Fourth Thursday of November

Yesterday was the fourth Thursday of November here in Asia. That which is a significant holiday in American tradition, Thanksgiving. On this fourth Thursday of November, we were cordially invited to a Nunnery to join the young Nuns and then to enjoy lunch there. I was not aware originally that we were invited for lunch. … Continue reading Fourth Thursday of November

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The Returns

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

Reason No#π¶%£&√ to Live with Abundance of Gratitude: Bike Ride to Nacpan Beach

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

Reason #@&$*!?€¢£¥ to be Grateful: What’s Happening in KL

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

Days of Our Lives While Traveling

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

Birthday Thoughts- 2016 

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 

Reflection: Working as a Social Worker at a Cancer Hospital

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