Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Life is YOUR classroom , quite literally !

Some days you just wish you had stayed in bed.. 
then I  saw this email and thought .. hmmm !
Now aint that the truth? so I've copied it down below. 

AND.. sometimes you just need to carry one of these 
around in your pocket. LOL   
After years online, my one works pretty well...  :)  

However ......  


Life is made up of a series of experiences. 
Each one will make you stronger, 
even though it may be hard for you to realize
it at the time. 

Life is your classroom in which you're
being tested, tried, and passed.
Always try to stay in the midst of life and activity.  
Don't isolate yourself from the action. 
Your character develops itself in the stream of life. 

The setbacks and hardships you endure actually help
you in your march forward to success. 
The world was built to develop your character. 

Life expects you to make progress in reasonable time. 
That's why those  school chairs are so small.  

~ Max

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

In Vietnam still, MISSING my boys and family AND

the dogs & being back at home in New Zealand... lol   
A couple of pictures and a short video below too... 

My time flies way too fast,  she is the cutest wee thing though,  Sophia Rose below who is almost 2 already! :) 

A dogs life in New Zealand, although it is
cold there now, Monty & Python lazing in 
the sun lucky wee things,  I bet they miss
us too, or do they? They do not look too
worried about us .. I must say! 
AND the video below  is what we have to go
through just to get to the supermarket  
(not kidding) however we are usually in a 
taxi thankfully ... ha ha .  

Plus a picture below of our apartment
building in Vietnam the Phuc Yen,  
taken from a couple of streets away around
the corner (and a rare quiet street, at that )  

 Awww, cute or what?
Sophia Rose, a real 
Daddys' little girl too!

She speaks like a four year old , very clever wee thing and  she loves her Grammy! lol 

 I will never complain about a traffic jam EVER again back 
in New Zealand...   I swear !     
Now, if only online traffic to my websites looked like that.. ~ NICE!  :) 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Funny story - Sort of, NOT...

Still in Vietnam, trying to learn some more of the language, 
getting a bit better at it. However READING it is a whole
other story ... lol  especially while at the supermarkets.

OMG,  we thought we would try some new things,
(food wise that is) lol & so we found a different supermarket
 just for a change of scenery more or less...  WELL...

Got back to the apartment (we have no oven) so we got some
microwavable stuff for a change, without thinking or reading ..
I heated up the bowls of food...  Kev' got wonton soup , which
back in NZ he actually loves , so that was easy enough...

Mine looked like a sweet n sour pork from the picture ..
but alas,  it tasted like chicken ....  weird, I thought at the time..
ANYHOO .. turned out when I translated the writing on
the label , it was FROG freakin' PORRIDGE.. 

I know the french love frogs legs, it grossed me out, as I had pet frogs
when I was a kid, so needless to say, I could not eat it at all !

And here I was worried about ever eating dog here .. 
(by accident of course) or cat or worse... AND
even worse being a dog lover too, so have been super careful..
not sure anyone here ever does that now days either , hoping not!


I learnt a valuable lesson though ,  BUY FRESH PRODUCE,
(so you can see what you are getting and or cooking yourself)
and use the gas cooker,  healthier no doubt anyway..  LOL  ..

Hopefully no frog lovers will be hurt reading this post ... 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July to our American Friends.

Wishing everyone in the USA a 
Very Happy Independence Day Weekend! 

Independence day brings forth new hope
to make your tomorrows even better! 
(and that should apply every single day :)

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. 
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
~ Helen Keller