The Joys of Today

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My vacation is quickly coming to an end but I am and have been enjoying every minute of it.  Today was a great day!  I went to Virginia Beach with a friend and bought souvenirs for friends in Indo. Afterwards, we went to Whole Foods and enjoyed picking out multivitamins for me to take back. Lastly, my cousin came by and we had fun chatting about what we have been up to for the past two years I have been gone.  What a wonderful day it was.

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My holiday trip back to Virginia


The view from my father’s car after leaving the airport.


My dad, backing out of the parking space of the D.C. airport.


Gifts from my mother: a suflower and some kale! 😉


Traffic, VA style!


My parents beautiful and festive living room.


My first meal back home: navy bean soup, broccoli, fruit salad and spinach salad. So finger lickin’ good!!!


I was so sleepy but not too sleepy to eat mom’s delicious food!


An item from Pier 1 Imports that was made in Indonesia!



Scary or Cute? This was a stuffed squirrel for sale at Pier 1. It was $30. Would you have bought this? :p


Shopping with mom at TJ Maxx!


Kangkung chips! 😉 No, I did not buy them. Maybe next time!

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The old house looks like it is being well taken care of. 🙂

Beautiful Artwork at the Hamad International Airport


I thought that I would regret not flying with Emirates but Qatar is O.K. (I still prefer Emirates for long distance travel)!

This work of art is situated in a popular area at the airport and it’s not just art, it’s a part of a play set in the playground area here for the kids!

Bidet at the Hamad International Airport


So, I have started my Christmas Holiday trip and I am so excited!  I left Jakarta at midnight and I am now waiting for my connecting flight to D.C. in Qatar.  I thought that after I left Indonesia I wouldn’t see my beloved bidet for the 2 weeks in which I will be gone but to my surprise, the Hamad International airport comes equipped with the bidet and it’s even better than the one in Jakarta because it has warm water.

How luxurious!  😉

Come on, USA! Please install a bidet for every toilet in every bathroom! There are only benefits to this treasure!  😀