Category Archives: Family

Grand Mirage in Bali

Mom wanted to go on an all-inclusive trip to Bali.  At this point, we all knew that this trip will never surpass the Cozumel trip, but we obliged. It was pretty warm (86F) in Taiwan early November, but nothing prepared … Continue reading

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Benchmark Trip

Cozumel – the trip that all other trips are measured against. The year was 2002.  It was the first trip we’d brought mom and dad on.  Mind you, it’s not the first trip we’d been on as a family – mom and … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Food

Following the Pingxi trip, I came down with the flu/cold.  I was basically down for the count for the next 2 days.  Got a chance to catch up on some sleep and lounge about the house with mom watching Kdrama while … Continue reading

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Mom & Dad Still Think I’m 12

Let me count the days.  A hundred and twenty.  That’s how many days it’s been since I last blogged.  Blamed it on laziness and the fact that our lives are just so vanilla bland.  However, I’ll take vanilla bland over chunky-monkey … Continue reading

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Not Painful Enough

On the phone with mom & dad… Mom: Oh, we missed your birthday 6 weeks ago. Me: I know, it must not have been painful enough for you. Dad: Yeah, your mom had an epidural when she had you, but she … Continue reading

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Sharing my life with my husband is a beautiful thing, 99.99% of the time.  There is that 0.01% I wish I didn’t have to share – one side of our bedroom. There’s an armoire in the center that divides the space, and we each have one … Continue reading

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Stamp of Approval

A trip is always followed by the yearly Ikea pilgrimage to find a frame for paintings I bought as my souvenir.  This year, I bought a pastel watercolor in Porto from a lone artist along the Douro River.  To complement the … Continue reading

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