PIC: Congrats Tonya & Robert! Lovely cake topper! Beautiful Malibu wedding!

Oh and delicious eats and wonderful company, too!

5/23/2015.

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VID: For those wondering about where I got those CUTE #HelloKitty glasses, here’s a short thank you to my cousin Nina who saved them for me from her nerdy kitty birthday party!

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PIC: @jozjozjoz & Michael Aushenker / @CartoonFlophous w/ #HelloKitty donuts from @HelloKittyCafe Truck at @jamuseum

Japanese American National Museum
Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, CA
5/22/2015.

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PIC: @ksakai1 & @jozjozjoz at @jamuseum for the #HelloKitty Closing Party

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
5/22/2015.

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PIC: #TBT @jozjozjoz’s first grade class picture

My smile was slightly less toothy then than it is today.

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Stopped by @jamuseum to say bye to the record-breaking #HelloKitty Exhibit, closing next week! #HelloKittyJANM

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2015.

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PIC: @jozjozjoz + @MykalBurns at El Capitan Theater for screening of @TomorrowlandWD. Delightful! #Tomorrowland

El Capitan Theater
Hollywood, CA
5/19/2015.

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PIC: #JackieBrown went home an hr ago, & I miss her like crazy already. What’ll I do without my little shadow?!

Taken 5/8/2015.‚Äč

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

PIC: Shh! No one tell #JackieBrown I was playing w/ another girl today. Puppy’s name is Bea!

Just visiting! Also, Bea is soooo wiggly that this is the least blurry pic I have of her!

Music Center
Los Angeles, CA
5/15/2015.

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PIC: Always a treat to work from @GrandPark_LA! Just a slight drizzle!

Grand Park
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
5/15/2015.

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PIC: @jozjozjoz & #JackieBrown lounging around in bed, on a cold, rainy LA day

PIC: @jozjozjoz & #JackieBrown lounging around in bed, on a cold, rainy LA day

5/14/2015.

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PIC: Post-show pic at @EWPlayers Opening of #TommyEWP. @Jennifer_Paz + @jozjozjoz

East West Players
Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015.

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PIC: Crashed the men’s dressing room at @EWPlayers to get hugs from #CesarCipriano & @Parvesh! #TommyEWP

5/13/2015.

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PIC: Opening Night @EWPlayers! @GeorgeTakei & @BradTakei are sitting 2 rows behind me! #TommyEWP #LAThtr #EWP50

East West Players
Los Angeles, CA
5/13/2015.

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PIC: iPhone Death = Loss of all my #JackieBrown pix this visit. So here she is snuggling in my lap right now.

Joz & Michael… ten years later!

Joz & Michael... ten years later!

I drove down to San Diego to see Michael and meet his adorable hubby Daniel since they came to town for a conference.

Michael and I have been friends for so long and we’ve been through so much together, despite being separated by a few time zones.

San Diego, CA
5/11/2015.

Here’s a photo of us from (gulp!) 10 years ago, the last time we saw each other:

Michael & Joz (again)

(Written 5/15/2015. Posted 5/16. Backdated to 5/11)

Real conversation with Mom today…

Mom: What did that email that you sent me mean?

Me: Which email are you talking about?

Mom: It was a Gmail. [Mom and I both use Gmail]

Me: Um. What email are you talking about? Let’s open up your Gmail and you can show me which one. [I go to open her Gmail.]

Mom: Oh you won’t be able to find it in my Gmail.

Me: Why not?

Mom: I deleted it because I didn’t know what it meant.

Me:

Originally posted on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jozwang/posts/10152729442805672

My Mother, My Heart

Mom & Dad

Someday, I may be able to look back on today and remember the intense roller coaster that this morning has already been. But for now, I will take a few quiet moments on the occasion of Mother’s Day to write a short but rare blog post (yes! an actual blog post!) in honor of my beautiful mother.

In the 13+ years that I have been blogging, I have made reference to my Mom and even posted funny stories about her, but I have never written a tribute to her, nor have I posted a photo where you could clearly see her face. Not only am I protective of her privacy, I also think it’s overwhelming to me to honor my Mom in writing because simply I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am of her sacrifices and how much I love her.

When my Dad passed away in 2006, so many people commented on how much like my father I am. But in all honesty, I have always been a perfect blend of the best of my two parents.

If I’m anything like my father, it’s because he and I shared the same kind of mind– full of curiosity and unending desire to read and learn.

If I’m anything like my mother, it’s because she and I share the same loving spirit and compassion for the world around us– we care and love deeply, and are concerned for those around us more than we are for ourselves. Many times, when I know that I have given too much, I think that this is my biggest flaw. Deep down, however, I know this is actually one of my biggest strengths.

My Dad didn’t always communicate his emotions in words, so there were times when I felt like I didn’t know what he was feeling. But I always felt like knew what my Mom was feeling because I didn’t need words to know– I just had to listen to my own heart, because our hearts are so alike.

If my father shaped my head, then my mother shaped my heart.

If you have ever known my warmth, my enthusiasm, indeed, my love… then you have known my mother… because all these essential parts of my spirit are just a fraction of what I received from her.

Thank you for everything, Mom! I love you!

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I don’t know the context of the photo above, but this picture of my parents was taken about two years before I was born. If I were to guess where this was taken, it would be Syracuse, New York, around the time that my Dad would have finished grad school and started working for his professor’s architectural firm. Mom joined Dad in Syracuse after she finished studying public health at a medical school in Japan, but was so miserable because of the brutal winters there that they soon moved to sunny Southern California and never looked back.

PIC: Lovely @JaneLui taking her bows on Opening Night of #TheOddCouple at @S_M_Playhouse

Sierra Madre Playhouse
Sierra Madre, CA
5/8/2015.

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PIC: @TheOtherYoshi took Jackie Brown to work today bc I’m a bad influence. We watched cat videos on YouTube yest.

Los Angeles area, CA
5/7/2015.

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PIC: I could listen to @lisafischersing all day! We were so close to her! Eeeee!

Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
5/7/2015.

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PIC: Front row at @lisafischersing! @jozjozjoz + @nice1dave + @kristilomax

Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
5/7/2015.

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PIC: Waiting for @lisafischersing w Mike Murray of Verizon (1st sponsor of @V3con), @jozjozjoz + Sam Bam Cunningham

Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
5/7/2015.

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PIC: Second in line to be seated for tonight’s #LisaFischer concert! @lisafischersing

Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
5/7/2015.

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PIC: Dr Rollo Dilworth & some members of the #HSCF2015 Honor Choir. @LAMasterChorale

Los Angeles Master Chorale
2015 High School Choir Festival
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA
5/1/2015.

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