出发去云南

I’ve not blogged for that long as I am planning my tour to Yunnan. I think it’d be a fantastic idea to have a spring outing before May 1.

Yunnan is a place of myth. I will share some special photos and stories from my travel. There probably aren’t good quality photos, but I hope you would enjoy!

I will fly straight to Kunming at 24th, and take a bus to Lijiang at the 25th. I am expecting a focused, intimate experience, and cannot wait to see the stunning natural beauty of the entire region.

And Happy Labor Day!

Spring

Spring has officially spring in Suzhou. Everything seems to be prettier and everyone seems to be a little happier. Or maybe that’s just me.

It’s raining all day long last weekend. Due to the bad weather, Ethan and I planned to just hang out at home. But then we thought it might be fun to go out for dinner and movie.

Last Saturday we went to the Shangfangshan. They hold something like the “flower festival” and the entire place is covered with cherry blossom trees and tulips in every color imaginable. We walked with our little Ivan in the park, and took some pictures.

We went to one of our favorite restaurants, 朝日屋(I don’t know if it has an English name) for lunch. It’s light, clear, down home Japanese food and it was just what I needed. Continue Reading

Lost myself

Too many thoughts. Too many things I want to do. Too much sleep I’m not getting.
I don’t know if it’s been evident, but I have been busy doing things like shopping new suits, shoes, bags for my husband and son. It seems like there’s just too much going on. And I don’t have enough time for myself.
I just do things that could meet my husband’s needs, and try to make him happy. If he wants to eat hot spot, so do I. otherwise if he doesn’t want to order a steak, neither do I. I think a lot of people go through this, but it’s truly been hard for me. I’m a person who wants to be able to give everything to my husband and son. I get my greatest joy by making them happy. The best presents for me are actually in finding the best presents for them. I want everyone to be nicer to me.
Anyway, it’s been a little hard for me to find the balance lately. I feel like I’ve just been so absent. I have hopes, plans, and dreams, but I’ve really struggled with it lately. I want to be excited, but so many days, I’m just trying to be happy. I worked so hard to make everyone else happy – because in the end, that’s what makes me happy.
I know I can’t be the only one who struggles with this. I know I’m not alone. So now I’m asking you – where do you find the balance?

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