Monday, November 28, 2011


I know it has been a while since I've posted but November has been absolutely crazy! This whole year has been crazy- I can't believe 2011 is almost over.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It felt a little strange working on Thanksgiving but it was actually quite festive. One of my colleagues brought amazing pumpkin pie and I made "thankful cards" for everyone in my office. Nothing fancy- just a simple "I'm thankful to have you as my colleague because X". Kind of like when you are little and give valentine's day cards to your whole class. A lot of my colleagues aren't American and so don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I think the sentiment of being thankful is pretty universal.  

Have so much to be thankful for this year....

being able to live in my favorite city in the whole world

the fact that one of my all time favorite people also lives in my favorite city 

incredible friends all over

family (mom, dad, brother, sister, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles...) 

DELICIOUS thanksgiving food- even in Hong Kong! Shout out to Blue Smoke BBQ. The manager is from Georgia and the food was absolutely delicious. They had all my favorites! Read my review here . Ok just delicious food in general. 

living in a time where I am connected to all the people I love via awesome technology. thank you facebook, twitter, skype, googlevoice, email. 

my teeny tiny but wonderful apartment 

my health 

having so many visitors this year!

dim sum

all the support for my WIP

being able to walk to work

the amazing hiking trails in Hong Kong

Yu's Sichuan Restaurant in Causeway Bay. I go at least once a week . 

the trips I have planned (LA, Japan, Thailand...)
and the list goes on and on. I won't bore you any more though. Instead I'll leave you with a pic of my delicious thanksgiving dinner and this spectacular article on how being thankful is actually good for your health 

1 comment:

  1. SO happy to read this post. you've made me more grateful...and thank you for sending notes to everyone! i love notes. i can only imagine how everyone in your office felt. you're right, TOTALLY universal.

    loves, loves, loves.