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

White Christmas (1954)

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Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

Holiday Inn (1942)

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My Classic Movie Monday is a bit late this week, but I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about “Holiday Inn”! This is my third favorite Christmas movie of all time. And… 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

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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Is it St. Loui-ee or St. Loui-s? The movie makes it a point to answer the question from the beginning, though it is hard to say St. Loui-s (which they teach us is… Continue reading

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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I saw this movie on TCM while doing my usual channel-surfing, and because I saw that James Stewart was in it, I just had to watch. He plays Alfred Kralik, a salesman in… Continue reading

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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Our Christmas moviefest continues with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Can we just stop for a moment and try to wrap our heads around the fact that David Niven and Cary… Continue reading

Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary’s (1944/1945)

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You guys, do you realize we only have seven Mondays left before Christmas? Seven! Where did the time go? That means only seven Classic Movie Mondays for my holiday films. I am such… 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

And Then There Were None (1945)

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It’s Halloween week! So for Classic Movie Monday, I decided to feature And Then There Were None.  This is the 1945 film adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel and stars Barry Fitzgerald.… Continue reading

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

“Can you please never release an album that automatically downloads ever again?”

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U2 have been making the rounds lately, promoting their newest album Songs of Innocence. On the Graham Norton Show, Bono explained why he wears sunglasses all the time. It’s already been said years… Continue reading

“You’re as infirm as Windsor Castle.” – Downton Abbey 5×05

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I had quite a hard time thinking of what to write about this week’s episode because it seemed like nothing much happened. Not that it was a bad episode, because it wasn’t. It… Continue reading

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

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Bless your beautiful hide! This is one of the most entertaining, colorful, and outright fun movie musicals ever. We watch this over and over and never get tired of it. Seven Brides for… Continue reading

The Clara Show

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The Clara Show is a new BBC show that premiered on Aug. 23. It stars Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. I’m not familiar with her other work, but she was on a show… 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

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