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Seattle Thoughts

Happy Chinese New Year 2019

Happy New Year! According to one legend, Pig overslept on the day of the Jade Emperor’s party, and thus was the twelfth and last to arrive. Perhaps that explains my brother’s proclivity for sleeping in. On the other hand, my mom insists that since it is the year of the pig, all pigs will bring […]

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(Currently) Favorite Eggplant Dish

Dear Dad, I am truly sorry for costing you years of eggplant dishes. I could chalk it up to being young and not knowing any better, and at the time I honestly thought I didn’t like eggplant. It’s still not right, however, that every time mom served an eggplant dish, I would whine and grumble […]

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Adventures Thoughts

Denver Dazzled

It was a trip in which I rediscover just how stunningly wonderful good friends are and the importance of quality time. It’s a truth I’ve always known, but one that I delight in recognizing time and time again. I visited Denver this past weekend to meet some wonderful ladies who have, in recent years, moved […]

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Seattle Thoughts

Mood

Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but […]

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Love Thoughts

The 40 before 40 list

Sophia, a wonderful woman and friend who, at times, doubles as my muse, inspired me in my early 20s to set a 30 before 30 list. When I set it, it seemed improbable. How could I find the money and the time to do a significant international trip whilst paying off debt? Could I actually […]

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Hello

Welcome here, where you’ll find an eclectic mix of photos and thoughts. I’m Angela, and it is a pleasure to have you join me on my adventures.