Mar 31, 2018

Mush for kids

I took Alan to Pioneer park this afternoon for Alaska Children's Trust Mush for Kids event.  We got there before 1pm and it was too late for dog sled ride. They've stopped selling tickets by 12noon. Alan had fun anyway that he doesn't even want to leave the park when it was time to go home.

Mar 30, 2018

Full moon this morning

The full moon at 7:20 this morning is showing off. I love it!

Mar 29, 2018

Face the situation and voice out

I was so irritated yesterday after my 1.5 mile walked carrying 45 lbs vest. It was so dang heavy and I was so tired. I decided go rent a locker. When I went asked I was flat out told they could not rent me because they're already full. I was pointed to front desk to sign up for wait list. So I went to the front desk, I asked how long is the waitlist, they couldn't tell me. They told me they have to email someone and it could take a week to hear something back. I asked for kids lockers, one person said no they don't rent it out and the other person said yes they do rent out but that's about it, they didn't even offer any help or check if its okay to rent it.

I usually don't go and complain, just let things go and hopefully I'll get over it soon. But that situation bothered me all day today and I know it's not healthy for me. So,  I decided I will face the situation and voice out my irritation.

I went and talked to the manager, she was rushing out to leave but she stayed and listened to me, which was wonderful. She apologized to what happened and she helped me out with the locker issue.

Now I felt a whole lot better. The world doesn't look like against me. I don't want to be a bitter person, but I had a feeling I'll be heading that road if I didn't face the situation and  voice out my irritation.

Mar 28, 2018

A day full of forgetfulness

My morning started with this beautiful sunrise.

I don't know what happened to me today. I forgot things one after another.

It started this morning when I issued new ID, I forgot to get his old ID back. I remembered it after a while and got the old one back.

The second one was after I dropped my son to his classroom, I went to my truck and couldn't find my keys anywhere. I had to go back inside the school to retrieved my keys where I had left them.

The third one was the big one. I work inside military base. I don't work for military [DOD] though. I need my DOI ID and my driver license to get inside the base. I was driving heading back to work, I checked my pockets for my ID's but couldn't find them. I stopped by the visitor center to check my backpack but bith not there. Dang! I forgot my ID's at work. I can't get in the base without my IDs. I had to call for help to bring me my IDs so I can go back to work.

The fourth one - when I got home I charged my phone and my Fitbit both are low battery. I took a nap while waiting for them to get charged before I go to the gym. Well, after 15 minute napped, I got up, got ready and left. I went to the gym without my phone and my Fitbit.

So I don't know why my day was full of forgetfulness.

Mar 27, 2018


I had a good day today until I went to AlaskaUSA to deposit a check. The check was made out to my husband name. All I want is to deposit the check to our joint account. I even tried to deposit it to his own account, but the teller said No without his signature on the back I can't deposit the check...what?? I never had a problem depositing checks before until today. I wrote "deposit only" and the account number like I always do, but the teller said no. I was so irritated.. So inconvenient. It means I will have to mail the check to my husband for his signature. At the mean time everything will have to wait. Someone will have to wait to get paid until that check is cleared. Great!!

Mar 26, 2018

Lego boy

Alan my boy love playing with his legos that his dad sent for him. I love how he gets creative with making things up.

Mar 25, 2018

Thy Word - my 5yr old love this music video

           Music video by the Mullett Family

Thy Word
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
When I feel afraid,
Think I've lost my way,
Still you're there right beside me.
And nothing will I fear
As long as you are near.
Please be near me to the end.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
I will not forget
Your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering.
Jesus be my guide,
And hold me to your side,
I will love you to the end.
Nothing will I fear as long as you are near.
Please be near me to the end.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path,
And a light unto my path.
You're the light unto my path.
Songwriters: Amy Grant / Amy Grant Gill / Michael W. Smith / Michael Whitaker Smith
Thy Word lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Capitol Christian Music Group

Mar 24, 2018

Why am I having trouble breathing?

