Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vacation Time!! Korea and Japan!!

Makoto and I often write "TAKE A VACATION!!!" on our prescription pads to our patients.  There is nothing more relaxing and healing for your mind, body and soul than taking off to a fun and exciting destination!  It's amazing how countless patient's eczema/IBS/migraines will completely vanish while on vacation....this is our body reminding us how healthy we can be if we take time to enjoy life!!  We decided to spend my upcoming 30th birthday in Korea (going home to the motherland!  I LOVE KOREA!!) and then Makoto is taking me to Japan...he's been there a handful of times but this will be my first!!  TOOOOOO exciting!  Our office manager now refers to January as Japanuary :)  I was looking at pics of our last visit to Seoul last summer and here are just a few highlights:

Visiting my old school and dorm where I spent the last year of University - Yonsei University:

Drinking shi-keh (Korean rice beverage) at Dragon Hill Spa...great place to go for a massage and a manicure if you can`t sleep at 4 in the morning!!! 

Visiting Palaces, making paper, playing with traditional Korean toys and exploring Hanok Korean Village:

Late night shopping for the most random things:

 Food, food and more food:

And of course karaokeing!!

We were so sad to go (last late night/post Dragon Hill Spa 3am meal):

But at least we were able to come home to our little Rambo and give him his new Taekwondo outfit!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Everything!!

Wishing everyone a very healthy and happy
holiday and a joyous new year!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Family Unit - Honor and Love

For the first time in my entire life, I will be spending Christmas without my nuclear family.  My parents, sister and I all have conflicting travel and work plans that collided with our usually family Christmas get together....and I am pretty devastated :(  Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! 

Makoto has been an absolute sweetheart trying to re-create the Christmas that my parents usually do for my sister and me......chocolate advent calendar, cherry candy canes and he surprised me with a special trip to buy our first Christmas tree together!!  Gotta love him :)  

I realized quickly how lucky I am to have my loving hubby and our wonderful "Toronto Family" consisting of fabulous friends and neighbors.  We hope to be blessed with a healthy baby soon but in the meantime, we have our hairy little son, Rambo :) 

We've filled December with lots of get togethers and celebrations....and as much as I will miss spending the holidays with my family and all my flying monkey cousins....I am extremely excited to spend our first Christmas in Toronto!!!

Who do you consider your "family"?  Think of the people in your life....who are those who make you feel wonderful?  Treat you with honor and respect?  Are there to laugh with you when times are great and cry with you when times are not so great?  These people are your family!

It's time for Makoto and I to start traditions of our is the end of our 1st Christmas tree that we are going to turn into an ornament.   Happy December everyone!!

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