How Bout a New Place for Fast Snacks or Hot Meal?…

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Well HELLOOOOOO MY BEEEEUUUUUUTIFUL WONDERFUL BAY AREA!!… Its another gorgeous day in our neck of the woods!… While you’re out and about why not go and check out the closest Ranch 99 Asian Market!… there’s many locations throughout the Bay Area… its one of the alternatives to get your asian food & misc items shopping in one place!…

Some of the markets are smaller than the newer ones but they all seem to offer infinite amounts of fresh fish, poultry and meats not to mention the freshest and most abundant quantities of asian favored vegetables and bountiful fruits and freshest unique breads available anywhere… Its a treat and a destination point for you to visit at least once… I guarantee you’ll go back!…

Today I want to offer you a quick visual of just some of the prepared snack counters…  http://bit.ly/1w4Ok0A

Go Discover and Enjoy!

Now Here’s a Kitchen Sink!!…

$15K Sink

HELLLOOOOO My Beeeeeauuutiful Wonderful Bay Area… talk about some beautiful weather these last few days!… Our Bay Area is still buzzing all around regarding our current real estate market… today… I thought it might be fun for those of you looking around for a unique sink for your new or existing home… check this out…

This is one fancy very unique sink!

all purpose sink

 

Truthfully, the KWC Waterstation is more a multifunctional food prep station than a simple sink. It has wedge-shaped cutting boards, bowls and drainage pans that rotate around an industrial-strength faucet. So you can wash fruit, defrost meat and chop then throw out veggies all in the same place.

It’s truly the home chef’s dream sink. Unfortunately for most amateur chefs, it will have to stay that way. The sink, which comes with a massive $15,000 price tag, is nearly impossible to find in the United States.

The sink, about the size of a large bus tire, is sold as a freestanding island unit or can be built into a countertop or an island—which would require some kind of custom installation on top of the hefty price.

Anyone interested??

Have a Great Sunny Enjoyable Day!!…

 

Time to Turn Your Clocks BACK One Hour…

One Light Bulb at a Time

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Good Day my Wonderful Beautiful Bay Area!!…          A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American ….Good idea … One light bulb at a time . . .

Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China.
The next day I was inAce Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking …

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job . So,after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track . Let’s get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey’s candy . I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.. I do not buy it any more.
My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico …Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything ..

 This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets . I was in
 the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats – they were the same except for the price ..
The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio…

 So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here ..

 On to another aisle – Bounce Dryer Sheets . .. .Yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using  for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be our own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago .. . .. . . . )

Let’s get with the program . . . .. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A ..

I passed this on ………. Will you ???????

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A Special Home in Bangkok…

Greetings to you My Beautiful Wonderful Bay Area!!…

Looking at homes and learning how and why they’re built the way they are and getting to know abit about the people that built and reside in their homes has always been very interesting to me… we have so many luxuries in our homes many elsewhere in the world can never realize or imagine… there’s always been the haves and have nots… and those somewhere in the middle… Today I just thought it might be interesting to share some info and photos of a home we recently visited…

My husband and I recently took a holiday trip to Bangkok, Thailand… one of the most intriguing, fascinating, informative trips we’ve ever had the pleasure of taking…Part of what makes travel so intriguing  is to see the different ways people live and the kinds of structures they reside in… the most lavish structures and materials in Thailand are used for the many temples that are scattered throughout… Thailand being a deeply religious Buddhist country.

 One of the most revered and unique single residences in Bangkok was built by Jim Thompson… the man who had the vision to bring Thai Silk to the world…http://bit.ly/8gaxDf

His home was and still is a showplace and one of a kind… so very unique in that he purchased 6 single traditional Thai homes made of the best teak wood (most of which were already two centuries old from different provinces in Thailand) and moved them all to the location where it still stands today inside the City of Bangkok (which sits just next to a working canal)… he used his training as an architect to create and build his home…but kept in keeping with Thai customs and style… Thai homes were never built with bolts and screws, all the wood was cut precisely and fit into grooves or wood slots when the owners wanted to move it was very easy to disassemble and then reassemble at they’re new location… the house was elevated a full story as with all other Thai homes… above the ground… for several reasons…

 

 

Traditional Thai Roof to keep the home cooler….

 

Jim Thompson’s Bedroom Suite…

Traditional Lower Level of Thai Homes… Jim Thompson’s is much more elaborate…

Some of the Tropical Plantings in his Garden…

When the home was completed Jim Thompson moved in. It became the place to be invited to if you were anybody in Thailand… People from all walks of life were honored to join Mr. Thompson for a wonderful evening of dinner, entertainment and conversation… he almost always had guests every evening and  became the most sought after invitation to receive.  We werent allowed to take fotos of the interior of the home but please be assured it is still in its original glory…beautifully maintained… all the floors are made of teak and Mr. Thompson with his architectural abilities added some western influences (not customary in Thai homes) such as electrical lighting (chandeliers which came from Thai palaces), indoor staircase, interior toilet and shower. 

This was Mr. Thompson’s permanent residence for 8 years before he mysteriously disappeared and no signs of what happened to him has ever surfaced… Today his home belongs to Thailand and is preserved as a lasting reminder of  his creative ability and deep love of Thailand.

 I hope one day you can go and enjoy this home in person its truly a wonder in how it was put together!

After all…   there are so many diverse ways of living throughout the world… and if we can enjoy and appreciate them… it only enriches and enlightens our personal worlds. 

Sawadeeka (Thai meaning Have a Good Day!)

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcomed!

Isi

Isi Wu, the realtor for you

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay

Life as a Game…

 

Good Morning My Wonderful Beautiful and Very Wet Bay Area!!…

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them –

Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit

and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass.

If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered.

They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”

WORK EFFICIENTLY DURING OFFICE HOURS AND LEAVE ON TIME.

GIVE THE REQUIRED TIME TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS & HAVE PROPER REST.

30 second Speech by Bryan Dyson (CEO of Coca Cola)

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

 

You May Not Have a Car At All…

 

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Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  Although this year has been a rough one here in our beautiful, wonderful San Francisco Bay Area and all around this world of ours, a very good friend reminded me of the eloquent words of William DeVaughn which bears repeating:

“Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac, Gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back. You may not have a car at all. But remember brothers and sisters you can still stand tall… Just be thankful for what you’ve got…”

Do you recall the song??…

Thanks for checking in… your comments are always welcome… Come back and visit all the time!!…

Isi

Isi Wu… the realtor for you…

Serving Clients All Over the Eastbay…

 

 

Life…

Life is not about waiting

For the storms to pass…

Its about learning

How to dance in the rain…