We point out that there is a unique parametrization of quark flavor mixing in which every angle is close to the Cabibbo angle theta(C) similar or equal to 13 degrees with the CP-violating phase phi(q) around 1 degrees, implying that they might all be related to the strong hierarchy among quark masses. Applying the same parametrization to lepton flavor mixing, we find that all three mixing angles are comparably large (around pi/4) and the Dirac CP-violating phase phi(l) is also minimal as compared with its values in the other eight possible parametrizations. In this spirit, we propose a simple neutrino mixing ansatz which is equivalent to the tri-bimaximal flavor mixing pattern in the phi(l) -> 0 limit and predicts sin theta(13) = 1/root 2sin(phi(l)/2) for reactor antineutrino oscillations. Hence the Jarlskog invariant of leptonic CP violation J(l) = (sin phi(l)/12) can reach a few percent if theta(13) lies in the range 7 degrees <= theta(13) <= 10 degrees. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.