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I recently posted this on instagram, and wanted to introduce myself.

My name is Mercedita. Nice to meet you!

imageI had a yummy, Vietnamese dinner with some of my closest friends to celebrate my birthday. I had a drink called a “Hanoi Hottie,” which was super spicy from muddled jalapēnos.  The fried catfish and the bouncing beef were the best.

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R gave each of us a button purchased from the cupcake shop to represent us. The bottom two were for me.  S had brought this cute, mini pedestal for the cupcake.  How cute!
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Cupcakes from “Love At First Bite” cupcake shop for dessert.

imageI chose this one because of the design. The little balls were malt balls, to my surprise, atop a chocolate cupcake with butter cream icing.  I believe this was the best one according to taste and design.  We cut it into quarters to taste.  That would have been enough for me, but they kept cutting more cupcakes–for a total of 6!  Oh, the sugar overload!  I was not used to all the sugar!

I am grateful to R, S, and G for the gift of their friendship, this celebratory dinner, and the gift to “Kitchen On Fire”– to help me expand my culinary knowledge and skills!  Thank you!

(For 2/20/15)

imageThank you cards for some special people taking me out for yet another birthday celebration!

(For 02/20/15)

Having had an experience with a spine issue before, when a new persistent pain at a different site pops up along it, it becomes a scary thing. Luckily, I received a message from my Spine Specialist that my recent MRI and X-Rays show that things are normal. I am also glad that I am better at caring for myself and instead of waiting for things to get many times worse, I get things checked sooner.

Today begins a new 365 day project for me.  For the next 365 days, I will publish something that provides me with either happiness, love, discovery, or inspiration… maybe even all of them at once.  It will be a project to celebrate something awesome each day.

2015/02/img_0516.jpgI visited my brother and he gave me an early birthday present.  He knows I love tea, and that I can’t seem to stay away from places like Teavana.  His exact words when I opened the gift was, “I know you like things like that.”  HaHa!

So for day 1, I would like to express my gratitude for this funny tea infuser from my little brother. Thank you, A!

I am grateful to have learned about how meditation works on our physiology and the seven states of meditation.

It takes only 1% percent of our 24 hours, which comes to 14.4 minutes, to bring growth and positive changes into our lives. Wow!

Check out my meditation view!

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I ended up sleeping in due to watching movies rather than sleeping on my flight and from playing in the rain… I love the rain…

So I ended up eating a local favorite for lunch! Fish Fry! Look at the size of the fish!
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I also had Birch Beer, because I have never had it before. The server had given me a taste of it before I committed to it. It is a stronger flavored root beer.

20141017-121406.jpgBesides a long delay at the airport due to the weather, I was grateful for the easy red-eye flight which I spent watching movies rather than sleeping. 😁 The most coolest part was that I was able to do an act of kindness on the plane.

I was grateful to easily acclimate to the mid-size automatic rental car (I’ve only have had small, manual 2-door sports cars) with some cool gadgetry, and my drive was relatively easy–eventhough sometimes the car felt so big!

I’ve also managed to figure out my way around so I know where all the cool places to eat now. 😉

Even at a small Asian Cafe that serves Artisanal Mexican Cola with their dishes.
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(For 10/16/14)

I am grateful that I have a confidante at work whom I can talk to. Sometimes you just need someone who can just listen and understand.

20141014-202929.jpgI came upon two books by Pam Grout at the library–The 100 Best Vacations To Enrich Your Life and The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations To Enrich Your Life.

I have always been fascinated by volunteer vacations so to find a compilation is a pretty cool thing to understand what’s out there that maybe I can do.

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