Mom-Finds: Yuko Aqua Gold Hair Repair Spray

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds / Beauty product “Ang kapal ng buhok mo” (your hair is thick).  This is how most, if not all, people describe my hair whenever I go to a salon or during the very few instances when people take notice.  It is thick, and dark, and dull.   Oh well…I … Continue reading

Cold Kani Salad

Today is Ash Wednesday.  For Catholics, it is the first day of the Lenten Season which lasts for 40 days until Palm Sunday, before Holy Week. This year, the Holy Week will be from March 29 until April 4, Easter Sunday. The 40 days of Lent is a time for penance, fasting, charity and prayer. … Continue reading

Crunchy Panko on Asuhos Fillets, et al

Crunchy chicken, crunchy fish, crunchy pizza, crunchy everything…that’s what you’ll hear from the kids every so often when it’s meal time. Panko, the Japanese bread crumbs is a staple in my kitchen as it gives that light, crispiness to everything I coat it with. Most often, fillets of fish, pork cutlets, and slices of tofu … Continue reading

Miso Soup for the Soul

A hot comforting soup on a chilly, rainy evening is always the way to go to complement your dinner.  And the other night, we had our favorite Japanese broth — miso soup. I mentioned in earlier posts when we dined at Kyoto Jack and Sugi, that my son loves miso soup. And whenever we order … Continue reading

It’s Raining and We’re Feeling Japanese (again)

No signage by the main street, and no directionals pointing to the right way. We just followed the light through the plaza. There was a downpour and it was very dark. That’s something different for the kids as we rarely take them out at night, more so on a rainy night! So they were excited … Continue reading

Weekend (Cheap) Thrills

Ah, Friday… time for some relaxing days ahead…a respite for tired, busy bodies from the week’s load. But for a parent like myself, having a “me time” over the weekend is a luxury, even a secret indulgence for some. With kids around, plans can always change in a snap. A play group on a Saturday … Continue reading