Visit to Google HQ in Mountain View, California

When we met our friends William and his wife Stella for dinner one day, William who works at Google offered to give us a tour of the Google campus if we were interested.  Of course we were interested!  So we arranged a date and the twins and I got to visit and tour Googleplex – Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. Continue reading Visit to Google HQ in Mountain View, California

Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2016

Every year the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, a historic home and garden in Palo Alto, California hosts a Spring Garden Tour where a few private homes in this exclusive neighborhood open their gardens for public viewing.  The tour is open on one Friday and Saturday only in April, and all proceeds from ticket sales go towards the maintenance of the Gamble Garden. Continue reading Gamble Garden Spring Tour 2016

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose…

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.” From William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.  This is so true!  Whether it is called a rose or any other name, it wouldn’t make a difference – a rose is a rose and it is gorgeous!  No matter what the color, the variety, fragrance or not, there is something about roses that is pure floral joy. Continue reading “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose…

Happy Mother’s Day! 2016

Mom. How can such a simple three-letter word conjure up so much emotion?  Love, devotion, beauty, rapture, and awe in all of us. Mom has to be the most loved word in the dictionary.


To every one of us, our Mom is the best, the most beautiful, the smartest, the best cook, and the best at everything she does.  I don’t know anyone who when they talk about their Mom doesn’t talk with unadulterated affection.  It’s pure Love. Why is that? Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day! 2016

For the Love of Greeting Cards

I am a big fan of cards.  Not e-cards. I’m talking about greeting cards – you know, the old fashioned kind made of paper, the kind that Hallmark makes, and those cards you find in bookstores and stationary stores.  I love greeting cards. I think they are the best way to let people know how you feel and what you are thinking. Greeting cards are so personal.  You can keep them in your memory box or shoebox for years to come. Can you do that with an e-card? I bet you can’t even find those e-cards from years ago. Continue reading For the Love of Greeting Cards

An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner

Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included. This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner.  I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the  Jewish festival in celebration of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner

Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside, California

The twins were on Spring Break, and since I thought it might be raining that week, I didn’t make any plans to go anywhere.  As it turns out, the week of the twins’ Spring Break was gorgeous.  But it was too late by that time to make any last minute travel plans.  Besides, the girls were perfectly happy bumming at home all week.  However as the week came to an end, I got tired of seeing them slouching on the couch all day either watching TV or reading a book.  So I decided to take them on a quick “road trip” to see the Pulgas Water Temple.


This is a new discovery of mine.  I only learnt about this monument when I was doing some research on sights to see in and around Hwy 280. Continue reading Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside, California

Veggie Planting on Our Hill

Our veggie patch with our raised beds are prepped and ready to be planted with new veggie seedlings.  It’s mid April already and we need to get started soon.  We have been eagerly waiting for the Master Gardener’s Plant Sale this year as we had such great success with the veggie plants we bought from them last year.

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