joni | December 17, 2015
This list fulfills a number of things: 1. remind me what we did during our trip, 2. serve as a suggestion of things to do/eat/whatever if anyone else is planning a Hawaii vacation, and 3. satisfy my love for lists, (or listing, if you may). So here is the itinerary (possibly incomplete but the [...]
joni | June 24, 2015
These people. They never quit. *shakes head* A California number this time (1-310-989-5878) from someone who calls himself Walter Hayes (and who btw also goes by the name “Steve G”). Again with a foreign accent but not as pronounced as our old friend Alyssa Brown’s. I got the call at around 6:15 PM (NYC time) [...]
joni | April 19, 2015
On April 14, 2015, I received five missed calls and voice mails from 1-347-741-8351. All five voice mails contain the same message recorded and transcribed below (Click the link to listen to the recording of one of her voice mails): +1-347-741-8351 Transcription: “This message is for you Joni Cham. My name is Alyssa Brown (?) and [...]
joni | January 24, 2015
We got home late last night–which was technically this morning–to the heaviest snowfall I’ve ever witnessed. It must be documented.
joni | January 6, 2015
Today is the first heavy snowfall of the season this part of the world.
joni | December 25, 2014
No noche buena for us but once midnight struck, this oversized kid attacked the presents mercilessly.
joni | December 8, 2014
The dropping temperature had me craving for champorado. And also because friend J posted a picture of one she recently had on FB. I had never tried making champorado but I have warm and fuzzy memories of my Gramma making us some for merienda especially on cold and rainy days back when I was a [...]
joni | November 23, 2014
Texas is huge. It gives the impression of vastness: wide highways that go on and on, flat lands that stretch endlessly, sprawling houses and structures that need not go up because they have the luxury of space to expand horizontally. Of course we were only in two cities for a few days so this generalization would [...]
joni | August 22, 2014
It felt like I hadn’t been out in the sun in ages so today, I decided to go for a walk to the library. And guess what, there’s some sort of fair going on on our block! It was still early so many of the stalls hadn’t opened yet but it looked like it will [...]
joni | August 12, 2014
We were at my in-laws yesterday and I grabbed a bag full of old clothes that nobody wanted anymore. I found three long skirts that fit me and although rationally, I should list them to my online selling sites because I already have too many clothes in general and too many skirts in particular, but [...]