S vintage star
S filipina now living in california
S obsessive-compulsive... make that compulsive-obsessive... no, obsessive-compulsive
S cold all the time (literally)
current terror alert level
Why is Life Cold?
i actually have a very happy life. i just saw this graphic one day and got an inspiration for another blog.
why not write about the stuff that makes life cold? from the huge, catastrophic, life-altering events to the seemingly trivial, little incidents
that rub you the wrong way. it doesn't have to be a personal experience, it can be something observed.
on writing these down, my intent is to learn to appreciate life more and have a better handle on things when life throws you a curve ball. i want whoever
will read this to contemplate, not get depressed. hopefully, you'll share with me your experiences as well so we can learn from each other.
In the Philippines, we call an excursion, a night-out, or any outing that has the promise of a fun time ahead a "gimmick". Well, at least we did so a decade ago. Since the Filipino slang evolves faster than you can say "jolog", I'm not so sure if that word is still used in that manner.
For the past weeks, I have had an excuse to embark on several gimmicks because we have guests from our Philippine plant. Due to the major reorganization going on in our company, they have been sending engineers and technicians to get trained here in headquarters. We have three visitors who are all here in the United States for the first time, so I thought I'd show them some of the sights. Here are some of the places we went to, in pictures!
17 Mile Drive in Monterey
Harbor boats in Santa Cruz
By the pool in Pebble Beach Golf Club
By the Lone Cypress, the logo of Pebble Beach
Still by the Lone Cypress with hubby
Rommel at the Bird Rock, one of the stops at the 17-mile drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Some pretty fish
By one of the many aquariums
The penguins that were not marching
One of the many birds, yes birds, at the aquarium
Lizeth behind the fish tank
Having dinner at the end of Fisherman's Wharf
My Birthday Dimsum Lunch
That's hubby on my right
Some guys from Product Engineering
Manuel, Lizeth, Nomie and Rommel
Chen, the one standing, organized this lunch. Norm, our Senior VP (2nd guy from right), paid for all of it. Thanks guys!
San Jose Giants Game
At the stands (Dante, Rommel and Lizeth)
Enjoying cheesesteaks and tri-tips while watching the game