i. Mariinsky Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. In celebration of the Bangkok International Festival of Dance and Music, world class performers are in town. Thailand Cultural Center is alive with shows and concerts. Don Quixote was excellently portrayed with colorful costumes and spell-binding pirouettes. It was so far the most beautiful night I had this year.
ii. Immigration report. This energy-sapping chore took me the whole day to accomplish but it’s done. Completely done!
ii. “A quality haiku. Just the right amount of zest” says a published UK novelist/poet of my first attempt at a meme called Haiku Heights. A friend who watched me stare at my laptop in concentration got curious and asked what a haiku is. As I could hardly answer him, he went quiet himself. I ignored him, but his silence got me curious too. When I turned I found him staring at the ceiling counting syllables with his fingers. We broke out laughing.
iv. Money management for CJ and a couple of orphans. What I have never before mentioned anywhere in my two blogs is that at home in PI we have two kids living with us for a few years now. They are kids of my cousin who died 14 years ago. Anyway, I read this article on Yahoo Finance about a teacher who explains How to live well on $40,000/year. It motivated me to draw up a plan for CJ that will teach him how to spend, give, and save money (ex-MIL canceled CJ’s trust fund). It was feasible so I decided to include the two kids. Knowing it will yield good results for the kids in the long run just makes me happy.
v. Oat patties and purple sweet potatoes. They are my recent food wish and I got them this week. Deellliiicccciiiooouuusss!
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