Must be fate then. Read on.

Mechado: a recipe

| September 22, 2015

I can’t quite get over how easy it is to make mechado. Surely, something so yummy should be a bit more complex, right? Fortunately for all of us, this is not the case.   Ingredients beef — I chose ribs because the bones will make it more flavorful. I can’t remember how much I used. [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (March 1 to 7, 2015)

| March 9, 2015

The past week was great because… –sold something on Vinted Since February, not a week went by without any sales, may it be on Vinted or Poshmark. That’s a pretty amazing streak for me so please don’t stop. I certainly hope I didn’t jinx it by mentioning it but that thought just makes me super [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (January 25 to 31, 2015)

| February 1, 2015

The past week has been crazy busy as I alternated between working on my fabulous online ukay shop and making sense of my coding assignments. Both of these made me happy. Additionally,  I’m also grateful for these: –success in the kitchen: Honey Garlic Chicken! Mainly because I had honey, I had garlic, and I had chicken. [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (December 7 to 13, 2014)

| December 17, 2014

–yummy vegetarian dinner date Since we ate leftovers the whole of last week, we started this week by dining out. Yummy and healthy (I hope!)! –lights! lights! lights! On our way home, we decided to stop by Dyker Heights and take a short stroll to view the elaborate Christmas decors of the houses in the [...]

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 [...]

My first cookies

| October 17, 2014

Realize that this is a huge deal to me because I had never, in my whole life, ever baked anything. I had never even turned an oven on that I had to google how to preheat just to make sure I would not blow up the kitchen. Through it all, I was thinking, “My husband [...]

紅燒肉 (hóngshāoròu)/Asado/Braised Pork Belly: a recipe

| June 26, 2013

China loves its pork—loves it so much that it has a government stockpile of it because, you know, you wouldn’t want to risk social unrest because of rising inflation caused by skyrocketing pork prices, right? Come to think of it, why stop with the Chinese economy? The world economy is very much affected by the [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (June 16 to 22, 2013)

| June 24, 2013

-Bunny and my 8List articles on online dating came out. Click here for the “8 Reasons to Try Online Dating” and here for the “8-Point Guide to Online Dating.” Share them with your single friends and friends who have single friends (which is everyone so haha, I tricked you there)! -Yet another 8List article! This [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (June 9 to 15, 2013)

| June 18, 2013

I wasn’t able to read much this week. Instead, I… -got to play with the nephew and three nieces -sent not one but two lists to 8List. They’re about online dating so watch out for them!! -was able to declutter a bit while procrastinating. When it comes to decluttering my stuff, every little bit counts. [...]

Hey look! I can cook! (And that even rhymes)

| June 7, 2013

One happy surprise that resulted as a consequence of my writing retreat is the discovery that I am not completely helpless in the kitchen after all. This came as a shock to me and to people who know me well. My absolute lack of cooking skills has been legendary. I do not exaggerate. My cooking [...]