Category Archives: gifts

What Does This Mean?

I cannot say with absolute certainty that the kitchen (dining area/kitchenette) of an ESL school is any different than the equivalent room in any other office space. There are lots of objects that are common to both.  I am sure … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

It should come as no surprise that Today’s Perfect Moment comes from Father’s day. Most of the clan gathered at my father’s house, hopefully having already done the festivities with their own kids. My younger sister made chicken paprikash (I … Continue reading

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Growing Enthusiasm

I’ve written before about choosing birthday gifts. In those posts, I wrote about gifts for my youngest niece and nephews.  I want to buy them every toy in the toy store and luckily, they want ever toy in the toy … Continue reading

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Presents Produce Pride

My youngest niece had her birthday party on Saturday. It was a great occasion to gather the family together, share some stories, and have a little food. It was a  great way to spend the afternoon. My gift for my … Continue reading

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Banana Kit Kat

One of my students went back to Japan to take part in a festival to celebrate adulthood.  It is a wonderful event with beautiful kimono.  I saw it a couple of times in Japan and always thought it was spectacular–at … Continue reading

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Listening Gets You Free Stuff

A co-worker was lamenting the state of Christmas. It was not the commercial aspect that everyone seems to always grumble about (and do nothing about)  but rather the state of her own family Christmas and gift giving traditions. Unlike a … Continue reading

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A Place For My Thoughts

With every vacation, and this case looming vacation, I like to have a journal to record my thoughts and have a place to glue those things that we think will make good souvenirs into. I did this for my cycling … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody Birthday

It wasn’t the perfect birthday for my mother(no bingo, no siblings) but all her children were there and all of us were on our best (a far cry from perfect) behaviour.  Of course there were gifts and cake.  There were … Continue reading

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A Bouquet

I can’t recall the last time I saw someone taking flowers to someone. It probably isn’t rare, but I just never see it.  I know there is a flower shop or flower corner at the grocery store, but I have … Continue reading

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A Week Without Blogging Is What Happened

The five or six people who read this blog consistently might wonder what happened. A week without blogging is what happened.  This was, of course, entirely unintentional.  I had not meant to not blog for an entire week, but that … Continue reading

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