When people hurt you over and over, think of them as sandpaper. They scratch and hurt you. But later you’ll be shining and polished, while they end up useless. Source: Pinterest