M I N I M A L I Z M : Not blogging

I wrote a Thanksgiving post. It covered family, the science of gratitude, photos of my 5 Minute Journal entries, and my plans to bounce around 4 Thanksgivings like the custodial child that I apparently never stopped being. I explored how the holidays actually look and feel to me and--I believe--most people: begrudging, exhausting, bottled-up, too … Continue reading M I N I M A L I Z M : Not blogging


How soy milk burns and other WFH observations

Until recently, my typical workday consisted of meetings with interest groups and lobbyists, thinking and feeling about all the ways California can be a better place for families, workers, business owners, dogs, and babies. I might churn out policy, analyze other people's bill ideas, or generally gossip with peers about some hold-up in world-betterment due to … Continue reading How soy milk burns and other WFH observations

Good ol’ days #1

Last year, my friends and I started EMAC ("ee-mac"), or Empowering Marginalized Asian Communities, an organization aimed at uniting the disparate Asian--particularly Southeast Asian--communities to tackle our regional inadequacies in social services, mental health resources, legal aid, youth guidance, civic engagement, healing from war and trauma, and translation services in all of the above. There … Continue reading Good ol’ days #1