Gung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the year of the Horse!

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I’ve always had an affinity for Asian culture and each year I make it a point to celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Some years I cook my own Asian food and some years,  like this one, I order take out.  The point of celebrating the event,  for me,  besides its being such a wonderful holiday, is carrying on the tradition of an event that is filled with remembrance of the past, new beginnings, gratitude,  and just plain old positivity. It makes me very happy.

My dream is to one day celebrate the Lunar New Year in a country or city that goes all out; dancing, paper lanterns, dancing puppets, and fireworks – the whole nine yards!  For now,  I enjoy a day of SinoTV, Asian store shopping, and Asian food. 

Below is a glimpse into my day. It’s not much but I had fun.  I hope you have a very Happy New Year that is filled with an abundance of health,  love, and happiness!
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Picture of the Day 1.30.14

A couple of weeks ago,  I went to an antique store and did some wandering around.  It was an amazing place to say the least!

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Tucked amongst the treasures from the past was a zip lock bag filled with papers.
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I grabbed it without a second thought; I love this sort of stuff and dream of one day finding a journal chock full of someone’s dreams and experiences. In the meantime these little notes and things will do.

I finally got around to opening the bag today and it was filled with some pretty neat things. I don’t have time to post them all right now but here is one of the documents – a clothing requisition. Check out the items and their prices. And check out the date! Pretty awesome.

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Bollywood Dance Class!

Tonight,  thanks to my friend DeeDee, I signed up to take Bollywood Dance classes!  I’m so excited!  And I’m a little (a lot) nervous…I don’t know what to wear and it’s my first class getting back into fitness. I’m gonna try my best and will never give up but truth be told, I’m afraid.

Any tips? Thoughts?  Anything?

More next week after our first class!

Ten Things Your Single Friends are Sick of Hearing

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This blog post is spot on.  I couldn’t have written it better myself (well, yes I could’ve; I wouldn’t have used the R word to describe anything so ignore it If you can or don’t read it if you can’t). Although I do wish the gratuitous middle finger shot was me though.  Maybe I will take one later.

Wait!  Yes, I do want to add a few things… 

Let’s not forget the “sympathy” you receive when your friends find out you are older and single.  “OMG I’m so sorry.” Yeah, I’m crying my eyes out over here because I’m not washing someone else’s drawers or smelling someone else’s farts in the middle of the night. My dog is toxic enough for me, thanks, and aside from the occasional dingleberry, I have no drawer duty for my Bichon.

Or the “what do you mean you are purposefully single?!” Yes.  It is okay and fulfilling to “do you.” No guilt necessary (or even felt). Why should I feel guilty about living my life? I love doing the things I love to do. I love no accountability. I live freely and do things on my own terms. And guess what?! I FREAKING LOVE IT!

Oh and the old “You’re a good catch.” Really? Like my aim in life is to be caught (i.e. saved) by someone who is defective enough to think that they are actually saving me from something? I forgot. Being single is SO bad! SOMEBODY SAVE ME! You have got to be freaking kidding me. Oh and for the record, I know I’m awesome. Save this.

I love my single life.   And contrary to popular belief, I am very happy. ♡