This year I’m not the event co-ordinator or the office’s Christmas party and I’m really lucky about it because this year, they are combining the party with different department to save cost. I don’t know if it is a good idea because they would need some heavy duty sound equipment like a leslie speaker and lighting options and catering for 500 workers is no easy feat. I thank my lucky star that I was not in town when they chose their volunteers but definitely do not envy those who are asked to beg or borrow equipments from sources they know. But I do look forward to the yearly Christmas party and wish them well – that’s for sure.
We said goodbye to Hong Kong last week and headed to West with him and even though I’ve been here many time, I still love the city very much.
Loved the cafes in Budapest. While the spouse goes to the local office here, I can walk to streets for hours and enjoy not only the people, shopping and the many eateries – I get to take in the culture as well.
The history in Budapest is so rich. I carried a book about Budapest with me and read them as I walked the streets. Street cafes are plenty and food are cheap too, it’s unbelievably good tasting and I try to eat everything I find unique and never tried before.
Buda Street – lovely and beautiful
View from our hotel.
My kids rarely ask for anything for themselves, it’s usually for school or something related to school. My in-laws said that I taught them well but when it comes to musical instrument, I find that they don’t seems to get enough of it. Normally, it’s simple request for guitar strings or guitar picks but lately they have been buying new guitars. Just today, the oldest asked me to buy fender bass guitar from an online store for him because he wanted a better bass guitar.
A good fender cost at least $1000 if not more, I had asked the oldest to save his own pocket money because it doesn’t get any cheaper but he is definitely spoilt by the spouse when it comes to musical instrument. The spouse maintains that with musical instruments they are a life long investment. So there we go again, another bass guitar for the oldest and it’s not even Christmas. But like I said, they rarely ask for anything and it’s not like it’s a bad buy, so I grudgingly bought it for him.
I learned all about shopping online from the spouse, so if I do spend a lot of money online, I blame it on him because he was the one who loved to buy them online . He buys all his electronics and gadgets and even car parts online and he tells me that it’s absolutely safe to buy stuff online as long as they are from reputable online shops.
Of course, we also buy from ebay and amazon but there are risk on ebay but no on amazon, so I try not to buy even the cheapest things on ebay because I know that some sellers can be dishonest. But with reputable places like amazon, or Apple or electronic or material supplies that the spouse buys online, we have no trouble whatsoever. So for those shopping online, make sure you are buying and transferring money to a reputable and reliable company. Shopping online can be quite exhilarating especially when your goods arrived, it feels like Christmas.
I took a trip to Hong Kong to visit the spouse who was there on work order. It was a surprise visit to him, after the suspicious mikimoto pearl necklace, I figured I should spot check him. I don’t know why I’m so suspicious but even if he wasn’t doing anything naughty, I figured this would keep him inline letting him know that his spouse can fly anywhere he is currently at without letting him know. I loved that my in-laws are ready to give a lending hand whenever I need them for the kids.
The spouse came home from his trip to Asia with this gift for me. It’s not everyday that I get gifts from his travel experience, so I’m thinking now, what did the spouse do in Asia that he feels so bad to buy me this expensive pearl necklace?
I did teased him about it and he wasn’t pleased with me but I still have my suspicions, so even though he had been home for a few days now, I’m not doing anything sexual with him. Not risking catching anything from him if he did something in Asia.
Fall is not officially here yet but the bugs are out in full force it seems. We have spiders everywhere around our house and black ants as well and I’m using my termidor sc this weekend to get rid of all these nasty bugs. Good thing we don’t have termites around but I heard that the termidor sc can also take care of termite problems. No one likes bugs and no matter how hard you try to clean without the termidor sc, I don’t think one can get rid of these pest. The fall is just too nice to stay indoors but if there are these bugs outdoors, it’s just hard to enjoy the fall weather.
I know I’m quite geeky but when it comes to Lemax villages I just go ga-ga over them. i just loved decorating them and making them my town for Christmas. The children loves it and it’s just so bright and shiny – so when I found them online, I had to make sure I order some now because I don’t want to wait for the Christmas rush. I found some glittering pines and spot lights for my Christmas village for really good prices, I can’t believe my good luck. I’m tempted to invest on the Halloween theme but I’m going to concentrate on my Christmas village this year and make sure I get all the animated accessories as well this year. And I’ve got to get some star banner street lights as well, they are just too cute. The LED replacement bulbs are a must for me too – now that would save me a lot of power bill this year.
It’s already September ! and the Labor Day weekend is here, so what are you folks doing? we had planned for a bbq at our cottage ut with the weather looking this way, well you can forget it of course. The year had gone by so quickly it seems and we have accomplished a lot this year as compared to last year. The older kid had already left for college and the younger ones are preparing to go back to school next week.
The in laws are in Texas this week visiting long time friends, so we’ve got their cottage to ourselves but the weather just wouldn’t cooperate. So the spouse and I are going to spend quality time with the children and watch some movies, play some board games and sleep early tonight. Hope you are all having a grand weekend, whether you are out camping or traveling with your family before the school begins again.
Weather is so hot and humid today, what better to have then your own home made waffle cones and ice cream. Children loves it and they adore the fact that their mom can whip up waffle cones for them and the friends. I don’t cook very well but I have a few tricks up my sleeves to make myself look like a super mom and domestic diva.