Sharing my World – Week 20

In this, the 20th week of our Worlds Cee has posted the following questions:

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? As Cee said, that’s a hard question to answer, because I’m not certain how old any age is supposed to feel. Based on how I felt at that age, I think I’d be 40 or maybe 50. I feel no different, mentally that is, now than I did then. My body would not agree with my age choice, but I prefer to ignore it.

What is the kind­est thing any­one has done for you? I think I cannot pick one thing to answer this. I would have to say, more generally, the love and support my kids and my friends show for me on a daily basis. Being there now, being concerned about how husband and I are doing, helping me occasionally get out to do something fun – I could ask for no more.

What was your favorite child­hood tele­vi­sion pro­gram? Is this a secret way of guessing ages? I may as well confess – we got our first television when I was 12, living in Pueblo, Colorado. In my memory, and this is really testing my memory, I remember very little programming, and the only thing I distinctly remember watching was a show that consisted of film of a squirrel racing about in a tree. There must have been more to it, but that’s what I recall.

Which cook­ing uten­sil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? On a small scale, my bamboo spoon. On a larger scale, my Foreman grill, the one with the removable plates, although my first Foreman grill, my “test” purchase, is a very small one that is perfect for grilling one burger or one sandwich. However, I’d much prefer that my cooking consist of throwing a steamer bag of food, all put together for me by Stouffers or another of my favorite chefs (like Bertilloni) into the microwave.

Continuing my sign posts, I’d like now to share a few of the photos of signs that I took in Seoul and Beijing when Kat and I went to visit Gep a couple of years ago.


You recognize this one, don’t you?

The best I can say here is that the “Touch” sign is on a brothel in Seoul. I found the juxtaposition quite fascinating here.

Okay, I get the Italian Plate, but the Loving Hut? Hmmm.

Wherever you go, there will be Dunkin’ Donuts!

This on a pizza place (Korean pizza?). I’m not sure of the connection, but the message is good.

This one just struck me as soooo western worldish.

That’s enough for today, but I have more in line for another time.

I wish you all, every one of you, a day filled with enough!

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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10 Responses to Sharing my World – Week 20

  1. Lynne Ayers says:

    Enough, back at you.


  2. I’m not very fond of cooking, but on those rare occasions — don’t touch my bamboo spoon! I got mine in Cedarburg, Wisconsin a few years ago and love it. If I decided to become a monk and could only have 10 possessions, I think that spoon would be among them.

    Love your photographs!


  3. Heather says:

    Thank goodness for the support of friends and family (which I think are really the same thing, when it comes down to it).
    I might have to look into this bamboo spoon. I have a wooden one with a flattened end, and it’s a lifesaver on non-stick cookware.
    I’ve got to hand it to Starbucks – I definitely recognized the branding even before I saw the little sign on the left. The juxtaposition reminds me of several similar instances in the Deep South. Always a brightly-lit cross near an adult store. Tickled my funny bone then as much as in your photo 😉


  4. Cee Neuner says:

    I love your sign posts….I’m with you on age…I just ignore it. I’m just glad I was born in 1960. It’s easy to do the math when i have to. LOL Thanks again for particpating.


  5. Those were some challenging question you answered today, esp. the one about the age you feel. Our mind tricks our body into thinking it is younger. That is probably why I jumped off the waterfall in Jamaica. Anyway, I loved your sign photos. I have taken a few of Starbucks in unusual places- my favorite being inside one across from the esteemed British Museum. Keep them coming!


  6. Dawn says:

    There’s such a thing as a bamboo spoon?? I’m about 35. I think. I don’t remember early childhood TV either. So maybe I’m not 35. Loved the signs!


  7. Starbucks? Of course. Loved your answers as well as your sign photos.I did not have a TV either until I was about 6. No color TV until I got married in 1970. never understanding the big deal.


  8. imexcited says:

    Love all your answers and I enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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