From the Kitchen

I’m Bad at Making Simple Soups.

Many would agree they're the easiest to make but I end up with broth that is either bland or has too much of a certain spice or seasoning (I was overzealous with black pepper in the featured soup above.) Or with a pot of waterlogged ingredients that don't look appealing once reheated. Otherwise, I consider… Continue reading I’m Bad at Making Simple Soups.

Photos and Poems

Hide and Seek

Children may like the idea of a never ending game. Only we are not children Though we weep and ask pointless questions about the doll tilting to its side, that whiff of jasmine at nine AM, the icy grip of a mellow song. Who left the light on last night? Dreams? Oh, but we don't… Continue reading Hide and Seek

writing · Writing Desk

Writing Desk: Postcard from a Lazy November

As if to make up for my hectic October, I'm having an unproductive November. I missed the registration for the next PM course. I signed up for Nanowrimo and as of today, I only have 400+ words to show for it. One would think I should be inspired. There is hope in the air, with… Continue reading Writing Desk: Postcard from a Lazy November

musings · writing · Writing Desk

Autumn Busybody’s Pandemic Poem

I surprised myself this fall by enrolling in a Project Management course. The original plan had been to attend a TESOL program, but admissions required my transcripts from Manila, as well as proof of my English language fluency (smirks). I couldn't take the TOEFL test in time for fall registration and the only way to… Continue reading Autumn Busybody’s Pandemic Poem

Memory Lane · musings · Places

Sweetness in a Slice of Rejected Pie

Remember those jokes going around the social media about "returning" 2020? The beta isn't great, it needs a reboot, so on? Well, we've used up two-thirds of it. Even if it was possible, a cosmic return-exchange isn't going to happen at this point. Mindful of time being precious though it hadn't been what was hoped… Continue reading Sweetness in a Slice of Rejected Pie

from the bookshelf · musings · reading

From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

I was craving a thriller so I searched for a "literary thriller" online, my definition being one that delivers suspense and twists without sacrificing depth and flair. To my surprise, a list I consulted included Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. A chilling read, yes, but I wouldn't have qualified it as a thriller. This made… Continue reading From the Bookshelf: History of Wolves

From the Kitchen

From the Kitchen: The Headless Northern American Seafood

Hard to believe that for someone who loves to cook and eat, I'm posting about food just now. I didn't plan on writing a foodie blog, foodie being a term that manages to be overused even if its definition is elusive. Is it someone with an adventurous palate, willing to try everything, or someone very… Continue reading From the Kitchen: The Headless Northern American Seafood