Another Season, Another Christmas Wish List

Early on in our family as the children were able to understand the significance of receiving presents, we came up with a method to help the children stay focused during the Christmas season. It is easy to get caught up in all the commercial aspects of the season that we forget the true “reason for […]

Simple Pleasures

After dinner we went out to Coldstone’s Creamery (our family’s favorite). Christina ended up getting an internet coupon for – buy one, get one free! When else can we enjoy ice cream in 60’s degree weather at the end of November. This is truly one of the simple pleasures in life.   Enjoying some good […]

Girls Wanting Protection?

Before I clarify on the title of this entry, I need to make some disclaimers: 1) This is just an observation that I made in the context of a personal experience 2) This is a generalization and I know there are people that do not always fit the generalization 3) I am not a sexist […]

Christmas Tree Tradition

Since the weather has been so nice lately, our family decided to grill some hamburgers and hotdogs for dinner. After dinner, we played some Christmas music and put up the Christmas tree together. About four years, we decided to make our tree into a “tree of the nations.” Instead of putting up “regular” ornaments, we […]

Another Lesson from the Airport

Since we only had one service in Ann Arbor, we decided to see if we can catch the earlier flight that was leaving at 1:35PM (instead of our normal 3:11PM flight). When we got to the airport, we found out that the earlier flight was sold out and we were placed on standby. When I […]

A Night Out in Evanston

Right after Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is officially ushered in… well, at least for the commercial stores. I remember when the department stores first put up the Christmas season decoration many years ago during the week of the Thanksgiving holidays. I recall feeling as if it was a bit too early, but now it is […]

The Day after the Turkey

We met at Alex (Christina’s younger brother) and Ginny’s place for our Thanksgiving Dinner gathering. We had family from both sides of the family – well, it was really 3 sides of the family – The Kim family (my side), the Chung family (Christina’s side) and the Bruce family (my brother-in-law’s wife’s side). It was […]

Planning for Thanksgiving

The only place open right now for free wireless is Panera Bread (my 3rd office). Our family will be heading out to Christina’s brother’s place for Thanksgiving. We are going to have both sides of the family gather together for the Thanksgiving meal. Sometimes it is so hard to plan out for a simple meal, […]

Two Minutes Over

Parking is horrendous in Chicago’s downtown. First of all, if you want to find a metered parking space, you might as well just forget about it – not only because of the lack of space but because of the number of quarters you have to put in. Secondly, the parking spaces that are opened are […]

Chillin’ at Navy Pier

We continued in our family adventure as we headed out to Navy Pier today. God blessed us with some great weather. We ended up at the Children’s Hands-On Museum and spent some time there. The kids had a lot of fun. I realized that kids learn best from being able to use all of their […]


I remember seeing a car bumper sticker that read, “Eracism.” At first I didn’t get it, but then after some thought, I realized that the driver of the car was promoting the “erasing” or “eradication” of racism that is prevalent in America and across the world. Racism is not just limited to the majority. There […]

All the Fishes in the World

Yesterday we headed out to the Shedd Aquarium near downtown Chicago. I found out that Mondays and Tuesday are what they call “free” days. I write, “free” in quotes because if you really want to see the good stuff, you still have to pay (ah, the wisdom of marketing). It was incredible to see all […]

Family Visit

Due to the Thanksgiving break, our family is all in Chicago right now. We were talking about what we wanted to do with our time together (the whole week). The talk about visiting museums, eating good food and spending time with grandpa and grandma came up. But one of our kids said, “It would be […]

Color of Our Emotions

        I am excited to start this new series. It is right around this time when our emotions affect the best of us – whether it is due to the holiday season or due to the various things we are going through in our lives. The colors we display are: 1) Green […]

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