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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Viewed in Wonderland: The beauty of adoption

I saw this video on rockstar diaries and had to share it.  Please take the time to watch it.

adopt rinah from VsTheBrain on Vimeo.

 My father was adopted and so was my uncle.  They were both born in Japan to parents who weren't ready for children.  Adoption is such a beautiful way to grow a family.  There are so many children growing up with out parents.  I think of all the love and support I receive from my family and I can't imagine being with out that.

I'm sending lots of prayers and love to this family.  Support adoption.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Life in Wonderland: 2010 - 2011

The New Year's celebrations are over and I'm finally finding some quiet time to sit and think about everything.  2010 was an eventful year.  While a spent a lot of time frustrated and angry last year, I also spent time learning, growing, and loving.  I learned to appreciate what I have  so much more.  I've made new friends, have spent time with old friends, and am still loving my besties as much as ever.  Allan and I have grown closer and have strengthened our relationship.  I've also spent more time with my mom in 2010.  I wish I spent more time with my brother and his beautiful family though.  I guess that's a goal for 2011.

This year will be a great one.  I'm sure of it.  I have a bunch of things I want to work on this year.  I have a few projects I want to work on that I'll be sharing as they materialize.  They aren't all that serious.  I want to actually learn how to play my bass, the one that is collecting dust.  I want to perfect my wonky latiya and learn a few more local dishes.  And the other projects I'll talk about later in the year.

The first 2 weeks of 2011 have gone by pretty fast.  Here's what I've been up to:

spent a lot of time with Al and his crazy friends

ate really awesome takoyaki - made with love by Al and Joel

went to an amazing poetry slam

had our first beach day of the year

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allan and I got our hair cut - hello bangs!