I had it all planned when the year started – I was going to start it strong. So on New Year’s Eve, we kicked it off with a good bottle of wine; I finished reading a new book within the first two days of 2022; and finally convinced D to brave the queue in this… Continue reading Art Pieces That Lift Me Up
As I look back to 2021, I’m thankful that loved ones are safe and healthy. Though we did not get to fly at all this year, we had the opportunity to explore the places near us and rekindled our appreciation for our Filipino heritage and culture. I also got to discover the Filipino artists, and… Continue reading Cheers to a New Year!
I achieved my 2021 GoodReads Reading Challenge – 80 books! I can hardly believe it, but then again, I’ve not been as active in writing this year. I guess that’s where most of my time went. I’ve gotten to read quite a few good books, but there were only a handful that I’d say I… Continue reading Books I Loved Reading This Year
Hello, my friends. It’s been a long time. I’m so happy for this weekend because it starts my one week vacation leave, woohoo! We were supposed to fly to Bohol, Philippines, next week. It was a rescheduled trip, which we had to cancel altogether because COVID cases here in the Philippines are still high. So… Continue reading Saturday Market
Hi my friends. I have missed blogging for a couple of weeks. I’ve really been stuck indoors, as I could no be bothered going through another swab test to fulfill domestic travel requirements – which includes crossing over to the nearby provinces of Bataan and Batangas. I’ve done it twice over the summer to be… Continue reading Beads Workshop
I’ve always been into vintage shopping, and a couple of years ago I also had a go at selling preloved items online. Recently I realized my small bookshelf’s space had run out (books tightly packed in, all of them gathering dust) and decided to do an instant decluttering. I quickly took photos of them and… Continue reading Book Sale
Today is a Philippines Holiday – Day of Valor. I’m thankful for the time to re-energize, catch up on my reading, walk around to check out the new blooms in my garden, and more time playing with this little guy who’s been keeping me company at my home office every day. He keeps me on… Continue reading Garden Flowers and Nacho
New Year, new books lined up to read. Most are really spillovers from last year. I give myself a pat on the back as I managed to read 72 out of my 70 books tagged for the 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge. So this year I’m upping the ante for my Reading Challenge goal and I… Continue reading 2021 Book Challenge
A few more hours to go until the start of a new year, and although New Year’s Eve will probably be the most different of all I’ve ever had, my 2020 send off playlist is all set, thanks to the songs cited by my friends and relatives. I’m ready to play this on repeat until… Continue reading New Year’s Eve
I’ve binge watched Alice in Borderland on Netflix over the last few days and seeing the Shibuya crossing during the first episode made me miss Tokyo so much. And to add further to my longing, I found the Rurouni Kenshin The Final/The Beginning trailer on YouTube. These prompted me to look through photos we took… Continue reading Ramen Sunday Rave
I used to enjoy afternoon tea with friends. But since the lockdown, sadly one of my favorite teashops TWG had closed off their dining area so I’ve not had a chance to have a proper afternoon tea. I’m still on the lookout for good scones and clotted cream. When I find them maybe I can… Continue reading Vintage Cups
It’s Christmas all over the world tonight and even though we are celebrating it quite differently this year, I am still in a festive mood. Thankful for the intimate and simple family dinner, the technology allowing us to connect remotely to loved ones, the gift of life, love and peace. To all of you, friends… Continue reading Christmas All Over the World
Hello my friends, it’s been a while. I haven’t been able to blog for weeks (which feels like forever). Been working long hours for the last couple of months to the point that I dreamt of work. Now I’m so grateful I finally got a bit of my life back. I usually don’t say it… Continue reading I’m Back!
Hello friends! What is beauty for you? I’m quite visual person, and I wanted to share with you my answers to today’s question from my A Sentence A Day 3 Years diary: I hope you have a beautiful day!
Today, my friends, is Day 2 of my long vacation. I had to file my leaves mid year and even though chances of flying was slim to none, I’m glad I lodged this two week off from working from home. And since I’m feeling a bit courageous D and I headed to the mall to… Continue reading Highlight of My Day