Category Archives: Friendship

The Half Event

This past weekend, we made our way across the continent to partake in the celebration of my sister-in-law’s “Half-Birthday.”  Being a Holiday baby, her birthday was somehow perpetually overshadowed by the frenzy of holiday celebrations, end-of-year office parties, exhaustive shopping … Continue reading

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Girlfriends

The other day, I traveled my usual journey to take the BART at Millbrae station at the end of my workday.  Hubby had to dine solo this weeknight. I was going to meet up with some girlfriends for dinner in … Continue reading

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At Greenbelt 5, Felix Is Not A Cat!

The past three weeks have gone by in a flash.  First there were the preparations for various meetings. Then meetings to prepare for more meetings.  There were also the preparations for the long trip, the frenzied last minute shopping for … Continue reading

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Vanna, On Her First Anniversary

Today went like any other regular work day.  It was overcast in the morning over the Bay Area.  It had been raining since yesterday.  They promised some sun by the afternoon.  And indeed, the sun came out but the air … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

One evening a few weekends ago, we did not feel like going home yet after a comfort-food type dinner at Himawari on 2nd Avenue.  And so, we ventured over to the theater nearby and chose “In Time.”  The premise of … Continue reading

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Stories over Roast Duck Dinners

Our daughter decided to treat us to a dinner of roast duck in two courses last week.  It was her gift to her father, who was to celebrate his birthday in a few days. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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It’s Vanna’s Birthday!

Today would have been Vanna’s 52nd birthday.  She may have planned for a quiet celebration with close friends and family at a favorite restaurant, where she would dress festively and take particular care in ordering the food and the wine. … Continue reading

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Graduation Blues

Last night, we brought them to the airport.  They were almost bursting with excitement.  This trip will become the culmination of their journey over the last four years. It was only two days ago, when we watched them receive their … Continue reading

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Over Quiche and Pork Roast

It was a pleasant Monday evening in May. The sun was still out when we all made our way to Anna’s new home up on a hill. She welcomed us at the door and led us into her kitchen. The … Continue reading

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Dimsum Morning

We saw their familiar faces as they approached us through the glass doors.  We waved.  Their faces broke into bright smiles. “It seems we haven’t seen you for ages,” we all chimed in different versions to one another. We were … Continue reading

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