Tuesday, September 27, 2016
"Just like the rain that gives a new lease of life to a dying plant, a smile and kind words can help someone who is about to give up."
-Am sure most of you who knows me well enough, knows that one of my pet peeves is being cooped up in the house - the whole day😱😱😱. No matter how busy working indoors I may be, I need to at least get out for a walk for a little bit... Need the fresh air and see nature and people.. Good for the soul, my soul!😃😃😃.
But during the typhoon season - it is safety first - so, just gotta "suck it up" and stay indoors... Which could be trying and make me gloomy at times.. But now and again something or someone makes me snap out of it... And today, Jube did just that...
While we are having our Banana and Peanut Butter sandwiches - good on a rainy day😜😜😜 - she made this while I was preparing my coffee... She said, "now we are having Smiley sandwiches - and I know you like smiley."
Need I say more? Of course I was instantly with a SMILE on my face...
Saturday, June 11, 2016
So another Birthday has come and gone... This time around I did not get to go back to Manila and celebrate with my family like I have the last 2 or 3 years.. Just did not work out well, schedule wise... Will be there in July to celebrate...
Instead, I stayed in rainy Taiwan and babysat Juju, whi did jot have school, as it is also the start of the Dragon Boat Festival Weekend.. We trekked on to 1914 Huashan Creative n Cultural Park to get into an exhibition... Sadly, being the holiday that it was, the lines were too long and waiting out in the rain was not a good thing..,... Still it was good enough as we got to walk around and checkout the boutiques... Got entertained by local singer Jeff Huang, and even got to stop by Church for me to give thanks for another blessed year!!!
Truly am Grateful for having been blessed with another year full of fun memories, travels, family and friends!!! And with mo major disappointments or disastrrs fotbthat matter. Here's hoping this new year will be even more special... And of course, smooth!!!
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😝😝😝
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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!
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