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Cheap durable Chopsticks


Using chopstick has been a struggle for me, I tried many times, sometimes I can and most of the times failed, lol. But even then, when I saw this set of steel chopsticks at Japan Homes store, I grabbed it quickly because I know my son will be happy to have these, as our old chopsticks are raring to be retired soon.

Bought this set  for only 88 pesos (roughly $2). It has 5 pairs and I think the price is very fair if not cheap. We had wooden chopsticks at home which my youngest son always use but already need replacements. His love for Japanese anime is what hooked him to Japanese foods and with Japanese meal you have to learn to use chopsticks 🙂 .

I think this steel or aluminum chopsticks are more durable and will last longer. Also the reason why I bought this so I can practice myself, lol (just learning to use chopsticks, even though i tried before). Yup late-bloomer here, hahaha, spoon and fork user since kid.

photo credit Shinto fb page

Here is the tutorial I’ve been practicing and hopefully mastered in no time, bear with me. lol.. Next time I will buy an epiphone sg at just in case, son will try a new hobby and get into music, right now he’s still with his transformers robot collection.




Retro Typewriter


Video credit: INSIDER design via Facebook

This Retro typewriter connects to a tablet, wow it’s like the classic and modern combined together in this era of technology where everything is almost possible.

I still remember my college years (yep, I’m old-school, lol) and having to punched each keys when doing my assignments then in our manual typewriter, we can’t afford the electric typewriter :). The sound “takatakatak” it produced in the middle of the night when I was hurrying to finish the project to be submitted on the next day but didn’t want to wake up everybody that were already asleep. And when accidentally punched a wrong letter, there’s a white ink or eraser to cover it up, then punch the right key, whewww.. hahaha, good o’l days!

Wishing to get this new keyboard/typewriter for old time’s sake, lol and of course it’s easier now to use that the classic one..

Calamansi Tree harvests – Urban Gardening


This is our Citrus tree in front of the house, local name for this fruit is Calamansi (Calamondin) Scientific name: × Citrofortunella microcarpa. The juice tasted like lemonade with a tint of sweetness.

This is my first full harvest two months ago, extracted the juice, put in a small container and freeze for future use.

and this is the second harvest two weeks ago, did the same, extracted the juice and stored in the freezer to preserve and use anytime when not in season and bit pricey. This fruit is rich in vitamin C and can be drink as juice or use as condiments/ingredients for cooking and also a delicious dip for fried dishes. I feel so happy that after years of waiting we finally tasted the fruit (literally) of our labor specially my hubby who is into urban gardening, feels like  using a mackie srm450 speaker to express his happiness, lol…

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