Cee’s Share Your World – May 23, 2017

Cee has interesting questions (again) this week for Share Your World. I’m having fun answering them.

  1. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? 

This has something to do with travel. I always want to see the Northern Light. One year I checked the best day of the year to see the Aurora in Alaska, and then checked the airfare. It was way over what I would want to spend. A couple years later, my sister Yolanda and her husband Patrick went to Canada to see the Aurora.  The photos were extraordinary.  When my husband and I watch the nature channels, we discovered that a few other locations are also good places to see the magical Northern Light shows.

In fact, there are six best places to see the Northern Lights in winter. Now we have many options on hand.

Svalbard, Norway

Kakslauttanen, Finland

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Reykjavik, Iceland

Northern Canada

Scotland, United Kingdom

https://www.skyscanner.net/news/6-best-places-see-northern-lights-winter-2015-2016
  1. How often do you get a haircut?

I like long hair. My hair doesn’t grow too fast, so I may have hair cut twice a year. I trim the bangs every now and then.

  1. In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search or numeric puzzles?

I don’t seem to have patience for puzzle, but I love playing games. My favorite game is Scrabble. My daughter is the only one interested in playing Scrabble with me. We both are very competitive. When my husband and I visit Mercy and Will, they always introduce new games to us. I love all kinds of board games.

  1. How many cities have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

I have lived in seven cities –

Hong Kong

Portland, Oregon

Seattle, Washington

Alhambra, Monterey Park, Chino Hills, La Habra, in California

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Cee’s Share Your World – May 15, 2017

Cee has interesting questions for this week, and I love to share my answers.

  1. How many languages do you speak?

Well, I read and write Chinese. In spoken language, the official Chinese language is Mandarin. I speak Mandarin, and Cantonese is my mother tongue. I also speak a little bit of Spanish. When I worked as school district administrator, part of my job was working with parents. There were many Spanish speaking parents in my community.


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  1. What are you reading, watching, listening to, or eating?

My husband and I watch the nature video every night. Currently, we are watching an Ocean series – South Pacific Islands. Last night we watched the part about “Saving the Sharks.” Some villages on these islands make their living by killing the sharks. The Conservation Program works with the village people, created a tourism business to take divers to the ocean to observe and feed the sharks. The villages benefit from the tourism. The Lead for the diving tour is from the village. His job as diving Lead makes three times more than killing the sharks. The program has been working to save a lot of sharks.

  1. What was the last photo you took with your phone?

I used my phone to take the following photo in Kelley Point Park, Portland, Oregon, a few days ago.

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  1. What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time of the day is morning.  When I have the coffee in my hand, walking through my garden and check on the flowers and fruit trees. It’s my time to make connection to the earth and appreciate the life and growth of the plants.

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Cee’s Share Your World – May 15, 2017

Home and Now-Home

Our latest travel was Spain. It was a wonderful experience. It makes us think of “where next?”

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Roots originated in a land

Thousands miles from where I stand

Driven by innate wanderlust

Travel all over the world I must

Chances to visit foreign soil or home

Yet yearn to return to my NOW home

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

Daily Prompt: Roots

Nonverbal Communication

My husband and I started work out at the gym together since November, 2016. We have been keeping up. When we use the weight resistant machines, he sets the height of the bench and the desired weight for him. On most of the machines, he lifts, pushes, or pulls 200 pounds. I only do 20 to 30 pounds with most of the machines, and have the bench a lot higher because I am short. Well, I’m not really doing muscle building. It’s just exercise for me.

We take turns to do two sets of 16 counts on each machine. After his set, he adjusts the height of the bench and weight for me. Anyway, this morning, he forgot to do the adjustment on one machine. I tried to push with both arms, but it didn’t make a move. I looked up at him and chuckled. He stared at me for a couple seconds, and got it.

I think I’m spoiled.

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Daily Prompt: Chuckle

Cee’s Share Your World – April 17, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World (SYW) is all about having a safe place for everyone to answer random questions that I post each week.

1. When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I prefer using fine point felt tip colored pens. I practiced calligraphy in elementary school with ink pens. I like to coordinate the colors of pens and the colors of paper or cards I write on. When writing on white paper, I use purple or darker lavender colored pens.

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2. Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

I am a singer. I used to be a frequent soloist when I was younger. I still sing in choirs.

3. If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?

I would debate on the subject of saving the rainforest. The rainforests sustain our lives. The more we eliminate the rainforests, the closer we are killing ourselves.

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What are you a “natural” at doing?

I’m natural in listening, and helping others either by doing something or solving a problem.

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Cee’s Share Your World – April 17. 2017

Honest Life

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Life is a journey of progression,

When going forward in the right direction.

Smooth sail is not a guarantee

For a life of conflict free.

When we hide our faces in the sand,

Denial is a detour or motionless stand.

Natural force may drag us to regression,

Slide backward with no discussion.

To fight the battle, we must first lose;

Defeat the pride, but win the honest life.

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Daily Prompt: Denial