February 24, 2014

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love is strong.

this week, we celebrate the life of Ryan Ly. a couple of days ago, my friend told me that our friend Ryan was not doing too well, and unfortunately his body took a turn for the worst in a matter of hours. here’s a post i wrote last year, as i reflected on the importance […]

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February 17, 2014

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international development and its goodness.

I recently came across the book, “Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid” by Jessica Alexander. This book serves as the memoirs of a then-young woman who held positions as a humanitarian aid worker in various parts of Africa, and later was instrumental in international relief efforts for other disasters, such as […]

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February 5, 2014

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on the road of refreshment.

For a while, I was feeling pretty uninspired. For those who know me, reading those words may certainly be surprising, especially coming from a person as myself (really though), but other than that, I find no other reason for my drastic decrease in blog posts. The other day, I found myself running on the track […]

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January 5, 2014

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Time in 2014

For the longest time, I kept saying, “Oh, I need to blog about that!” or “I want to write a post about that!” Well, as it turns out, three months later, I sit here in San Jose, with the realization that I can not prolong these posts any longer! While I don’t even remember what […]

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September 12, 2013

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hope and love in prayer and paintings

here’s a prayer from Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM.. “God, bless me with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that You will live deep in my heart.   God, bless me with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people and the earth so that I will work for justice, equity, and peace. […]

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September 8, 2013

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black heels and dirt

  This was quite the colorful weekend, in that I stayed local, didn’t travel to the city or to the mountains, and I basically spent the whole weekend doing things that i love. Lucky me! I volunteered and it looked like this: Volunteer by Night Saturday night, I volunteered at the 40th Anniversary Gala for […]

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September 5, 2013

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missioned by inspiration

  last week, i got to spend some time via skype with the new batch of missioners of Cabrini Mission Corps. i got to answer some of their questions, share some of my insights, and share stories from my years of serving as a missioner from ’09-’12. it was great to see each of their […]

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