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my new office:)

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this is my work station: those drawings on the frames are done by kids in our workshops – most, if not all of those drawings just break your heart 😦 … on the other wall by the window, is the angel plate that my good friend, chris gave me, and below that is francesca’s valentine’s gift to me and clif – her own illustration of us on our wedding day including momo!  she truly captured our looks!  yes, it’s an html book! i refer to that book every now and then when i do web edits – as far as i remember i think i just borrowed that book from girltart 🙂 ha!  on top of the book is the jade plant from my wedding – we gave away jade plants as the wedding favor… that chinese planter is from neiman marcus but i got it st. paul’s rummage!!!   i just love to be surrounded by things that family and friends gave me. 

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i brought my collection of jiminy cricket and arrange them in a bookshelf with great books for kids whose parents are going through painful separation. 

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a close up of my jade plant and that angel is from chris too – she always gives me angel stuff, she thinks i am an angel! 

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this calendar is from my good friend, gwynn – he does watercolor great.  please check his website: watercolorsbygwynn.com

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and this is also by gwnn – he gave this to me as a goodbye, good luck gift as I move to a new job… God bless Gwynn! 

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my window view: that’s the palace hotel! one time there was this dirty, fat, old man with no shirt, showing his hairy, gross body, looking out the window from his hotel room! so kadiri to death!

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This is the view when you look down from my window – the front of palace hotel.

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This is our reception area! hahhahaha okay, it’s the lobby of palace hotel! hahhaha! 

 

my first week at my new job!

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Monday – first day of work; it felt strange that I was on Bart; I haven’t ridden the train to go to work since 2003!! I already can tell that I will like it at kids turn on my first day; people are nice; their passion and dedication in helping kids and families are amazing and all I can think of is how blessed and lucky I am to land a job at kids turn.

Tuesday – as soon as I got off the train and walked to my building, I feel great about being one of these people rushing to work; women and men all dressed up professionally; most with their iPods headsets on; most stop by to get coffee; Montgomery station where I get off has peet’s coffee inside the station- how great that is!!!  And I received flowers from Lee!!! I love Lee! 

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Wednesday – my morning ride: there’s this girl who looks like she’s on her final trimester of pregnancy, was standing as all seats are taken, and I looked around and men were either pretending she doesn’t exist, some pretend that they are asleep and so I asked myself where are all the gentlemen go? As I was wondering there was a young girl who got up and offered her seat; u should have gotten up and did the same instead of looking for a gentleman!  On my lunch break, we had staff lunch for the guy I am replacing with; went to henry’s Hunan at natoma street. I thought food and place are good.

 

Thursday – on my way home, at the station, there was this girl on the phone so loud and cursing; then there is this strange looking guy who I thought was talking to himself! Then I quicky realized it’s San francisco!!!not only it’s the world capital for homelessness but also the most diverse city in the world, not just the ethnicity, sexuality but I think mentally too!  Surprise, surprise, surprise!  Tish, a board member in my old workplace came to my work and delivered this beautiful orchid arrangement!  I will just take the face value of the gesture. 

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Friday – Clif was off so he took me to bart; I am still loving my job!  I am very excited about the launch party and fundraising event – all the behind the scenes to make these events successful are my responsibility!  after work, Clif and Francesca picked me up from work and we had dinner at fuzio and watch slumdog millionaire at embarcadero; reviews to follow.

Looking forward to my second week – and it will only be a 3-day work week; as Monday is a holiday for president’s day and Friday is my first Friday off!!!

new beginnings!

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i am so blessed that with this economy, I got two excellent job offers in just a week of posting my resume online!!! and i am still getting phone calls for job interviews! I FEEL GOOD!  it just validates that somehow i am good at what i do… 🙂 sorry for the little self-adulation 🙂

on february 9th, i will start my new job at kids’ turn – a non-profit organizaiton in san francisco that help families going through parental separation.  As I can relate and  I have first hand experience on how painful and traumatic it is to go through divorce and more so make your child go through it too, being a part of this organization, not just as an employee, i am confident that i can help make a difference somehow to families… i wish i know that there is such an organizaiton like this that provides programs and support when i was going through divorce… but now i can spread the word …

please visit their website at: www.kidsturn.org