Writing Memoir

Starting the #365grateful challenge

You’ve seen these kinds of things before #365grateful, gratitude journals, how to be more grateful articles, etc. And while I think it’s a good idea, especially if the practice is new to you, I’ve refrained from participating publically. But for my 43rd birthday, I’ve decided that the time is right, the timing is now. Noticing… Continue reading Starting the #365grateful challenge


How’s my driving?

Cambodian traffic is something to behold. (Is behold the right word?) This is because you pretty much can drive in any direction you please. Now, in Thailand, I thought it was crazy when you saw a renegade motorbike going against traffic, hugging the shoulder and occasionally I did it, too. Sometimes it makes sense, especially… Continue reading How’s my driving?

Writing Memoir

What’s your relationship with television?

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. – Bill Hicks Television is chewing gum for the eyes. – Frank Lloyd Wright All television is educational television.  The question is: what is it teaching? – Nicholas Johnson I knew 3 siblings in high school who were not allowed to watch TV.… Continue reading What’s your relationship with television?

Writing Memoir


Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I’m swimming, sometimes I’m not sure which one it is. – Demetri Martin Can you swim? It’s an interesting question in an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom and one that… Continue reading Swimming

Writing Memoir

What kind of reader are you?

There are writers who write within a genre and those who write outside of them, too. But what about the readers? How do you read? What do you read? Why do you read?

Asian American

Why this Asian American never pursued acting.

Grace Rowe’s video message to Asian Americans reminded me why I never pursued acting after high school. She pleas for AAs to get into acting and she’s witty about it, too. I liked the video. But even in high school, I knew I wasn’t the right color for Hollywood or NYC theatre. I knew that… Continue reading Why this Asian American never pursued acting.

Asian American

Was it really stealing? Stealing is wrong.

First of all, let me say that I’ve never stolen anything before. Well, that was what I truly thought until I started to write and then I began to remember my dishonest and theiving past. I was astonished, really. It’s funny what we forget and what we remember once we start writing. Forgive me and… Continue reading Was it really stealing? Stealing is wrong.