In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
So I am beginning my fourth year of blogging on this site. Very happy with what I’ve done over the years and what I’ve forgiven myself and not accomplished as well. I sat and thought about what changes I wanted to make in the next year. I’ll continue my favorite memes. But to my book reviews, specifically novels, I’m going to add in book talks. And I am going to retroactively add in book talks to my old posts and organize all on a Book Talk page. Giving myself through January to begin/organize this.
I like that my reviews are searchable by title and author but I miss having lists.
A few people have mentioned that I share so much food links I should have a review page. Hmm. I like Open Rice for reviews in Hong Kong and many sites in the US but thought I’d add in a page of favorites and missed favorites. This will be shared sometimes with my limited food diet perspective. I’ll have fun creating this page in February/March.
I’ll maintain my other pages as well. I like writing book recommendations lists and technology posts and will share them when I’m inspired.
This will be a big year for my family. I am not completely finished or well from my medical issues and treatments that I share about on Life’s Journey Interrupted but we have made the big decision to relocate and move back to Oregon at the beginning of July. We will finish out the school year here. I miss my family. Plus friends, school district, life in Oregon, etc. We love living in Hong Kong and honestly can say that if my medical issues hadn’t rocked our world over the past 1.5 years we’d be moving but we are happy and excited about our decisions.
There was a bit I haven’t shared about before we headed off to the Philippines. We celebrated the kiddo’s birthday with a bowling party…
I visited a cool coffee shop called Coffee Academics with two wonderful friends, loved having time to visit with them both- especially away from medical situations- and just have fun together time (and to talk about books)…
Philippines trip, just a snippet:
Day one: Traveling day: Hong Kong to Cebu and then a ferry to Donsol.
We were hoping to have more time in Philippines on our first day but we were surprised how long it took to find a taxi, get to the ferry, and then get tickets. We got in a taxi and thought that we had negotiated the price but then he managed to talk us up to more. Beware, don’t be rushed, and stand your ground if you are traveling. We arrived too late even with our taxi driver’s maniac driving, which we paid for. Even with reservations, we were delayed by 2 hours after we were late and had to take a different ferry. We also noticed that the ferry was over 30 minutes late arriving/ leaving, not terrific.
Resort name is: Linaw Beach Resort and Restaurant: – staying 7 days.
Thank goodness our friends had a table reserved for us when we met up with them at the resort and we were able to get food.
The resort we stayed at takes forever with food. One huge downside since waiting 45 minutes to 1.5 hours for a meal isn’t relaxing at all. But there are ways to plan around it. And there are other places to eat as well. More coming next week on our Philippines Trip.
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