Callaway Junior World

  THE CALLAWAY JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHAPED MY CHILDHOOD. Every year, 1200 kids from 56 countries come to San Diego, California, for the biggest international event in the world. It’s one week bundled with a parade, college recruiting and a high-caliber junior golf tournament that produced the likes of Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, 

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What July 4th Means To Me

  IT TOOK ME FIVE YEARS to understand July 4th. To Americans, it might be fireworks, hotdogs and flags. At first I thought it was just a celebration with rambunctious English-speaking folks. Five years later, the meaning evolved much deeper. Umwelt theory, the perception that our “reality is the only reality out there,” plagued me. The 

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Habits and How It Changed Me

HERE ARE SOME THINGS I’m working on to improve my life. “What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in a while.”- Gretchen Rubin In San Francisco’s Alexander Bookstore, I saw Charles Duhigg’s book, “The Power Of Habits.” It’s a yellow, hard bound book that discussed why habits exist and how we can 

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Letter To Myself: About Julian

  Dear Crystal,   Thank you for finally giving in to your heart’s desires. You’ve always wanted to go to the historic town Julian, after hearing about their apple pies and striking trails. You cried about stories in “A Woman Alone – Traveling Tales” – wishing you could be doing the same.    Finally, you did.  Volcan Mountain, 

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Philippines: About Typhoon Yolanda

Since Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan) hit the Philippines a few weeks ago, I’ve been holding back tears whenever people ask how are my relatives at home. I reply, “My family is safe and blessed, but there are so many other people that died.” Thousands dead and millions more affected, losing friends and family, livelihood, and 

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5 Reasons Why I Like Paleo

“All human beings agree that there are three necessities to survive: Food, Clothing, Shelter. And in that order. Food first.” -Dr. Aris Latham Food is a debatable topic because it’s highly subjective and personal. I recently started cooking, and have been slowly learning about smell, flavors, and textures. A problem came up one day while I 

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