Portlandia ~

One of my favorite cities to visit is Portland, OR because I never feel the pressure to always be doing something. OK, so I’ve only been to Portland twice: first in 2016 and more recently in 2018. Each time I went, I didn’t have the nagging feeling of “oh, I need to do this” orContinue reading “Portlandia ~”

M. Manila & the places my tummy loved

So central is food in Filipino culture that the question, “Kumain ka na ba?” (translation: Have you eaten yet?), deserves a top 3 spot for frequently asked questions in the Philippines. Filipinos love their food — rightly so, because there is definitely something magical about food in the Philippines. It seems that a Filipino pastime isContinue reading “M. Manila & the places my tummy loved”

Gems in the Sunset

It’s been real, Sunset! As I say my goodbyes to this wonderful neighborhood, allow me to pay homage to the treasures that make leaving the Sunset so bittersweet.