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New Family Hobbies

Happy Ninoy Aquino Day! The boys went to Franco’s neighborhood barber and left me all alone here. I wanted to come but they said they want an all-boys bonding activity. Fine! I have been telling myself for the past 2 weeks that I need to catch up on blogging anyway.

These are what we have been up to. I am glad that Franco decided to cut back on his extra curriculars and spend more time with Aki and me.


This is Mr Masa, owner of Tita Em’s, our favorite Japanese turo-turo in MCS. Blogged about it here. Silly Aki was trying to copy our suki’s Japanese eyes. Don’t you just love having a suki? Ate Tina and the rest of the staff in Booksale MCS,  Monique of  Good Eats in our Sunday parish tiangge, Kuya Manny and Kuya Willy of the Bicutan-Ortigas shuttles, Dom of Studio 2916, Kitkat of Kalea’s Conections.  Their special attention makes me feel important. During our last meal at Tita Em’s, Mr Masa translated the Voltes V songs for us. hihi


Franco, Aki and I probably gained a total of 25 pounds in the last couple of months, special thanks to our new hobby of supporting small entrepreneurs from our beloved community.

Here is a yummy Belgian waffle served ala mode from Milky Moustache


And these really moist and not-to-sweet red velvet crinkle sandwiches from one of the homebakers in our village. Yum-oh!


But what we really like to eat nowadays is PANCIT CANTON!! Franco re-introduced us to canton. In college, I must have eating at least 150 packs in my dorm room. When I started working, I stopped eating them. I discovered the convenience of home-cooked Washington carinderia food (no washing required!). Back to our canton obsession. We love eating canton while engrossed in our other hobby, watching 80’s movies and shows. God bless whoever invented Youtube and streaming

Here  we were eating canton while watching Ghostbuster II.



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Latest Additions to my Ref Magnet Collection

Can I just say that I have the nicest and most thoughtful friends and family?! Thanks to them, even if I have not been going anywhere, my magnet collection has grown. I blogged about my collection here, here and here.

Don’t you just love the intricate details of magnets? I wonder how they are made and what are they made of? Are those carved? Probably not. Are they hand or machine painted?

I love magnets because they remind me of the places that I have been too. They also remind me that I was remembered during the trips of my friends and family.  I have  lost some magnets. Sigh. Thanks to very curious and playful little hands. I particularly miss my Thailand river market and Davao durian magnets. Hopefully, I will get the chance to go back or someone who loves me will visit those places again and get me new magnets.

Moving on…

Thanks Tita Ming for my Taipei magnet!


From my dear father-in-law, a magnet from Rome.


From Stockholm with love. Thanks Sieggy! Malaysia magnet naman next time ha. 😛


Maggie got me this one from India. Thanks, Maggie! Your next assignment: Bacoor magnet. Harhar!

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