Wrong Question…

Wrong Question…

When I heard one of my friends considered about moving out of the city, I asked him “is it really expensive to live in the city at the moment?” Right away, he looked at me with an annoyed look and replied “why do you even ask that kind of question?” And the conversation ended with us being in an awkward situation. That night, I thought about that very question I asked and realized that in asking that question I had…

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My Mistake? How..?

My Mistake? How..?

I just finished my lunch at a crowded restaurant and decided to pay for the food at the cashier. As I walked into the counter and had the cash ready, all of sudden there was an old man who grabbed my hand and started yelling… “This is America! In America, people stand in line! You hear me…. we have good culture of first come first serve here.” I was pissed! Why is this man so rude to me? As I look…

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Too Quick…

Too Quick…

The more I practice the wisdom style of Buddhism, the more excited I became in coming and joining the Dhamma discussion at Wat San Fran. It was a Saturday afternoon when I arrived at the temple. I knew that Phra Anandapannyo was in Thailand at the time. So, I was looking forward to meet MaeYo and Neecha. However, I looked around the temple and found out that Neecha’s car was not there. Right away, I assumed that MaeYo and Neecha…

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I am a Fire Truck

I am a Fire Truck

I am the youngest in the family. And with that came certain sufferings that no other family members had. When it was time to take out the trash, wash the car, or do some other chores, I was the one that got asked  to do it since no one else – who was younger than me – I could order around. After a while, I got really tiring and decided to refuse those chores. However, there were times when I refused…

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Why didn’t she listen to me..?!!

Why didn’t she listen to me..?!!

Two days after my wife’s dad passed away, she asked me if I could take her to a meditation center for her to practice her meditation for 10 days in hopes of resolving her sadness. She also asked me if I could go to the temple on the 7th day to do a food offerings honoring her dad… and I agreed. So on a Thursday morning, I drove her car to the temple because her car had easier access to the road…

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