parenting

Saturday at the SF Ferry with Kate

I love Saturdays at the SF Ferry Building, afterwards, we hit the farmer’s market in Castro Valley for some live electric guitar. Food, coffee, flowers, live music, suntan, people :-) Life is good on Saturdays. Kate enjoying a piece of bread from The Acme Bread Company while running circles around me Kate and I take  […]

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cate, parenting

Kate and Tai Chi

Why the squid face? Pissed off at Dad Kate used to do Tai Chi with me, just the first 9 movements, when she was 2 years old. Recently I think I haven’t kept it up so she’s given up on me. Time for me to brush up on my 24 movements and get her interested […]

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fatherhood, parenting

Father’s day at Santa Cruz

Father’s day turned out be to more than just Kate and Me at the Broadwalk.  My entire family came along and I’m glad they did.   My bro-in law rented a van and the 6 of us hopped in and off we went.  We got there at 9:45 and Kate and headed immediately to the beach, […]

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cate, parenting

Kate: the 2nd year: Languages

First I would like to thank craigslist for helping us find all of our French and Japanese babysitters. Kate is blessed with the gift of language early in her life.  Angie and I both speak Mandarin at home, and so Kate’s mother tongue is Mandarin. When she was 1 years old, we hired a babysitter […]

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cate, parenting

Kate: the first year: diet

Angie took the red pill: She started reading the Super Baby Food book and she decided that we will be making all of Kate’s food ourselves. I was lazy and didn’t read the book but the basic principle was that you want lots of colors in the food you give your baby.  There are about […]

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parenting

My heroes

Sam – for his positive attitude towards life.  Always looking at the funny side of things.  For his love of bicycling and exercise. For his dedication to his family Dennis Yu – For his obvious love and passion of running.  His love of the science behind running Dean Karnazes – his book inspired me to […]

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Kate: the first year: Elimination/potty training

Kate is 4 years old now, I’m ready to finally share with the world about how Angie and I decided to raise her.  Our choices and methods are extreme and it caused us a lot of isolation with other parents, but it was all worth it. When Kate was 3 month old, Angie and I […]

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cate, parenting

How to discipline a 4 year old

We are traveling in Paris with kate, my 4 year old daughter, I need some advice. 1) She likes to ask ‘why’ endlessly I can’t get a moment of peace. And she would either ask the same ‘why’ question to something I’ve already answer or she would follow an answer with another ‘why’ 2) She […]

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cate, parenting

Kate: a happy child

When someone asks me how Kate (my 4 year old) is doing, the first word that always come out of my mouth is ‘she is very happy’.  It’s pretty amazing that this kid is always happy. Very little gets her down.  When she and I get into our disagreements, it takes me half a day […]

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