Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fight for Air Climb Status

Continuing the training for the Fight for Air Climb on April 24th! I've been training in Belmont Shore at the strand. If you see me passed out on any of the stairs from the strand to Ocean Blvd between Lindero and Coronado, poke me with a stick to make sure I'm still alive!

Again thank you to everyone for your support, donations and encouragements! I've also put up the donations thermometer on the side of the blog with a link to my donations site!

Thanks again!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday and Pancake Breakfast

Each year the dancers from Le Polynesia hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser. They also put on a show to introduce their new dancers and showcase soloists. My cousin Joel and 2 of his kids, Justin and Emma, are members of the dance troupe. This year, the pancake breakfast also falls on Emma's birthday.
Mom and Anita
Anita and mom

Justin on the Uke
Justin on Uke

Emma, birthday girl, new teenager! Watch out Joel and Kimi!
Birthday girl!

Joel and Justin
Joel and Justin


Pyramid, imagine the batons on fire...

The ladies

Kimi's raffle winnings with Aurora and Johana

Mom and daughter
mom and daughter

sisterly love

I know when this started, if you fall asleep at the family gathering expect one of these as you sleep!

or this...
More consequences
Notice how Rolly and Andrew are in both pictures? Just sayin'...

Cousins and nephews
cousins and nephews

all da' boyz
Da boyzz

Emma and her friends
Da gurlz

Happy Birthday Emma!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fight for Air Climb

Fight for Air Climb
I came across this event looking for marathons and similar activities that would help me get healthier and of course lose major "tonnage". I used to be a heavy (hahaha!) smoker, starting when I was in the 7th grade! I stopped smoking in 1999, when a dear friend told me that was what she wanted for her wedding gift! Believe me, I was already offering a complete kitchen Refrigerator, stove and microwave!
Luckily, I never developed any health problems from all those years but I do know others who weren't as lucky.
On April 24, 2010, I will climb 1,377 steps to the rooftop of downtown Los Angeles's Aon Center in the Fight for Air Climb to raise money for lung disease research and education.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through an integrated approach with advocacy, education and research. As one of the leading environmental health advocates, the ALA fights for commonsense policies to reduce both indoor and outdoor air pollution, address urgent public health issues like the asthma epidemic and spread of tuberculosis, and against the predatory tactics of Big Tobacco.
I need sponsors. If you would, follow the link at the end and sponsor me for the event, I would greatly appreciate it!

If you care to join me, there will be a street level party with food, entertainment, exhibitors, and much more! They say the climb can be done in 30 minutes! Anyone want to start a pool on how close I can get to that time?

Here is the link: Sponsor Me or here is the address:

Thanks everyone!