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An update 
Dec. 5, 2010 4:02 pm 
Updated: Dec. 17, 2010 1:47 pm
Hello, everyone,

This week has been a crazy busy week for me.

I decided to take a job in a skilled nursing facility in a small city on the other side of the water from Seattle, as I really need to start making and saving money for my further nursing degree in September, and I figure this will get my foot in the door. Due to the fact that I do not drive, and I will be working evening shift, so I have to move.

Everything happened so fast, and I am starting on the floor orientation tomorrow.

So there is no new recipe this week. I finished moving my stuff that I need yesterday into the apartment.Today is a day for me to relax a little bit--the only time of the week.

 I will try my best to post a new recipe next weekend--I am at least glad that I can come back to Seattle to visit on weekends.

Take care, until next week.

Tao, RN
Dec. 5, 2010 5:17 pm
You are doing fine, Tao! Congratulations for the job!
Dec. 5, 2010 5:29 pm
Oh Tao, what an exciting time in your life right now! So happy for you:):) You are in the middle of your new career and you are worried about a new recipe for us? Are you kidding? Oh aren't you so sweet! We shall live 1 week w/o a delightful recipe from our newest Nurse. Hugs to you and your new digs. Take your camera and send us some fab photos of the new places you see. Congrats to you Tao and don't forget to stop and smell the roses when you see them. Oh Yeah, it raining cats and dogs up there! Duh! Well, when you see one, stop and smell it. LOL Take care Love, Patty
Dec. 5, 2010 6:36 pm
Congratulations Tao! I am so happy for you. We so love getting your recipes, but please don't worry about us. Take time to settle into your new job. And, please give us an update on your job. Yes, please send us pics too. My daughter lived across the bay too in West Seattle. There's a wonderful little Thriftway there you will love. You must visit it. Hugs to you Tao!
Dec. 5, 2010 7:00 pm
Tao, congrats on the job! And you are so right, getting a foot in the door is the absolute best way to move up. Now that this hurdle has been reached it ought to put your mind at ease some and you can truly concentrate on finding the job that is going to be the best fit for you. Which body of water? The sound or Lake Washington? My daughter just moved into a new place in Northgate. She has the opposite problem, she works in Marysville and where she was living downtown was a killer commute.
Dec. 5, 2010 7:56 pm
Congratulating you on your job and new home. Hard work moving and hard work starting a new job. Good for you and wish you the best on a step toward your career. Wishing you all things that are good that first day!
Dec. 6, 2010 5:34 am
Congrats on the job! Doesn't it feel great to be starting out in your new career and moving, too??!! Best of luck to you
Dec. 6, 2010 5:58 am
Congrats on your new job and home, too! You must be exhausted, Tao. Get some rest so you'll be inspired next time you decide to share a recipe with us.
Dec. 6, 2010 7:25 am
Thanks for the update Tao. Moving is such hard work - glad to hear about your new job. :) Congratulations.
Dec. 7, 2010 1:31 pm
Where are you at now, Tao? I lived in Poulsbo for many years.
Dec. 7, 2010 9:33 pm
Congrats on the new job You may find you absolutely love it. Good luck in your new home, get yourself settled and don't worry about us. We'll be here when you are ready.
Dec. 8, 2010 1:30 am
Good luck on your new job. Your co-workers are in for a wonderful surprise when you start sharing your cooking. Great career; been an RN for 30+ years; never had any regrets in this profession. Happy Holidays!!
Dec. 17, 2010 1:47 pm
Congratulations on your new job, Tao. And thanks for the many wonderful recipes! I have found that people who cook with care and purpose tend to be the most compassionate. That should make your co- workers and patients very happy.
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A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
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