Category Archives: writing

Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part two

Funny, every time I type “Kubasaki” WordPress autocorrects it to “Kabuki.” What does Kubasaki mean? I told a stranger that the word came from my last name. He believed me.

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Kubasaki High School Reunion Cruise: part one

My high school reunion cruise of July 10-13, 2015 in the Caribbean was a much anticipated event. Thanks to Julie, one of the organizers who reminded me to pay the $200 deposit by December and the remaining amount in April, I eventually did reserve … Continue reading

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Celebrating 300,000 visitors to Concertblog

My first WordPress blog “The Concertblog” passed the 300,000 visitor mark some time last week. Yay! When it hit 299,000, I started to monitor the stats more closely than before. These are number of visitors, not views. A visitor can … Continue reading

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Mandarin course on Maui 顧恩以教中文

I have been telling the same story for years. Chinese is much easier than English. Or rather, Chinese grammar is much easier than English. Or better, Chinese grammar is nearly non-existent.

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The two Cs

My dad warned me about the two Cs when I was leaving home for college. “Beware of chemistry,” he said.

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Shock via social media

News travels fast on social media, particularly shocking news about death.  Initially it goes like this: “Have you heard?” “Did you know?”

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Dad said Confucius says

When I read past e-mails from my father, I often envision a Confucian scholar. He wrote like one. His words were not spontaneous but deliberate. The writing itself is from another era.

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Tuesdays with Morrie

By chance I came across a small book in the spiritual self-help section of the Maui Friends of the Library (MFOL) bookstore. The title reminded me of an email from my dad, one of many I had not replied or … Continue reading

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Family reunion of four

I came across an old e-mail from my dad in October 2003, referring to a series of blogs I posted about our family reunion the previous month. “Your updated Sept journals,” he wrote, “describe our reunion after 17 yrs quite vividly. Though … Continue reading

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Supermoon and superdad

As we approach the third supermoon this year, I am reminded of how I witnessed the two previous ones in July and August.

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