Feet of a Princess

I started something. I think it’s going to be a book. An autobiography of sort about my royal heritage. [ETA June 2018: 14 years later, you can read the story now. It ain’t a novel for damn sure.] You know I’m a princess, right? Well, not really. But genetically, I am related to all the Kings of Thailand of Chakri Dynasty dating back some 200 years. Not to mention I’m also a granddaughter of a significant political figure and a famous army general. My only royal trait: my feet. I have my grandmother’s feet. Apparently, her father had the same...
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RIP Reagan and my childhood

Yesterday I watched most of both memorial service for President Reagan in DC and the evening ceremony in Simi Valley. I’ve been tearing up all day starting from Margaret Thatcher’s speech. I actually shed some tears when President Bush choked up and when the bagpipe played “Amazing Grace”. I lost it completely when Nancy Reagan went up to say goodbye one last time. It’s hard to imagine what she has been through all these years, watching her beloved husband drifted away. It’s even harder to imagine going through all of these emotional ordeal in the eyes of the whole world....
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T-6

T-6 days till I’m in Bangkok!! Of course, I’m excited. But at the same time I’m kind of worried. Silly things to be worried about really. This will be the longest stretch of time for Brandon and I to be away from each other. Brandon will do fine on his own. Well, may be because he is still getting over the respatory flu thing he’s got going on. I know his friends will take a good care of him. And I can always email him, text him, and possibly catch him on IM. But there’s this silly nagging feeling in...
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Leftover for a good cause

Okay Thanksgiving weekend is almost over. I have crap loads of leftover in the fridge! The story goes… I heard about a program organized by the Armed Force YMCA in San Diego that sign families up to host a couple of Marines, Navy servicemen and women for Thanksgiving. So Brandon and I signed up. I asked on Monday before T-day and they said I should be getting 2 guests but someone will confirm with me later. I haven’t heard anything so I went and bought all the foods anyway. That was the day when the truckers join the grocery store...
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Farscape LIVES!

Farscape is baaaaaaaaaack! As a 4-hour mini series some time next year to tie up all the loose ends. The worldwide SaveFarscape efforts paid off. It may not be the return of the series, but we created enough waves that a mini series are in order. Who know what else can come of that. Viva la Farscape!...
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Birthday blues

When I was growing up, I never really had big birthday parties. For us, it was usually my family, my uncle’s family, and my grandmother. We gathered around a birhday cake with presents on the evening of the birthday, and opened presents. Then it was a dinner at a special restaurant with my family that weekend. I only remember one birthday party I had, and it was at McDonald’s, 5th grade. That was about it. When I came over here, it was still quite the same: low key family event. During freshman year, my college suitemates threw a surprise party...
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