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A Day at Industry City

| June 9, 2015

One of the things I like about living in Brooklyn is stumbling into places like this: (More pictures on FB.)


| February 18, 2014

A friend will be visiting Shanghai for a few days in March and asked for recommendations. I thought it would be great for my list to serve a double purpose so I’m also posting it here. I will preface this list with a disclaimer: There are many interesting places in Shanghai and I’m bound to [...]

Our Trip to Bicol!

| December 23, 2013

One day, G saw a picture of the Mayon Volcano and asked when we would be going to see it. Although my Amah was from Bicol and we do still have family there, I had not been to the region for more than two or three times in my life. We needed to remedy that. [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (December 1 to 7, 2013)

| December 10, 2013

–PEN Conference. It was nice to see old professors and classmates in a literary event. Some of the pictures we took are here. –I found this blog entry which made me super happy! –finished two books: “Drop” by Mat Johnson (It was just ok. G hated it. Haha!) and “America, Here I Am!” by Maria Eden [...]

At the PEN Conference

| December 4, 2013

I rarely get to attend literary events these days so when I manage to, it’s always a treat for me. Here are some of the pictures G and I took at the event.   During a coffee break, we had a photo shoot with no less than the National Artist for Literature and my beloved [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (September 29 to October 5, 2013)

| November 7, 2013

–Palawan!! Bunny and I spent the whole week in Palawan (first El Nido with V, then Puerto Princesa). Pictures are yet to be posted because we’re lazy like that. Thank you. More please!  

China trip (Day 11 – Shanghai)

| October 24, 2013

Aside from revisiting our old haunts, we have some errands to run in Shanghai. A quick visit to the notary public and my old office took care of most of that. Visiting government offices in Shanghai is generally painless. One needs to wait for half an hour to an hour in a nice and clean [...]

China trip (Day 10 – Kunming to Shanghai)

| October 23, 2013

Ahh to be out of the perpetual rain in Kunming and be in sunny Shanghai! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love Shanghai! The minute we touched down, I felt a sense of relief wash over me. I realized this feeling was reserved only for places I consider home. Familiar territory! [...]

China trip (Day 9 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We decided to take it easy today. We started by hanging out at a cafe near Yunnan University. We had coffee and pizza while we watched people go about their business. The all-cheese pizza was yummy.   V flew back to Xiamen today so we went to see her off at the bus station. We [...]

China trip (Day 8 – Kunming)

| October 21, 2013

We started the day looking for food streets. We found some and ate whatever interesting snacks we encountered. I didn’t take any pictures of the food because it was hard to eat and walk and take pictures at the same time. I might not be good at multitasking after all. These are some of the [...]