It is that time of year again when people send out their annual news letters. Demcy and I have now been married for 3 years, but living together for 2 ½ years. The first 6 months of our marriage she still lived in the
Okay, let me share with you some of the interesting things that have happened over the past year. I guess the biggest event that we did was travel to the
There was a lot of food and Demcy enjoyed spending a lot of quality time with her family. We took a boat around the beach to visit some Catholic Shrine that people come all over to visit. After we arrived back at the beach, Demcy’s family was getting ready to start this relay race. They wanted me to participate. Everybody lined up in teams and one person would run down the beach and hand off a stick to another teammate who would run the stick back. I don’t think I ran a relay race since I was in high school. I had trouble running in this race at first because it was hard to run in the sand so I didn’t beat the person I was racing against. After this race, about 10 minutes later, they wanted to race again and wanted me to participate. I was ready this time. I ran so hard and beat the person I was racing against (who was Demcy’s brother). I felt pretty good. Well, about 15 minutes later I started to get sick to my stomach and I started feeling light headed. I felt like I was going to pass out. Demcy looked over at me and kept asking me if I was okay and I couldn’t answer her. Everybody noticed that I didn’t look good and rushed over to me. The Mayor Tuan just arrived, and he is a Doctor. He looked at me and told me that I should go to the Hospital. I ended up going to the Hospital and I was checked in right away (Most likely because I was an American). I was surprised how quickly I had people checking over me when in
Mayor Tuan died after we were able to visit him in the
So a few days later of being in the
I have learned a few interesting things about the culture in the
The other interesting thing that happened to us the past year is that we realized we don’t live in the safest neighborhood when two people tried to break into our house at 3:30 in the morning. It seemed quite dumb of them since they knew the people would be home. I guess what happened is these two people drove by our neighborhood (we live on a main street), stopped, and tried to kick someone’s door in. They first tried to kick our door in, and then they went to neighbors and tried to kick their door in, and then they broke someone else’s window, and then took off. The cops came, but of course they were too late. I got in my car to try and follow them but they were gone by the time I got there with my car.
Akesha is doing pretty good. She is walking now and getting into things. She is developing her personality which is quite interesting. She is going to be loud just like the rest of my family. We enrolled her into an infant gymnastics program. We figured it would be a good way for her to be around other kids since she isn’t in day care.
Wow, I guess we did follow the Dias tradition! I think this is a great idea that we do every year to let everybody know what has happened to us during the entire year. To begin with, Akesha just turned one last April and we had family and friends come to the party. Time goes by so quickly and she is now 20 months old.
Greg and I loved to do things and outdoor activities. This year we had a lot of escapades and side tours. Who said that having kid is not easy to go places anymore? Not in my family. Before Easter, we drove down to
After my final exam last summer we flew to
Every year, Greg’s company always hosts an annual picnic in Half Moon Bay. We spent our weekend there and had a wonderful time escaping the heat of
This fall I took two classes, Political Science and Taekwondo. Taking Political Science is interesting. I have a chance to know a little bit of American government and its history. I don’t need to compare it to the
Halloween was quite interesting for Akesha. She was able to join her cousins to go trick or treating. She had her little bumble bee costume. I was not able to go with them because I didn’t want to miss my class. I thought she had fun but she got cranky when they got home because she wanted to eat the candyJ.
We went to a Military Ball at Greg’s Air Force Base and we had a wonderful evening while Akesha was at her aunt’s house. We had Thanksgiving at Clara & Jorge’s house and we had a big feast of turkey. After the Thanksgiving holiday, we spent three days at
Marriage life is great! We may have ups and downs but we learn to deal with it and move on. We might have some cultural issues and differences, but Greg is trying to understand me and my difficulties in this foreign country. Being a mom and staying with Akesha at home all day is ecstatic. I treasure all the improvements that she has shown while she is growing up. She gets a long with our dog and Buddy has been gentle to her. I am thankful from God for all the blessings that he provides to our family, for having a wonderful and loving husband, a precious daughter, and life is wonderful!
To all my friends online especially my friendster and FAFH friends around the world, thank you guys for all the time that you have shared. I thank you guys also for making part of my everyday life.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
From our family to yours!!!
The Dias Family