Category Archive: Odds and Ends

Kalabasa Leche Flan Recipe

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Leche Flan is a traditional Filipino custard dessert. It’s made from eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. This recipe, courtesy of businessdiary, puts a twist on the classic by adding a vegetable to the… Continue reading

Back To The 80s

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There was an 80s mini exhibit at the mall recently, which I found really entertaining on so many levels. Is the 80s already that prehistoric a decade that there would actually be an… Continue reading

Sliders

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My sister dug up this wonderful antique serving dish and tea set that belonged to my grandmother.   So pretty. This inspired us to start our Sunday Special dinners. We try out new recipes… Continue reading

Lessons My Dog Taught Me

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1. Having a dog is a commitment. You can’t just decide on the spur of the moment that it would be cute to have a dog. You will buy special dog food because… Continue reading

O Captain! My Captain!

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I just finished watching Dead Poets Society because I needed a way to mourn and to process Robin Williams’ passing. Throughout the movie I could still deny that he was gone – how… Continue reading

French Toast Puns?

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My niece is half-seriously scheming of putting up a restaurant specializing in French toast – a French Toast-aurant, if you will. There are some plans to serve Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch and Macklesmores, and… Continue reading

Jonathan Safran Froer

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The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did. – Jonathan Safran Froer

Why I Don’t Hate Starbucks

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I’ve often wondered why so many people hate – I mean REALLY HATE – Starbucks. It’s a thing on the internet, apparently. And I know a few people in real life who’ve said… Continue reading

“Writers don’t need tricks or gimmicks.”

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Originally posted on The Daily Post:
If you write for an audience — be it millions of strangers or your mom — you inevitably think about how your words appear to others. Very often, this…

Jacobe Veterinary Clinic: Avoid At All Costs!

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If you want a vet who will be condescending, negative and rude, Jacobe Veterinary Clinic in Marcelo Green Village is the place for you. I brought my dog “P” to the clinic for… Continue reading

Facebook is controlling our emotions!

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There’s all this hoopla about a recent study that revealed how Facebook conducted a social experiment on unwitting people. Supposedly they chose a group of users and controlled the tone of the items… Continue reading

More Thoughts On Blogging

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I’ve been browsing through the many blogs available here on Blogger, and I just have to say I’m inspired by everything I’m seeing.  I’m amazed at how creative people are – how did… Continue reading

Mister Beebop Has A New Look

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Hey, Mister Beebop had a makeover! I’ve been playing around with my blog’s colors and format all day and I’ve come up with my favorite overall look.  The hardest part was the colors… Continue reading

This is the MOST sexist commercial ever.

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Rant-o-Meter: 10/10 It begins with “Men are different. Our more active lifestyles give our scalp a beating…” Seriously?!? Your lifestyle is more active than whose, exactly? Are you talking about non-athletes in general?… Continue reading

Superstition and the Sports Fan

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If you think athletes are superstitious, then you have never watched sports with me. Rafa Nadal has just won his 9th French Open over Novak Djokovic. This is the first time any tennis… Continue reading

Fat-Shame On You

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I updated my profile picture on Facebook, and within 5 minutes, one of my former co-workers sent me a private message. “Hi [fatty]! HAHAHAHA”. (He used the Tagalog word for fatty).I suppose I… Continue reading

Tips: How To Get Your NSO Birth Certificate, NBI Clearance, SSS/UMID

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A couple of weeks ago I had to claim some work documents, for which I needed two valid government IDs. All I had was my passport because I lost both my SSS and… Continue reading

A Taste Of Downton

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Why do we love Downton Abbey? It’s a television show that follows the lives of the aristocratic Grantham family,  set in Edwardian England. The costumes are beautiful to look at, the settings are… Continue reading

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