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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Family

Dear Corwin, Tonight, while you were pretend buying things from the supermarket (wall) and cooking eggs, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese (puzzle pieces) on your oven (table), and telling me to be careful because it’s hot — You, to me: Are you having fun? Me, smiling: Yes. You: Are you happy? Me: Yes, I’m happy. You: I’m happy, too. You’re 2 years, 7 months, and 2 days old today. I’m still not used to being so happy I could burst into tears. I have beenView full post »

Costa del Sul

We’re looking into having a new table custom-made for the office, so we dropped by Costa del Sul this afternoon. It’s this little furniture shop inside MC Home Depot at Bonifacio Global City, owned by a French couple who now live in Manila. (Incidentally, their beautiful home was featured on Daphne’s blog. You’ll definitely want to see that.) All their pieces are made with recycled hardwood from old houses, boats, train rails, and more. It’s environmentallyView full post »

Children’s Books by Oliver Jeffers

One of my favorite finds during our Sydney trip was Oliver Jeffers. He’s an Australian author, and that’s probably why I haven’t seen his books in Manila before. I think bookstores here tend to stick with books written in American English. I’ll think it’s cute if our son starts spelling it “colour”, but I don’t think his teachers would like that very much. Nevertheless, these books are amazing and tug at my heart. They’re incrediblyView full post »

Finding My Balance

I learned to ride a bicycle last month, at the age of 31. I didn’t learn as a kid. My dad tried, but he let go and I fell. He meant well, and this was the way everyone else I know learned, but I never went back on one. One of my biggest fears is falling. I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that I would never be able to ride a bike. Once you reach a certain age without learning, you just sort of accept it as your truth, that you’re going to grow old without knowing how. But oneView full post »