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!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. 

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!!!
Thank You all for being a part of my life..  Here's to many more years to come!!!πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chinese New Year 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.
Last Year in Kaohsiung.
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.
Today's DVD of choice...  Maybe not so good, given the current mood.
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...
And as we all celebrate and welcome the Year of the Monkey - be sure to say a little prayer for the victims and families of the Tainan Earthquake.  
Here's hoping the Year of the Monkey will bring us all smoother days, disaster free, and happiness all around.