Monthly Archives: September 2007

why our family loves The Office


our neighborhood – East Hollywood

East Hollywood is the area that I ‘work’ in.


I hate to say work, because most of the time, it really does not feel like ‘work’. I don’t say that to sound spiritual, or deep, but just to be honest. We really, really enjoy living in L.A. and what we are called to do in this locale. There are all sorts of challenges that come up… personally, with the church, in individual’s lives — but overall, it has been such a good move here for our family.

The following is a video that our local neighborhood association has put together to give just a taste of the neighborhood…

“Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.”

Only in Hollywood…


Not sure if you watched the Emmy’s here recently, but comedian Kathy Griffin had an unbelievable part in her acceptance speech (that actually got cut from the final showing)…

“A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus,” an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. “Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.”

READ the full article here

interesting video

53% in L.A. speak a different language in their private lives.

A new census report says 43% in the state and 53% in L.A. speak a different language in their private lives.

my girls

both of my girls (Michelle & Elisabeth) – celebrated their birthdays recently. Elisabeth – her 12th birthday, and Michelle – we will just keep her age a secret.

Here is Elisabeth with her brother & her cake…


And Michelle with her cake…


and after the birthday party (with her new glasses you might have noticed)


Lu – the movie critic

Lu, a good friend of mine, is one of the best movie critics I know (just for the record, he does not do it for a living like Roger Ebert – just on the side).

What I love is that he mostly reviews indie-type of films, and others off of the radar screen of most people. I have taken his suggestions a number of times to rent movies, and have never been disappointed. Here is his website- I also have it on my blog-roll on the side bar. So if you ever find yourself wandering around the Blockbuster store, not knowing what to rent — check-out his site.

This is his latest review:

“I have just posted a review of EVE & THE FIRE HORSE, a terrific film about a Chinese immigrant family living in Vancouver. Religion and culture clash in this sensitive and moving film. The two daughters are terrific. Roger Ebert says, “Luminous! One of the most beloved films at Sundance.” I have also posted a couple other VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY films. Enjoy.”