Sunday, February 7, 2016
This year marks the 16th year am celebrating Chinese New Year in Taiwan.. But unlike the previous years where I jointhe merriment in the Wu household in Kaohsiung, or somewhere abroad traveling - I am here in Taipei to welcome the year of the monkey.
I have heard how cold and deserted like Taipei is during this holiday, but am finally getting to experience it firsthand for the very first time... And it is quite sad... The loneliness of the streets add to the coldness of Winter's low temperatures...
Still living at Juju's as our home renovation is going on overtime... Delayed for a month.. And with just me and Lyn around, and she having to work till the late hours tonight, I gather I will be basically on my own - eating the fried rice Lyn has cooked for us... Yes no feast like we always have in Kaohsiung... We will not get to have any till we meet Juju and Papi on Monday night, then drive on down to Kaohsiung... David, still at work in Italy, will meet us Wednesday night there.. then we can all finally celebrate and welcome the Lunar Year! For tonight, it is me with DVD and the fried rice.
Still, considering the awful Earthquake Tainan residents just suffered from, I must put all into persfective and not feel sad for myself... Must still be thankful for what I have, what we have...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Been a crazy, tiring, frustrating, full, exciting, draining few weeks... First the High of the Maldives Adventure.. Then the strain and pressure of getting out if our home for a complete renovation... Had to get everything out and packed in a two week span... So It was packing all day n all night - in between taking care of the regular biz and daily life chores and dramas...
There were days when I felt soooo tired and hopeless... Helpless even when the back gives out. Still, life goes on and must do what we is needed to complete the tasks at hand...
Now we are all done.. Can relax a bit and focus more on work... And hope and pray all will turn out just the way we wish it regarding the home renovation.. With less damages and less snafus on the construction part...
Looking back, now that am able to sit and really enjoy a cup of coffee again - I smile and Give Thanks for my life... For the life I have had so far..... It is not perfect.. It is even too crazy and too much drama at times - but I do love my life... All of it... The ups and the downs.. The tears of joys and sadness... And the people who remain dear in my heart... The "gone but not forgotten" Friends, family, love ones... The dearly departed... All of you... my kind, loving, thoughtful friends and acquaintances (in life and FB) - you all add a little something, a little color and a lot if life in my humble life.
Thank You Lord and Thank You All!!!
Friday, November 13, 2015
So looking forward to this Summer Vacation in the Winter.
What is that, you ask? Stay Tuned and you will see...
This time around, it will be Juju, GioGio, Johnny GeGe and I only...
It will be an adventure to say the least - am sure!!!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Letting go helps us live in a more peaceful state of mind and restores our balance. This also frees us from unnecessary stress. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us.
Friday, September 4, 2015
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
TGIF - Fun Friday All!!!
Friday's swertbtreat : McDonald's Taiwan's latest offering - Pineapple Pie.. Soooo delicious!!!
Friday, August 28, 2015
Here's to a Safe Chinese Ghost Month for Us All!!!
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
So there was a time I did not like Pink at all... Would not wear anything Pink.. Nor would I give Pink colored toys a chance.. Not even any Barbie in Pink (except the classic Enchanted Evening - of course!)
- I used to hate that Pink was Barbie's signature color... This fact always made my collector friends laugh... I was also not much into most of the Sanrio characters... Too girly and frothy... In the 80's I liked only Badz Maru - he is black color and he rocks!!!
Fast forward to a year after Juju was born... She is sooo girly, her fave color is Pink... Everything Pink and everywhere Pink!!! So naturally, I was won over.. I warmed up to Pink.. And Hello Kitty & Friends... So much so that I now collect some of them... Plus Pink has become a staple in my own wardrobe
#Pink #RandomThoughts #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink #JujuSnaps
And today, we went all out and atteded the 40th Anniversary Exhibition for both My Melody and Twin Stars... Wearing Pink, of course!!!
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Typhoon season is upon us once more... And our first big one is happening right now... Been on the weather watch all week long and as predicted, it hit us here in Taipei last nite... And still raging on today....
Was awaken just a little after 6am by a loud breaking sound... Got up to look and saw our first major casualty
All these photos I took this morning.. Braved the weather for a bit, stepped out in front of my home and took these snaps.. These are all on my block...
In less than a minute, I was soaking wet.. And forget the umbrella.. That's a goner... Can only Imagine how everywhere else has fared...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Starting the end of the week off with a little cardio run at the gym... Though it is nice and sunny out, just way too hot for a run by the river... Always thankful that San Ming Gym is located on the 9th floor and has a great view... Makes running indoors bearable...
We all have heard it a thousand times over..
But truly, it is as simple as this: "Smile, and the world smiles with you."
Beautiful Sunday Ahead All!
#365SmileProject #Smile #Positivities #GoodVibes
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Just being given another day is already enough to be Thankful for...
The rest of the day - added bonus!
Terrific Thursday All!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Need not walk on eggshells on my account.. I can take it... Say what you want, what you will, about me... Attacks and Innuendos I take with a grain of salt... In in one ear, out the other....
Truly just let it all roll off my sleeves...
None of it makes me any less the person I am...
Am really just one less friend that I Thought I had...
#OverIt #KeepingItReal #Positivites
Monday, June 8, 2015
Yes, that's right... Am a year older once more...
As always, One can only hope that am wiser, too...
So much has happened the last year... Some setbacks, dramas, and heartaches.... But Am Thankful that for the most part, the good and the Blessings outweighs all the negativities and bad things.
I think the two biggest things that I am happy I have learned this past year are, to quote Elsa, "to just "Let It Go!" This past year, i have learned to 1) just ignore all the negative people... To still be polite but keep away from their dramas.... To not be dragged...
And 2) I have learned that there is no helping some... It is best to let them be, to let them find their own way... As helping makes matters worse - makes them worse as people.
It seems the older I get, the more accepting I am of things and of people's attitudes. I just keep doing what I do best... And that's living my own life.. Loving those whom I love... Helping and doing what I can... Accepting those I cannot change... Ignoring the Haters and the Gossip Mongers... And most of all, never letting anyone take away my SMILE or change the way I want to see the world.
Thank you to my family, friends, and acquaintances for being a part of my life... For inspiring me..,, and for keeping me Real and Smiling! Here's to more years of togetherness, sharing Positivities and Good Vibes... And spreading Kindness and Smiles around - and just Be Happy.... After all, "The Best Things In Life Are Free!!!"