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Day 27 - March 19 - A Zen Moment
Friday, April 15, 2016      1 comments

I have to admit, I started this day off a bit cranky. It was an all-day rehearsal (to follow up last night's 3+ hour rehearsal) and it would have been nice to spend a little time at home during the daylight on a Saturday. But singing in my choru... Read more
Day 26 - March 18 - A Horse With Blinders
Thursday, April 07, 2016      0 comments

A horse with blinders: that's how I felt today. I was doing the right things...and I was getting things done. But I was just moving through my day, from one to-do to the next one. There's always a little let down after a vacation, of cours... Read more
Day 25 - March 17 - Spring Arrived While I Was Gone
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      2 comments

I had hoped to sleep in this morning...but when the sun rose, I did too. The good news is my "stay up all night" red-eye trick worked again. I'm basically back on "regular" time. The funny part is I had a lot of friends who were complaining... Read more
Day 24 - March 16 - Day @ the Capitol
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      2 comments

Today's activity was to cover a Day at the Capitol in Sacramento. This meant non-stop work from 7:00 a.m. until flying home on the last flight out to Santa Ana. Breakfast and lunch? Not chosen by me. On my feet most of the day, walking hallways,... Read more
Day 23 - March 15 - Sacramento
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      2 comments

It seemed ridiculous. Set the alarm for 5:00 a.m. to put a couple of things into my suitcase and head for the airport. But there I was. One of the things that happens to me when I don't get enough sleep -- especially when I've been doing c... Read more
Day 22 - March 14 - The Longest Day
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      2 comments

It was the longest day...literally. Because I'm heading home. And there are a multitude of time changes to be had. My husband had an early flight to start his journey, so he was up at 3:00 a.m. and out the door at 3:30 a.m. I went back to s... Read more
Day 21 - March 13 - Sea and Food
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      0 comments

It's Sunday...and my sweetie has the day off. Which means we can spend the day together (a first on this trip!). We start it off with breakfast -- back at the delicious hotel buffet of foods from around the world. Yes, I tried the green tea... Read more
Day 20 - March 12 - In the Sky and On the Town
Monday, April 04, 2016      0 comments

I knew just how I wanted to start the day: a trip to the top of the Petronas Twin Towers. They're the highest building(s) in the country and they're just a couple of blocks away from my hotel. I heard they had a great view...and if you wen... Read more
Day 19 - March 11 - Hop On, Hop Off
Thursday, March 31, 2016      1 comments

Asian hotels are big on buffets. I understand it. They have guests from all over the world. No language is required to get what you want -- you just help yourself. And they feature cuisines from all over the world. Which means it works for... Read more
Day 18 - March 10 - Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur
Thursday, March 31, 2016      1 comments

My husband got up early this morning to go to the gym...and I got up early to go on walkabout. It's probably a weak excuse to not go to the gym, but I wanted to make a tour of the area before I headed out of town. I brought my camera and shot do... Read more
Day 17 - March 9 - Eclipses, Jellyfish, and Crab
Thursday, March 31, 2016      0 comments

This morning started with an eclipse. We found the best place to watch it was actually reflected in the windows of the building as we would hav... Read more
Day 16 - March 8 - Kinabalu Ladies Golf Club
Thursday, March 31, 2016      0 comments

Today took an unexpected turn or two. My husband's customer and his wife, Karen (among those we joined for dinner last night) are avid golfers. And they insisted that I join Karen on the golf course with her Ladies Golf Club today. N... Read more
Day 15 - March 7 - South China Sea and Orangutans
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      1 comments

I left the curtains open so the sun could wake me up. That helps me a lot when I'm making major time shifts. And it did, offering me this view as the sun rose over the South China Sea. ... Read more
Day 14 - March 6 - Seoul to Kota Kinabalu
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      0 comments

It's not that many hours from Seoul to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. But with the time change, the day change, the hours in the air...I just know I took off from LAX on Saturday morning and I was scheduled to end up in Malaysia around 12:00 a.m. Mond... Read more
Day 13 - March 5 - LAX to Seoul
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      2 comments

And...I'm off! I loaded my big, half-empty suitcase into the truck. Off to LAX. Parked, shuttled, checked in to Asiana with my brand new passport, currently stamp-free and waiting anxiously to get some. And on to a huge Airbus to Korea. ... Read more

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