Writer’s Workshop: Work In Progress

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

 

Hi, my name is Dominique  and I am a Work-In- Progress. I don’t know if I’ll able to become a completed work of Art  and I’m sure  that  only GOD knows the answer to that.

I’m constant looking at how to improve my existing skill sets and increasing my knowledge.  Every day is a learning experience for me and I hope to be able to impart what I have learned to the kids so that too can benefit from the knowledge gained. I’m working hard at being a better mom and partner.

At 36 years old I can’t say that I have gathered extensive knowledge in the areas of parenting, education or household management. However whatever little I do know I have shared and documented here in this blog through the series  that I have written so far.

I have categorized the things that I have learned based on the format that they were presented to me – book reviews, personal experiences and even travels. 

If you are a more visual person it may be better to check out my Pinterest Boards where you can see first hand what I have been doing this while.  You can also view snippets of my daily life which I share on my Instagram .

Latest book for review
Latest book for review

I’m still learning how to be more grateful  about the blessings that I already have received and to be contented with my lot.  How not to be envious of others who seem to be doing better then me and to reduce comparing myself against them.  I know that it is easier said then done and it can be a recurrent battle that I will face. However with determination and GOD’s grace I’m sure that I’ll succeed.

Cucumber salad that we have for lunch
Cucumber salad that we have for lunch

I’m constantly tweaking what we serve for meals at home to ensure that it is both healthy and yummy for all to enjoy. It is an uphill tasks with the increasing number of foods that have become unfit for consumption due to human manipulation.

Tiger girl posing  with a statue of Hello Kitty which we spotted at the airport
Tiger girl posing with a statue of Hello Kitty which we spotted at the airport

I’m also creating experiences for me and the kids so that they will have memories to look back on when they are all grown up.

How do you define yourself?

 

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Birds and the Lake

The bridge in the middle of the lake
The bridge in the middle of the lake

Last week I brought Tiger girl with me to Taiwan on a short bonding trip. We took the High Speed Rail up to Hsinchu during the weekend to visit a friend.  She brought us to this beautiful lake which was situated near the Science and Technology Park where she worked.

The three red pagodas
The three red pagodas

These Pagodas were the most distinguishing feature of the lake from the car park.  They had glass roofs and looked really pretty with their geometrical shape.

Pathway to the Pagodas
Pathway to the Pagodas

The path way leading around the lake had trees providing canopy on both sides.  It was really relaxing strolling around the lake looking at the serene landscape.

Sparrows on a branch
Sparrows on a branch

We spotted three sparrows perched on a branch on the tree next to the pond. I had to zoom in close to get a clear shot of them.

Black beak white bird
Black beak white bird

Tiger girl spotted this large white bird with black beak in the same tree.  It was stalking the fishes which were swimming in the water below.

Another bird of the same species as the one in the tree
Another bird of the same species as the one in the tree

I saw another of the same species near the water. It’s really interesting that this bird has red eyes and different shades of grey for its feathers.

The lotus pond at the house at the other end of the lake
The lotus pond at the house at the other end of the lake

There was a traditional Chinese house at the other side of the lake . It had a lotus pond and also a small garden within its compound. Unfortunately it isn’t the flowering season for the lotus so I wasn’t able to capture any nice blooms with my camera.

Have you been to any lakes lately?

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