Living DNA

For as long as I can remember, I've always wondered what my ethnic make up was.  Being born of parents from different ethnic backgrounds, I never knew what my family history was or could be.  My father is white, and my mother is Filipino.  Other than that, that's all I knew; American and Filipino.  What … Continue reading Living DNA

Ancestry DNA

I've always wondered what my overall ethnicity was.  I usually tell people that I'm American, but when pressed for details, I don't know what to say.  I'll tell people that I'm mixed; I'm half white and half Filipino.  Other than that, I have no clue.  It's a question I've always wondered about, and I've recently … Continue reading Ancestry DNA


I've always been curious about my ethnicity.  When people asked in the past, I usually said that I'm American.  When pressed, I generally follow up with "I'm all mixed up.  my Dad's white and my Mom's from the Philippines."  If only I knew how truly mixed I was! Pictured: My father, myself, and my mother … Continue reading 23andMe

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina on the morning of September 14, 2018 and caused wide spread devastation in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  Parts of Florida and Virginia were also heavily damaged.  The first death attributed to Hurricane Florence occurred on September 11, 2018, and the storm went on to claim … Continue reading Hurricane Florence

Georgia, a safe haven during Hurricane Florence

I’d like to say thank you to the people of Georgia. Everyone who spots our North Carolina license plate, our UNC/NC State shirts, or hears us listening to updates about our community being effected by the storm has been so comforting and welcoming. It usually starts off with, “did you evacuate because of the storm?” … Continue reading Georgia, a safe haven during Hurricane Florence

Memorial Day 2018

Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to all the men and women who gave their lives in service of our great nation. You and your families are on our minds today as we honor the sacrifice you made.

Memorial Day

Please take a minute to think about the one's who fought overseas but didn't come home. Think about their mothers, their fathers, their brothers and sisters. Think about their kids and their spouses. We spend a few minutes thinking about the ones who lost their lives once a year. These family members think about their … Continue reading Memorial Day

A Different Perspective

  It's been a long time since I blogged about my personal thoughts.  I wanted to talk about something that's been on my mind for years and years and years!  I am very interested with the other side and their perspective.  What am I talking about?  I'm talking about how enemies see us. Let me … Continue reading A Different Perspective