Category Archives: food

On Being a Healthy, Active Family

I really want to be that family that eats super healthy by choice and does athletic things. Growing up we ate healthy foods often but we didn’t go out and do active things together as a family so I don’t … Continue reading

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First Nectarine

She likes them but she tried peaches for the first time, too, and preferred those. I can’t wait to sign up for our weekly CSA box delivery! A large selection of local, organic fresh fruits and veggies delivered every week … Continue reading

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First Stop Los Angeles

Or should I say last stop since it was the last place we visited before arriving home? Sadly, I don’t have many pictures because we were extremely jet lagged and when we did have some energy the car my sister … Continue reading

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The HR department thought I was crazy. “You want to fly from Manila to Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo to Los Angeles to Washington, DC?” “Yep!” “Do  you realize how long that is going to take?” “Yes,  I do, thanks. This … Continue reading

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Good-Bye Manila

Two years ago I packed up my house and my child and moved 8,000 miles away to Manila, Philippines. I had wanted to live abroad again as an adult but this move was also prompted for financial reasons. It was … Continue reading

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My Birthday in the Mekong Delta

Well this was certainly an unusual and fascinating place to spend my birthday! We arrived in the Mekong Delta around 10:30 and boarded our first boat and then switched to a smaller one after about a 30 minute ride. Coco … Continue reading

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Saigon (en route to the Mekong Delta)

Though called Ho Chi Minh City now, I found most Vietnamese still call the city Saigon. I asked a few why and they said that although they respect Ho Chi Minh, they simply prefer to say Saigon because it’s shorter! … Continue reading

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