Hello, hellow! :D
Trust everyone is well and enjoying your weekend. I am also fine. I caught cold earlier this week, but I am well now. I returned to my running routine yesterday after a week of absence and will restart my long-abandoned swimming routine tomorrow.
Last weekend, I visited Makassar, a city in South Celebes, an island in Eastern Indonesia. It is famous for the shipmakers, sailors and explorers. Makassar is also a port city well-known for its delicious cuisine. Since this Monday is Indonesia’s Independence Day, I had the opportunity to see how people in Makassar celebrate August 17. It was quite fun to take pictures of the city parade.
So, here are the photos. Have a great weekend, everyone!
It has been ages since I wrote you guys! How have you all been? I hope you are all doing well and happy. I am also well and happy. I have been wanting to write you guys for a long time. But, recently I have new interests in my life. Firstly, remember that I was doing renovations on my house? Well, it is now live-able :D I have been spending weekends at that house. I still cannot make up my mind about the kitchen, which means I haven’t got a kitchen yet :D so, more renovation coming! Secondly, because I have a sizable backyard, I tried learning gardening. I bought flower seeds: lavender, snapdragon and petunia. But, first attempt just failed. They grew for a month, then died. Not sure what happened because I watered them everyday. I am not giving up though, I still have some seeds left. So, I will give it another try.
You probably wondered where I traveled. I did travel earlier this year — to Japan. I loved it! I think it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and I might come back sometime too. I came right on cherry blossom time there. So, it was magical!
Here are the photos I took in Japan. Have a great weekend ahead and write me back! :)
I haven’t been writing to you for a long time now. And it is not because I have forgotten about you all. A lot has been happening at work and I have to admit that I just did not make time to keep in touch. But, this Christmas, I made sure that I spent time with my best friends. It has been a great Christmas time, one to remember for years to come. We decided to visit an orphanage for children aged 0-6 years old and shared Christmas cookies with them. We also dropped of some daily baby stuffs like diapers and milk. It is a nice feeling to be able to share with these children. I am thinking of doing this on a more regular basis and then add more activities like story telling, book reading and more engagement activities.
I am sharing with you some photos from my Christmas with my friends and family. Christmas eve is also my birthday. And I am truly blessed this year to have been able to share it with these people. I hope you have the same joy that I experienced this Christmas.
From us, my cat Sandy included, to you and your family: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you who celebrate, and happy holidays to all.