October 9, 2015

They say you can always tell how a person lived their life by the turn out at their memorial service. And if that’s the case, then Frank Ciarelli lived a beautiful and full life — one filled with an abundance of family and friends who loved and cared for him deeply during his 85+ years […]

September 3, 2015

As I experience motherhood the second time around, after a long 19-year hiatus, I’ve come to realize how precious each milestone is and how quickly these little humans grow up. It’s like one minute I’m bringing home a newborn baby and the next minute, I’m chasing a little one wearing converse on her feet just […]

February 10, 2015

In my past life I was a legal assistant for an awesome labor and family law attorney. In fact, my old boss whom I loved and respected dearly, often times encouraged me to go to law school so I could eventually take over her practice. And while that would have pretty much set me up […]

July 23, 2010

If you know my family, you know that we have parties for EVERYTHING. I don’t know if it’s a Filipino thing or if it’s simply a “we like to eat” thing, but a few weeks don’t go by without us having some sort of gathering … because it’s summer, because the Lakers’ game is on […]