Coffee, Me and James T

Cabin fever is one of the things we struggle with nowadays, especially that we’ve been on quarantine for almost 8 months now. Even during the shift to GCQ (General Community Quarantine) where some of the restrictions set were loosened, we still feel…well, constricted. You see, we’re tiny living in Manila, at a unit that’s 70 steps through a small, narrow alley, up a hill. There are no yards to move about at here. When the lockdown happened, the landlady decided to construct the unit on the other side of our floor. Each floor of this building is only the size […]

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Quarantine Home Eats: Samgyup sa Bahay – 삼겹 사 바하이

My first Samgyupsal experience wasn’t that much fun. My husband, Jay, took us to this one in BGC where we had to line up for a long time before we could get a table, which is pretty common because Samgyupsal restos has become such a phenomenon in Manila. But it wasn’t the waiting that got to me. The place was so cramped, the tables were so close to each other, and you have to walk sideways between tables to get to the one the staff assigns you. At that time, the two younger boys were still smaller (and more active), […]

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5 Gutter Cleaning Tips You Must Know

If people were to finally understand the importance of properly cleaning their gutters, there would be far less property damage and far less injuries. When the fall season comes, everybody should get prepared for doing this type of cleaning, so that their roofs are ready for the winter and snow that’s ahead. Of course, you can just leave everything as it is and not clean a thing, but that will probably cost you some repair money afterwards. Now, since we cannot all be gutter cleaning experts, I can completely understand why people feel overwhelmed with the whole idea of getting […]

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Balcony Farming in Quarantine

I’ve always wanted to plant vegetables in our mini balcony, but for some reason, my attempts to do so had been futile. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been too busy attending to so many things and I haven’t really had the time to pamper and nurture my plants. Because really, one of the things I’ve learned in balcony farming is that these plants need proper attention, caring, nurturing, and yes, sometimes, spoiling! But I’ll get to that in a bit ’cause I’ve got quite a mouthful to say about that last part, haha! I see many plantitos and plantitas on Facebook, […]

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Virtual Visit to The Catsup Museum

Before the lockdown, our family used to move around a lot. You’ll barely see the kids working on their academics at home. We like to do things and learn about things in person. In fact, one of the things that we miss a lot is being able to visit museums to learn about different stories and histories. We’ve heard of virtual museum tours when the Pandemic hit, but we haven’t had the chance to check them out. What we did get to see was the virtual tour of the Great Wall of China which my 11-year old has been wanting […]

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