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Universally Cinematic Marvels

We did it. We made it through 22 epic movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the kids. Ever since the first Avengers movie in 2012, I impatiently waited for the right age to share them and hold back all the spoilers. It’s been a long, long time.

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The Game of Names

Naming is hard, but it’s also important. A name is a communication tool that can quickly form a bond of understanding when it’s done well. It might even spark some humor, respect, or admiration if done very well.

A name doesn’t have to be original. Sometimes, making a clever association is a good name. Other times, a play on words is a great name. Here are a few names I’ve come up with that make me smile.

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For the Family

My Grandma’s Funeral

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/portland-or/wei-huang-10060817

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For the Family

Grateful for Grandma

My kids made clay pandas and a Chinese lantern as she’s cherished their cute creations in the past.

My Po Po passed peacefully at 8am, February 11, 2021. One day before Chinese New Year.

Mom said that she was even thoughtful about when to die. In Chinese superstition, you should not have a joyous family event the same year as death. By passing away on the day she did, my cousin can be married in the coming lunar year. Though I often shrug off superstitions, I appreciated that this highlighted just how thoughtful my grandma was.

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Hindsight of 2020

A year unlike any other. Three hundred and sixty six days with reasons of what to be grateful for, reminders of what not to hold tightly to, and recognition of how connected we all are.

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Merry Christmas, He is Born!

We skipped several traditions this Christmas because of the coronavirus, but we’re thankful for all that we do have: our family, friends, and faith.

Our celebrations included making short stops at our grandparents and my parents the days before Christmas. On Christmas day, we settled in our pajamas, opened some gifts, played with the gerbils, and enjoyed one of the most peaceful days ever.

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Cute-Babays

Happy 9th Birthday Bruce!

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MeTube

Bike and Run Portland Family Loop

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Happy Halloween

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Costco Leaves COVID-Style