April of last year I caught a flu. After I got over with it I started having trouble breathing. I went to emergency room couple times. I been in and out my doctors office. I went through several testing, PFT, CAT scan, ECG, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Plethtsmography Method, XRay, and of course bloodworks. But lungs are clear, heart is good, sarcodoises gone, blood works fine. I know I should be glad that they found nothing but what about my trouble breathing??
I spent my whole summer last year dealing with shortness of breath. It was tiring having to catch my breath, deep breath.
It was September when it started to go away. I had no clue what it was. Someone told me that I may have been allergic to summer.
I cleaned the house today, well, mostly picking up Alan's toys. I took a rest, eat dinner, watched TV, then ate ice cream. After I ate my ice cream I went back to organizing Alan's toys. All of the sudden, I'm having trouble breathing again. It feels like something below my throat blocking my airways. My breathing pattern is missed up again. I have to yawn to get a good breath. What's going on now? Am I allergic to something? Was is something I ate? Was it something from my son's toys? I don't know what's going on, I'm just hoping it'll be gone tomorrow.

Mar 23, 2018

First day of training

I did 3 miles for 44 minutes carrying 26.6 pounds of weight. Oh I'm tired and sore! But my goal is to get 3 miles in less than 45 minutes carrying 45 pounds. Well see. I have a month to train.
I'm training to get ready for pack testing in May. It's part of Fire Familarization Program. The participants will get exposed to wildland firefighting. I'm not going to be a firefighter, I just want to gain a valuable experience and hopefully use what I learned to be more effective at what I do.

Me after 3 miles walk/run with weight vest

Mar 22, 2018

Fear is a liar

When he told you you're not good enough
When he told you you're not right
When he told you you're not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you're not worthy
When he told you you're not loved
When he told you you're not beautiful
That you'll never be enough
Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar
When he told you were troubled
You'll forever be alone
When he told you you should run away
You'll never find a home
When he told you you were dirty
And you should be ashamed
When he told you you could be the one
That grace could never change
Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Oh, let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Oh, fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar
'Cause fear he is a liar

Songwriters: Jason Ingram / Zach Williams / Jonathan Lindley Smith
Fear Is a Liar lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing

Mar 21, 2018

Snow off the roof

This is my annual snow shoveling off the garage roof. It's that time of the year when snow starting to melt making our walkway very slippery. It drips and cool temperature at night turns it into ice. Alan fell on it couple days ago. So, it was time to take care of it.
We had plenty of snow this year and very heavy snow. So far, I've know 3 roofs collapsed in town. I dont want to be added to that. So it was time to take of it.

Ice on the edge of the roof

It is finish!

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Spring break is Over

Even though my son had a good time during the spring break, he was happy to be back in school today. Now, I'm back into pick/drop him to school everyday. Spring break for me is over.

Mar 18, 2018

How can you live for God?

That's a very good question. How can you live for God?
This picture was taken from First Presbyterian Church. It grabbed my attention when I was picking up Alan from children Sunday school classroom.

Mar 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick's day is celebrated world wide every year. Wear something or anything green. Eat and drink something green. When I first arrived here in the US, I didn't know anything about St. Patrick's day. I actually got pinch in the ear for not wearing anything green.
St. Patrick uses shamrock to represent the holy trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit) when he was teaching about the bible. But someone told me if you have 4 clover leaf, it is good luck. And if you drink green beer, you'll get drunk.

Happy St.Patrick's day!

Mar 16, 2018

Alan my little gardener

I missed this place a lot. Love the location and the memories we made there.
This is my son when he was 3 years old. He loves to help and here's one video of him helping me with the plants. Alan my little gardener.

Mar 15, 2018

The most expensive spills - Gold Bars Spills

It happened in Russia in Siberian City, Yakutia. Nimbus Airline AN-12 was carrying 9.3 ton of gold bars, diamonds, and other precious metals that worth around 370 millions.  The plane was taking off when something went wrong and the cargo dropped and spilled gold bars all over the runway. 
The good thing is,  it didn't happen in the neighborhood or somewhere else. It could have been a disaster and very costly.  One gold bar can kill someone or something if being hit. Also, they will have a hard time finding and collecting those bars. It is indeed the most expensive spills in the history so far. 

Gold, silver and precious metal bars on the runway of the airport of Yakutsk, Siberia. A plane dumped more than three tons on the runway of an airport following a problem during take-off. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Mar 14, 2018


It always seems impossible until it's done -Nelson Mandela

Impossible is just a word. Don't give up, believe in your dreams.

Mar 13, 2018

Fitbit Fitness Goal

My new fitness goal is to have my Fitbit all green or accomplished every day.  It's been a year since I've seen it like this. I'm so happy!
My goal a day:
10 floors climb
5 miles steps
2000 calories burn
45 minutes active

Snow is melting and we are gaining more day light. Love it!

