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Like a rainbow

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Oftentimes children say things that offer us fresh perspectives in a creative way. They see the world with a unique set of eyes and expand our thinking!

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Take for instant, I have been raving about the glorious changing autumn leaves that I am now running out of words to further describe them.

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However, while chattering with a preschooler by a row of trees the other day, I was inspired with a fresh perspective.

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The little girl was pointing to the branches sprouting with changing leaves and said “I love the colourful leaves dancing on the trees.”

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I asked her why and she responded excited with nodding head “because it reminds me of a rainbow!”

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Wow, what a beautiful “imagination”. Indeed, now as I look at the Fall leaves, I see not only the blazing autumn colours but colorful rainbows of leaves.

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Ah, rainbow… stunningly beautiful and… a sign of God’s promise!

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Genesis 9:12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:
13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
17 So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

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Artist Point

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Autumn vista at Artist Point by Mt. Baker brings true ecstasy.

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As I walk along the picturesque path surrounded with fabulous Fall foliage, I am beyond words.

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Nature invites me to pause and reflect …

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Who paints the evergreen trees and decorates the alpine meadow ablazed with color?

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Who creates the pristine lake and carves out the majestic snow-capped peaks?

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Who scatters the white fluffy clouds that float in the sky?

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Who illuminates the mountain tops with stunning alpenglow?

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And WHO is this Autumn Artist splashing all those splendid artworks,

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so worthy of our praise?

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Rain on me

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It started to drizzle lightly as I walked across the outdoor parking lot, headed towards the building.

On the way there, I overheard a conversation between a father and his child.

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The father was hurrying his daughter to get into the car; “But, I want to feel the rain!” replied the daughter. And with that, she stretched out her hands and twirled happily while embracing the tiny raindrops.

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It was so freeing to see that. I wanted to feel the rain too, to enjoy its sprinkling; but I was in a rush that day so couldn’t pause to enjoy the moment like the little child.

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It rains gently today. Since I have the time, I put on my rain gear and dash out happily… to feel the rain…, the pitter-patter of the drops falling softly over me.

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The sight of the autumn rain is so peaceful and poetic, and I am lost in wonderment.

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Sriracha

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A friend told me that whenever she sees spicy food or Sriracha in the restaurant or grocery store, she thinks of me because she always see me eating spicy food.

Come to think of it… It’s true that whenever I eat any savory food, I would dip it in spicy hot sauce. This has become such a habit that it just feels so natural to reach for a bottle or a pouch of chili sauce to add more flavor to the food so it tastes better.

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My love for spicy food must have become well known among my community gathering. One time while gathering at a Japanese restaurant buffet, a few people played a trick on me. During the dessert time, they offered me a nice bowl of mouth watering, smooth green tea ice cream. I was delighted as green tea is one of my most favorite desserts!

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While enjoying each spoonful of the delicious ice cream, I suddenly choked and screamed! Without my awareness, one of the people had hidden a slab of spicy green wasabi in the green tea ice cream to play a joke on me — yikes!! The people around me were almost falling off their chairs, laughing at my reaction on the trick they successfully played on me.

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One day while shopping, this friend saw a key chain with a small empty Sriacha bottle. She couldn’t resist buying it for me.

On my birthday, she brought not only one small empty Sriacha bottle but a bag filled with Sriacha goodies!

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Before, I just simply enjoy spicy food without much thought; but these days I often have to think about this giver first before eating any spicy food!

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Falling into Fall

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Oh pretty Fall, why are you so remarkably attractive?

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Your burst of colors awaken my soul and brighten my day.

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I am falling, falling, falling into Fall…

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Even the Autumn Mums are blooming with delight,

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sharing your vibrant fall colors.

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Autumn Alive

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Joy is the feeling I have when thinking about Fall.

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The lovely hues of the changing leaves are so brilliantly beautiful – red, green, scarlet, yellow, and orange – imitating a kaleidoscope of color!

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Some dangle on branches, some dance in the air, while those that have fallen adorn the path in the park.

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I feel so alive stepping onto the crisp fallen leaves surrounding the enchanting alleyway, then a spark of joy as I immerse myself in its beauty under a colourful canopy of leaves.

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Oh, what a day!

Free birthday brunch

Favorite hike

Fun-cinating concert on Kayagum at

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oh, what a day!

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