Tuesday, November 27, 2012

friends are more important than money

Ever shop at Lululemon? I used to think Nike clothes and gear were expensive. But Lululemon wins.

They have quality workout clothes at premium prices. The nice thing is they give reusable bags with your purchase. Why not? You spend enough when you walk up to the counter.

Ah yes, friends are more important than money. But without money (and lots of it) you can't buy Lululemon. 

Warning: This blog post was just for fun.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mom, You're Saying it Wrong

"Mom, you're saying it wrong." My 12 year old was correcting my pronunciation of Gangnam. You know, the video that took the world by storm. The viral Korean music video that has gotten billions of hits.

"How do I say it then?" I asked.

"It's Gang Nam. Like your tooth has "gone numb". You say it Gone Numb."

"Uh okay "gone numb." Got it. But then which syllable do you accentuate?"

"I donno. Let me check the video... It's GONE numb."

"Okay so I'll say it GONE numb."

I took out all the laugher from the conversation so that you can understand our silly banter without sarcasm.

So difficult to communicate with the next gen. I just got a lesson in Korean!

But I figured if you're like me, you'll need to lesson so that you can fit in with the teens in your life. LOL

Tip: Lower your speaker volume before you hit play.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lost Sock

A few years ago, my young son's socks kept falling off at night. He'd wake up and we would wonder how come he only had one sock on in the morning. I guess there's probably a pile of dusty socks under his bed.

One morning he walked out of the bedroom and his (barefoot) big brother said, "Hey, you just lost a sock!" My pre-schooler replied with attitude, "Hey you just lost two socks!"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ordinary vs. Extraordinary

My friend, Scott Shimada, youth pastor of San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church turned me on to this video. Don't watch it if want to live an ordinary life.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Things I've observed about myself.
  • I can see the sunlight through at least four days of rain.
  • Even if I have a NyQuil hangover, I can still drive the kids to school.
  • I'm told I should drink port instead of NyQuil. Less chemicals and better in the morning.
  • I like myself better when I'm consistently go to the gym.
  • Some compile their thoughts while they run, walk, or swim. I do my thinking when I do my hair. The problem is that it only takes a fraction of the time to do my hair than it does to exercise. 
  • I fortunate to be in a sisterhood that supports, respects, and loves one another.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

birthday blessing

Celebrating my dad's 75th birthday was a blessing. I enjoyed seeing my aunt, his sister, and chatting with my niece that I haven't seen in a few years.

I did a little video last minute for him as his present from our family.

Because...what do you get your dad for his 75th birthday??


Thursday, January 12, 2012

kids and humor

You know kids say the funniest things. I should be jotting all these precious moments down! So here's my attempt lately with my four year old's musings.

J is a 4yo boy
H is a girl in the 1st grade

J said to H, "Wow you have a lot of mates."
Me, "Do you mean mates as in schoolmates?"

J askes H, "Does chocolate melt?"
H, "Yes and when you have a Hershey's kiss in your mouth it's hard to talk."
J, "Yeah, Pershey's kisses melt in your mouth."

I'll add to this list later. What happens is that you hear some funny things and then when you wait and don't write them down you lose them! It all happens so fast.