Giving Thanks in the Magic City: Birmingham

The Thanksgiving holiday brought me to Birmingham this year! I've never been to Alabama and was happy that I got an opportunity to visit.  Birmingham has unexpected charm with a ton of Industrial Revolution history, which I wish I spent a little more time reading up on instead of 5 minutes on Wikipedia on the flight. Notable Places during my short visit: - Sloss Furnaces (historical landmark and Free!) - Vulcan Park (local landmark with a HUGE Roman status) - Good People…

election reflections

Months ago, I told friends that I was researching both Clinton and Trump and got mixed reactions.  I was not knowledgable of what was going on in DC.  I didn't even put a party when I registered; however, even considering Trump didn't settle well with some.  I get it, but this process was for me.  Eventually, my informed decision went to Clinton. election day The day started on a high note.  I voted for the first time in person and it…

marathon #3

Being a part of the marathon is an incredible feeling.  I ran with 50,000 other people on the streets of NYC with thousands of spectators cheering and watching.  Often, I would get very overwhelmed by the amount of love and unity that I would tear up.  Especially being two days before the election, it was great to have so many people from all over the world come together and to have local resident support.  Each neighborhood was special and I'm…

hello.

dailysup.me has been with me for six years.  Periodically, I'll refresh and start clean with my blog.  Here I am again - with my filipino nose and warm smile.. and my unkept eyebrows and split ends. Every past iteration of this blog has been true to myself.  I don't have a theme or a long term plan other than to post thoughts and interests.  I want to share more, learn new things and to encourage dialogue.  So to start, I am 27…