Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dec 31st, 2014

The last 2 weeks of December involved driving around quite a bit. I finished my exams on the 22nd, drove to upstate NY and then onwards to Vermont and yesterday night we finally arrived back in NYC! I must commend my awesome driver, Kristopher Ryan Beevers! Steady and dependable like always.

We were pampered from head to toe at my in law’s and received lots of warm hugs from my Maaaaa, POPS, gramma, sister in law and assorted relatives! Always nice to see them in my yearly visits and glad that his family has always been warm and welcoming. Kris’s mother is very motherly, so we were really well fed and taken care of during our week’s stay there. Gramma at 93 is ever so adorable and energetic. Before we left she even gave us a cute little dance/jiggle from her couch. She is really the cutest!

This morning, I woke up gave my apartment a good cleaning up and it feels like home again! I kept my stacks of school books, wiped down the entire house, changed the bedsheets and it all now smells nice and fresh. Who doesn’t love fresh soft sheets????

Here we are again, perched in our little apartment and thankful for the year that has gone by. Another year has gone by with my best friend and lover. This year we’ve worked hard together, grew deeper in love,  grew more patient and appreciative of one another. Every year I feel very loved and lucky to share my life with Kris and I know that he feels the same way. In the next year, I hope to be a better wife than I was this year. More patient and more loving!

It is my wish every year to be a better person, a better friend, student, family member, stranger in the street and citizen of the world!

This year I have encountered a lot of amazing people, people who have worked very very hard to get where they are and I’m inspired. I’m inspired to be better in 2015. I need another challenge for 2015 and I think I know what it should be.

Hopefully on Dec 31, 2015. I would have achieved my goal.

Happy New Year my dear readers, May the new year bring you peace and love.


A place of our own

I’ve always wanted to own my own home.

At this point in time, I’m not sure how long its gonna be.

But I have big dreams about how our home is going to look like in future.

I’m going to make sure I design everything beautifully! No more cheap Ikea stuff this time!

Although, I must say that the Ikea stuff we have, has lasted 3 years beautifully!

But I want my next set of furniture to last 30 years!





Bye Bye Stats!

Today’s stats test was a KILLER! Ordinarily I would have cried/moped/been really upset at such an end to the semester. I think at least 2 classmates left the exams teary eyed. Yes it was that hard.

But the fact that everyone left green faced, lets me safely assume that she would most definitely have to moderate the exam somehow. 3 hours 40 minutes and some people just couldn’t finish the 70 questions.

I feel a little bummed but thats life. Bottom line, I tried my very very best and its all that I have to give. So despite the really shitty finals. I feel good to have made a good run on this course. I came in with zero background and left with a good deal of knowledge. I did well for most of the other segments, so it ain’t all that bad. As with all things, I don’t have complete understanding of everything but its alright. The only I can do is to try my personal best. Doesn’t matter if other people get everything right or everything wrong, what matters is I do my personal best!

For 80% of the module, I did manage to make it a 90% overall, so lets just hope the 20% from the finals don’t bring me down too much.

Now to keep all my stats notes and prepare for Learning theories next Monday!



Little Isaiah teaches his mommy a lesson

My little nephew has a similar trait to me, he loves organizing and its something that you can see early in his life. For example, he would put all his Mr Men books according to color in his box and he would keep his match box cars in a designated plastic box which I specifically gave him together with the cars.

So last night my sister related this story to me. When she came home, my sister’s helper told Isaiah, look at all those books on the ground. Are you Mr Messy? Isaiah IMMEDIATELY stood up clear up his mess. (Which is a miracle, because which 2 year old eagerly picks up after himself?) He left one on the floor and when my sister saw it, out of jest, told him “You’re Mr Messy!”. Isaiah then proceeded to burst out in distressed tears and was visibly very upset!

My sister was shocked that his reaction was so extreme and hugged and kissed him to calm him down. She told him he was Mr Neat  (haha!) and he calmed down after a while.

Later on that night, my sister had a talk with him and asked him why he was so upset, he told my sister, “Don’t say Isaiah is messy, say the floor is messy.”

WOAHHHHH!!!! Did that really come out from a 28 month old kid? He’s not even 2 and a half.

Its very interesting because in educational theories class, we are taught that one should not assign the child the negative trait but differentiate between the negative action and the child’s personality. It is just mind-blowing that a child, that young can tell you. HEY DONT SAY I”M MESSY, SAY THAT THE FLOOR IS MESSY.

Adorable little munchkin. Parenting is not easy, every child is different and this little boy is clearly very intuitive and sensitive to emotions. When you tell him you’re sad, he immediately comes to hug and kiss you and that trait was shown very early on in his life.

I miss that little bulb!