Sunday, October 23, 2011


I can’t believe that I’ve neglected this blog for the longest time. It was over 6 months since I last posted. I lose my mojos to post anything here. I guess once you stop it is hard to get into the momentum to write again. A lot of things happen during this period. Some are good and some not so good. I am going to start posting here again to record our journey moving back to California. Yea we are moving back there again. It is already 6 years since we moved to Pennsylvania. It took us a while to get used to PA, especially the warm summer and the super cold winter. We were hoping that one day we get to go back to CA again. I guess God heard our prayers and Carlos got a job offer there. So we will be moving back there but this time it will be San Francisco. The last time I was there were in 1996 for vacations and really love it there especially the beautiful weather. I can’t believe that we will be moving there. Part of me is really excited but part of me is sad to leave this place where we call home for over 6 years. It is not easy to uproot ourselves again especially leaving some good friends behind.

So I will update this blog as often as possible. In the meantime, we will be on a road trip to the West. We will cover 8 states during this period of time. I hope we survive the long journey and don’t kill each other ha ha… Adios!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flock of Birds

I captured this scene early one morning from our deck. They were looking for insects and worms. Early bird catches the worm.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Having Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.

Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, went back home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?" She replied! "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before her son responded, she added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally!

Have lunch with God ....... bring chips.

God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith. prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Being A Little Lazy!!

I know it is kind of late to wish all of you but Happy New Year everyone. I’ve been neglecting this blog for the longest time ever. The last posting was in September 2010. The only excuse I have is I’ve been lazy. I am actually looking forward to 2011. I hope things will be better for the country and all of us.

CNY is just around the corner and I won’t be going back home. That too makes me feel kind of down. I am missing my family and the hopefully by next week I will get my mood back to celebrate.

Thanks to all of you who keep coming back to check on this blog. I promise to update it as often as possible. In the meantime do check out my cooking blog.