Gone Too Soon

People pray, “God change the world, it’s such a bad, bad world! ‘But I say, no you can improve on that prayer.  Instead, you can say, “God change this world and begin with me…” –Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago Sad news today.  The country mourns the passing of one of the country’s greatest lawyers, Senator Miriam Defensor…

Elvis Presley Pound Cake

    Pound cake, homies!  This cake is one of my absolute favorites.  I first learned to make this a few years back but I wasn’t really successful in my first attempts.  The flavor was right, the texture, however was a failure.  After a little research and countless baking, I finally did it. Pound cake,…

Movie + Chicken = KPOP

Korea’s staggering influence in our culture really amazes me.  Case in point is the phenomenal  Train to Busan.  There is nothing spectacular, just your typical zombie flick with English subtitles.   Surprisingly though, the movie turned out to be really good.  I enjoyed it even.  There is a skill I think Korean film makers are…

New Beginning

Finally….finally after months and months of concept and  thought, I at last arrived at my new beginning.  Yes, folks… I’m back!  Actually, I’ve been contemplating at writing again but inspirations took really its sweet time in finding me. So let us begin (once again) the journey.  Have you noticed this site got a new face…

Fall & Rise of a Writer

there is nothing half so pleasant than coming home again –Margaret Elizabeth Sangster Its over.  After almost year in silence, I finally mustered the courage and the will to write again.  And it feels liberating!  The dark veil has been lifted, the restlessness conquered, wandering seized, I’m where I should be… BLOGATHY I still find…

safely home…

the world watched and rejoiced as the rescue for the Chilean miners came to a thrilling end.  in a flawless rescue operation, all 33 miners who were trapped inside the state-owned coldeco copper company in  san jose  were led out thru a shaft of rock. i could not help to shed a joyful tear when…

and the search is on (again)

be careful for what you wish for i guess this is my lesson for today.  you see, i was searching far and wide for something to write yesterday.  i desperately needed an inspiration for a blog entry.  but all was in vain until… my househelp said she’ll be leaving on the 15th.  yep! the very…

sunday stealing: another question meme

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Garamond Bophin at the blog Garamond Bophin’s Journal. He states that he took it from Sally Maria. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link…

starting over

It’s been two months since my last post.  I know, I know… blogging (regularly) seem to be a major challenge to me these days.  I will not make any excuses for it.  Guilty as charged! I’ve been a silent expectator for two months.  I’ve just “sit through” all major, national, and personal event I can…

signs of the times?

The world as still a great deal of recovering to do from the devastation caused in Haiti, and yet another catastrophe came with a bang.  This time, in Chile, where a 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country.  I have no inkling that something horrible would happen that fateful day of Feb 27.  It was a…

wordless wednesday (thurs edition): then & now

                                                    I’m late! this is supposed to be yesterday but, got tied up with work so, here… a thursday edition. Old photo of me & hubby (boyfriend/girlfriend stage) 10 years and two kids after 🙂 more of wordless wednesdays here

Home Make Over

Every home needs sprucing, every now and then.  Ours is no exception.  The erratic weather, heavy rains and flooding has taken its toll in the house.    Aside from finding a good handyman, one of the tough challenges in getting the job done is having the right home improvement supplies.                                                                                                        Luckily, I need not…