Disneyland

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"A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you." School's out...and I'm going to Disneyland! ("The Happiest Place on Earth.") It's been about 15 years since I last visited The Magic Kingdom. I got a twofer deal and saw both Disneyland and California Adventure. Since I have an amazing friend who works at Disney, not only did I go in on a discount, but the day was efficiently packed with rides. What spots did we hit? Here's a breakdown: Disneyland Finding Nemo Space Mountain Star Tours Buzz … [Read more...]

Short Story Stats

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"Don't let statistics do a number on you." Interested in finding out how much of writing involves waiting? Look no further. I've been trying to shop around a 2100-word short story for a while. No bites so far. Here's my record of numbers: First date submitted: October 2016 Number of submissions: 5 Number of responses: 4 Quickest response time: 7 days Longest response time: 8 months Extra notes: Two personalized rejections, one form rejection. One of the customized rejections went … [Read more...]

Tips for Podcast Interviews

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"You are never selfish with your advice or your help." Recently, I got interviewed for Sheena Yap Chan's podcast, The Tao of Self Confidence. I was excited to contribute my observations about gaining confidence. I love the idea of encouraging other people with Asian heritage to find their voices and be proud of themselves. Kai Oberhäuser I've done a few podcasts now, and here are a five things I've learned along the way: 1. Opportunity: First off, getting a podcast means actively … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Green Tea Oreos

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Green tea Oreos: chocolate sandwich cookies with green tea cream Now this is what I'm talking about! If you remember, I was trying out a green tea version of a well-known candy a while back: green tea Kit-Kats. My verdict? Dissatisfied. That's because I was yearning for chocolate in the mix. Well, I've finally found the right combination. It's got the chocolateness of Oreos, along with a delicious green tea middle. Do I split the cookie? Eat the middle first and then the rest? Nope, I'm more … [Read more...]

WordlessWednesday: Weddings

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Foodie Friday: Ketchup Chips

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My husband found this gem in Canada. Ketchup chips: potato chips with ketchup flavor Okay, so I'm thinking this should taste good. I mean, fries and ketchup? An A+ pairing. (Although I have some friends who like fries with mayo instead.) Plus, I'm a bit of a ketchup fan in general. It's got to be my #1 condiment of choice. But ketchup chips, to be honest, don't taste ketchup-y. I'm not sure what spices they use to simulate the sweet tomato sauce, but the combination is not anywhere near … [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan Library

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"Meaningful relationships bring meaning to life." Living in So Cal, you would think I've been to at least one of the presidential libraries in the area. Alas, I only finally made my visit recently. I got to finally walk through the Ronald Reagan Library. This was a double pleasure because I got to do it with my amazing father (love you, Dad!). Ascending the driveway to the main area, there are flags featuring past presidents, starting from George Washington. It was history literally … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Sweet Duck

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Sweet duck: a more sugared-up version of roast duck I admit it. I’m a big duck fan. Ever since I saw the glistening displays in Chinese barbecue shops, I’ve been a sucker for duck. In fact, I’ve posted about roast duck before. Recently, though, I had a sweeter version. The dish was actually called sweet duck. It featured a glaze on top of the skin, a slight subtle honey flavor. Even though the components were the same (tender meat, crispy skin), it didn’t quite compete with the … [Read more...]

Waterfall

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Foodie Friday: Mushrooms

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Mushrooms: Shiitake and Oyster Growing up, I remember the smell of mushroom filling the house. We purchased dried-up shiitakes and had to rehydrate them. Left to sit in a bowl of water, they’d plump up over a few hours and fill the house with their woodsy aroma. The shiitake mushroom caps are humongous. I remember them being the size of my small child’s palm sometimes. They’re a soft consistency, almost too slimy to eat for a kid. The oyster mushroom, on the other hand, is more … [Read more...]

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