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Peanut butter choco bar

On August 30, 2014, Posted by , in Lovely Thoughts, tags , With No Comments

Last week (while the internet is down!) I had the motivation to try out a no brainer recipe which I have been eyeing to do courtesy of the wonderful Mind Body and Green website. I’m a noob in the kitchen and cooking. So what sealed the deal with me in this…

Flat Pack Diaries

Completing small Disney jigsaw puzzles when I was younger didn’t prepare me very well in assembling bigger puzzles a.k.a flat pack furnitures when I came to Sydney. One of the challenges living on your own in Sydney is to learn how to DIY furnishings. Back when in Manila, furnitures are either bought…

May Fest Wrap

On June 2, 2014, Posted by , in Lovely Thoughts, tags , , With No Comments

Back where I came from, May has been a month of endless fiestas and festivities. Fiestas are celebrations for patron saints of a certain parish or community within the parish. In Sydney, the month of May ushers the end of Autumn season and the start of anticipated festivals namely The Sydney…

Soak, Stroll and Sip in Adelaide

We spent the last week of 2013 in the quaint city of Adelaide. Adelaide is located at the Southern Part of Australia. We went with another couple who initially suggested the trip a few months back. Before going to Adelaide, I had this preconceived notion that it is a rural environment…

New Year in Two Cities

On January 2, 2014, Posted by , in Immig(no)rant Love, tags , , , , With No Comments

If Manila is considered as one of the “Christmassy” cities in the world, it is fair to say that Sydney earns the title of the “New year” city. Sydney once again did not fail to shine and impress thousands of spectators in this year’s New Year extravaganza that has a…

I get by with a little help from my “kitchen” friends

On November 21, 2013, Posted by , in Lovely Thoughts, With No Comments

“Little” is an understatement. My so-called “kitchen” friends have helped me tremendously in my domestic survival. In the Philippines, I never learned how to cook. I didn’t have to. With my mama around and accessible fast food outlets near the office, there was no point in learning. Until I got…

Rainy Day Thoughts

On November 18, 2013, Posted by , in Immig(no)rant Love, tags , , , , With No Comments

“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”  70’s singer Karen Carpenter reckoned.   Personally, I like rainy days and Mondays at the moment because I’m working from home. Rainy day is a bummer when you have to commute and go to work especially on a Monday. Sydney has been battered…

Labas Lietuva! People (Part 3 of 3)

On October 1, 2013, Posted by , in Lovely Thoughts, With No Comments

PEOPLE The highlight of our Lithuania trip was the daily meet-ups for 9 consecutive days. Having to meet a new set of people everyday was exhilarating! It felt like we were on a speed dating session. Only difference is, they were not strangers but friends and family members. MY LITHUANIAN…

Labas Lietuva: Potato (Part 2 of 3)

I had a potato diet in Lithuania. Just as rice is the staple food in the Philippines, potato is the staple food in Lithuania. I had the pleasure of consuming varied Lithuanian dishes during our trip. With varied I meant that it was prepared differently but most ingredients are pretty…

Labas Lietuva! Hello Lithuania (part 1 of 3) Places

I fell in love with a wonderful Lithuanian guy back in 2009. This year, I found myself falling in love all over again. Only this time, with hubby’s homeland. Australia and Lithuania are world’s apart (literally on the other side of the earth). We bridged this gap with an arduous…