Monday, February 13, 2017

A nice Sunday outing!

Hence yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day after a couple days of Rain, I desided to take Qing, her Son and my In-Laws on a Road trip to Pomona Fairplex.
Before I continue with that trip, let me say something I have not meantioned here yet. The fact that since November last year, Qing's parents are living with us. They are now Green Card holders here and as of now seem to have adjusted quite well, even though both of them are in their 70's. Being None-English speaking, had us worried a lot! Even a simple thing ( well to us anyway) as eating american food, also brought on so doubt if they will adjust this way.
Turns out, the language isn't much of a problem and the food part, well... guess we fixed that by eating almost 90% chinese dishes now. No...not at all a problem with me, I love chinese food and especailly coming from great chef's like Qing and her dad. 
So, back to yesterdays trip.
Before leaving, I did not tell them where we're going and what we will see. I was somewhat afraid if I tell them, they would say no, hence it was an hour and a half drive from our home.
Arriving at our destination and ready to park the Car, I received the first surprise. They ask for $10 parking Fee! When in fact on the Internet it had said Parking and Park are "FREE"! I think Free doesn't mean $10 or does it?
Well, guess this is smart on their part! Having people come from a distance, now... who's coming from far would actually say "NO" to them and head back home?
Sneaky way to lighten your wallet...I say!!!
After squeezing a "10" from me, time to see what we came for.
I had come to let them see... the "Fairplex Garden Trains"! Something that only runs on every second Sunday of each month, another reason not to go back home and cry over $10...haha!
What a wonderful place it is, where Volunteer's come every months and run "Their" Trains for the Public. Not only that, but the miniature scales of the surrounding areas the Train are operating through are so wonderfully done to scale...amazing!
Attached are some photo's! Hope it will inspire some who live within the area to please make a visit this Park (especially if you have children), you enjoy/love it!















Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wow....it has been a while!

It certainly has been a while and I'm somewhat surprised I actually still remembered how to get here...haha.

Well, found my way back and I will kick start my Blog in a few days. There is certainly much to talk about and a lot has happened since the last time I was here.

So, have patience!


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 8th is approaching fast....

.... ahhhh, August 8th is of course a "Special" day for Qing and I.

Who would have guessed that a Couple actually gets Married after seeing each other only two day's face to face and still (after now 8 years plus) be still together? Leave alone, even have a greatest bond as on any other time in this relationship.

Anyhow, this year just adds one more "8" to our already wedding day of  08-08-08 and now our 8th Anniversary... and what wonderful years it has been with my Sweetheart! Priceless!!!
 

Friday, June 10, 2016

...it's never too long to remember!


In my Life it is certainly true.

As we are in the month of June, I remembered back in time...10 years to be exact! Time does go by pretty fast as we are getting older, so what I was reminded of... was the fact that "Nancy" had received that awful Phone call from her Doctor telling her/us that the Cancer Test was positive.

A moment that is frozen in my Heart to this day no doubt. 10 years have gone by already, which just goes to show... how short life really is.

Also, how lucky I am to be blessed again and can enjoy my remaining years to the fullest with my LaoPo now. To receive two great Life-Partners (Wife's) from above... it is priceless and in no way will I ever take it for granted.

Of course I had to endure great pain losing a Sweetheart that Nancy was, but the "Love" we shared is still with me and always will. So does the pain she went through the last six months, as my now half finished book clearly points out in great detail.


My thoughts are always with you... Sweety! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

.... it's a little Drive each day, but....

That's right, a little drive through the Mountains.

@ Kenny; yes, Qing enjoys her new Job very much so!

Hence we live in Palmdale and her job is in Pasadena, anybody knows the LA area... knows that this is quite a commute each working day. Well, Job's don't grow on tree's anymore and it seems 100's are applying for each available... you do what is necessary.

Besides, it isn't that bad at all. Qing doesn't mind getting up one hour earlier and for me it is pretty much the same in the mornings. The only difference now is... that I had to change "My" work hours, which are now actually two hours less each day Qing works. The other side of the coin though, I drive now (no use taking 2 cars) about 148 miles each working day instead of ONLY 88 miles..haha.

See, I take her to Pasadena and I go to my work from there and wise-versa in the afternoon. So far we do not mind at all, we are together more time now and neither of us complains one bit having that luxury.

So, if anyone happens to see a loving&smiling couple going down the road... it's us!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Haha... I'm still here!

 Boy, it sure has been a long time being here to bark.

Been to busy being "HAPPY" with my LaoPo!

Also trying working on my Book, which is almost done with Chapter 6 now. Having a large screen TV now doesn't exactly help with writing..haha.

What is also worth mentioning, is that Qing now is "Certified" nationally not only for "Phebotomy" but for "Medical Assistant" too and is starting her Job in Pasadena soon. A place where her Mandarin is very useful, especially hence the Doctor is also Chinese and the People she met at the Interview are sooo nice.... she said!

So, she is of course very excided and eager to start. Don't blame her one bit, she's been studying so hard for a long time now. She really deserves it!
 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This week has two (2) reasons for being special!


First "Special" day is tomorrow May 6th! As this would have been Nancy's and My 37th Anniversary. A date that I will never forget and always hold close to my Heart. It carries a lot of Memories between us both. Especially hence we mostly celebrated it every year in
Carmel/Monterey, where we had such wonderful time on a almost yearly Trip up the coast.


Second "Special" day is going to be on Saturday the May 9th.
This is when Qing and I will now celebrate our 7th Anniversary, having actually Married at the "Registry" in Shanghai. Our wedding ceremony was three (3) months later (August 8th 2008), thus giving us really two special days for us..haha.
We now make fun of the fact, that we survived the 7th year.. as many say that will be the toughest. To tell you the Truth, all the years have been like the ..1st--2nd-- ect. ect.! 
If there is a "Heaven on Earth".. I certainly find it in my Arms on a daily accord!