Share Your World – October 16, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – October 16, 2017

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

If I had to move, I wouldn’t want to move to another country. I don’t want to start over to make friends and establish my community. After my retirement, I have established my exercise routine, learning environment, community group, medical need access, and shopping for a healthy diet. This is very important for me to maintain this environment. If I had to move out of California, the only place to would move to is Portland, Oregon, to be close to my daughter, son-in-law, and my new granddaughter.

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What color would you like your bedroom to be?

We just had our bedroom painted to be beige. Our bedroom is facing south, not too much sunlight comes in. Beige makes the bedroom looks lighter.

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What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

  1. To have faith in my belief. It is the source of my joy.

  2. To maintain a good relationship with my husband. A harmonious marriage is important to be joyful in life

  3. To be close to my daughter, my son-in-law, and my granddaughter. My daughter has been the joy in my life and the motivation for my living.

  4. To be close to my friends and community.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

My granddaughter weighed 7 lbs 9 oz, 2 oz more than her birth weight last Wednesday at two weeks old. She weighed 7 lbs 14 oz las Saturday. She has a healthy growth. This is not something we would take it for granted. We are very thankful and happy.

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Cee’s Share Your World – October 16, 2017

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Share Your World – October 9, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – October 9, 2017, questions and my responses.

1. What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy.)

I have several most favorite foods. I naturally crave for cooked green vegetables. I feel uncomfortable and dry internally when I don’t have that on a regular basis. Perhaps it’s the habit my body is used to when I was growing up. Since April this year, my husband has been making the green smoothie with kale, celery, carrots, mint, parsley, mixed berries, and cinnamon. I have the green drink every day. As far as having cooked vegetable, my husband cooks mushrooms every day except weekends when we may eat out. A couple other healthy foods I have regularly are avocados and bananas.

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2. Are you focused on today or tomorrow?

I am only focused on today even though I do make plans for tomorrow. I am here in Portland, Oregon with my daughter who just gave birth to her baby daughter eleven days ago. Will took two weeks off from work. I came to spend three weeks with her. Whenever she thought of the time when she is alone taking care of the baby, she gets scared. She tries to practice doing things by herself now to prepare what would be happening two weeks from now. She ended up feeling anxious and frustrated. Yet it takes more effort to take care of a one-week-old baby versus a three-week-old baby. Will and I let her know not to worry about things that might or might not happen two weeks from now.

Baby Autumn is making such great progress that she could stretch to a four-hour sleep last night, whereas she woke up every two hours a week ago. Mercy is encouraged today to find out from the doctor’s visit that baby Autumn not only caught up with her birth weight but gained additional two ounces. Now Mercy doesn’t have to wake up every two hours to feed the baby.

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3. If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

My maiden name is Lee. Lee is the second largest Chinese surname in China. I don’t even have the slightest idea of how to do a family tree on my side of the family. I remember my grandma on my mom’s side. My parents went back to China during WWII and lived with my grandma. My grandma went to Hong Kong with my parents when the War was over. I would ask her what the life was like in China during WWII.

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4. What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

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Cee’s Share Your World – October 9, 2017

 

Share Your World – October 2, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – October 2, 2017

  1. If you were given the opportunity to ride in a helicopter would go?

My husband is a helicopter pilot by hobby. He flew a lot before we got married. He has never flown after we married. Even if he flies, I wouldn’t fly with him due to fear of collision. He described that he had such “close call” encounters at least two times.

When we went to Alaska, we went on a helicopter ride. I don’t mind flying with a professional helicopter pilot. The pilot said if my husband has the license with him, he would let him fly.

We had a great view of the glacier, the mountains, and looked at the water from above. It was a wonderful experience.
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  1. What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, seafood, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts)

I’m not an official vegetarian. My daughter has been a vegetarian for twelve years. When I’m with her, I eat tofu (from soy) and quinoa for protein. My husband has a new diet since April 2017. We have mixed vegetable green smoothie every day. We eat eggs for breakfast, salmon or fish for dinner, and have meat once a week. I eat nuts for snacks. My husband is doing great to reduce his blood sugar level with this diet.

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  1. What would be your preference, awake before dawn, at dawn, or awake before noon?

I’m a night owl. When I was younger, I could stay up until 2:00 a.m. every night. Right now I try to go to bed before midnight. Due to the nerve damage from chemo treatment of cancer, I still have tingling in my legs. The sensation is stronger at night. I take medication several hours before bedtime, but the sensation still may keep me awake for a while. Therefore, I don’t fall asleep until the tingling stops

The time I wake up depends on the time I fall asleep the previous night.

  1. What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

By observing my daughter giving birth to her baby Autumn, it reminds me again that life is a miracle. Safe pregnancy and safe delivery are not something we could take it for granted. Any second could bring us stress or joy. I’m thankful for her safe delivery of a healthy baby. They came home yesterday. Their friends came to decorate their front porch to welcome and congratulate the new family.

Cee’s Share Your World – October 2, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – September 18, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – September 18, 2017, Questions and my responses.

