Must be fate then. Read on.

Hawaii Trip (November 24 to December 2, 2015)

| 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 [...]

Scammer Alert! Part 2!

| 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) [...]

Scammer Alert!

| 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 [...]

Snowflakes this big

| 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.

So much whiteness

| January 6, 2015

Today is the first heavy snowfall of the season this part of the world.

Christmas 2014!

| December 25, 2014

No noche buena for us but once midnight struck, this oversized kid attacked the presents mercilessly.

Champorado: a recipe

| 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 [...]

Trip to Texas

| 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 [...]

Some sort of fair!

| 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 [...]

New Skirts!!

| 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 [...]