Anyone who passes by the building where I live may not notice too much about it. Sure, it's got beautiful architectural detail in its collegiate gothic style. It's easy to imagine young wizards in tight sleeping quarters going over divination spells behind its walls.
Well, there is something magical about this place (the creepy laundry room in the basement notwithstanding), but passersby might notice something odd upon closer inspection.
On a bright sunny day, one can clearly see a full size mirror ball in one of the windows.
Yup, a mirror ball, and yes, that's my window.
I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means to live a meaningful life. What this elusive existence is might be different for everyone. I think I've found what this means for me.
In truth, it means a lot of things, but at its core, I think a meaningful life centers around the constant cultivation and protection of what you value most in life.
Here at WPR, I will be publishing a series of posts that will explore the idea of what I like to call "Sustainable Living". This term refers to the ways one can live a meaningful existence throughout the entirety of one's life. Additionally, this will tie in with the ways we can live without creating the waste and pollutants that harm the natural environment we live in and the earth in general.
This is my first post regarding this topic.
Two years ago this month (on January 28, specifically), I was held at gunpoint in east Nashville. Two young males held a revolver up towards me and managed to escape unscathed with my wallet. It is easily one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I sometimes reflect on what happened, and hope it never happens again. (You can read the full story HERE.)
In light of both this and the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last month, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share my thoughts on the ongoing debate surrounding gun control.
I have to first say that in spite of my own experience with the barrel of a gun I am not opposed to the right of people to bare arms. In matters of self-defense against thieves, terrorists, rapists, and all sorts of perpetrators, I think that the mindful possession and minimal use of a gun is reasonable.
This is where I draw the line.
I just wanted to make a little post to wish my big sister Lullette a very Happy Birthday!!!
She is the proud Mama of four beautiful children, a loving wife, a continuously rebellious daughter, a cool Aunt, and an awesome big sister!!
I hope this next year and all the years thereafter will be the best ones yet!!!
The other day, I was going through an old box of photos when I found this . . .
I'm a clean Asian. Well, at least this year I will be.
In my last post, I shared the contents of two mysterious boxes of gifts that a sweet friend of mine sent to me. Thankfully, that is not all that I received . . .
Another wonderful friend gave me a lovely gift of several handmade soaps to clean all of my smooth, caramel brown man-parts.
As you can see, I have peppermint and lavender soaps as well as Mystic Mountain Bath Salts (which were probably culled from a distant mountaintop by small bejeweled henchmen who sing songs of merriment all day while they work. Yeah, that's it.) !!! I have no excuse. I will smell lovely all year as God is my witness!!
I am blessed to have some amazing friends. One such friend sent me two mysterious boxes over Christmas!! I opened them up, and gasped. They were full of books!!
Deep inside my Asian self, I said, "Shut.up." (Translation: Wooohoooo! Yay!)
I've been pretty stoked about this, and these books couldn't have come at a better time.
Now that the new year is up and running, I wanted to introduce a different and altogether pleasing element to my blog, the esteemed and beloved, WPR.
Obviously Oreo and Buttercup wander through here all the time . . .
You might also see a wee little elephant once in a while. Her name is Daffodil, and she is my muse for the new album I am creating this year.
In my family, New Year's Eve is the main event during the holiday season!!! Not only do we get to herald in a brand new year, but we also get to celebrate my Mom's birthday!!
Yay!!! Happy Birthday Mom!!
She is the rock in our family, and the very headstrong glue that keeps us all together!
Happy Holidays from all of us at WPR!!!!
Here is a Christmas Song from Me To You!!!
There are some changes going on here at WPR. The biggest change being a migration to a new platform that will be more versatile. I will also be able to blog directly from my phone. (I'm doing that right now!! Yay!!!)
Please bear with us as we make this move. This site will be a bit wonky until the dust settles, but soon enough, WPR will become more beautiful than ever!!!!