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    Today is apparently National Camera Day. I have no idea who comes up with these seemingly random National holidays, but I’m here for it.

    And so today got me thinking of some of the digital cameras I’ve owned in the past. Continue Reading →

    I heard there was a heatwave going on across the country right now.

    I spent quite a few years in the Middle East (in my namesake city) where heat is the norm. I grew up in the East Coast (of the US), where we had 4 seasons, and summers were hot and humid. Continue Reading →

    “You look tired today.”

    It wasn’t meant to be offensive, just an observation from a co-worker whom I respect, when we got on a video call today. The truth is, I’m exhausted. I’m typically really good at hiding how I’m feeling on camera, but not today.

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    I have always loved reading, even as a child. I remember reading under the covers until 2am, way past lights out and my bedtime. I would go to the library after school and put my name down on the waiting list for newly released books. I’d (im)patiently wait for my turn. Continue reading →

    I used to LOVE collecting stickers. Every time I traveled or visited some place, if they had stickers, I would get at least one. Over the years, I started facing a dilemma that I never truly faced when I was collecting other things like magnets or keychains: where do I put them? Continue reading →

    Weekends are an interesting concept for me. By the time Sunday night rolls around, I’m already counting down to Friday afternoon, which marks the start of of my weekend. I spend the whole week wishing for the weekend, but why exactly? Continue reading →

    🐶 Cocoa’s day at the dentist (yesterday)

    I’m always anxious every time Cocoa goes to the dentist, especially now that she’s getting older (she’s turning 13 in September). If you are not familiar with dental procedures for dogs, they knock them out so that they can properly clean their teeth. There are a lot of horror stories of dogs not waking up from the procedure due to complications. Of course, as dogs get older, the risks also increase.

    The vet typically does blood tests and check for heart issues before applying the anesthesia. Those are not perfect so even if the results come out positive, there is still that risk. I feel like I stop breathing for those few hours I await for the vet’s call to let me know that Cocoa is awake and recovering.

    Thankfully, Cocoa did beautifully (vet tech’s exact words) during her dental cleaning yesterday. We were reminded that she has 2 missing teeth, but no further extractions were needed.

    Here she is still super groggy from the anesthesia. Her throat is a little raspy from the tube during the procedure but she’s doing well. Appetite is there and she is drinking water.

    I am thankful.

    sleeping dog in a car seat