Casper, the Poltergeist (part 2)

Our apartment was small.  Because we didn't have enough room, we put the computer in the small dining room and ate in the living room.  The kitchen itself, was roughly about 7 by 4 feet.  There was a small pantry.  The fridge was at one end of the kitchen and faced the direction of stove.…

Casper, the Poltergeist

Here is another tale of the supernatural for Halloween: Mermaid and I got acquainted with "Casper" when we moved into an 850 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with his younger brothers.  I am not sure if my brothers-in-law ever experienced anything out of the ordinary, but my Mermaid and I sure did. I…

My New Friend

It's October!  And I finally have time to sit in front of my computer to blog.  Because it is October, I will be sharing stories of the supernatural.  These are stories that have happened to either myself or friends or family.  Most of them are not scary, although they may make you stop and wonder…

Hmong Women and Bikinis

Summer is my all-time favorite season of the year, with Autumn/Fall being runner-up. Many people hate summer because of the heat.  Since I'm a person who gets cold easily, I welcome the scorching California weather. I could spend my days on the beach or by the lake or pool all summer long.  Others fear getting…

Fear of Death

Sendie-Lou wrote a blog after reading an article about a 3-year-old girl who survived on leftover food for 2 days after her mom died.  Sendie thought about what would happen if she and her spouse suddenly died .  What would happen to her children? She lives far away from family, so who would notice if they're gone? Sendie…

Thanksgiving; The Neglected Holiday

Thanksgiving.  Oh, yes---the holiday that marks the start of European colonists invading and exterminating thousands of indigenous people in America.  Children are taught in schools that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and appreciation---like how the Pilgrims thanked the Native Americans for helping them survive their first harsh winter by inviting them to a…

Magical medicine that can give you a son

Dear Spouse had an interesting short conversation with an older Hmong man recently.  This was how the conversation went: Hmong man: How many children do you and MaiBao have? Dear Spouse: We have two. Hmong man: How many boys? Dear Spouse: We have two girls. Hmong man: You should go find medicine for MaiBao so…

8 things people do on Facebook that annoy me

1.     Update every second of every hour about everything they're thinking and/or doing. "I just ate this bomb-ass meal!"  "What should I wear today?"  "Hanging out tonight!"  "I miss that person."  "Getting ready for work!"  Do we really need to know all this?  It reminds me of Rebbecca Black's "Friday"---Seven a.m., waking up in the…

The little things in life make the biggest impact.

Sometimes, we get too involved in life that we forget about the things that really matter.  Instead of appreciating what we already have, we dwell on the things that we want (from others and/or material things) and don't get.  It makes us bitter and mean.  And sometimes, we let our foolishness destroy our lives. In…