Down in Chinatown on Chinese New Year 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai, hong bao na lai!Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Kong Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday (January 23rd on the Roman calendar) was the first day of the lunar year of the Water (Black) Dragon.  Chinese people all over world celebrate the Spring Festival with much exuberance.  This most important annual event marks the end of … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Photography Tips for Better Pictures

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Hobby What I’m going to share here is not from a formal workshop, nor is it a photography class.  It was a very casual tutorial session among friends — a group of moms who simply enjoy taking photos (lots!), either for business, for blogs and websites, or for personal files. Practicing on … Continue reading

Mom-Style: Traveling Mama Jen of ‘Folie à Deux’

“Mom-Style will serve as my platform to put the spotlight on fashion-savvy moms from all walks of life… Being a mother is a full-time ‘job’ and as a result, many moms tend to forget to take care of themselves. So making an effort to look good can, in turn, become an inspiration for others to also … Continue reading

From Hummus to Ginataan, With Love

Last weekend was like a food fest of sorts. A long-planned company reunion was set at my former boss’ beautiful home down South.  This proved to be a memorable gastronomic experience for all of us who came to the party as we got to sample an array of local and exotic dishes, all made with … Continue reading

Mommy Journey’s Giveaway With A Cause

While I am running my own weekly blog anniversary blowout this month, I’m happy to share that one of the blogs I follow, The Mommy Journey, is also hosting a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day giveaway — a special family photo shoot with Tracey Heppner Photography for one lucky momma and her family. I rarely join giveaways wherein I have to blog … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Tales of a Pathological Picture-taker

Third Friday of the month:  Hobby / Recreation Embroidery, stamp collecting, baking, sketching, scrap-booking, etc., etc. I used to have so much passion for my childhood hobbies. None of the digital stuff then. As much as I would like to take on a serious hobby now, there’s just not enough time in a day and … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Make-Your-Own Christmas Photo Cards

Third Friday of the Month:  Hobbies / Arts & RecreationIt’s that time of the year when we prepare for the coming holiday season with our gift lists, home decorating ideas, sumptuous party food recipes, and planning fun family get-togethers.  This season also inspires us to get in touch with friends and loved ones from across … Continue reading

Picture, Picture! Pinoys, Where in the world are you?

I have in my bucket list some of the top tourist destinations in the world that I would like to visit someday, which includes the new seven wonders of the world.  In the meantime, I have to settle for videos and photographs of these amazing places that my family and friends have been sharing with … Continue reading