Getting New Glasses

“Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Before knowing my eyes are weak, I was in second grade. One day, the writings on the blackboard were just too blurry for me to understand. I always had to sit on the floor in front, very close toContinue reading “Getting New Glasses”

Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ” ― Oscar Wilde I was around seven or eight years old when Mom bought a set of cookbooks that opened the door for me to the world of baking. Back then, we only had the smallContinue reading “Memory Lane: Candy-Coated Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Hong Kong – September 2018 (Part 3 – Shopping)

As expensive as Hong Kong may be, it can actually be a nice place to go shopping. On my second day of visit, Trixie and I went to Times Square in Causeway Bay to shop and find stuff to send to her boyfriend who’s currently studying abroad. Our first stop in Times Square was theContinue reading “Hong Kong – September 2018 (Part 3 – Shopping)”

Hong Kong – September 2018 (Part 2 | Food)

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”  ― Mark Twain Hong Kong is not cheap. I can eat three meals in the Philippines for every meal in Hong Kong. Despite that, I cannot deny that Hong Kong has so many restaurants thatContinue reading “Hong Kong – September 2018 (Part 2 | Food)”

Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling

“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” –Margaret Mead  They say the youngest child is the luckiest child in a family. I am not sure I can say that with the deepest conviction. Maybe it’s because in our family, there’s onlyContinue reading “Perks of Having a More Successful Older Sibling”