Rambles: Getting used to the sun (again)

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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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A Long Birthday Celebration!

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My longest birthday celebration in Dublin by far!

I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago. And to be honest, I was actually hoping for a different type of celebration. God did not give it to me (yet) but I would like to put my faith that He is just perfecting the timing for us all!

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Enjoying the Irish Village Markets at Spencer Dock!

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Been a looong time since I’ve been to the Irish Village Markets even if it was super close to home!

Every Wednesday at lunchtime, there are food stalls selling freshly-made and easy-to-eat lunchboxes. The food options are quite good. There are gourmet burgers, paella, kebabs and the usual Irish staple – fish and chips! The location was literally just across the street from where we live but it’s been such a long time since I’ve been here! The market starts at around 11:30 AM and ends at around 2 or 3-ish in the afternoon. Roughly around the same time that I always get busy with meetings and work. But now that I am a stay-at-home Mom, I can finally grab a quick bite from the stalls! Yay!

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Change has come: Becoming a stay-at-home Mom

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It wasn’t an easy decision to become a stay-at-home Mom..

5 years ago – I arrived in Ireland. 5 years ago – I started working with one of the biggest IT firms in the world. Blessed might be an understatement to what I have achieved and experienced in the past 10 years of my career. However, similar to what my Mom told me before getting married – things do change the moment you become a mother.

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Suddenly missing Seoul: Drunken Fish wedding anniversary dinner!

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We recently celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary! Woot! So, off we went to have dinner at Drunken Fish..

Let me begin by saying that this is not a thorough restaurant review of Drunken Fish – a Korean restaurant in the IFSC area in Dublin. We’ve been here countless times before and have eaten more “familiar” Korean dishes. But, this is the first time we visited the place after our recent Seoul trip. We went here on one of the rare sunny and warm weeknights in Ireland. And, also to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

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Errands + Lunch at Yamamori!

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Had a mini celebration lunch at Yamamori along the Quays..

There’s a lot of things going on in our household over the past weeks. I don’t want to divulge anything at the moment until everything’s settled, though. But let’s just say that things are progressing quite nicely.

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Father’s Day celebration + End of Season Sale!

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This year, we had the End of Season Sale at the same time as Father’s Day!

We recently celebrated Father’s Day. And because the weather was so gloriously good on that day, we decided to spend the entire day outdoors!

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Pride + Weekend Errands

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The pride parade was on that weekend but I had to go to the city center for some errands..

A couple of weekends ago was gay pride in Dublin. A lot of people consider this a big achievement in Ireland, especially after the State legalized same-sex marriage. It could’ve been because of the country’s Catholic roots. Or, the fact there are still a lot of countries out there where individuals belonging to the LGBTQ community are still fighting for their rights. So for Ireland to officially recognize this right and grant to them – is such a huge milestone for the group!

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Dining out? “Some” cheap food in Dublin suggestions..

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We stayed the entire day outside and had to eat twice! But can’t spend so much money..so..where do we go?

I am feeling a bit lazy today and will have two food/restaurant reviews in a single blog. I mean, these are simple foods, you know. Nothing fancy. Nothing gourmet or intricate. Very straightforward. Just yummy, cheap-ish, tasty food! So, if you are trying to search for some ideas where to find cheap food in Dublin, then you’ve come at the right place!

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2017 is MY year!

Definitely looking forward to a lot of blessings for this year!

There are a lot of things about to happen now in my life. For what it’s worth, most of these things are good so that makes me happy. I definitely look forward to these in the coming weeks/months – so I am just keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go well!

I rarely share anything personal or trying to keep the “rambles post” on the low. But I thought there’s just too much to look forward to, I’d share some bits and pieces here!

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