Butterflies in my stomach. Lacking sleep during the previous nights, I cannot decide if I should cry or laugh out loud. So many mixed emotions filled with anxiety and excitement, at times, it feels as though I am unable to breath as easily. My heart is swelling from the time we've spent catching up with … Continue reading The Returns
Jack managed the motorcycle with the two of us in tow in what I think was the roughest terrain we've been in since moving to SE Asia in 2010. It was during our jaunt to the Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan Island in the Philippines. I enjoy relaxing on the beach by the beach, … Continue reading Reason No#π¶%£&√ to Live with Abundance of Gratitude: Bike Ride to Nacpan Beach
I admit, my life is filled w gratitude stories from many corners. I realized I should share and write about them more. More often than not, the world is a friendly place. And I work damn hard at guiding my own child with that in mind. It's a balance. There have been times where I've … Continue reading Reason #@&$*!?€¢£¥ to be Grateful: What’s Happening in KL
Here's an example of what it's like to travel in our shoes! Note: The following details are similar whether we are in Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos or the Philippines or anywhere else in the world. We've traveled in similar fashion utilizing various transport modes including #11 bus, that's walking, all over Asia since 2010. So … Continue reading Days of Our Lives While Traveling
It's 2016. My 49th birthday is tomorrow. The last time I celebrated my birthday and Anniversary in the United States was for my 43rd birthday and our 10th Anniversary, Emma's 7th birthday. I'm grateful the Six amazing years we've had in Asia since we packed up and left in 2010. This year we celebrate our … Continue reading Birthday Thoughts- 2016
I was proud of my work at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston straight out of graduate school in 1997. For the first three years of my life there, my assignment was working with bone marrow transplant in-patients and the patients in isolation rooms. Then, I moved to Melanoma and Sarcoma services. There was so … Continue reading Reflection: Working as a Social Worker at a Cancer Hospital
Wow. Can you believe it? It's been over three months, damn, almost four, since we arrived to Taiwan. It was all about festive celebrations when we first arrived due to Lunar New Year. That was way back in February. Lots happened since. I'll spare additional details but I wrote a bit about it here, here … Continue reading A Miracle. A Place We Can Call Home.