Arrived in Los Baños at around 4am struggling with two boxes of suman latik, a traditional steamed sticky rice treat wrapped in banana leaves accompanied by latik or the sweet sauce from coconut milk and sugar. Suman latik is typically prepared during fiesta celebrations.
Continue reading “fiesta pasalubong”
I’m spending the last few hours in Albay at Bigg’s. This is my first legit coffee for the week – and thank goodness it is strong! The ChocNut was a welcome surprise. Continue reading “trip back to elbi”
Went for a late afternoon walk at the beach with the eldest sister and the father. It turned out that it was also Pa’s first visit in the “boulevard”. They’ve completed about a hundred meters of two-lane concrete road. It’s a good place to view the sunrise. Continue reading “Bacacay Boulevard”
I saw a couple walking corgi at Freedom Park. Continue reading “10.76km // 10’37””
Putting together the clothing rack I got from Lazada proved to be more relaxing than I expected. A great way to end the work week. Continue reading “assembly Friday”
For its price, this mug definitely brightened our week of the office. Manong Ceramics, our regular source of ceramic dishware and stainless utensils, dropped by the office and presented several coffee mugs. When I saw this one, I thought about how apt this was for our past raket job. Continue reading “a mug’s worth of laughs”
We had the first faculty meeting for the semester. Meetings provide the best opportunity to complete a doodle in one sitting. Continue reading “…and we’re back to doodling”