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Showing posts from October, 2015

Let the Children Play

I love my nephews to death, and while I am that stereotypical doting aunt who lets them get away with everything - well most of the time - now and then, I am also sensible when it comes to proper "parenting". The other day, my sister shared the photo above on Facebook. I am probably biased, but my nephews are on the higher end of the intelligence spectrum. And I suppose that allowing them to play on their own, drawing on their imagination has a huge role in that.

The Quest for the Best Apple Pie in Manila: First Stop - Mom & Tina's

I've always had a sweet tooth, and I honestly can't say what my favorite dessert is. One thing I can say, though, is that I would never say no to Apple Pie. The sad thing is, I haven't had an Apple Pie that makes me feel like angels have just scattered pixie dust all over my tongue. Hence my search for the best Apple Pie in Manila. One of my go-to places for Apple Pie is Mom and Tina's. Mom & Tina's, dela Rosa Street I used to visit their branch along C5, but this new one is nearer to where I live now, and the other week, I just had to walk over there to have some pie.

...But of Love, Power, and a Sound Mind

Those are the last words of a Bible verse that I have pretty much leaned on for the better part of my life. A verse that my mom taught my sister and me very early on. When I woke up this morning, I realized I didn't remember anything about it all except for these last words. I had to google for the entire thing. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7

Remembering Kurt Cobain - and Looking Back at Who/What I Was

Every "kid" in the 90s knew and adored Kurt Cobain. For most of us, he represented what we wanted to be - to be our own selves without having to "suffer" the choking rules our parents imposed on us. Those who knew how to play the guitar would spend tons of effort and time to learn Nirvana songs. Because it was cool like that. Even cooler was to have the best guitar. Acoustic guitars like  seagull guitar  were the most popular, although we also went for electrics. Music was part of our rebellion. We were doing the right thing. We were kids. Now, we know better. I think.