Category Archive: Odds and Ends

What Happened Here?

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Why all this carnage? Did a group of friends have a fight, and did they throw their frappuccinos at each other? Did they not like the blend and just gave up? Did a… Continue reading

What Makes You Beautiful?

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Dove has done it again. By “it”, I mean come up with another annoying campaign supposedly aimed at empowering women but really¬†is a stealth way of shaming them. In this new commercial, two… Continue reading

Happy My Birthday, Everyone!

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Well, technically it was two weeks ago, but it’s still March so it counts. My dream of having a TARDIS cake finally came true! Thanks to my niece. Our witches’ coven was complete… Continue reading

Terry Pratchett

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Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you… Continue reading

Care to go on a yoga retreat?

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Guys. Did you know that there was such a thing as yoga retreats? I may have just announced to the world that I live under a rock, but in the interest of full… Continue reading

A Filipino Christmas

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Every year at Christmas I alternate between a full-on Scrooge mode where I hate everything about the holiday, and a Tiny Tim persona where I love everything and everyone and all I want… Continue reading

Amazing Tennis Weekend with the IPTL

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I want to begin this post by saying I love my camera! I’ve had it for four years and I never realized that the sport setting is pretty awesome. And now that that’s… Continue reading

Homemade Bruschetta

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We all need something to munch on when we’re binge-watching, right? I’m not a big fan of chips because they make me nauseous. I don’t like popcorn either, because it makes me cough… Continue reading

A Doggie Birthday

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My baby had a birthday last week! I guess you can call me one of those crazy dog ladies who celebrates their dogs’ birthdays. Only fellow pet parents will understand. But from the… Continue reading

Sylvia Plath

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Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand. – Sylvia Plath

Quick and Easy Paella

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The recipe we use for paella is by Jaime Oliver. It’s simple and easy to make. Sometimes we can leave out some ingredients or change them up a bit, and it would still… Continue reading

Happy Pao!

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Are these the cutest things or what? For this week’s Sunday Special, I’ll be sharing something different from the usual family recipes. But first, the basics: Siopao is a Filipino-Chinese snack.¬† It’s a… Continue reading

Tea and Scones

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We had afternoon tea at my eldest sister’s house today. We brought the scones and tea set, she provided the jam and cream. It was a chance for our witches’ coven to catch… Continue reading

Brian Ruckley

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Loss alone is but the wounding of a heart; it is memory that makes it our ruin. – Brian Ruckley

Chicken Creme Crepes and Spanish Sardine Pasta

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Here are two more of my family’s favorite dishes. Chicken Creme Crepes in Red Meat Blanket started out as a Noche Buena, or Christmas Eve, dish. It became such a hit that we… Continue reading

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall. – Henry Wadsworth… Continue reading

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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Oh, the irony. I shot the photo above while in line to rebook our tickets for our cancelled flight. This, after waiting 6 hours to find out if we were flying or not.… Continue reading

Ontario Cup Champs!

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In other news, my nephew’s football team just won the U16 Ontario Cup! And, he set up the winning goal. Yay! We watched the match on the Ontario Soccer Association website, which livestreamed… Continue reading

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