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

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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

Taiwan tales – Coffee talk at a train station

Just another day, running from here to there, as we normally do, waiting for a train.  Aye noticed the senior gentleman grinding away with his stainless steel grinder at the table next to us, which prompted me to engage him with small talk.He was not killing time before his train, rather, he was waiting on … Continue reading Taiwan tales – Coffee talk at a train station

I’m afraid of going home. There, I said it.

Living the expat life in Asia for most of past 7 years, we've always looked forward to our short trips back to the states, err, I mean, Texas.  Catching up with family, friends, and ooooh yeah, the food!   The meat, buffets, and oversized portions!  Stepping into Costco here in Taiwan is like visiting American soil … Continue reading I’m afraid of going home. There, I said it.

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