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A Golden Birthday to Remember

My 50th b-day started with writing the article Camping Under the Stars at past 3:27 am. Bought a cup of coffee from Circle K with a buy 1 get 1 mini donuts. I got strawberry and the blueberry flavors. They were delicious. I enjoyed eating them while spotting bear. Even if I did not spot… Continue reading A Golden Birthday to Remember

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Bear Spotting Part II

No bears last night. No bears too this morning. There are elk instead. A herd of elk. We can't get them though. No permit to get elk. Only for bears. And the season starts next week. It's fascinating to see the elk grazing leisurely on the moutain. There are 8 elk. Five elk with horns… Continue reading Bear Spotting Part II

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Camping Under the Stars

3:27 am @ Payson, Arizona. What an experience! And it happened on my 50th birthday. Initially I was scared to sleep under the open sky. But there are many campers. There are grandmas, grandpas, hunters and children around. Campers use different stuff: some get their RVs, others put up tents, and canopies. Many just slept… Continue reading Camping Under the Stars

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Bear Spotting at Payson, Arizona

At the moment I am in Payson, Arizona bear spotting. Friday next week is the opening of bear hunting season. Payson is known for its beautiful pine trees. I have been here several times already. I love it. The bears usually come out when it's nearly dark. I busied myself taking pictures of desert flowers… Continue reading Bear Spotting at Payson, Arizona

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Monitoring Kids: Overseas Mom Style

This is the most difficult part of being overseas - to be separated from my kids. As a mother I want the best for my girls. But I also want that though I am far they can still feel my presence in their lives. That I still do my duties as a parent. Not only… Continue reading Monitoring Kids: Overseas Mom Style

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My Love Affair with Flowers

Flowers make me calm.They relax me.They make me smile.However gloomy I may feel at times.When I look at my flowering plants.I feel better.When I arrived home from a very tiring day.And I can't sleep at night.I just looked at my flowers at the terrace.I'd be okay already.In the places I have been to.I always take… Continue reading My Love Affair with Flowers

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Outdoor Kitchen: Farm Style

  Wherever I go, I always look for two things: those which are familiar to me or the unique ones. The picture above was taken at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona. The arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert. It has 392 acres of beautiful landscapes, 3,900 different species of plants and three… Continue reading Outdoor Kitchen: Farm Style

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Inspirational Quotes Which Help Me Cope With Financial Difficulties

1. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. –Norman Vincent Peale Never let having no money hold you back. Think of ways to still achieve your goals even with no money. I earned my degrees through scholarship programs. I come from a very simple family. Our source… Continue reading Inspirational Quotes Which Help Me Cope With Financial Difficulties