22 Jan 2017
Finally sleeping a bit better as of a few nights ago … what a difference the ZZZZs make, eh ?! My Freddy Krueger Skin is still raging but hopefully it’ll get better soon !! I’ve now finally seen my beloved Pacific Ocean (thank gawd !!) and figured out how to bike to it … yahoo !! I’ve also gotten a bit better at negotiating the local buses and metro … a must for any illiterate adult wandering around a foreign city. ;-D Uncle Jason continues to be an excellent tai chi and yoga instructor, leaving Auntie Juline on tour guide duty !! Let’s see if I can stop babbling now and pixelate this post:
A few sundry footnotes … Auntie J is a Master Foodie !! She claims that she “doesn’t know where to play” but she “definitely knows where to eat” (and buy good food) !! Uncle J served as President of his apartment complex association awhile back. As such, the common area infrastructure — reading room, workout room, karaoke room — still carry his signature. The staff here are absolutely lovely !! Always smiling, always helpful. Once I get up the courage to do so, I’ll start snapping some shots of them. Perhaps they might like to adopt Grubby once I’m gone … if they’d like to do so collectively, then they can either make use of “him” or sell him off collectively and share the profits. I’m too shy right now to suggest this to them, but hopefully I’ll work up the nerve to do so before going home !!