Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I'm a little annoyed at some remarks by parents who deem themselves "failures" because their children do not vote in line with them.

Be grateful that your children have minds of their own and are able to make decisions. You have provided them with the resources to form their own opinions and look at the world with discerning eyes.

Hopefully, this means they respectfully disagree with you and are able to articulate their reasons. Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, you do not get to decide how your children vote or what they believe. And if you do feel entitled to controlling your children's beliefs and actions, you are in the wrong line of work. Good parenting allows our children the freedom to grow up to be thinkers, achievers, and innovators. Be a good parent.

Respect your children's decisions because it doesn't change who they are.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

So, I made a diaper cake tonight. It only took two hours. Had I spent more time on it, it probably would have looked nicer. But here are the pictures of the cake in progress:

The top layer was the hardest to cover because there was so much fabric. (I used 30" x 30" receiving blankets.) I'm hoping the ribbon, bows, and monkey distract from the many imperfections. If I ever make another diaper cake, I need to figure out how to make the fabric wrap around the diapers more smoothly.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

As the storm cleared...

However, someone was not amused at my candid photography.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Perhaps our expectations for Mr. Phelps were too high, or he simply was unprepared for the Olympics. But I feel that someone should make a "leave Michael alone" video a la Chris Crocker, tears, makeup, and all.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Walked out yesterday morning to find this...

Better outside than inside, I suppose. :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Today is Father's Day.

Today I am angry at my father.

I am angry that you still love the stupid boy who abandoned you during your illness.
I am angry that you still love the stupid boy who sapped your savings.
I am angry that you still love the stupid boy who has done nothing for you.

I am angry that you will never love me like that.
Even though I helped you financially when you were sick.
Even though I helped you emotionally when you were sick.
Even though I have had been supporting you.

I am angry that you will never love me.

I am angry.

Today is Father's Day.
Today I spent $120 on a gift for which you will never show or admit appreciation. You will ask, "Why did you spend money on this?" You will go and enjoy it anyway. No thanks to me.

I am the daughter who gave up my dream of owning my own house. Instead, I bought yours so you could recover and live comfortably.

I am the daughter who gave up my dream of a happy little family. Instead, I still walk on egg shells like a self-conscious teenager who has to abide by your rules.

I am the daughter who gave up my dreams for you.

He abandoned you, and you still love him.
How am I supposed to feel?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You don't get to judge others and expect any different in return. In hindsight, you were a self-righteous bitch who treated those with "questionable morals" with contempt. It now seems you are the one with the "questionable morals." I cannot express congratulations for a hypocrite.

Plus, your babies are kinda ugly.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Perhaps I'm more of a pushover than I believed. First, I let the "new girl" get her pick of classrooms. (I asked to move because I have no windows. She's starting her first year.) Then, I was volunteered to give up two of my honors classes because she wanted them since she had done her student teaching with honors classes. I guess my seniority over her really makes no difference.

It is definitely time to find another job after next year.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CNBC just showed "The Costco Craze." Why was I not interviewed for this show? I have been there three times this week already. Um, hello?

Monday, May 07, 2012

When your partying and drug use starts to seriously harm those around you, it's time to admit you have a problem.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

This made me cry, and this made me laugh. What a start to a Sunday!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's interesting to see how those in "upper management" behave when put into supervisory positions. It's a shame, really, how they let power get to their heads and speak to people like children. It really is true that people who can't teach become administrators; once they get there, they seem to forget how to treat their colleagues professionally. Those who aspire to become administrators never really had it in their hearts to teach.

Would it be redundant to say again I need a new job?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I need a vacation. Somewhere far, far away. By myself. Forget about the world and lose myself for a while.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I've recently started wondering if I should have filed a lawsuit against my former principal for basically threatening my job because of a vague post on my Facebook. Since I didn't use identifying details, and I didn't post from school using school property, I feel she attempted to intimidate me. She threatened to "put a letter in my file" and "tell the new principal [at the school I was transferring to] about the situation." Perhaps I should have consulted a lawyer at the time. Would it have gotten her reprimanded? I would just want her to admit she was a bitch. Just sayin'.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Kirk Cameron, shut up please. You were so much more likable when you were on "Growing Pains."

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tonight at class, we did an exercise called Autobiography as Haiku. (This used to be a column in the Washington Post several years ago.) Here's mine.

I disappointed my parents, which is the ultimate sin for an Asian girl. I didn't become a rich and fancy doctor. I didn't go to Harvard or Stanford or Berkeley. I didn't marry a Korean man. I can't make kimchi. I have no idea how the lunar calendar works. I speak Korean with the fluency of a six grader. But I watch my parents laugh and play with my beautiful children and know that maybe I did one thing two things right.