STORIES

My last century egg

Being cooped up with limited access to ingredients and condiments has made me realised how linked I am to my Chinese Filipino heritage. I may write in English, but my taste, when pared down to its core, is Chinoy.

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STORIES

Coffee beans and Christianity

Some friends, who also happen to be neighbors, gave me Barako (liberica) coffee beans and salad greens last week. More than just friends, they have been siblings in faith, helping me in my (very unsteady) walk as a Christian. I’m the worst example of a child of God, so it’s great to find people who […]

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TRUE WEIRD

What’s in my travel esoteric kit

This is the esoteric kit I have with me a lot of the time. It consists of a mini tarot deck, some candles, a lighter, a stick of palosanto (which is apparently endangered so I’ll be changing this), a quartz crystal, and a vial of rock salt. Not in the photo a recent addition, a […]

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STORIES

The joy of eating someone else’s home cooking

The action implies that someone specifically made time to make food for you-they shopped, prepped, and cooked for you. We tend to take this for granted, especially when we’re used to having dishes magically appear in front of us during mealtimes courtesy of a family member or the help.

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