High Expectations Asian Father

7 10 2010

I wonder how many of these lines Dan will say to James and Grace…  >_<
Credit to High Expectations Asian Father.

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10 09 2010

My initial enthusiasm concerning this blog is quickly waning… I completely forgot that all of my videos and photos are hosted by Vox.   What does this mean? I have to move all my photos and videos to another hosting site, AND THEN update all the links on each individual post. >_< Scrapping everything and starting over fresh seems like a pretty good idea…

UPDATE:  Looks like I only have to move my videos along.   Yippee!   Guess my Youtube account is finally going to have some content on there!


10 09 2010

Over the past few months, I’ve lost a lot of interest in blogging.  Between work, family, and the cursed time suck known as Facebook, I’ve found little time or desire to devote to sitting down and writing out a blog.  Another big factor in my lack of blogging was the loss of community and increased spamming that was taking over Vox.  After all, who wants to blog when you receive at least three comments a day telling you about the newest form of Viagra or how important it is to wire money to Nigeria?  Thanks, but no thanks!

I guess I wasn’t the only one galled by Vox – Vox is shutting down as of September 30th.  While I’m a little saddened by this as I really did enjoy blogging there, I’m a little excited with my new hosting site, WordPress.  With all the new tools available here, this tired old blog may be revived yet!


Happy New Year 2010 (darn those New Year Resolutions!)

21 01 2010

I haven’t blogged in three months, and what happens when I open Vox in Apple?  Apple won’t let me type in the contents box!  Go figure.  Thankfully, my trusty old laptop still works, so the long overdue update can happen.

First off, Happy New Year to all!  With another new year at hand, I found myself absentmindedly making the usual resolutions:

  1. Lose weight.
  2. Try one new thing every day.
  3. Keep in touch with family and friends more frequently.
  4. Be less critical.

Of course, these resolutions are fairly broad, and not necessarily what I want to change/do.  So here is a more concise list of resolutions – I’m posting them here on my blog so hopefully I’ll actually follow through with them!

  1. Eat healthier and exercise more. I’m not really out to lose weigh, as I already weigh about as much as I did in High School.  Now it’s all a matter of toning things up.  As for the food, we already don’t eat junk food or drink sodas in our household, but probably need more vegetables and fruits in our diet.
  2. Learn new skills and hone the skills I already possess. Sometimes it’s not a matter of getting in one new thing in each day, as it is learning a new skill as a whole.
  3. Respond to emails/phone calls more promptly and blog frequently. With gigs, the kids, and dealing with the household, I have plenty of excuses to putting off those emails and phone calls.  But then I forget and put off replying.  As for the blog, I just got lazy.  Therefore, I’m going to start replying the same day I receive an email/call.  James also promises to no longer delete my emails…dang kid.
  4. Encourage more. I’m very results oriented; sometimes it’s not about just getting the task accomplished, but praising a job well done.

I probably could think of more resolutions to keep, but this is a good start for now.  I’m hoping to post tasks I would like to complete each week on the blog to see how many I actually accomplish!  We’ll see if this actually happens down the line.

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So What Have We Been Doing Lately…?

10 09 2009

The days are just packed.  So packed, in fact, that this is the first week that Dan and I’ve relaxed at home in least 2 months!  I can’t complain, of course – work is going great, we’ve been going out on a lot of mini family vacations, and the kids are having a good time.  In the past few 2 months, we’ve been to Las Vegas for a balloon conference, Huntington Lake at Gold Arrow Camp, and Monterey’s My Museum.  We’ve done lot of exciting gigs, and won not only Oakland’s Magician of the Year title, but also the Interclub Bay Area’s Magician of the Year.  In that time, James learned how to push chairs around to get items on counters, and Grace learned how to sit up unsupported.

And that’s only the beginning…

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Busy Busy Busy!

31 08 2009

Talk about fun filled and busy summer!  We’ve been so packed out with shows, travel, and vacations that I haven’t had time to blog!  Here’s a little sneak preview of what’s to come!

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14 07 2009

I was bored and drew these for kicks.  If you flip these images upside down, it would look exactly the same as if it were right side up – neat, huh?  I’ve included the “Dan Chan” versions both right side up and upside down.  Now if only his name could have the word “acrobat” included somehow…that would cover the whole “Magic, Juggling, and Acrobatics” aspect of him!

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