If you haven’t heard of Cafe Leche yet, the best time to head over there and enjoy their food and drinks is right now. They have a nice variety of menu items, but most of them are brunch dishes. We ordered eggs Benedict and a cheese, bacon, and ham omelette with a side of toast. My omelette came with a simple salad, as well. One … Continue reading Cafe Leche Serves Brunch All Day
I turned 29 this year! The only things on my agenda were to hit the beach and eat good food. I’m happy to report that I did both. Two days before my birthday, we went for a day trip to La Union. Masa by Barefoot came highly recommended, so we headed over there for lunch. We occupied a vacant table outside under the shade of … Continue reading Objects of My Ingestion: Birthday Edition
Since its rise to popularity in December last year, Wordle has become a daily habit for many of us who love puzzles. The premise is simple: you have six tries to figure out a five-letter word, and each try, you get some clues. The clues tell you which letters are not in the word, which are, and whether you got the ones that are in … Continue reading Daily Games for People who Love Wordle
My journey from the US back to the Philippines was a rough one. I tested positive for COVID (possibly a false positive) and had to push my flight out a week – that was a week of hotel quarantine and at-home tests. The silver lining was some extra albeit unplanned time with my mom and awesome take-out food. Little Lucca offers crab sandwiches on Fridays! … Continue reading A Layover in Waikiki
Right on the edge of Arizona, just a few minutes from the border of California, is the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. For a detention center in the middle of the desert – it’s pretty nice. My mom and I took a long drive to visit my brother, who lives and works at the Marine Corps base there. The sun was bright and the … Continue reading A Day Trip to Yuma Prison
In case you missed it – we got engaged! One of the first conversations we had was about the timing of the wedding. We didn’t want to be pressed for time on planning and budgeting, so we decided on a long engagement. We gave ourselves a long runway – more than a year out from the engagement date. Since we were going to be engaged … Continue reading I Liked It, So I Put a Ring On It.
On the morning of December 5th, I was wondering how to tell my friends that I didn’t feel like shooting a video we had planned. In other words – being a flake. You know how you make plans when you’re excited and full of energy, but then on the day, you feel like doing nothing instead? It happens to me sometimes. Still, I usually end … Continue reading We Got Engaged.
I love sharing my growing collection of houseplants with my friends. At this point, I’ve given away a snake plant, some air plants, and a handful of aloe veras, all of which grew from one “mother” plant. One of the questions I get quite often are “What’s a plant that I can’t kill?” There’s no shame in admitting it – caring for houseplants isn’t for … Continue reading I Think You Need a Moss Ball
The first time I dined at Grumpy Joe, it was a newly opened, hole-in-the-wall place with a respectable ten-or-so tables. That was about eight years ago. Grumpy Joe as we know it today has grown remarkably, now with two large branches plus a third in La Union. Amid many changes (Their original branch along Leonard Wood has since shut down) the vibe hasn’t changed. Grumpy … Continue reading Grumpy Joe’s Must-Tries, All in One Go
Sometimes I look back at that first lockdown back in March of 2020, and I know I’m not alone in having binge watched Crash Landing on You. I don’t drink coffee, so I never got on the dalgona bandwagon, but the K-drama series offered a bit of comfort and levity in a scary time. CLOY fans will be thrilled to discover Seollem Cafe – a … Continue reading Seollem Cafe serves Korean Food, Drinks, and Aesthetics