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2nd Exam Passed

Spent my Sunday afternoon at the Prometric test center (interestingly located inside the Sacramento Executive Airport terminal, a small airport for small jet planes) taking and passing “Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on Microsoft Windows XP (Exam 70-272)”. So in addition to being a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), I am now a Microsoft Certified […]

Easter pictures

I’ve posted a couple of pictures from Easter here.

Passed The First Of Many Exams

I spent my Saturday afternoon taking a Microsoft certification exam called “Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System (Exam 070-271)”. After I finished the exam, the computer at the examination center informed me that I passed. This is the first of many Information Technology certification exams I plan to take. By passing […]

New Design

Not only does the website look different, but the software behind the scenes has also changed. Hopefully by changing technologies (from static html files to a blogging content management system) will encourage me to update the website more often since the new software makes updating the website quicker and easier.


Today, we went to one of the county courthouses (this one specializes in family law) in Sacramento for Megan’s (re)adoption hearing. Even though the adoption that occurred in China is legally accepted by California and the U.S. government, it is recommended that foreign-born adopted children be formally adopted in the United States too (that’s why […]

Larry “Bud” Melman

Calvert DeForest, also known as Larry “Bud” Melman from Late Night with David Letterman, died today at age 85. Video: Larry hanging out at the bus station

Chinese New Year

Today was Chinese New Year’s Day. We celebrated by having dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Elk Grove with two families we traveled with to China when we adopted Megan. It’s only been three months since we came home from China but all the kids looked like they grew quite a bit.

Megan’s Birthday Pictures

Megan’s birthday party pictures are here

Megan’s Birthday

Today was Megan’s 1st birthday. But we held her birthday party yesterday. It was a simple lunch and cake/ice cream at the Kawada house. I’ll work on uploading pictures from the party onto the website. One family from our travel group (Megan’s adoption trip) made it to the party. We noticed how our kids have […]

February 1, 2007 Update

I have updated the video of Emily at Pier 39 (smaller file size so it’s quicker to download). Also, here is a video from Emily’s hip hop dance show in December 2006.