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Company Retreat in Bohol Turned Operation: Evacuation

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Writing this up from my hotel room in Bohol under much different circumstances than I expected for our team retreat. Rushing to the airport on Thursday, Marc told me that Manila is considering going on full lockdown. I wasn’t sure if I could make my flight before the lockdown was announced or what would even happen. Flight went like normal …

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My Ice Princess: Happy Birthday Maggie, Turning 4

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My Ice Princess: Happy Birthday Maggie, Turning 4 Time is truly flying by. And having children is definitely the ultimate life counter. My daughter turned 4 years old. She’s up in Shenyang and I had to watch video recordings and a video call from down in Manila. That is tough, not being there for your daughter’s fourth birthday. And it …

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My Mother In Law’s Fight With Melanoma

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So one of the major reasons I am in Shenyang for Christmas is my strong mother-in-law is fighting with melanoma. Makes me think back to my beautiful and amazing Aunt Nina. Actually seems there is many health issues right now in the family – in previous blog updates we mentioned my father in law having heart surgery (seems due to …

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Reliving “China Experiences” Through My Children

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My Son Is Eating Bugs in China (Reliving My First China Experiences) Back here in China now, and at the wife’s hometown. First up for dinner, dumplings – ok, sure – acceptable. But also some kind of bug larva. Miles was so scared when it first came on the table , standing up on his chair and pointing. Everyone laughed. …

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My Dad: Super Blood Donor (100 gallons)

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My Dad Is Amazing – Record 100 Gallon Blood Donor Since as young as I can remember, my dad has been donating blood. I remember going with him, getting a lollipop, and talking to the nurses at the various blood centers. Not sure how it got started, but he was giving blood consistently. Maybe every week or so, I would …

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Forgot When Thanksgiving Is…

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Isn’t Thanksgiving the Third Thursday of November? One of the things about living overseas / in Asia is you forget certain holidays. Thanksgiving is one of them. That is purely a USA holiday. Christmas on the other hand has been embraced all around the world, Thanksgiving is purely for Americans to be thankful for what they have. So much that …