  1. Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

I want to learn more about watercolor painting. When I did acrylic painting, I was told that acrylic painting is very forgiving. If I don’t like a certain part of the painting, I could paint over with white color and change it to what I prefer. Watercolor is different. There is a glaze technique when I can paint one layer, let it dry, and then put another layer of color on it. It always starts with the light color, and gradually put the darker colors on the previous colors. If I make a mistake and drop the dark color on any spot, I can use water to brush it off right away. I can’t use white paint to cover the dark color though. There are so many techniques to learn in watercolor.

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  1. On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep?

For me to have a good night sleep on any vacation, a comfortable bed is required, that is a given. I am a light sleeper. Quietness is a must because I don’t wear earplugs.  We always ask for a room with the window facing a quiet area. Another thing is equally important, that is the almost complete darkness of the room. Some hotels have thin curtains; the light of dawn would wake me up. I wear a mask to go to sleep in any place, but the light from the thin curtain could find a way to wake me up.

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  1. What is your greatest extravagance?

The greatest extravagance was getting a car I always wanted. When I graduated with my doctorate degree in the year 2000, I reward myself with such a car. I made a list of all the features I wanted. I used the Consumer Report of Cars and picked 5 makers, copied the features of those 5 cars on a spreadsheet to make a side by side comparison. After that, I picked the car with the most reasonable price and had all the features I wanted. I still have the same car after seventeen years. It is a great car. I think I’ll keep the car for a few more years.

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Cee’s Share Your World – September 18, 2017

Share Your World – August 28, 2017

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This week’s Share Your World question from Cee Neuner and my sharing.

  1. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

A perfect day to me would be a day waking up refreshed from a good night sleep. A good night sleep is not a guarantee to me these days. Too much tingling on my legs or had sweet and caffeine late in the day would keep me awake for hours. Discipline in diet and exercise is not a choice but a necessity for a good night sleep.

A perfect day would be a day with a clear mind and energy to write, create, organize, and enjoy the nature and music.

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  1. Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world…..

My favorite place in the whole world is home. We love to travel and we do travel a lot. So far we have taken a ten-day trip the longest. toward the end of traveling, I look forward to coming home.

Home is a familiar and convenient place. At home, I have a familiar routine of going to the gym, doing gardening, and meeting with friends. I also have the convenience of reaching to the shelf for my favorite music CD, or for personal needs such as medication.

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  1. Who was your best friend in elementary school (prior to age 12)?

My best friend in elementary school is Shirley Marr from fourth grade. Her mother was the music teacher. Shirley played piano and I often went to visit her and just listened to her practicing piano. We continued to be friends and correspond throughout the years. She was married and moved to London. When we traveled to London on a tour, we arrived in London prior to the tour group. Shirley and her husband took us sightseeing for five days.

  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

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    Cee Neuner’s Share Your World – August 28, 201

Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – this week’s questions and my answers:
  1. What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

 I signed up to take the Intermediate Customization course from Blogging University, WordPress. I didn’t learn anything that I’m not doing. But for inserting images, they recommend https://unsplash.com. That was the last URL I bookmarked. There are a lot of nice photos on this site. Here is an example:

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Photo by Grahm Holtshausen
  1. Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

I believe there is life after life. When I leave behind the gate of this world, I enter the gate that leads me to a better world where there is no more tear from my eyes, no more death, no mourning, no crying or pain. I will meet my loved ones who have gone before me.

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  1. If you were or are a writer, do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

I write many things. In the storage of my brain, there are short stories, poems, and novels. Currently, on this blog, I have been writing mostly short stories and poems.

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  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I was in a doctor’s office waiting for my appointment. The magazine on top of the pile was WebMD. I picked it up, and started flipping and came across a short paragraph. Basically, it says that positive people are happier, healthier and live longer. Negative people are sad, have more aches and pain, and probably live a shorter life.

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Cee’s Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – July 31, 2017

Cee’s SYW questions and my answers.
  1. If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?

My vision has been changing slowly. I had tried contact lenses, but since I have been wearing glasses for many years. I prefer the look of wearing glasses.

After having a vision test at the ophthalmologist’s office, the result showed that I had a large blind spot in the pupil area of my right eye. In fact, I almost had an accident because I didn’t see a car coming from my right when I made a left turn. As a result of the vision test, I had both eyelids lifted as a medical procedure.

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The pair in the front is my current glasses
  1. Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?

I am neither a dog person nor a cat person. We had a dog and a cat for our daughter. The cat got old and lost a lot of weight toward the end because she didn’t eat for many days. One day, a dog from across the street darting over at her and got her scared. Later, we found her passed away in the backyard. She might have had a heart attack. We also had a black puddle. My daughter had fun with him. One morning, we got up and looked out at our backyard, and found Pierre had been bitten and killed by a coyote. We let our daughter see it before she went to school.

Our daughter waited for a while before she got another cat.

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  1. If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list?

We bought a new house twenty-eight years ago. The house had the three things I liked. Half of the house had the second floor. The second level had the master bedroom on one end, the kids’ bedrooms on the other end, and was connected by a “bridge.” The house had a large living room with high ceiling. We could stand on the “bridge” to look down to the living room. It also had floor to ceiling windows on one side of the living room with lots of light coming into the house.

It took two and a half hours each way for me to drive work. For practical reason, we moved to our current home which had reduced the driving time by half.

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  1. What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Last week, I learned to say, “This is all I can do for today. I’ll continue tomorrow.” I’m retired so I could afford to say that.

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