Cheers to more

Posted on: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Once again, I forgot to write until yesterday one of my client told me that they read my blog lol.  Time is always flying by way too fast.  I just celebrated another birthday, but who’s counting.  I think I try not to cry as I age each year.  I went skydiving with my fiancé and his father this year instead of burying my face under a pillow lol.

It’s Sunday morning, my favorite days are when I’m sipping on my tea (the one today is one that Mike got for me from Starbucks).  Decompressing all my thoughts and catching up on responding to my friends :)
It’s official, I booked my ticket to come home from Kathmandu, Nepal.  That means I will be going to Mount Everest!  It’s getting real, real scary that is.  I’ve been reading, researching and learning so many things of what to expect.  But I’m okay living life with the unexpected, makes it all much easier to accept.  I’m also making a quick stop in Dubai for brunch, or a weekend with my USAF friends.
I wake up each morning, turn on my music play list and dance a little bit before I work.  I used to never do that when I was in corporate LOL, I do not like mornings especially ones where I was forced to wake up.  Sometimes I wonder if I should’ve gone to John Hopkins, become a surgeon (with hyperhidrosis and all), or continue the corporate executive path.  There’s no use of looking back, come to think of it I’m much happier this way.  Life is more rewarding doing what your heart loves.  Cheers to more awesome adventures to come!

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Cruise Control

Posted on: Friday, June 26, 2015

I woke up way early today at 4am for a flight to Dallas to visit my family.  This flight with Southwest is extremely cold, and evidently I’m not wearing enough clothes this time.  I know that it will be so hot in Texas.   The airport lines at Oakland intl was like JFK this morning, luckily I was early by accident.  Perhaps it was a combination of things: Father’s day weekend, the Golden State Warriors just won their the final, increased security, and it’s summer vacation time.  I wish I was taking a real vacation too.  Somewhere sunny with a breeze and quiet.

I have been busy every minute of everyday so I haven’t had much time to sit down for some quiet time.  Even during my short road trips to Big Sur and Tahoe seemed to fly by way fast, thank goodness for cruise control.  That’s what my life’s been feeling like flying by on cruise control.  I still have not finished booking the rest of our itinerary for Thailand, yikes…that is coming soon huh.  I still don’t have my return ticket back to the US since I was supposed to go to Mount Everest after, but I’m still undecided at the moment.

The worse news ever for me this month was getting attacked by bugs in Dallas, I have over 100 bites on my body.  Notes to anyone visiting Texas, put on all the extra strenght bug spray you can find.   That city has been growing rapidly, and has changed quite a bit since I left 5 years ago.  But I think I will buy plane tickets for my family to visit me in California instead.  I’m a bit traumatized by this last visit.

Here are some photos of nice backdrops recently.

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Contax 645 www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Contax 645
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Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon
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Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon www.srt-studio.com

Shot by Pawell Sarota with Nikon
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View in Tahoe

View in Tahoe shot with Samsung S5

View in Tahoe

View in Tahoe shot with Samsung S5

Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX shot by Michelle N.