Woke up one night to your soft voice, singing an old Filipino Bicol Lullaby “ *Sa Diklom Nin Bangui….”. Why is my brother crying and restless? Mama, you are singing to keep him still and calm….. Oh mama, mama didn’t you you see? My brother is gasping for lack of air! If I know thenContinue reading “The Tragic Lullaby”
via Thoughts Brought On By The First Rain In September, 2018
Rush…..rush….rush…..hurry…..hurry…..hurry, the swooshing flood still say, when every passing storm sends rain and flood the river to this day!
In Knitting or Crochet linggo, UFO refers to unfinished object. Most corners of my room hide a UFO or group of them. Hiding in traveling cases, shopping bags, plastic boxes etcetera. They come in different shape: rectangle, circle, hexagon and also in different colors. It’s time to get rid of them one by oneContinue reading “Crochet UFO Invaders!”
I remember a vietnamese friend of mine who made a pork stuffed Bitter Melon Soup. I love the taste of that soup so I have the craving to make some, specially that my Bitter Melon plant had produced enough fruits due for harvesting. Warning: If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, or breastContinue reading “Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon”
Vegetable Container Gardening is fun and the fact that most vegetables adapt well in unusual environment makes this type of gardening a pleasant and healthy hobby….
Bittermelon! It is decorative for its beautiful foliage; edible, medicinal and nutritious.
My most recent crocheted work. I love working this pineapple design. I used Crochet Cotton Thread from This site The thread is very nice to work with. I used crochet hook size 3.75mm. This specific thread can be searched at Mary Maxim by typing on the search box “1 lb cotton thread” and clicking on theContinue reading “Pineapple Tunic”
So Beautiful and so fragile… only last a day or two; each bright bloom reminds me of a passing day, a fleeting moment under the bright sunny sky. How can I have a bitter and unforgiving heart and at the same time admire these beauties before my eyes? I will forgive, I will be generousContinue reading “Transient Beauties”
What does Ambidextrouse crochet mean? The technique of using both right hand and left hand in making crocheted work. Right handed crocheters hold the hook on the right hand and make the crochet stitches from right to left; at the end of a row, the work is turned and the crocheter makes the next rowContinue reading “Ambidextrouse Crochet”