Cee posts excellent questions in this week’s Share Your World – June 4, 2018.
A piece of clothing from your younger childhood you still remember?
I came to the US 40 years ago as a student. I checked in 2 suitcases to my flight. I had one carry on, and my purse. I wish I had brought more sentimental items, but I couldn’t. In fact, my carry on was too full that the security people asked me to take out something to leave behind. The problem was that I packed them very tight. After I took out something and repacked them, the bag was bigger than before. If you like camping and roll every piece of clothing tight to make your packing compact, you could visualize how I packed my bag.
During my three years of studies in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, I moved 9 times. In 1980, I drove from Seattle to Los Angles, California by myself. It was 1,1 75 miles with 18 hours of driving. I stopped overnight in San Francisco. Next day I still arrived Los Angles after dark. The freeway was very intimidating to a new person in town.
Even if I had brought a piece of childhood clothing, it couldn’t have survived with so many moving. Fortunately, my sister had scanned some of my childhood photos and I made copies of them. The first one was when I was six years old. I wore a Chinese style top and matching fabric pants. The second photo was when I was in third grade with the school uniform, a white shirt and a blue skirt with straps.
I’m glad to participate in Cee’s Share this week. I like the great questions and here are my responses:
What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor)
I do the chores as a necessity, not as an enjoyment. The house is always dusty. I dust the house because I can’t stand seeing a layer of dust on any surface. We have Santa Ana wind and it’s gusty, so perhaps it’s one reason that the dust finds its way to get into the house. Another thing is that when the gardeners mow the lawns, they use the blower to blow the grass after mowing. The immediate house is clean, but the dust just goes from one house to another.
I don’t like pulling the weed, but they grow faster than my plants and flowers. I pull weed because I don’t want my flowers to get crowded.
Cee’s Share Your World posts these questions for this week and here come my responses:
1. What was or is your favorite cartoon?
My favorite cartoon is Peanuts. I like that because many of the comic strips have thought-provoking quotes rather than funny ones.
Peanuts is written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The comic strip is the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being.”. At its peak in the mid to late 1960s, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of around 355 million in 75 countries and was translated into 21 languages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanuts
Cee’s Share Your World posts these questions and Here are my responses:
What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.
I like my original black hair. More and more grey hair takes over, but I decided to go natural without dyeing my hair.
List at least 5 things that you are good at. These are the things I am good at, but always welcome improvement.
- I’m accepting, not judgmental. I respect other people’s differences.
- I’m a good listener. When people share with me, they would feel that they are my only attention.
- I’m good at using PC. I used PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Word, and Publisher for my work before I retired. I conducted a Publisher for beginners training.
- I have good organizational skills. That was a given to do my job as a school district administrator.
- I have a green thumb, even though not everything grows in my garden due to lack of or too much sunlight.
Cee’s Share Your World questions and my response:
List 2 things you have to be happy about?
I need the help of all the fingers and toes when I count my blessings.
I’m happy to have my daughter Mercy, her husband Will and now my granddaughter Autumn in my life. They have brought so much joy to me. I’m delighted to see Mercy and Will strive to grow individually as well as together. I was touched to watch them day by day, learn to be loving parents. Autumn is an adorable baby with good temperament. Mercy said, “This little girl melts my heart every day.” I’m privileged to share the same joy with her.
Here is Cee’s Share Your World questions and my responses:
Do you prefer a bath or shower?
What do I prefer? I prefer taking a bath, but for practical reason, I take shower 99% of the time because It takes less time. There are days when I’m physically exhausted or mentally stressful, I like to take a hot bath with Epsom salt, Concentrated mineral bath soak with Eucalypti and Chamomile, and lavender bubble bath. I soak in the bath with headphone on, listening to my favorite Romantic Adagio CD. It helps to relax my muscles.
What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying? Read more
Cee’s Share Your World – December 4, 2017
What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I don’t like to do dusting at all. The house gets dusty so quickly due to the drought and winds.