#Bloganuary Prompt Day 10 – I am grateful for…


Day 10

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

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Thanksgiving 2021 – Things I’m thankful for…


It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. Each year, I try to do a post where I list out some of the things I’m thankful for.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Oral Update


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Good morning or afternoon, I don’t know about you but I’m thinking of having something cool and refreshing. Ooh I know, some almond milk?

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Thank you for Visiting!


It’s been a while since I’ve checked my all-time stats. The image above was snipped on January 1, 2021 and I was amazed to see how many countries I have traveled through this blog since 2013. I feel surprised and humble that you all have decided to check out this blog and follow me even though I write about the most ridiculous things sometimes.

I did not even imagine anyone was going to read what I write when I started this blog and I certainly did not think of getting an official domain. If you haven’t noticed, the blog URL is now https://thisisanotherstory.com/. I decided to take the plunge and get a domain name a few months ago.

Before I return to my Monday work, I know I probably don’t say this enough, THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

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There are plenty to be thankful for, even in 2020


2020, what a year, right? So many things happened this year – pandemic, earthquakes, on-and-off mask mandates, wind storms, social gathering restrictions… but even in this weird pandemic universe we’re living in where Mondays and Fridays are just another day, giving thanks is still an everyday-must and a definite-must on Thanksgiving.

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Here are my 5 major thanks for 2020:

  • My job – my biggest thank. My job has kept me occupied even if I have to learn new roles and work crazy amount of overtime hours. It kept me busy and my anxiety at bay because I kept wondering if this pandemic would turn into some kind of Zombie Apocalypse where everyone turns into zombies after getting tested positive for this virus.
  • I’m thankful I haven’t had a problem with paying my bills and mortgage this year as working overtime has generated quite a bit of extra income.
  • I’m thankful for the art of crochet. It also kept me occupied during 2020. I am now more prepared for winter than I ever was in past years with hand-made scarves, hats, and a wonderful fashionable cowl.
  • I’m thankful for finally investing in a stand-up desk so my back will be straight when this whole thing’s over and we’re back in the office.
  • I’m thankful for all the audiobooks and podcasts that kept me entertained as I went through my workday. As of this week, I’ve listened to over 70 audiobooks this year.

Last but not least, I want to thank all the readers of this blogs who followed me through the years. Even though I’ve been away for most of 2020, some of my long-time readers would occasionally comment to check up on me. I am thankful for the thoughtfulness and to have a great bunch of friends in this ever changing blogging universe.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

5 Months into 2020…


So we’re now 5 months into 2020 and I think you’ll agree with me when I say this, “2020 sucks!” Continue reading “5 Months into 2020…”

Creating a Container Garden…


Almost 3 years ago, I moved into my current home. There were raised beds in the backyard and the front yard was incredibly bare except for a Japanese Maple tree which my mom has threatened to cut it down many times since and I have to keep reminding her that this is my house, not hers.

2 years ago, I started creating my garden. I planted 2 cherry trees, 2 plum trees, 3 strawberry plants, and 6 dahlia bulbs hoping to stop my neighbors’ weeds from invading my yard. Continue reading “Creating a Container Garden…”

So Much has Happened…


Looking at my posts, I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since the end of February. What’s wrong with me? Continue reading “So Much has Happened…”

2019 at the glimpse


How do I describe 2019? Continue reading “2019 at the glimpse”

The Meaning of Christmas


I spent this Christmas Eve sitting in my car in a near-empty mall parking lot, calling the only person that would understand my situation while listening to the rain peter-patter on the roof of my car. Continue reading “The Meaning of Christmas”

Thought of the Day!


This describes how I feel at the moment. More to come in follow-up posts.

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Thought of the Day!


Here is my thought for this Monday:

Be patient, when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right moment – Lyanla Vanzant

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting the chance to take a nice shower without any interruptions in the warm water. Continue reading “Sunday Gratitude”

Thought of the Day!


I know I’m a day ahead but Hello May!

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Thought of the Day!


Here is my thought for the last Monday of April 2019:

You will never stand out if you try to look like everyone else. Innovation is not imitation. 

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for finally getting some sleep. Sleep is so important to so many things and the body can do some crazy thing with lack of sleep. So I’m grateful to get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye every night this past week.

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Thought of the Day!


Another thought about Mother Earth for this Tuesday:

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’ll live a lot differently.

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Thought of the Day!


I am honoring Earth this week instead of just one day (Earth Day): Continue reading “Thought of the Day!”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for the wonderfully warm weather. It’s been a long while since I didn’t need to wear a jacket to head outside. I hope it continues.

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Thought of the Day!


Here is a thought from Snoopy for this Tuesday:

Courage doesn’t always roar!… Sometimes, courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

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Thought of the Day!


Here is some Monday Motivation for ya!

Whatever happens today, you are going to figure it out! But it might be weird and difficult and exhausting, so coffee up, badass!

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting some time alone. Alone time always makes me feel so refreshing.

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Thought of the Day!


Here is a wise tip from Snoopy for this Tuesday:

There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say. 

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