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 much … 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 and … Continue reading A Miracle. A Place We Can Call Home.
Technically we don't have a home of our own just yet. We've been staying with family members in North and South of Taiwan and at Bed and Breakfast accommodations on the East Coast. Our 18 days across the East coast in March has been eye-opening and has allowed us to see the possibilities of being … Continue reading Our New Home
Surreal. We're in Taiwan. Seems like we just left yesterday. No we left in September 2014 and here we are , back to stay, much longer this time. Pinch me now! It's only been a week since our arrival to Taiwan, a familiar place for all of us. Still, it is a new … Continue reading A New Year. A New Adventure.
My how time has flown. Our life of four years in Thailand has truly been an incredible adventure and journey. I thought I would be so brokenhearted by leaving Thailand. Essentially, to me, it means moving away from Burma. Chiang Mai and Mae Sot were the closest thing to my Burmese roots. The dream … Continue reading The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan
By this time last year, I was back in Houston, Texas, in preparation of selling our town-home in Midtown Houston. It has been a rental house since we left in July 2010. Our house needed some major repairs and only one of us could return to oversee both the repairs and the sale … Continue reading The Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson