Fandemonium 2007

Every year before the start of the regular season, the Sacramento Kings hold an event for their season ticket holders at Arco Arena called Fandemonium. Although we are not season ticket holders, every year, we manage to get Fandemonium tickets from season ticket holders. This year, Fandemonium had a Halloween theme and had a lot of activities for the kids. There was a pumpkin patch where kids could design their own pumpkins, there were kid tattoos, and treat-or-treating. In the main concourse, there were Sacramento Kings players and cheerleaders handing out candy to kids. Click on the picture above to see more pictures from Fandemonium.

Susan and Megan stayed home. So it was myself, my sister Tina, and my daughter Emily at Fandemonium.

CISSP Results

Today, I received an e-mail with my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam results. I passed. It’s one more certification to add to my resume.

Weekend: Family Home Sick

Most of the family (except myself) were home sick this weekend. Megan is still home and I am home watching over her. Megan and Emily did have time to bake some Halloween cookies on Sunday. Click on the picture below to see more pictures.

Megan has something called Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (which sounds worse than it is). Her symptoms are going away. She has a doctor’s note that says she can go back to school tomorrow so I am home today watching over her. Other than blisters on her hands, feet, and the inside of her mouth, she is fine. She still has the same amount of energy as usual (and getting into trouble).

Emily and Susan had stomach issues unrelated to the Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.


Last Sunday (September 23), I woke up at 4 AM and left home at 5 AM to drive to San Francisco to take the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The exam was from 8 AM to 3 PM and involved 250 questions. I left the exam thinking that I either barely failed or barely passed. Officially, we were told to expect the results of the exam via e-mail in 4-6 weeks. However, people on the Internet have mentioned that they received their e-mailed results after one week. So far, I haven’t received the results. The CISSP certification would benefit me in my current position as an Information Systems Auditor.


Last Sunday (September 9), I took part in the Seventh Annual
Sacramento Valley AIDS Run/Walk. The walk started and end at the California State Capitol. It was a lot of fun and I’m thinking I want to run it next time (I walked this year). It took about an hour to walk the 5000k (a little over 3 miles). The walk was a fundraiser for AIDS-related organizations in the Sacramento area.

Some new pictures of Megan


I had to submit a picture of Megan for a Families with Children from China (FCC) local chapter newsletter so I spend a 10 minute period today taking as many pictures as I could of Megan in our living room so I could find one good enough to submit for the newsletter. Here is a link to the photo album with today’s pictures. Click on the thumbnails to see the full size versions of the pictures.

AIDS walk

I am participating in the 2007 Sacramento Valley AIDS Run/Walk on September 9. If you would like to sponsor me, click here.

Hip Hop Clinic

This Sunday afternoon (July 29), Emily will be participating in a hip hop dance clinic at Arco Arena. Then later in the evening at Arco Arena, clinic participants will perform one dance routine during the half time show at the Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA – women’s basketball) game. The clinic is open to any girls and boys ages 6-14 interested in participating so some participants will have some dance experience and others may have none.

The clinic will be taught by the coaches of the Hip Hop Crew (the official dance team of the Sacramento Monarchs). They also teach the hip hop dance classes that Emily has been attending for the last few years.

Although Emily is not quite 6 years old, she got a waiver because her regular hip hop dance teacher will also be teaching Sunday’s clinic.

Weekend Getaway

On Sunday, we visited our friends Rod, Mary-Mia, Marie, and Rose .

Emily enjoyed playing the tuba for the first time, water painting, playing with the twins, and playing with all of the toys in the house and in the backyard.

Emily got a workout pulling Megan and Marie through the backyard.

The twins are even more adorable in person than on their mom’s blog. It’s hard not to fall in love with them after you meet them.

Here’s my favorite picture that I took of Marie:

2nd tooth

Back on June 26, Emily lost her 2nd tooth. Basically, the new tooth that forced out the 1st tooth forced out the 2nd tooth as well.