Category Archives: musings

I get shit done.

I recently had the good fortune of attending BIF10, a singular storytelling summit focused on social innovation and personal journeys.  I had attended as a guest vis-a-vis my professional work with a healthcare nonprofit.  Aside from knowing that it was … Continue reading

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Yesterdays

We visited the old alma mater recently, a one hour drive away but 18 years away from the lives we live today.  It had been four years since our last visit, when Soup-er Boy was barely 5 and Soup-er Girl still … Continue reading

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April introspection

Since moving to the east coast as a teenager, April has come to signify for me the changing of the seasons, when nor’easters ease their threats and the weather starts to warm.  I can honestly say that I have become … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Americana, or at least how I remember it

I know it’s just my age group and all, but there’s been a lot of articles and social media posts about turning 40, as if no other group has done so before us. Instead, we feel the need to publicly … Continue reading

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Busy

This is my first post in over two months. Yikes. To say that life has been busy is an understatement. Many of my working-mom/dad friends out there will completely understand the daily juggling act of morning routines, drop-offs, pick-ups, office … Continue reading

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Summer: the puzzle gets ever more complicated

Summer has finally arrived, and with it, the complicated family, work, camp, daycare puzzle gets even more complicated.  (Yes, I did just write “work”; more on that in a moment.)  With the warmer weather, we also get to deal with … Continue reading

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Fine dining

When I was growing up, fancy meals were the stuff of wedding Chinese banquets–or rather, Chinese-American versions of the ten course meals complete with a large platter of lobster with scallion and ginger at the end. (Please don’t ask me … Continue reading

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Feedback: beyond the soup bowl

Hello readers!  It’s been just over a year since I started this blog and I’m still trying to get my footing.  Blogging has been quite an adventure and I’ve learned a few lessons (accompanied by a lot of ‘duh’ moments): … Continue reading

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Family: the food, the bad, and the ugly

We recently visited my family in LA, and as usual, the visit churned up a host of conflicting emotions. I have never had the best relationship with my mother, whose perspective and understanding of life is so very different from … Continue reading

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Food for the greater good?

With a slow-going job search on my hands, lately I’ve been having entrepreneurial thoughts. Given my family’s disastrous experiments with business initiatives (failed restaurants, lost money, strained familial ties, etc., etc.) I am rather hesitant to even consider starting my … Continue reading

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