First Thing I Will Do After the COVID-19 Crisis Ends.

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I’m sitting here letting the title of this post marinate for a little bit. I feel that we’re far from the crisis ending anytime soon but, I am hopeful. One day, when this ends and I am sure it will, I want to be ready for the things that I missed doing or took for […]

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Coping During My 2nd Week of “Stay At Home” Order.

I’m not going to sugar coat it, life is pretty grim around here in Orange County, California. People are being “furlough” left to right, hiring freeze is abundant, grocery stores rarely has any food in stock and the list goes on and on. When will it stop? Nobody knows, at least until we start seeing […]

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Good Reads: Links to Help You Stay Occupied & Connected During COVID-19 Crisis.

If you’re bored and in need of things to read amid quarantine. Here are a few articles or blogs to hopefully keep you occupied. Health Staycation Ideas Managing Stress Keeping Calm Social Distancing Covid-19 Hospitals Touchscreen Clean Quarantine. The Differences in Self-Isolation, Lockdown or Shelter In Place. Advice on Working at Home Sources for remote […]

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Setting the New Year with Travel Plans.

Soooo, we all made it through the holidays. I know you’re thinking, it’s 2020, a new decade, new goals, new hopes and aspirations blah blah blah. Honestly, I don’t believe in writing down my ‘new years resolution’ because I never follow them but, rather follow through what’s on my mind. Here’s where my hunch tell […]

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The Best of 2019

This year travel wise was focused on visiting small towns in U.S.A. that I’ve never been to. It was an eye opener to see how many beautiful towns there are that I’ve yet to see in my own country. I learned that having a car will take you far. Renting a car when I visited […]

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How I Get Myself Out of a Bad Mood.

I’m a Gemini and moody. It comes with the territory. The good news is that I’m really good at getting myself out of a bad mood 90% of the time. The other 10% I try to suppress and ignore it with the following tricks. Listen to music. An instant mood lifter, music never failed to […]

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Online Safety

Is there such a thing anymore? Last year, several of my social media and bank accounts were part of a company system being hacked. This resulted in compromising my information, one that I am not happy about. I’m sure many of you can relate and if not, you are one lucky person. The question at […]

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Trick or Twat

I can’t remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween. The older I get, the more I seem to cherish my time alone. Call me old folk if, you will. In contrary, this year is different. I’ve been invited to a work related Halloween party held at Orange County Mining Co. Restaurant. Word around […]

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A Sunday Tea Affair

The affair started a year ago. A group of us used to work together where we bonded over work drama and secretly meeting at restaurants to run away from our daily stressful lives at work. Somehow, we outgrew meeting at random restaurants over the months and one day, we decided to meet at a tea […]

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Top 5 Feelings Encountered on my First Week Back from Vacation.

I need another vacation. On cloud nine. I’ve been day dreaming about last week’s time spent wondering around town or the joy of drinking red wine at sunset. I’m still trying to hold on to those happy memories. When can I do that again? Sharing is caring. I found myself wanting to talk about my vacation. […]

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How to remove cactus spines.

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I was walking down the beach a couple of days ago, when I stepped on a prickly thing on the ground. OUCH! I looked down to see what I had stepped on and saw a plant that had spines similar to a cactus. The damn thing hung on to the bottom of my feet and […]

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