Make my Day

Has some small or large thing happened to you that really made your day?  Lifted your spirits or made life a little easier for you?

If you have a thought to share please email me at with your story.

A friend of mine recently lost her husband.  She was at dinner with her parents talking about how much they missed him. When it came time to pay the bill their waitress told them somebody had picked up their check she pointed to a woman leaving with her small children.  A stranger. The woman must have overheard them talking and wanted to make their day a little brighter.  Her thoughtfulness made them feel not so alone and did make their day a lot brighter.


Another friend of mine asked me to share with you a thought:   Treat those who wait on you such as waitresses or grocery store clerks with extra thoughtfulness.  They have demanding jobs and sometimes people don’t give them a second thought, in fact they are invisible sometimes.  A simple thank you or smile may go a long way to make their day.


Welcome to Sansei Life

Welcome to Sansei Life! A blog exploring and learning about the Asian community in Denver.When I was much younger I tried a new Japanese restaurant in Arvada called Namiko’s for a sushi snack. It was very good. I got into a conversation with Yuri the owner and she ended up offering me a part time job on weekends. I spent most of the first evening running to Yuri asking her what the various dishes were and what was in them and what they tasted like. In exasperation Yuri asked me if I was Japanese! She could not understand how a Japanese did not know simple restaurant fare.  That is when I really understood that I was a Sansei out of touch with my culture. I am ready to experience and learn about today’s Asian culture.
Issei First Generation
Nisei Second Generation
Sansei Third Generation
Yonsei Fourth Generation
Gosei Fifth Generation
Please join me as I explore the rich Asian culture that is part of Denver and Colorado’s unique makeup.Please share your stories and ideas on what you’d like to hear more about, events and what is happening in Denver in the Asian community.
Paula Matsumoto