Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 21

Word Cup Brazil

My next adventure is coming up fast. Me and my friends from Google are heading to World Cup Brazil. This all just got real. I am the first to admit that I am not an avid soccer fan. I am however a fan of random adventures and trips with friends. But first a little context, […]

February 20


Recently I have been savoring good photos of interesting places. This fascination has included shots of my home town San Francisco, the islands and shoreline of Hawaii, and the mountains of Fiji. As Wikipedia defines it: “Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, […]

February 19

Daily Perspective: Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be […]

February 18

Good morning San Francisco

February 17

“Dinner for 12 Strangers”

For over 45 years, from Beijing to Paris, UCLA Bruins have held and participated in “Dinner for 12 Strangers.” Hosts open their homes to students, faculty, and alumni for great food, conversation and uniting a community of Bruins worldwide. For 3 years, I have hosted a dinner at my house. It is an annual tradition […]

February 05

Wish List: Things I Wish Were Real

Things I wish I were real: 1) Ewoks 2) Music montages 3) 1990’s tech from films 4) Hogwarts 5) Aston Martin DB5 as in “Goldfinger.”

February 03

The Most Powerful Sense

It has been said that scent is the most powerful sense. It can bring you back to a time, a place. For instance, when I smell menthol lights and brisket I think of my grandmother’s house. For me, scent is surpassed by another sense. Hearing. Whenever I hear a song, a voice, an auditory stimulation […]