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My Tattoos Speak For Me
I don’t know exactly how many tattoos I currently have. Last time I sat and counted with my wife, it was around 85. After a while, I stopped counting when I got them. They’re all a piece of the artwork of me.
When You're In a Relationship
Important things to remember when you are married or in a serious relationship: Do not ever assume your partner feels loved.
Lamenting Yellow Peril During AAPI Month As We Face Evil And Rise
If you didn’t know, there was another Asian Hate Crime in Dallas last week. A man walked into a hair salon and began shooting. I happened to wake up to this news on Thursday morning. It felt like another punch of fear to my gut as I thought about another one of my sisters (자매), brothers (형제), aunties (이모), or uncles (삼촌) fallen prey to evil. Another terrorist thinking that all Asians look alike? I’m not sure where this hatred comes from. But I know God, and with God I face evil and rise.
The Kind of Man I Waited For
Growing up I was always told the same few things about marriage. “Wait for the man who brings home flowers to you!” “Wait for the man who always holds the door open for you.”
How to Lean Into Rejection (& Even Enjoy It)
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you" - Rumi Rejection can take many forms and be because of many reasons.
Teenagers Get a Bad Rap in Our Country, And That’s Truly Sad
They said, “All teenagers scare the livin’ shit out of me” They could care less as long as someone’ll bleed So darken your clothes, or strike a violent pose Maybe they’ll leave you alone, but not me. - Teenagers, by My Chemical Romance
The First Dance
I do not dance unless forced to. Before I reached University, dancing was relegated to films and TV series, watching the Carlton shuffle or Tom Cruise effortlessly perform a classic dance to impress a woman. I was a voyeur when it came to the art and was very happy about that. Then came University and most recently, my wedding.
Help Me Date Johnny Depp
I wrote a letter to Johnny Depp and posted it on my Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. I put it out into the world and I hope it reaches him. I may even try the US Mail.
The Miracle of Toast
In my gratitude practice, here's what I've noticed Maybe "practice" is too lofty a term. I don't claim any specialness when it comes to spiritual mojo or mental hygiene. But as I've gotten older, I've developed a nightly habit: before I turn off my bedside lamp, I write down five things I'm grateful for.
“No, she isn’t my daughter,” he corrects a colleague. “She’s my wife.” On cue, I beam at my husband, innocent and doe-eyed—like I did in my 20’s when he was in his 40’s. His friend invariably elbows him, making comments about cradle robbing and spring chickens. We laugh. I say something clever in reply. His companion looks surprised.
An Artist's Self Portrait Demonstrates His Own Descent Into Alzheimer's Hell
In my Alzheimer’s articles, I give you solid, proven information on how to deal with Alzheimer’s behaviors. In the last two articles, Learning Not to Argue, and Communication Strategies, I discussed the difficulty of communicating with a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. I explained the reasons for, and solutions to how to deal with the unusual, difficult to understand, often inexplicable behaviors related to communication disorders, displayed by your Alzheimer’s loved one. I did this by giving you a glimpse of what it’s like to live inside the Alzheimer’s brain -Blankness, confusion, and fear.
Let us take a trip back in time to 1998, the year of Fat Boy Slim’s The Rockafella Skank, Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy and arguably the greatest FIFA game of all time. It was also the year that saw the debut of one of my most cherished childhood TV shows, it is hard to believe how much time has passed since then.