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Celebrate The Small Things

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Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly blog hop, wherein we post our celebrations each Friday, no matter how big or small. You can sign up here. Thanks to our host Lexa Cain and her co-hosts L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Katie @ TheCyborgMom for continuing what VikLit started!

This week, I’m celebrating trying new things, particularly food. I usually don’t like to experiment, preferring the tried and tested, but it’s been fun trying out new flavors, and seeing what I like and don’t.

I also finally gave traditional Chinese medicine a whirl. I’ve been tired a lot lately and it’s kind of sad when you’re told by an elderly neighbor, who looks very healthy and energetic, that you look pale as death after only a short hike, and that you probably need to see a doctor about your lack of qi. Qi translated would be something like the force or energy that helps our body function as it should be doing. Anyway, I just started taking the mixture of herbs that is typical of Chinese medicine, so we’ll see how it works out. The thing is, unlike Western medicine, traditional Chinese ones hardly have immediate effects. So I think I need to learn to be patient as well, instead of immediately dismissing it as not working. After all, what’s the point of being in Hong Kong if you are not going to try authentic Chinese medicine?

I’ve been revising again and actually finished a chapter. It’s not much, but I’m happy with it. Now if I can just keep at my goal for the rest of the month…

What are you celebrating this week? Ever tried any herbal medicines, acupuncture, fire cupping, etc.? What did you think of them? And if you haven’t tried them, would you? Do you think they’re based on actual science and can really cure people, or just a bunch of old beliefs that does not live up to modern medicine?

 

 

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Celebrate The Small Things

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Celebrate The Small Things, is a weekly blog hop, wherein we post our celebrations, big and small, every Friday. Thanks to our host VikLit and my fellow co-hosts Diana Wilder, LG Keltner@Writing Off the Edge, and Katie@TheCyborg Mom for all their hard work!

With only a week left in October, I have to ask myself, where has time gone? I can’t believe NaNoWriMo is in one week! And I had planned to participate this year, except now I don’t know if I have the energy for it. Hopefully, the weekend start will be enough to get me into gear.

So what am I celebrating?

  1. Got my plane ticket booked for the Christmas holidays, and only at a minor inconvenience of switching airlines, as everything else was sold out. My fault for waiting this long to get my travel plans in order.

  2. Have been really enjoying Japanese restaurant near work. Highly recommend trying tsukumen if you have never before!

  3. Democracy. It’s something I take for granted, I suppose. It’s not a perfect system and being able to choose your own leader does not always mean you get a good one. But seeing how hard the students are fighting for it in Hong Kong, and continue to fight, makes me think that I’m lucky enough to not have to fight for it.

Some photos from one of the protest sites …

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What are you celebrating this week? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? What preparations have you made leading up to it? I’m maggie_hk over at the NaNo site if you want to be buddies!

 


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Celebrate The Small Things

vik - small things 2

Celebrate The Small Things, is a weekly blog hop, wherein we post our celebrations, big and small, every Friday. Thanks to our host VikLit and my fellow co-hosts Diana Wilder, LG Keltner@Writing Off the Edge, and Katie@TheCyborg Mom for all their hard work!

This week, I’m celebrating finally getting a bit of a breather from work and life in general, as we had a two-day holiday, which made for a really less-stressful work-week.

Having said that, it’s not easy to ignore what’s going on in Hong Kong. The week-long protests for the most part have been peaceful, albeit inconvenient for getting around, as well as business in general, but today it has taken for the worse as there were violent clashes between the protestors and people who oppose their occupations of the major roads.

In all this, what I can celebrate is that the people I know are safe.

I do not know how this stand-off between the government and the protesters can possibly be resolved. And with the latest development, one can only hope it comes to a peaceful resolution soon.

If you’ve heard of what’s been happening in Hong Kong in the last week with the protests, feel free to share your thoughts!

What are you celebrating this week?

 


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Don’t Take Things for Granted – Celebrate The Small Things

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Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly blog hop wherein we post our celebrations each Friday, big and small. Thanks to our host VikLit for this wonderful meme and my fellow co-hosts Diana Wilder, LG Keltner@Writing Off the Edge, and Katie@TheCyborg Mom for their hard work!

 

This week I’m celebrating:

  1. Had a lovely visit with family and a nice dinner party for Mom’s birthday.

  2. Doughnuts! I know it seems like an odd thing to celebrate, but it’s really hard to find specialty doughnuts in Hong Kong. So yes, I’m definitely celebrating choco-glazed custard-filled doughnuts!

  3. Chili Cheese Dog! Yes, another thing that is hard to find in Hong Kong. It’s been nearly a year since I had one. Yum!

  4. Although my flight back was cancelled due to a typhoon, I’m celebrating the fact that everyone I know is safe and sound. Reports on the news show extensive damage to properties in other areas, but at least casualties are down.

  5. Electricity and stable internet connection. Power lines in Hong Kong are under the ground so we generally don’t get power outages when hit by typhoons. Definitely one of the better things to appreciate, especially after a day without electricity!

 

How was your week?

 


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