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China trip (Day 1 – Xiamen)

| October 13, 2013

We spent most of the day at Gulangyu, an island about 10 minutes away from the Xiamen ferry pier.     I had a halo-halo like snack. Except it didn’t have ice. Nor milk.   And then when we got back to the city, we ate. A lot.     After snacking, we finally settled [...]

One good reason to visit me in Shanghai…

| December 11, 2011

Milk teas are cheap and plentiful. Consider these prices at Happy Lemon in Manila. And then these at Happy Lemon in Shanghai.   Current exchange rate is at RMB1=Php6.85. Fine, let’s put it at RMB1=Php7 just to make things a little easier for us mathematically-challenged beings. So there. You do the math (since I have [...]

Still on Milk Teas

| May 23, 2011

This cracked me up so much that I just had to share it. On another day, I got my milk tea fix from another milk tea shop.

Milk Tea

| May 22, 2011

I honestly don’t know where to start the updates so might as well start with milk teas. I’ve been drinking so much milk tea that  my throat is beginning to hurt. But what can I say, they’re so yummy! So I’m trying to drink more water to be kinder to my throat. But lookee here! [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (April 24 to 30, 2011)

| May 3, 2011

The past week was quite frustrating as my HK vacation plans did not push through. On the up-side, the mistaken belief that I was leaving on Friday made people want to have dinner with me everyday of the week. –Yummy dinners with Anna Manna @ Bistro Mondo (Monday) with Jing, Artie, and Daniel @ Hawkers [...]

Vegetarian Ratatouille @ Tea Republic

| April 19, 2011

I got jealous of Gordie’s dinner at Ikea so instead of grabbing a quarter-pounder at McDonald’s, I got myself pasta at Tea Republic instead. Since it was the Tea Republic, I was tempted to try their milk tea. But I restrained myself. I’ll be having milk tea in Hong Kong AND Shanghai pretty soon.

Milk Tea on a Lazy Saturday Afternoon

| April 8, 2010

Three weeks, working full-time, might be too short a period to truly get to know a place as dynamic and diverse as Shanghai. To get the most out of my stay, I would always be rushing about, taking in as much of the sights and sounds as I could.  Until one Saturday afternoon (April 3), [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (October 11 to 17, 2009)

| October 17, 2009

– all-tidied-up ipod! And about 15 new songs from N! So I had been procrastinating on organizing my iTunes and cleaning up my ipod. For months. Ten months, to be exact. Until today when I vowed to write Chapter 7 and thought, hey wouldn’t it be nice to update my ipod and organize all of [...]

In My Mother’s House, Chapter 6

| September 21, 2009

Aaargh!! My eyes can hardly focus now. But yes, finally, second draft of Chapter 6 for your consumption: (Oh, and Anna owes me a cup of chai from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! *does the endearingly awkward Joni dance) CHAPTER 6 Nina washed the last of the glasses slowly. She must have soaped them three [...]