My letter of solidarity in response to hate

A high school classmate, who is now a youth pastor, asked her Facebook community to send letters of support to the Islamic Center of Peoria in my hometown of Peoria, Ill. The entry sign to the center’s school and mosque was vandalized on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a white supremacist symbol. It was an act of cowardice, hate and division that can be sadly added to the list of hate crimes committed after the election. I am answering Karen’s invitation to express my support. Continue reading

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My movie date to La La Land

la-la-landAfter I wrote my first post of 2017, I logged off and out of reality for the afternoon. I took myself on a movie date to see La La Land. I hadn’t been to the movies since seeing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in theaters sometime in November 2014 when I still lived in Singapore. Some people never go to the movies but for me a three-year hiatus felt akin to Rip Van Winkle waking 20 years later. See, I love movies. Continue reading

Hello 2017: A new year begins

Fei Fei holding her Gymboree Fall 2016 certificate 

I didn’t make new year resolutions. This is the first time in months (years?) I’ve sat down to reflect. I finally have a moment to myself because we started Fei Fei in full day preschool, five days a week. Continue reading

Remembering Grandma Love

Grandma & Grandpa Peters and the Dinh family

Grandpa & Grandma Peters and the Dinh family

My Grandma Love died on February 28, 2015. When I heard the news from my sister, I put my feelings away. I didn’t want to deal with grief and I avoided thinking about it. I knew that I needed to sit quietly and reflect about what she meant to me, but I avoided it until today. Continue reading

Two Weeks and Two Days Later

How time flies! Fei Fei at 2 weeks, 2 days old

How time flies! Fei Fei at 2 weeks, 2 days old

Our daughter Fei Fei Mun reached the two-week old milestone on Thursday and with her new life, I can actually wrap my head around age and time. I marvel that her soul entered this earth so recently but I’m also surprised how much her tiny body has grown, changed and matured. Continue reading

Lovely Baby Bumps Unite

The Bumps

The Bumps

I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy and it’s been a physical, emotional and spiritual transformation. Just a few months ago, I was scared about the fetus’s health, my abilities as a parent and the inevitable life altering changes that a child brings into a couple’s life. Continue reading

Our love story tied up in a red string

I love storytelling (that’s why I work in media!) and I wanted a record of our wedding day that captured all the special memories that would fade over time. We don’t often gather the most important people in our lives to one place with the sole purpose to provide love and support. Continue reading