Manny Pacquiao dominates Timothy Bradley in the second half of the fight to reclaim the WBO Welterweight Championship and, in so doing, hands Bradley the first loss of his professional career and avenges his controversial loss to him. This time, the judges got it right!
I was at the April 2010 Anaheim Comic Con. After hours of fun and entertainment, I had to take a quick restroom break. So, while taking a minute to do what I had to do, a big old burly man walks up and uses the urinal next to mine. He glares over at me, smiles and says, “yeah, it’s me.. how ya doing?” I don’t remember what I said in response but I know my initial reaction was ‘Wow! Ed Asner?!? He’s still alive?! What’s he doing at a comic con?’ (He was there to help promote the Up Movie where he played the lead animated character.) Pretty funny meeting such an iconic TV and film star like Ed Asner inside a restroom. I remember thinking at that moment that it’s a fair bet he has to be the oldest person working in Hollywood. Then, in walks Mickey Rooney. Lol! The three of us talked briefly and I let the two of them continue conversing. Nice, friendly people both. Pretty surreal. RIP #mickeyrooney
It is really unfair to compare the fighters of different eras and we, of course, will never actually know. With this said, however, it is only natural to compare current greats with the legends of the past. I think Mayweather is head and shoulders above most when it comes to intelligence, ring savvy and generalship. I think only Ray Leonard was at Floyd’s level in the modern era of welterweights. Ray Robinson would need to utilize a busy jab and that constant right cross/hook hybrid to the body to be effective because Floyd’s head would be too elusive. Money would counter and score often, but Sugar Ray would have been busier and his power would rattle Floyd at times to get him into his defensive shell more than he ever had before. I like Robinson by close decision. I also felt Leonard, Thomas Hearns and possibly…just possibly Donald Curry would have beaten Mayweather at welterweight.
We first lived in Midtown Sacramento before moving into a more affluent area in East Sacramento. I also spent much of my early childhood living with my grandmother in several places around downtown. An influx of South Koreans moved to the city years after our family had settled there.
I have since moved throughout California. I went to the University of California, Davis and graduated with a degree in Organizational Studies and a minor in Economics. I then lived in San Francisco for a few years before settling down in southern California. I lived briefly in Los Angeles and now reside in the city of Fullerton.
My Korean heritage, college campus life, a diverse group of friends, and living and working in cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco - both which are truly a large melting pot of ethnicities and culture - are reflected in my varied taste in music, film and, of course, food. I enjoy food immensely and think I'm fairly adventurous when it comes to trying new things. It has helped me develop a discerning palate for all kinds of cuisine.
For some time now, I have tried to live my life by certain key principles. My motto and outlook remains virtually unchanged. These are to keep disciplined and discard unproductive thoughts and vices, show resolve in the mist of pain or disappointment, always have hope, seek and remain faithful to God, show character and patience, and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
The mind, body and spirit must be balanced and in harmony with each other in order for me the individual to function at full capacity; they all need to grow or be strong, not polluted and never stagnant. This is why I believe it is important to exercise some discipline in my life.
I have trained in various forms of martial arts for many years, due largely in part because of my father. My dad is a grandmaster in tae kwon do, aikido and judo. He has taught thousands of students and I was one of them. In fact, my dad has owned and operated his martial arts studio since the early sixties! I have also practiced several other disciplines of martial arts, including jujitsu and muay thai. Perhaps the one form of hand to hand combat I have spent the least amount of time learning but feel almost equally adept in is boxing. It is still one of my favorite sports to watch.
Injuries and age have relegated me to other forms of exercises and recreational activities. They are far less taxing on the body than combative sports but equally beneficial. I still place a high value in health and fitness. I try to workout at the gym everyday. And I enjoy cooking my own healthy meals.
My other hobbies include reading, blogging, traveling, listening to jazz, blues or traditional pop music, watching classic and mostly Asian films, trying foods from different cultures and regions and picking up a new hobby every year. I want to learn Spanish and improve my Korean. Hobbies I vowed to pick up in the past few years have included mixed martial arts, cooking Thai food, surfing and learning to play the guitar. I have enjoyed learning them in various levels of success.
I also plan to pursue a Masters degree in either Business, public policy or psychology. It has been a goal of mine for some time.
My family and I believe salvation comes by God's grace. We have all placed our faith in Jesus Christ as Our Lord and Savior. I go to a Four Square church in Anaheim called the Rock and serve in different ministries there.
I would like to travel to Asia again. My trip to Korea in 2009 was my first trip outside the U.S. and only my second time traveling out of the continental states.
I thank you for visiting my page and allowing me to share my thoughts and my world with you.