Hanging Out

Hiking Trail

One of my favorite things to do in the Bay Area is to go hiking, especially with my friend Linda. Over the years, we’ve hiked different trails in various parks, whether it’s in Los Angeles or San Luis Obispo. Today, she took me to Redwoods Park where we just walked and chatted about whatever came to mind. It was like old times … good times. With Linda, it’s like time stops and we pick up where we left off from the last time we met.

Redwood Trees

I guess the park is named after the redwood trees that grow there. It was great weather for hiking. We encountered other hikers as well as mountain bikers. There were muddy puddles along the way, especially in places where there’s shade, but it was a good and easy trail. I was so engrossed in our conversation that I almost forgot to look around and enjoy the trees.

Pizza dinner with LB and kids

We met up with LB and his kids for dinner that night. He’s a dear old friend and a co-Chinahead. It has been more than ten years since I last saw him, I believe. It was a blessing to meet his two children reminisce about old times — a good evening of comparing apps in our iPod touch, recounting our college days, and remembering how far we have come since those days. I’ve come to a conclusion that no matter how many years have passed, we remain the same people if we stay true to ourselves and to our friends.

2 Responses to “Hanging Out”

  1. Elbert Chang says:

    Hi MB,
    It was really good to see you too! Fun picture with everyone so happy except Emmi– I guess that’s the best picture that you’ll get of her in a group situation these days… I’m still pondering your comment about the remaining the same people… pretty deep, and I think that there are only certain window of our lives that we are more open and thus can make those connections. It’s good to see you and to be encouraged!
    May God richly bless you on your road…

  2. mbcohao says:


    Great to see you, too! I look forward to keeping in touch with you and Frances! :-) I’m glad you finally “caved” to FB … you won’t regret it!


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