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Foodstuff

Jicama Dumpling with Pork

When I was growing up, one of my favorite snacks to eat is singkamas or jicama drizzled with salt, chopped chili, and vinegar. It’s sour, but the sweet, juicy taste of jicama balanced it. The taste is almost like sweet and sour but a little bit tangy. I always prefer it than the famous green mango with bagoong or shrimp paste. Today, I  ...

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Book Affair, Book Review

Love from Paris (Love Detective #2)

Title: Love from Paris Series: Love Detective Author: Alexandra Potter Genre: Chick Lit Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks Release Date: July 30, 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Source: Borrowed Ruby, the Love Detective, goes to Paris! The second book in the series that started with THE LOVE DETECTIVE, this is a hugely fun, satisfying and gripping  ...

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Book Affair

First Book Giveaway Winner!

Hi guys, I hope you had a very merry Christmas. A month ago, I threw my first ever book giveaway for Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold. Today, I’m excited to announce that we already have a winner. She’s no other than: If you’re Jenny, I’ll be emailing you soon about the updates. For the rest of you who joined  ...

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Life in General

Shipping Cart by LBC Service Review

Is LBC Shipping Cart the answer to our online shopping woes? Maybe, maybe not. Earlier this year, I made my very first purchase on Amazon.com from the Philippines. As you may know, we don’t have our own Amazon in the country unlike in Japan. So, buying stuff from the US is a bit of a struggle. Thankfully, I discovered Shipping Cart,  ...

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Foodstuff

Mung Bean & Squash Stew (Monggos & Kalabasa)

One of my favorite food growing up was mung bean stew. Whenever mom was low on cash, she’d cook mung bean stew to feed a family of seven. Two cups of mung beans are already enough to feed us all in one meal, and we’d all be full. Whenever she cooked this stew, she’d pair it with either chicken bones or dried fish just to give  ...

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