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Leafing Seattle

A quick stop by the bank to stock up on cash before we leave for Kuwait, and although it is raining furiously, we take delight in the gorgeous leaves all over the pavement (dangerously slick but oh so beautiful.)


December 17, 2008 Posted by | Beauty, ExPat Life, Financial Issues, Photos, Seattle | 8 Comments

Tai Ho in Kenmore, revisited

I can never go back to Seattle without touching bases with my best friend from college, we never miss a beat, once we are back together, even after all these years, it’s just all about catching up, and there is never a dull moment. It is particularly delightful to me that she and my husband also get along so well.

Many times, with her busy schedule, with my blowing into town for a short time, we have to catch what time we can together. Last time I was there, she introduced me to Tai Ho, and oh! WOW!

This time we ordered totally different things – and the food was equally delicious. Wontons, Dumplings, Noodle Soup with Chinese Pickles, Shrimp with vegetables, and Chicken with Black Beans and garlic – great food, even better conversation, and an wonderful, unforgettable evening. Everything was delicious, but the noodle soup was my hands-down favorite. They make their own noodles, and on a cold night, oh, hot Chinese noodle soup – my favorite.





December 17, 2008 Posted by | Eating Out, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Living Conditions, Seattle | 13 Comments

The Apple Store Christmas

Just before leaving, we make one last stop at the Apple store; AdventureMan needs a tune-up. All the Apple employees have on shirts with Christmas related sayings, very clever, wish I could remember a few to share with you.

In an instant, AdventureMan has an appointment, and with another instant, the glitch is fixed and we are on our way.

Love their display windows:


The other stores at the mall may look a little ghost-town-y, but not the Apple store (although this is NOT busy for the Apple store):

The air is crisp, to say the least, and no relief is in sight. Guess it’s time to get on back to Kuwait, where the temperatures are above zero F. 🙂

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Cultural, Customer Service, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Seattle, Shopping, Technical Issue | 5 Comments