One of the things I have to do when I am traveling with the spouse when he is on the job for trade shows around the world, is to be the dutiful wife and attend the trade shows. Sometimes, I get to help out and other times I just learn about the new products available during the trade shows. It can be quite interesting and I get to meet people from around the world. I’m pretty helpful when it comes to finding wholesale trade printing for these trade shows for the spouse in case he needed extra brochures or things like banners or signage. Yes, I do get to become girl friday and I don’t really mind because I get to hang out with very intelligent people at the Trade shows on top of getting free accommodation and taking in sights and experiencing a new country or city.
My kids take several music lessons throughout the week and they cannot do without their road runner case , in fact, all of them has one of them to carry their instruments from home to school and then from school to their music teacher’s home. Some might thing that these cases are way too heavy for a child to lug a long everyday but it’s one of the best cases to protect your musical instruments. Unlike in Asia, their are Filipino maids to carry the kids music cases, here in the West, they are pretty independent and carry it themselves. I’m proud of the way my kids are brought up because I don’t want to have a maid do everything for them and they literally become handicap once the maid is gone. So yes, my kids carry their own road rummer cases.
Last month, the spouse and I took a road trip to New York and since we had our children with us, we had to make sure that we had a spare tire too for the trip. So we got some pull action clamps to hold the spare tire to the back of our SUV and even though, the children were skeptical about the clamps, it held on good to the spare tires. Of course, now that we had the spare tire, we didn’t have to use it at all.
Anyhow, our road trip to New York was to visit a long time friend who is having her first baby and I wanted to be there to support her and also because we wanted to catch a few musicals while we were there. The weather was a lot warmer in New York than in Canada and we had a blast. The hotels that we stayed in were amazing and the kids even though bored with the ride there and back, they did not argue too much during the trip. It was a successful trip overall, I got to eat a lot of sushi and sashimi and had dim sum one weekend before we headed home.
A short trip to Chinatown always makes me happy because I don’t miss home so much after eating some fresh from the oven baked goods you can only get from home. This was my mom’s favorite too and back home, you only get to eat this when you are having a wedding or someone is having a wedding. But these days, you can find it everywhere in Asia and people don’t eat it only because of weddings. It’s a sweet cookie with sweet paste in them – I don’t eat a lot of them but I do have cravings, thank God for a very supportive spouse, who drove hours to get me some.
Traveling with the spouse when he is on business can be real fun especially if you have lots of free time to look for houses for investment or even a commercial building for investment. His co-worker who had just put a pool in his house had invited us for a bbq and I was kind of interested in the area and he had mentined about a commercial real estate lawyer raleigh nc if we were serious about it.
It would be fun to move closer to my friends who are all in North Carolina as there are lots of opportunities there. The kids will be in better schools and they will have better jobs too. I’m tempted because the spouse travels a lot to the United States for work and it would make more sense to move and be in USA. Property prices are comparable to those in this small town but they do have a lot more to offer. But it will be a big move but for the work that both of us are doing, I’m sure we will do well in NC.
While friends from home loved going to the diamond factories while they are vacation to buy their jewelry or diamonds, I prefer to shop only at places I’m familiar with and know that I’m getting the real thing. Anyone asking me about engagement rings, I definitely tell them to look for diamond engagement rings at jewelryvortex.com for they have all kinds of diamond rings at the a budget you can afford. Whether you want the round cut or the princess cut, you can find it here. Mine is a eternity diamond ring, so I’m biased when my girlfriends asked me what I would choose. They also do engraving and a lifetime warranty is offered – that sounds great right. I’m eyeing on a diamond band from the spouse this mother’s day hehe! Can’t wait to show it to the spouse when he comes home from work.
We were in the city for some work the next day, so today being April Fool’s Day and also Easter Monday, we decided to have a good chinese meal at an authentic chinese restaurant that serves Sze Chuan food. Too many, this must be a very ugly fish, where else, I loved this kinda fish because it reminds me of my childhood where I had to eat the eyeballs because my mom told me that it was the best part of a fish. They delight in seeing me devour the eyes and spitting out the eyeballs after eating up all the jello stuff around the eyes.
The friends looked at me in disgust – hahahaha!
I was invited by some friends to a belly dancing evening in April and I have to say I loved belly dancing and indian food – what a great combination right? Dancing with music and tambourine player I heard to accompany the belly dancer – what more can a woman ask ? My friends and I always think of something interesting to do around town, and if there is nothing to do, we head up to the city and paint the town red. And I anticipated an evening of good fun as the hostess and host are both very charming. I look forward to a full belly and some belly dancing moments.
Met up with one of my girlfriend who recently was separated from her husband. Well, I shouldn’t really say recently for it had been about 1.5 yrs now and as much as I would love to continue supporting her, it’s now getting a little tiring for me. Because I think I’ve overextended myself in the attempt to make her feel less lonely on her own – so that she wouldn’t make the wrong decision to go back to her ex.
I have included her in everything I do from work to leisure and I think it’s time to let go now – and let her soar on her own. I haven’t been spending too much time with my own kids and spouse because of her – not her fault but I think I was overly helpful and although the spouse hasn’t said anything yet, I think I should now let go a little and let her be her own person.
So we sat down for a cup of coffee and carrot cake and talked for a bit and I told her a little white lie that I am going to be quite busy in the following weeks. So hopefully, she will find things to do on her own and learn to be stronger without me. I will always be there for her but it’s time to let go a little.
We wanted to get something special for the new addition in our family – a lovely niece just arrived a few days ago. The spouse suggested a silver coin a tradition in the family but I wanted something different. A silver coin but more special – this Welcome Baby 1oz .999 Silver Medallion Enameled Pink – was not only sweet but not expensive and I know that the parents would loved it. These days, you can really get some really nice silver coins to collect instead of just the traditional kind. My kids asked me how come they didn’t get something so special in which I replied that when they were born, they didn’t have such. But i think I know what to get them for easter now.