With tears in my eyes, I listened to Star Spangled Banner. Question:Why? Answer: Things to do: Take the midterm. 2. Workout. 3. Cook. 4. Watch my son’s swim meet. I was having a good day, all my ” to-do” things were going as planned. Last thing-watch the swim meet, was left. I walked in, met my son, inquired about his events and found a place … Continue reading O Say Can You See…
This was my first mushroom picking without kids. In other words, I was the one who was suppose to look for them. Luckily, I had one of the best mushroom hunters with me-the best of Oregon and Trinidad. We (mostly, they) found a lot of Chanterell ( it is one of the most populary eaten wild mushroom). There were Turkey Tales. Now, this I can … Continue reading Mushroom Picking
” Go Pre!” Steve Roland “Pre” Prefontaine was an American middle and long distance runner. He was from Coos Bay, Oregon. He held seven records in 2,000 to 10,000 meters. Sadly, he died at a young age of twenty four in a car crash. From past couple of years, the city of Coos Bay arranges a ” Prefontaine.” It is a walk/run of 2miles, 5K, … Continue reading 39th Annual Prefontaine
My car was having some troubles. It was getting unbearable to drive. I dropped my car and was thinking of my options on how to get back home. There was no thought process: just walk home! Without further adiou, I started walking. Bear in mind, driving this route takes five-ten minutes. I drive here all the time. But walking is a whole different experience. I … Continue reading 3.6 miles
If you ever hear a lot of screaming coming from inside a high school gym, don’t be startled. It is probably a team of girls volleyball. I have never been to a volleyball game. The only volleyball I have encountered was in my days of high school. I just remember trying out and ouch. It hurts. The other time I witnessed volleyball was on the … Continue reading Earplugs, please.
Who doesn’t love snow? Well, it depends. If you have asked my daughter this question three years ago, you would have regret asking it. She would have given you a horrific, mind torturing scenario of snow. But now she has a different answer. The approach is positive. No, it’s not because I perfected my parenting strategies( I wish! I haven’t found a manual on how … Continue reading Love? Hate?
Tired. Drained. Burnt. These are the feelings you get after losing a race. It started out as a non competing phenomenon. But ended as a race. I got a great start. I knew I would win. But I was lagging behind. It was not working out the way I expected. I lost. (On a side note, this race was for who gets their bag filled … Continue reading A Lost Race
There is no way I could write anything that would capture the energy of the swim meet. There were around three hundred kids. Poor pool was jammed. It was packed. There were parents, athletes, and coaches by the dozens. The small pool of North Bend was having one of the best meet. Swimmers were courteous to each other. They were only competing when in the … Continue reading Go Bulldogs ( and others)!
If you live anywhere on the Oregon coast, it’s mandatory for you to be a part of Prefontaine Memorial Run. It’s a must! Before moving to this area, I had no idea who was Prefontaine(until my really good family friend told us). He was a legendary runner who died in a car accident at the peak of his running career at age 24. People commemorate … Continue reading Prefontaine
Something big (good) is bound to happen today. World peace. Wars, no more. All hatred down the drain. My husband did something. He has disrupted the system. It was deemed inevitable. It was impossible. He is not that kind of a guy. You won’t expect a lion to fly or you won’t expect a bird to roar. Right? It’s impossible. He woke super early. (Not … Continue reading First Step