Finding a New Church Home

Finding a church home was never easy for the family. We’ve stayed away from the rigid legalism of the fundamentalist. We’ve avoided the judgmental spirit-filled charismatics. Ironically, we found our home returning to a Southern Baptist Church. We’re at Saddleback Church.

They just opened a new campus at Yorba Linda High School, which means we can leave our house really late and still be a little late. Next step? Get plugged in.

That’s us with our pastor Santosh Swamidas and founding pastor Rick Warren.

The Kid and I: WWE Live Event

Not often you get to check off an item on the parenting bucket list. But that happened this past Sunday. The kid and I went to our first WWE Live Event at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

It’s one of those moments when you pass on the love of wrestling to your kid. She has a vague notion that maybe the sport is fake, but she has favorites (Sheamus and Bayley) and she cheers for the good guys and jeers the bad guys.

There’s nothing like seeing your kid get made at Enzo Amore because he made fun of Anaheim–The city her cousin lives in. She got even more angry at the Shield for beating Sheamus, Cesaro and Samoa Joe. She wished she could hug Bayley.

The event itself was fun. They were just matches. No commentary. No lame backstage vignettes. Just plain matches. Also, the stars get to interact with the fans longer. While leaving the right, Asuka and Bayley spent a considerable amount of time taking selfies with fans.

Best Matches – Asuka vs. Alicia Fox – Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto

Episode 28 – Gentrification – The Killer of Small Business

I was in San Francisco this weekend and heard the restaurant we were eating at was scheduled to be torn down for new housing development.

Whether this is true or not, this inspired my thoughts on Gentrification. It’s not that I’m against modernization. But there’s a lie. We blame big corporations and big developers causing the disappearance of local Chinatowns, but it wouldn’t be so easy if it were for burdensome government regulation and fees.

Look Walmart can afford to pay for regulations and fees to run business, but it’s the small business that can’t. You think that a regulation designed to hurt Target and Walmart will actually hurt them. It doesn’t, it hurts the small business trying to compete.

I’ll admit. I’m a little green on the subject, so let’s talk about it on Facebook.

Ep 26 – The Most Controversial Statement I’ve Ever Made

This is the statement that will get you to hate me. You will unfriend me. Unsubscribe from this podcast. And troll me to the end of my days. I was surprised but it’s true.
Here’s the statement:

For all my life, white people have been pretty nice to me.

I could lie and say they all were nice but with a well hidden racist undertone. But I have this fault of seeing the good in people.

Ep 22 – The Klan and I – How to Empower a Small Band of Racists

How real is the clan? The news would have you believe there’s a resurgence in the white nationalist movement. That is until 500 morons showed up in Charlottesville.

That’s barely 1 percent of 1 percent of the women’s march, but somehow the media thinks this is enough for news. Somehow the mainstream media feels that by giving legitimacy to a small faction of humanity, we should all go nuts.

The only power the Klan has is the power you give them.

Episode 20 – Turning 50

Yep, I turned 50 last Sunday. I was at the National Comedy Theatre in San Diego, when midnight struck. Went to the fair with the family. We ate ribs and I bought expensive pillows for me and my daughter.

Today, I reflect a little on growing old and the shift in thinking from what will I do with my life to how will I wind my life down.

How do you think about the latter days of your life?

My First Film Threat Review – F(l)ag Football

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I’m now a contributing writer for the Film Threat website. Film Threat is the creation of Chris Gore (Attack of the Show), who in the 80’s created Film Threat as an edgy movie fanzine. I’m more than honored to write for them. Here’s my first review – F(l)ag Football.

Episode 11 – Immigrant’s Story

Happy Fourth of July Everyone. Today, I talk about my cultural past and my thoughts on immigration in America. I am the son of immigrants and I tell my story as a Chinese American and living in Chinatown.

Also, I am performing this weekend in San Diego (nationalcomedy.com) and I am now a movie review contributor for FilmThreat.com