A Touch of Thailand in Dallas

  Having lived in cities where Southeast Asian culture is more prevalent than it is here in Dallas, we were ecstatic to find out that The Buddhist Center of Dallas (Watdallas) was going… Continue reading

Gipsy Kings and my love for Spanish music

One of my all time favorites, the Gipsy Kings, were in Dallas last night at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Keith asked me two nights prior if I want to see them in… Continue reading

When in Texas, we eat BBQ!

My husband is a meat eater and he may not want to admit it but he secretly loves Texas BBQ. Our 15 year old, Joshua, on the other hand, thinks of himself as… Continue reading

Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Epcot’s World Showcase, and the home of the Rich and the Richer- Naples, Florida

We promised Jude that if he read 4 of the 7 Harry Potter books, he will be rewarded with a vacation in Orlando to see Harry Potter World (now called the Wizarding World… Continue reading

Boston and Harvard dreams…

My parents have been to many US cities but have never been to Boston. So in November of last year, we decided to go and visit. When Joshua found out about our plan,… Continue reading

My Life as a Gaijin in Tokyo, Part II

Keith traveled often on business trips during our first two years in Tokyo. Having no responsibilities, I was afforded the luxury of tagging along during those business trips to Asia. We went to… Continue reading

How to Vacation in New Orleans with kids

We decided to go to New Orleans during spring break with the kids, despite of its reputation for being a wild place. Everyone had warned us, “NOLA is not for kids!” But we were… Continue reading

Moving to Tokyo, an Introduction of my Life as an Expat Part I

Right after our honeymoon in Italy in November of 1995, Keith and I left  Los Angeles to start our married life in Tokyo. He was offered a job as an expat working for… Continue reading

They were once called ‘stewardesses’…

I was really upset when the TV show Pan Am was cancelled. It reminded me of my flying days and all those former Pan Am ladies I flew with. They were the “real” flight attendants-smart,… Continue reading

an introduction

One of the reasons I want to start a blog is because my son has one. I must say I’m jealous of how he can write so well at such a young age. When I mentioned… Continue reading