Filipino Chicken Adobo – A National Dish and Dinner Discussion

Sometimes the most nerve-racking part of experiencing another culture, is being introduced to new foods and cooking styles. But sometimes, you run into some serious soul food. I think that’s how I’d classify the national dish of the Philippines – soul food. I’ve actually been putting off cooking this adobo because I’ve had things like…

How Are Different Cultural Influences Affecting Your Language?

I recently mentioned a conversation I had with one of my grandmas about why I have this blog. (If you missed it, you can check it out by clicking here.) In the same lunch conversation, she also got me questioning this – how are different cultural influences affecting my language? I really need to talk…

Mano Po

Last month I got together with some friends to celebrate THE one and only, Galentine’s Day! Picture Leslie Knope saying, “If you look inside your bags you will find a few things. A bouquet of hand crocheted flower pens, a mosaic portrait of each of you made from the crushed bottles of your favorite diet…

Meet the “World-Reading” Sandguppy

Author of “Applesauce on the Ceiling,” “An Embarrassment of Pandas,” and her own blog, “The Sandguppy,” shares the inspiration behind one of her awesome literary ventures. By: Rachel Unklesbay I watched a TED talk a while ago that made me think. Ann Morgan talked about perusing her bookshelves one day and realizing something new about…