Category: For Fun

September Reading List: Pirates!

In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), I’ve decided to share a reading list of pirate related books.  Most of these books are historical accounts of actual pirates, like Captain Kidd and Edward Teach (a.k.a., Blackbeard), but there are also a couple works of fiction as well, including the classic Treasure Island by […]

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Healthy Tips: Hula

I took up hula dancing at age 52 following a long rehabilitation from a fractured hip.  I was determined to get back on the horse, as they say, and not let the injury get me down.  A good friend and physical therapist convinced me that hula dancing would be great for my spiritual well-being, as […]

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Nisei Week: August 10 – 18

The 73rd Annual Nisei Week Japanese-American Festival kicked off on July 14, with the Opening Ceremonies held at the Japanese American National Museum.  This week-long summer festival takes place in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles and celebrates Japanese-American culture.  Although the Opening Ceremonies marked the official start of Nisei Week, the majority of the […]

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Book Lover’s Day: August 9, 2013

In celebration of Book Lover’s Day, I thought I would share some reading lists that I’ve compiled from other books.  I find it really fascinating when a main character from a book makes references to real books.  It helps me to really connect with the main character because it brings a piece of the real […]

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July is National Blueberry Month!

July is National Blueberry Month!  Celebrate this month by learning more about the health benefits of eating blueberries, and check out some of the fun ideas on how to incorporate them into your diet. 5 health benefits* of blueberries (serving size – 1 cup): They are low in fat and contain only 80 calories (practically […]

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Fun Parks in SoCal

Orange County is not only home to some cool places (think Disneyland & Knott’s Berry Farm), but it’s also home to some of the coolest hiking trails around.  So, instead of hitting the beaches or going to a theme park, try exploring Orange County’s natural side by visiting some of these regional parks: Laguna Coast […]

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Los Angeles Lakers’ Future Uncertain

The disastrous season has finally come to an end after being swept 4-0 to the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs.  However, the drama is just beginning.  This offseason they will have to deal with “Dwight Howard’s unrestricted free agency, Coach Mike D’Antoni’s job status, Pau Gasol’s tenuous future, Metta World Peace’s amnesty possibilities and […]

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Bike Week 2013

May is National Bike Month and L.A. County is celebrating with Bike Week (May 13-19)!  This whole week will feature bike-related events, in an effort to encourage residents to ride their bikes as an alternative means of transportation. The official kick-off event for Bike Week is this morning at Grand Park in Downtown L.A at 10am.  […]

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