Mar 12, 2018

Making healthy breakfast in less than 5 minutes

This is what I made this morning. My pretty healthy breakfast and it take less than 5 minutes to make it.

2 Eggs
Spinach - handful
Olive oil

I heat a pan while I beat the eggs with fork. I seasoned the eggs then I added the spinach. I put a little olive oil in the pan, add the egg mixture then covered it.  I cooked it for about a minute  each side then that's it. A healthy breakfast in less than 5 minute.

Mar 11, 2018

Carrying heavy loads?

You don't have to carry it all by yourself. God is bigger than our problems.
"Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain you." Psalm 55:22
"Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Mar 10, 2018

Spring Time Daylight Saving Time - what does it mean do to you?

Spring forward means losing an hour sleep. Living in Alaska, daylight saving time doesn't do much to me. Yes, we will have an extra daylight at night when we get home from work, but soon really soon, all we going to have is daylight. Lots and lots of daylight!

Having a time change can take few days for our mind and body to adjust. It can disrupt our circadian rhythm or body clock even for just an hour. So why are we still doing the daylight saving time? What does it mean to you?

March 11, 2018 Spring forward
November 04, 2018 Fall back

Mar 9, 2018

Luau Party at Fairbanks Montessori School

Kids had a blast with the Luau Party today at Fairbanks Montessori School. The staff did a great job!
My son was extra excited to go to school this morning. He told everyone he saw that today was Luau Day and  that he get to wear his swim clothes to school.

Mar 8, 2018

22 ways of how we should Live

  1. Live beneath  your means.
  2. Return everything  you borrow.
  3. Stop blaming other people. 
  4. Admit it when you make mistake.
  5. Give clothes not worn to charity.
  6.  Do something nice and try not to get caught.
  7. Listen more - talk less
  8. Every day take 30 minute walk.
  9. Strive for excellence, not perfection.
  10. Be on time and don't make excuses.
  11. Don't argue, get organized .
  12. Be kind to unkind people.
  13. Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
  14. Take time to be alone.
  15. Cultivate good manners.
  16. Be humble
  17. Realize and accept that life isn't fair.
  18. Know when you keep your mouth shut.
  19.  Go an entire day without criticizing  Anyone.
  20. Learn from past. Plan for the future
  21. Live in the present.
  22. Don't sweat the small stuff.. It's all small stuff .
Someone shared this on Facebook. I tried to find out where it originated or who wrote this but couldn't find out. The title was "Simple Formula for Living" 
The only thing and the most important thing that wasn't on the list was - Love your God! 

Mar 7, 2018

Tacoma Narrows Bridge views from below

Tacoma Narrows Bridge connects Kitsap peninsula and Tacoma Washington. The westbound bridge was opened in 1950 and the eastbound in 2007. Total length of the bridge 5400 ft.
The pictures below were taken during our train ride from Seattle to California.

Mar 6, 2018

Alan Tomato Plant

Hello my name is Alan Tomato

Alan came home today with tomato plant from school. Parent or parents brought them in to share  with the class. Alan was so happy. He was excited to find out what kind of tomatoes and what color of fruit it would bear.

Mar 5, 2018

What tickets to buy when visiting Disneyland Park California?

If your budget can or will afford, I strongly suggest to buy 3-day Park Hopper Ticket. There are so much to do in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. For the first and second day, I suggest to stay in each park then do a hopper on the third day.
Both parks have plenty of activities, shows, rides, etc. and also plenty of long lines. Adding a Disney MaxPass when buying your tickets is WORTH it. It only cost $10 a day per person. MaxPass includes PhotoPass and FASTPass. If you buy 3 day park hopper with Maxpass it will also include the Magic Morning Early Access.

  • Your photos will be taken by Disney Photographer on designated locations. Unlimited!
  • Unlimited downloads of photos to your devices.
  • You can download and share it right away.
  • Your photos will be available on your Disney account for a month. So you will have enough time to download and do whatever you want with it.

  • Allows you to skip a long lines on selected rides, attractions, shows, and character greetings.
  • Check availability of what you want to do because this is not guaranteed on some.
  • You can reserve your spot using the Disney App - It will save you a lot of time.
  • Just having to save time by not waiting in line is AWESOME!