Life Goals: Be a “Filipino Mom”

  “Mom, are you gonna be like those ladies at that party?” “You mean those Filipino ladies?” “Yeah. Those aunties.” “Why not? They’re so joyful!” “That’s weird, mom. That’s… embarrassing.” “Embarrassing for me or for you?” That’s how a conversation played out with my 12-year-old a few weeks ago while walking home from our neighbor’s party. Our… Read more »

Glitter / Putz House: Farmhouse

I’ve gone glitter house crazy over here a few weeks ago for days at a time, fitting in this project …

Glitter / Putz House: Cottage

When I was 7 years old I performed at a Christmas recital at McCrea’s music store in La Mesa, CA. I finished …

Halloween “Beetlejuice”

Halloween is coming soon and it’s an excellent time to get some friends (or your kid’s friends) together and “hang …

SAINT Teresa of Calcutta

The evening started to get  dark at an early time and my mom drove into one of the rougher neighborhoods in …

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