Category: Skin Deep

Happy 9th!

The Chinese count the day you’re born as your first year and not as day zero. The reason has to do with your time being developed into a human baby inside the mother. Of course, that’s only about 9 months, but it’s something like that. So this blog has aged 9 years since yesterday. I […]

The real patriot

Last Monday, I went in for my follow up after my gallbladder removal surgery four weeks prior. While waiting at the office of the specialist and surgeon, a Caucasian man in what looked to be in his 70’s or 80’s walked in and asked the secretary if a specific doctor was in. She told him […]


1945 August 15th was the day Emperor Hirohito of Imperial Japan officially surrendered and Hong Kong was liberated. 1946 was the year my dad was born. Often times, I think of the old photos my family had shared with me and I think back on those days when Hong Kong was mostly ocean and farmland. […]

Too good for me

Someone said somewhere that if you tell yourself something enough times, your brain will believe it eventually. Meaning, you can lie to it as much as you can and it will eventually believe that lie. Hope is like a piece of string at the end of a large heavy rope of hardships. Blow at it […]

Optimist on the outside

…but a pessimist on the inside. For as long as I could remember, I have been this way. I’m involved in a project that has since gone through two versions and settled on a third one with a new designer. However, I still had to recreate the visuals into workable formats for web based usage, […]

Moving on

For my 34th birthday, I wanted a Cactus Plant and so my brother got me the pot of cacti in the picture above. They were so small, round and cute, but still quite deadly. Just a little prick and it hurts quite a bit. Then a year rolled around and I realized the pot was […]


I struggle with depression. At the moment, I am testing my resolve and limits by not taking my needed monthly injection. I will next week however, after not taking it for over six weeks. Imagine all the people over the centuries who were born with this ‘disability’ who never knew what this was. How they […]