Author Archives: Hazel

Hyperemetic Lion

Hyperemetic. That’s how my travel buddy described Singapore’s merlion, at least on an FB comment.  She’s a doctor.  That probably explains why. ABC Wednesday

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Beach, Life is

ii. Some of my happiest childhood memories are those spent on the beach. iii. History repeats itself. When I told the kiddo that we would celebrate the new year at the beach, I saw my own excitement many years before … Continue reading

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Asik – Asik Falls

The loveliest waterfall I have ever seen in my entire life to date – Asik – Asik Falls. It is found in a small, far-flung village called Barangay Upper Dado in Alamada, a town in North Cotabato province in the … Continue reading

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A Rosicrucian tale by Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1842 At a glance, Zanoni is a novel about a member of an ancient fraternity who gives up his power of immortality for love of a human. Plot is of course available on Wikipedia. … Continue reading

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Year 2017

Another year is about to go. Time flies. Isn’t that an often-heard of refrain? As I made a mental list of my highs and lows this year, I realized there really was just one low: the fur son crossing the … Continue reading

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Xmas Gastronomy

What do you think of “Xmas?” The “X” stands for the Greek letter “Chi,” which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is “Christ”. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for … Continue reading

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Warabi mochi

I am fond of Japanese food; the main dishes at least. It was not until I had enough time to be curious that I got acquainted with a dessert called warabi mochi. The names are strange to me. Here are … Continue reading

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