Why I’m Not Participating in NaNoWriMo 2014

Yesterday was November 1st and the start of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is like the Boston marathon for writers. In one-month participants are challenged to write 50,000 (or more) words in 30 days. Many people constantly worry and nit pick their creations to the point that their story becomes a concept stuck in their minds. Don’t be…… Continue reading Why I’m Not Participating in NaNoWriMo 2014

A Night Of Music With David Justin

On October 23rd, 2014 Houston’s Stereo Live was pulsating with artists of all types from slam poets, visual artists, fashion designers, and musicians. That night I was there to see and interview singer/songwriter David Justin who just released his new single, “Supernova”. Since the single’s release earlier this year Supernova has been played on Pandora,…… Continue reading A Night Of Music With David Justin

‘Fury’ -“The Best Job I Ever Had”

“The best job I ever had.”– Sgt. Don ‘Wardaddy’ Colier from the movie Fury directed by David Ayer         I just returned from the theatre from watching ‘Fury’, which premiered Friday October 17th, and according to Variety is suspected to pull in 25 million dollars by the finish of this weekend. Some may…… Continue reading ‘Fury’ -“The Best Job I Ever Had”

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words-Mother

In the spirit of TBT ( translation: throw back Thursday) I went browsing for something in my past post up. I found myself drawn into rereading the flash fiction I created just by looking into a photo and speculating. I enjoyed doing this challenge. It only made me love writing even more. So I share…… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words-Mother

A Chat With Omar Farhad About Debut Novel ‘Honor And Polygamy’

Can a foreigner ever understand the harsh reality of the constant struggle of the Afghanistan people and their culture?   Omar Farhad’s début novel gives readers a closer look at what it takes for people to survive in a world where chaos has become the norm, but  where deep cultural rituals and habits are kept…… Continue reading A Chat With Omar Farhad About Debut Novel ‘Honor And Polygamy’

Weekly Photo Challenge- Signs: A Matter of Life

Signs are everywhere in life. Some signs are physical and tangible like when you want to head to a business or take a road trip reading the passing signs to count off the minutes before you arrive to your destination. Some signs are more personal like signs for answered prayers, the plant you finally grew…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge- Signs: A Matter of Life

Fun Sushi Find: Sushi Choo Choo

I love sushi.  Being Asian helps but it’s more than just being Asian, this love for sushi. Sushi is an “edible” that looks weird but infuses flavors, which explode in your mouth . Sushi is famous for being raw (which btw is called sashimi) fish but it is so much more. That’s why when my…… Continue reading Fun Sushi Find: Sushi Choo Choo

Kicking Puppies and Taking Names: Why We Misbehave in Elevators

I recently read a blog by Erin J. Bernard, written on September 9, 2014 titled, KICKING PUPPIES AND TAKING NAMES: WHY WE MISBEHAVE IN ELEVATORS. Bernard engages readers with a cozy humorous tone throughout the blog. Her great insight on the psychology of elevator rides and the effect they have on human behavior. My favorite…… Continue reading Kicking Puppies and Taking Names: Why We Misbehave in Elevators

Weekly Photo Challenge- A History of Endurance

  La Porte, Texas is a small town near Galveston Bay plays an important part in American History. The San Jacinto Battles Grounds is a historic attraction that kept up by the Texas Parks & Wildlife agency. The photo of the Battleship Texas was taken during our housing hunting expeditions to Houston (believe me we had…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge- A History of Endurance

The Job Hunting Saga

Photo credit: Kevin_P from morguefile.com Argh! Yes, I started with such a word, but sometimes that is exactly how I feel. I know that job hunting has never had an easy history, but you would think after all these years something would make it easier. Maybe even pleasant? Well, argh! Okay, I ranted thanks for…… Continue reading The Job Hunting Saga

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land

I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project

Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project. A rape victim speaks out with her Art. Read the article and then take the poll. Has Emma Sulkowicz gone too far? Are our great teaching insitiutions ignoring rape on their campuses?     Related Stories: How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies…… Continue reading Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project

“ Do Not ” List of the Mentally Strong

Good Advice for the mentally stressed! Of course, it’s easier said than done with this crazy world. See if you agree with Philosophybank.org authors, Neil & Nalin Gadihoke’s… “DO NOT” List of the Mentally Strong. After reading the article take the Mentally Strong Quiz and let us know where you stand. Do you have Mentally…… Continue reading “ Do Not ” List of the Mentally Strong