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Home and Travels

My little nephew calls Kris, Uncle Kris Kris or sometimes Uncle Kiss Kiss when he’s feeling cheeky. At 3 years of age, he’s cheeky a lot. His eyes gleams with cheekiness. I miss him and his mama so much and I cannot wait to go back in August. I miss family and friends. Smartphones are a life saver, because of all the free apps I get to speak/text and/or get shown videos almost everyday. Its less time consuming as an actual phone call/Skype and I get to be a part of their lives on a daily basis. Best part, I get to choose to partake in only the good parts! No drama filters to me because I’m so far away. #winningcombo.

I’m already missing Vancouver. I miss having my husband around mostly! Holding hands and enjoying each others company. The moment we stepped into NYC, he was on full on work mode and has been literally working nonstop. I do miss him from time to time. I miss having dinner together without him checking on his people on the west coast who are still at work. I miss eating breakfast with him without him only having 15 minutes to shower and dash out of the door for his breakfast meeting at 8am. At the same time, I’m also very happy and proud of what he has achieved for himself and I understand that sacrifices need to be made to get the things he/we want. But, I just miss having him around. Perhaps tho because he gives me so little full attention, that it makes what little time we have so even more wonderful!

When he reads this, he will probably instinctively go, THAT’S NOT TRUE! I guess our definitions of being with one another defers a little. Him watching TV (usually piew piew movies) and me reading on my kindle at 1am at night on the same sofa doesn’t qualify. Neither does eating dinner together while he replies to work emails qualify. However, I do recognize that he just simply does not have enough time of day to finish all the things he has to do. Hopefully in a few years tho, he can reap his rewards.

I dream of the day we can float around the Caribbean /Mediterranean /Europe/ Asia on a (RENTED!) catamaran and enjoy life a bit. He will enjoy the sailing part and I’ll enjoy the calmer (relative to a sailboat) boat ride and shore excursions. Maybe, someone will invent an anti seasick pill that actually works, so I can enjoy the sailing part.

I dream that we can backpack to the 7 continents on a RTW tickets and go explore a little bit more nature.

I dream that we can eventually own a cosy and non chi chi home. (Lately tho, I’ve seen how it can be more of a hassle being a home owner and have accepted that rentals for our situation is actually a smarter option.)

For for all these collective dreams, I have to be patient and let him do this thing! #EventuallyTheySay! #Patienceisavirtue

Exploring New York by the East River Ferry

Today I played tourist by visiting parts of Brooklyn via the East River Ferry.

I started out by taking the Ferry from Pier 11 on Wall street to North Williamsburg. I ate a traditional Japanese breakfast, at a hole in the wall Japanese establishment. There was maybe 12 seats in the entire restaurant and for a Tuesday afternoon, every single seat was taken.

The food was healthy and fresh, colorful vegetables, fresh fish. I had never eaten tile fish prior to this. The miso soup was delicious alongside the probably organic brown rice.

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It was felt like 90 today, what with the humidity and relentless piercing rays of sunshine.

I listened to conversations, as I explored the rest of Billysburg. I witnessed a couple arguing at the street corner, teenagers giggling along the sidewalks, mothers screaming after their toddlers to slow down on their skate scooters at intersections but the most unforgettable person, I met today was the women quietly sobbing at the park in Long Island City. Laughter is infectious, and I smiled at the little kiddies tearing down the sidewalks, but sadness, that I’m not sure how to deal with. I offered her the best sympathetic smile I could as she caught my eye, but I quickly walked on to give her the room to expel her sadness. I hope she found a way to feel better after I walked on.

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The view of Queensborough Bridge from Long Island City.

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The view of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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The view of Green Point, Brooklyn.

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Long Island City, brand new Condo developments with a wonderful view of Mid Town Manhattan.

I love wandering into different neighborhoods in this city, and I’m grateful for being able to live in one of the greatest cities in the world.

The feeling of being free and happy is truly a blessing in life.

Speaking of which, time to go make my Boss some dinner!

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you had a great day too!  If not, there is always a tomorrow.