Strawberry Picking & an Answer

Spending my childhood in Southern CA was a dream. One of my fondest memories is visiting the strawberry farm with my parents and sister to pick some for ourselves to bring home. Living in SoCal again, I hope to relive some of these childhood memories with Noah. I want to give him the opportunity to…

You & Me + a Book

Just a few of our favorite books that Noah and I have fun reading together! I cherish these books since each has a personal backstory or was a gift from someone we love. I cherish spending time with Noah by reading to him because it’s both an intimate and productive activity. When Noah was still…

January Afternoon

Playgrounds, the feeling of the sun on our backs, and a happily active Noah – these are a few of our favorite things. We had a completely free afternoon and it was only the second day of a new year. So we packed some sand toys, lunch, and our picnic/beach blanket to spend it at…

Vulnerable and Hopeful

Click here for full story. Special thanks to the founder and editor of Imperishable Beauty, Enid Bozic. I also want to express my gratitude for my family and friends who stuck close by my side during my surprise journey and thereafter, specifically the women – my sister, cousin, closest girlfriends, my aunt, my mom-in-law, and…

Sayang

Sayang (sah-yang). In bahasa Indonesia, it’s a term of endearment. Calling someone “sayang” is equivalent to calling them “dear”, “darling, or “beloved”. It can also mean “too bad”, “what a waste”, or “pity” when further translated from Indonesian or Tagalog (the language of the Philippines). I remember my dad would call us sayang. Or when I…