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Birthday: Another Year Rolls Around and We Should be Thankful Always

Another year has come and gone. Really, it rolls around in a blink of an eye. Another year older, hopefully, another year wiser.

I've been writing non-stop since 2000 and this passion of my mine has no end. #lol

Anyway, we've had an early, simple dinner celebration with the family on Saturday and it was at a new place that was so obscure we could have missed it if not for Google Maps or Waze! Like OMG, hidden in the backalleys of a row of nurseries and plants.

It's called Lao Ma Zi, the Cantonese word for 'mom'.

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The food was good but what really stood out was the ambiance! We were there for dinner so, as we walked into the restaurant, we were greeted with a resplendent atmosphere where lights illuminated small (and bumpy) green walkways dotted with loose tiles.




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Another year older, another year wiser. We never stop learning. I am #thankful for another #birthday and that I am surrounded by people who appreciate and #love me. Onwa…

TIME: You've Earned this SUCK Bagde

Update: TIME has stepped up since my initial complaint and have delivered speedy and adept customer service. As far as customer service is concerned, I think they're topping their competitors. It's a good thing. I am not so sure about the speed of the internet because I use it for work and low-profile streaming on Youtube and Netflix, so, my kids may have a thing or two to say about the speed of TIME internet compared to Unifi.

Thanks for fixing things up, TIME. Your badge is hereby removed.

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The internet is down...again. And it's only been about slightly more than a week since we've switched to TIME internet and it's down again.

For a family who:

uses the internet for workrelies on the internet for entertainmenthave to be on top of everything using internet-based messaging systemabsolutely need high speed internet for gaming and videos we're appalled. For an internet service provider who boast of fastest internet speed, best value, 100% fiber, and seamless c…

Book: See Me (Nicholas Sparks)

It felt like the book was divided into two parts.

It has a slow and steady interlude that lulled me into thinking it was a romance sci-fi (sorta) by introducing me to the two main characters. 
I found Colin a little hard to relate to at first because of his violent tendencies and colored past and, I am sure all other readers found this to be true as well, I wondered if his violent tendencies would ever rear its ugly head again during a heated squabble. 
In the real world, the leopard doesn't change its spots, so, I had my doubts.

But I trusted Sparks to stay relatively on course with his previous works of The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. Authors are known to fish-tail once in a while or veer off track but even when they do, they generally don't make too big of a U-Turn.

The second half of the book was where I was taken by surprise.

Beyond the abovementioned two books from Sparks, I've not read the other books.

At first, the book took its time padding out potential futu…