Am I a news commentator now?

April 1, 2011 § 6 Comments

I do some freelance writing in my spare time. The effort seems to pay off as I was recently given an opportunity to write news commentaries for Yahoo News. Since I love to comment on things, this opportunity is pure gold. Below are two of my first commentaries for Yahoo News. Give them a shot if you have time.

1) Intervention in Syria?
2) Privatization for Postal Service

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Stories from Japan Disaster – Part 1

March 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

I am reposting this touching story:

By chance, a group of volunteers met a young boy whose parents were killed in the tsunami. His father was on his way to pick him up from school when the tsunami hit. The young boy personally witnessed his dad’s car being slowly swept away by the killer wave, but was unable to do anything about it. He had not heard from his parents since.

For someone who had lost both parents to the tsunami, the young boy appeared incredibly calm though sadness was clearly visible in eyes. He was asked by the volunteers if he had anything to eat; he politely answered “no”. Hearing this, a kind person gave him some food to eat. After thanking the person, the young boy immediately went to the nearby shelter and gave the food to the aid workers there. He then went to the back of the line, awaiting his turn to receive a share.

Even in such a dire circumstance, this unfortunate boy demonstrated courage and unselfishness. This is the essence of the Japanese culture, and is something to be admired. More stories in the coming days.

Health Update

February 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

This nasty virus just won’t go away. It is time like this that one realizes the importance of good health.  Incidentally, my 12-year old niece was hospitalized two days ago. She woke up on Tuesday, only to find that she could not move her legs and had incoherent speech. (;_;)

A blog update

February 5, 2011 § 5 Comments

Some of you may be wondering why this blog has not been updated for nearly a month. I have been suffering from a serious stomach virus that has limited many of my daily activities. Medications have been excruciatingly slow in putting a stop to this virus. I will return to blogging once my condition is better. Keep me in your prayers. Thanks.

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa

December 24, 2010 § 1 Comment

This blog will turn two years old in one-day time. I know this for a fact because I started this blog on Christmas Day of 2008. I would like to take a moment to thank every person who has visited this site the past two years. Many may have only visited my blog once  (for perhaps a second or two), but every visit is equally valuable in a historical perspective.

With regards to Christmas, this has always been my favorite holiday. I have learned that it is not how much one needs to spend to make a memorable Christmas; it is how many Christmases one needs to realize their meaning. Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa!

Top search terms for October 18-24

October 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Blog Stats:

1) Pop art
2) Efficient health care
3) Foujita girl in the park
4) Google v. Yahoo war
5) Weeping woman

Top search terms for October 4-10

October 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Blog Stats:

1) Picasso Weeping Woman
2) Mona Lisa
3) Pepsi v. Coke
4) Ao Dai
5) Efficiency v. Equality

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