Humble Pie

Forgiveness is rewarding. And humbling. If you give people a chance to correct their mistake, they might surprise you two-fold. Today, on Thanksgiving Day, I rushed to Coco's to pick up the banana cream pie that I ordered for a party. I called yesterday afternoon, well before the 5 pm pre-order deadline. When I arrived, …

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The Randomly Selected Ones

When I was 9 years old and was living back in the old country-- the Philippines-- I collected Tang UPC Codes.  I collected Tang UPC codes because you could exchange them for a NASA Space Pen, the kind astronauts used. Collecting the codes required effort. My family lived in a small fishing town.  We shopped at …

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Best. Fundraiser. Ever!

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to attend Asian American Journalists Association - LA's Trivia Bowl XVIII.  The event was a fundraiser for student scholarships and professional programs. The event was held at an ABC7 studio in Glendale and hosted by David Ono. My random thoughts and takeaways: The metal part that fastens the eraser …

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Going Around and Around, Very, Very Fast

Imagine a NASCAR track, but the banking is at a 45-degree angle and beyond.   And instead of cars, imagine bicycles without brakes racing around that track.  The track is a velodrome, and the sport is track cycling.  It’s fast, furious and Kate Wilson is one of the best at it. Kate Wilson, a senior at …

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