Honoring Fathers

An inspirational story of love and honoring one’s parents.




A son took his father to a restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. His father was quite old and therefore a little weak too.
While eating, food occasionally fell on his shirt and pants. The other guests watched the old man with their faces contorted in disgust, but his son remained calm.

After they both finished eating, the son, quietly helped his father and took him to the toilet. Cleaned food scraps from his crumpled face, and attempted to wash food stains from his clothes; graciously combed his gray hair and finally put on his glasses.

As he left the bathroom, a deep silence reigned in the restaurant. The son was ready to foot the bill, but before leaving, a man, also old, got up and asked the old man’s son: ‘Don’t you think you left something here ? ‘

The young man replied: ‘No, I did not leave anything.’ Then the stranger said to him: ‘You left a lesson here for every son, and a hope for every father! ”The whole restaurant was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop.

One of the greatest honors that exists, is being able to take care of those who have taken care of us too. Our parents and all those elders who sacrificed their lives, with all their time, money and effort for us, deserve our utmost respect.

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Honored to Celebrate Music and Diversity

Thank you Raye Zaragoza for performing live at the Kennedy Center. It was an honor for us hear and celebrate your work!

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Olympic Memories

While the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo are over, the memories last a lifetime. Here with Japan’s Olympic Archery team watching a baseball game during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Congratulations to Takaharu Furukawa for winning Olympic Bronze in the 2021 men’s individual archery competition!


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Honoring My Parents and My Dual Heritage

Honored to be featured in a podcast interview here: Ken Reiman – Mantra Media (mantrahq.com) where I discuss leadership, Asian American Heritage Month, the role of mothers and parents, and my book. My journey is not possible without the love, kindness, and sacrifice of my parents and grandparents. For them, my sons, and the future, my book and podcast interview are dedicated. Listen to the podcast and let me know your thoughts.


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My First NFT Created in Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

My first NFT (non-fungible token) created: https://rarible.com/…/0x60f80121c31a0d46b5279700f9df786…
What better day to do so then right before May 7, commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and the arrival of America’s first Japanese immigrant – John Manjiro – who arrived on a whaling ship on May 7, 1843. Another John I’m proud of is my son, preparing for his first communion.
May you continue to make all of us proud!

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Queen of Physics and AAPI Heritage Month

I recently read a children’s book about Wu Chien-Shiung who Newsweek once called the Queen of Physics. She is also known as the First Lady of Physics. A Chinese-American physicist born in China who received her PhD in the U.S., and later became a U.S. citizen in 1954, she is credited with disproving the belief that nature does not distinguish between right and left – a concept known as parity. For disproving the law of parity, two of her male colleagues received the  Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957 while Wu was excluded. She was nominated at least 7 times for the Nobel Prize in Physics prior to 1966 but never received it during her lifetime. Aware of gender-based discrimination rampant at the time for women in the field of science, she famously stated in October 1964 at an MIT Symposium:

“I wonder whether the tiny atoms and nuclei, or the mathematical symbols, or the DNA molecules have any preference for either masculine or feminine treatment.”

As a dual national of the U.S. and China, she fought for social justice and gender equality, paving a path for American and Asian women in physics and science. In honor of Asia Pacific Islander and Heritage Month, I let Wu’s words carry on her legacy.

公平と平等 (Fairness and Equality)

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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom by Mahatma Gandhi. Daily Rebirth and Renewal.

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Responding to Culture

Happiness is not your title. It is not your salary. It is not your job. It is your family. It is your health. It is your relationships. Not the quantity of followers but the quality of lives you’ve impacted and creating your own culture where you are free to be you without fear and without apologies. To find out more, read Tuesdays with Morrie below: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” — Morrie Schwartz

#culture #health #leadership #happiness #faith #love #courage #lovebothkeepboth #values #aging #wisdom #gratitude

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Keeping An Open Heart

We often speak of keeping an open mind. This too is important. But the mind alone is never enough to be fully alive, to be fully human, to be fully inspired. Do what your heart tells you and you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.


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On Writing and Creativity – Keep Creating!

If God has gifted you to tell a good story, write a good book, or direct a good play, there will be opportunities for you. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Sadly, too often creativity is smothered rather than nurtured. There has to be a climate in which new ways of thinking, perceiving, questioning are encouraged.  — Maya Angelou









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