An afternoon spent at the Museong Pambata and SM Mall of Asia..
We are spending some time with family before our big move. We didn’t plan any of these so we didn’t have any fixed itineraries during our stay. So ultimately, our plan was to have no plans at all! LOL! And, just let each day pass by and decide where to go and whom to meet as the days go by.
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After a couple of last minute packing/unpacking – we are finally home!
Our family is up for a new adventure. Around the middle of the year, my husband accepted a new opportunity for work. This move made it a little bit easier for us to finally make the decision for me to leave my job (I am now a SAHM). But despite this exciting new beginning for all of us, we also faced a lot of challenges along the way.
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A lovely lunch at Salamanca restaurant on a “quite” sunny Sunday..
A few days after my last day at work, my husband kept teasing me about “celebrating” it. He wanted me to treat him for lunch – or maybe he is just trying to find a reason to dine out, LOL! I mean, how can I possibly treat him for lunch right now, right?! I am unemployed!
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I look forward to relocate soon but will miss Dublin for sure..
I may have “issues” about my life in Dublin but the years I spent living there will be definitely treasured. Living in a country, an apartment unit, a community for five years have given me so many memories I will bring with me wherever I go. For my son, Dublin is his “home”.
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Enjoyed the lovely view while having lunch at Fallon and Byrne (People’s Park)..
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Dun Laoghaire for a quick family day out on a long weekend. Back then, we hoped that it was our last long weekend in Ireland. But it wasn’t. Nevertheless, it was great for us to experience the lovely seaside views in Dun Laoghaire during the last few summer days of 2017 – for sure!
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Han Sung Korean grocery in Dublin city is a “go to” spot!
On our last few weeks in Dublin, we went to one of our favorite Asian groceries in Dublin city center – Han Sung grocery. We decided to stock our pantry with a couple of instant noodles to get by. And when I said a “couple of”, I meant this:
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A quick and spontaneous lunch at Wagamama..
When in need of a good-tasting and kid-friendly places for a bite – Wagamama is one of the first things that pops to mind. Why wouldn’t it? It is one of those places where you are guaranteed with freshly made Japanese food that doesn’t cost as much! Plus, they are one of the child-friendly places around Dublin without a fuss – so it makes them truly likable for us.
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Spencer Dock close to the Dublin Quays has been my home since 2012..
A lot happened this year. I left my job and became a SAHM, something I’ve wanted to become for quite a while. My days are still busy and sometimes stressful. But now, instead of negotiating with colleagues/clients over how work has to be done, now it becomes: nap time or not; cleaning up or not; going home or not – and a lot more things that are typically answerable with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’. But often times ending with a NO.
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A nice Parisian-style cafe at Wicklow St. for a good brunch in Dublin
There are quite a few places I love going to for brunch in Dublin. I discovered about brunch while living in Melbourne in 2009 and loved it! Since relocating here, I have been on the lookout for good brunch places in Dublin – and this small cafe is definitely one of them!
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I need to get used to going out a lot often these days…
Since arriving in Ireland in 2012, I often work from home. As a Consultant, I do not need to go to an office when I am not on a client site. It is a really good perk – especially after becoming a Mom. But the downside is the fact I am often cooped inside the house on weekdays. I never developed the habit to work inside cafes (too noisy for a meeting IMO) or to go for a “short walk” to get some fresh air (hard to do that when having back-to-back meetings). But now I am a stay-at-home Mom, I have to get my ass moving and get used to getting my vitamin D from the source.
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