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August 4, 2009

Island Hop - Day 1 _ Sarah Palin, Can you see me?

After a rather busy Saturday of three baptisms and a house blessing (will blog later about these), Tracey and I are on our way to Cebu, Philippines. So we start at SFO, leaving the Fremont home Saturday, August 1. We are taking Cathay Pacific Airlines. Our itinerary today is SFO to Hongkong to Cebu City, Philippines. We have a long scheduled layover in HongKong. Mike and Jessie took us to the San Francisco Airport arriving around 9:30 PM.

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Our travel agent told us to be at the airport at 10:00 PM for a 12:00 AM flight via Cathay Pacific. We promptly checked in and when Tracey checked the boarding passes, she told me that our flight is leaving 1:20 AM. Bright side of the situation – our layover in HongKong will be shorter. Maybe. Hoping.

Tried to connect to the internet at SFO, but no free wifi; I was not willing to pay the $7.99 daily rate when I only have a two hour wait. What happened to Gavin Newsom’s free wifi campaign?

Finally, after much people watching, we board for our flight to Hongkong. We watch first class and business passengers board before the lowly and common passengers, like us, were asked to queue for boarding. In my next life, I am going to be rich and only fly first class, said she who does not have much leg room in Seat 38 B, next to her daughter on 38C. Cathay Pacific handed out a packet that contained socks, toothbrush, and toothpaste tube to economy passengers. Nice.

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September 25, 2009

A fan of David Lebovitz - Fanatical

I follow David Lebovitz's blog... read his website deligently ... own his cookbooks... not that I really cook... but did you know that cookbooks are good reads?

So David is in town. I decided I have to see / hear him. His first appearance (that I know of) was in Emeryville. I ordered tickets. I talked my daughter, Tracey, into going to one of his appearances. Since Tracey now lives in Emeryville - the venue, Charles Chocolates, was in her hood, I thought it would be a great idea if she went to meet David too. :)

So I went to Tracey's apartment on Wednesday night, hurried her along as I did not want to be late for David's apparition. :) David's talk was scheduled from 6-8PM. So we get to Charles Chocolates around 6:15 PM... 15 minutes late ... to find the parking lot to ourselves. We went to the front of the building to check things out... What? Did they shut the door for late arrivals? Now, I am going to be p&@$ed.... Afterall, I drove up the busy freeway and fought rush hour traffic to get here!

So I shook the door which turned out to be locked... chained ... locked... Shook it again... Shhh, do not tell anyone what happened after...

Anyway, I was a day early...DARN! So we went to dinner... will blog about that restaurant one day...

I was determined to see him, so I went back the next day - yesterday, Thursday. Success!

Upon arriving at Charles Chocolates on the RIGHT DAY, I spotted David eating Charles' SMORES...a $5+ block of graham cracker, chocolate bar and marshmallow square. David says one can make a dinner of it!

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David talking about his "The Sweet Life in Paris"...So casual and cool.

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After his talk, he signed books... including my ... Sweet Life.. and Perfect Scoop.

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This is part of the crowd lined up to meet the man.

Would he think I am a stalker if I go see him in San Francisco on Monday? hmmm. I need a copy of The Sweet Life in Paris for Tracey... who incidentally want to temporarily relocate to Paris...

March 10, 2010

Dreaming

Times like these are made for dreaming. I am working on Kindergarten report cards... Why does it take too much time???????????

And I can only do it after one on one assessments! For thirty yes, 30 kindergarteners. That took days!

I am not having fun... so I dream that I should be spending my evenings here....

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or here....

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Maui

or even better retire here or there (see above)

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Samboan, Cebu, Philippines

Evenings should be spent doing nothing here or there instead of doing report cards!!!

May 30, 2011

I'm still here :) and planning a trip to Paris!

It's been over a month since I have done anything to or on this blog. I have done so many things and can't seem to post an entry here.... So here is another attempt at blogging .... again!

I have a great opportunity to organize a trip to Paris in the spring of 2012. The trip date is Thursday, April 5, 2012 through Thursday, April 12, 2012. I am excited. It has been a while since I was in Paris...

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ACIS has asked me to organize this trip and I am looking forward to a week in Paris... plus a watercolor workshop in the gardens in Giverny, Claude Monet's home... plus evenings in Paris...

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If you are in the Fremont area or close by, come to a No-obligation Informational Meeting on Saturday, June 11, at Le Moose Crepe Cafe at 5014 Mowry Avenue, Fremont Ca. 94538. Hope to see you then!

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