Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

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To read more about the history of the national holiday, visit the official Memorial Day website sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs by clicking here.

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iPad and Velcro

Today’s video is an amusing and witty homage to the genius of Velcro and the Apple iPad– together, at last.

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APA Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Celebrate!

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

To learn more about the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, go to the official website by clicking here.

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Today’s Quote

“Hope will never be silent”

– Harvey Milk (1930-1978)

In Honor of Harvey Milk Day, May 22, 2010

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I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.”

– Woody Allen (B. 1935)

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We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

– Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

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“It’s not the load the breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

– Lena Horne, who passed away on 5/9/10 at the age of 92

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

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Today’s Quote

“Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.”

– Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Cinco de Mayo

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Happy Cinco de Mayo to all the friends and visitors of Jankenpon.

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Above: Peggy (left) and Lucy are celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Let’s party!

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Top 10 Hotel Stays

The TOP 10 FAVORITE HOTELS where I have stayed are:

  • The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa, Hakone, Japan
  • InterContinental Bali Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Bali
  • Kirawira Tent Camp, Serengeti National Bank, Tanzania
  • The Landmark, London
  • The Lodge at Koele, Lanai
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
  • Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • St. Regis Beijing
  • St. Regis San Francisco

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Today’s Video

Today’s video is an amusing and entertaining tribute to Lady Gaga’s and Beyonce’s music-video “Telephone,” filmed by American troops in Afghanistan.

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Happy Lei Day

May 1st is Lei Day in Hawaii, where residents celebrate the art of lei-making with contests and exhibitions and when lei makers are busy supplying lei for everyone to wear on this very special day.

Happy Lei Day!

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Jankenpon Turns Two

This month Jankenpon celebrates its second anniversary.  Thank you to all the friends and visitors who have supported Jankenpon over the past two years.

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