Hi there. Welcome to my little corner of the web. I'm a wife to one and a mother of four. Then there's the puppy. She's a Pomeranian-Shih-Tzu mix, so that makes her a Shihranian (or a Shi-Pom, or a Pomtzu). 


We live in Indonesia and have been here for the past four years. I started blogging back when no one really knew what they were doing. I was doing pretty good with my writing until I got swept up by the Pinterest fad and started caring way too much about taking good photos of my food. After wasting all my energy on editing photos for posts that I didn't even care that much about, I found myself lacking the motivation to return back to writing for the sake of writing

....until now. 

These are my thoughts. These are my stories.

These are my photos (I don't care if they're pin-worthy). 

And it all revolves around the new normals of my life...

Like the constant attention we receive anytime we go out in public,

or the daily language mistakes made in a foreign language.

The smells. The smog. And the smoke from burning trash.

The fruit that looks like it belongs in a Dr.Suess book,

and the warm smiles from complete strangers.

The flavors and spices of Asian cuisine.

The frequent flights and visa renewals.

The termites and useless power outlets.

The squatty potties.

The rats, the feral cats, and the trespassing geckos.

And then there are the ants.

Ants on the table.

Ants on my arm.

Ants on the wall.

And ants in the sugar.


Welcome to my new normal.


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July 11, 2016

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