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.




Cee’s Share Your World – April 17. 2017

Honest Life


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.


Daily Prompt: Denial

Dense City – Hong Kong

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March 21, 2017 marked my 40th year being in USA. I came from Hong Kong to Portland, Oregon as a student. The campus in Portland was surrounded by sky high pine trees. I remember telling my family that I was living in a forest!

Hong Kong has a special place in my heart. I spent my childhood, my teenage years and my young adulthood there. What I liked the most was everything was close by. Many places I wanted to go were within walking distance. Public transportation system was fabulous even when it was forty years ago. It was easy to get together with friends. One of my leisure things to do was walking miles in “downtown” Kowloon for window shopping.

Our flat was small. The refrigerator was small. We didn’t need a big refrigerator because my mom went to the market for every meal. We couldn’t be packrats, because there was no room for storage. The good thing was that we didn’t acuminate things we never used for years. We only kept what was essential to life.

I just did a little research on the density of population in the world. As of July, 2016, Hong Kong is the 4th dense city in the world. It has 427 square miles (1,106 square kilometers) of land. The population is 7,346,700 with 17,208 people per square mile or 6,644 people per square kilometers.

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People are everywhere in Hong Kong. I was born a city girl, and I am still a city girl. I enjoy traveling, but always want to come back to the city where I am living – southern California.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Echo of the Earth

This post is my contribution to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday. If you like to participate, please click the link.

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Let me –

Embrace stillness as ocean reflects the light in the night
Endure suffering as stones engraved with strikes
Remember kindness as dried field once flooded with rain
Forgive myself as melted snow came and drained
Die to the desire as leaves wither and return to earth
Open to new life as seeds rise up in spring search
Be content the humility as blossoms unfold the new beginning
Acknowledge the limitation as ants crawl on ground feeding
Take courage in independence like the trees stand-alone
Treasure the caring as mothers secure and protect their own
Be grateful for the freedom as the eagle soars high in the sky

The Earth and I.

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Too close to my eyes

Blurs the vision of my sight.

Distorts the image of

The truth in its right.

Distant my feet

Yet not too far to miss

The lines of complexity.

Different perspective,

Something I’ve

Never before seen.

Different focus, changes

The translation of

Meanings in my life.


Daily Prompt: Blur              Daily Prompt: Translate