Macaro(o)ns. Upon seeing these trays, my youngest sister instantly uttered: “Oh Tate, macarons.” To which, I’d fondly bake for them during summer and regular weekends. One of our favorite baked treats that is soft, chewy, chock-full of desiccated coconut cookie, typically combined with eggs and sweetened condensed milk. A recipe I actually owed from our… Continue reading Macaroon memories.
Few days ago, in Netherlands, me and my sister had a good catchup and delightfully recalled and shared how things were on our childhood, aside from playing. Our kitchen was normally busy especially during summertime of the early 90’s and she (& other sister) would sell out our finished products — cooked dishes (vegetables of… Continue reading How’s it back then.
Life views emphasized this year: 💗It’s quality over quantity that really matters. 💗As I get older, I really just want to be surrounded by good people – those who are good for me, good to me and good for my soul. 💗Purge and let go. Treasure the good moments instead and keep those who are… Continue reading Another year’s reification.
My very special Valentine’s date. She’s here for the PH trade delegation to ensure closer collaboration with #UAE authorities in enhancing the quality of exports to UAE as well as to other GCC countries and neighboring Africa (#Dubai as the center of trade). She’s conceivably busy, but she pressed on to manage some of her… Continue reading My very special Valentine’s date.
Blessed — to be one of the thousands of people packed in the stadium to attend a momentous ceremony of 90-minute, open-air mass, celebrated by the Pope in the Arabian Peninsula, the first ever in the heart of Islam. It is rare… The gathering is a mirror of this country — presence of varieties of… Continue reading Pope’s Visit to UAE
Life has its highs and lows. At times it’s astounding, at times it’s horrible. And in between, are passing moments — the endearing moments we want to cling to and relish and the dull moments we try to get through and forget. We escape, anticipate and formulate temporary excitement, rather than actual enjoyment. If I… Continue reading Life.
Why and how a change of place may change the cards of hearts — few of my questions that made me intentionally map out to be here, to personally seek out answers from my own eyes and felt experience. Sought and able to find more. Explored, yet still in pursuit, pushing further. I take a… Continue reading Forethought.