Come Undone

Lurking in the darkness With a reckoning slither The hideous reflection Unmasking a soul. Is there not beauty? For what eyes can see Deep into the shadows In a vale of misery. How can it be When in murky alleys Even in filthy dead-ends Is a wee dose of living. In a sudden ray of…

The Value of the Old Typewriter

The Manual Typewriter, A thing of the past My father owned an old Olympia, a German-made typewriter. It now sits on top of an old steel cabinet, rusty and dusty. I have been thinking of cleaning it and see if I could condition it to work. Maybe I would get to that sometime. (For more…

Sauteed Okra with Pork

Here’s a quick, easy and healthy okra recipe from my own kitchen. Okra, commonly known as lady fingers to many English-speaking countries, is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. In addition, it is also loaded with antioxidants and believed to lower blood sugar and cholesterol. It grows in warm climate regions like…

Rain on stubborn weeds, like tears in my heart

Rain In My Heart

No more tears to spare Yet the pain lives Like the stubborn weed Taking in, all the life it brings. I hear the sound it makes From within so deep Not the drizzle on tin roofs Nor the faint trickle down its roots. Cold as white pebbles As white sands turned grey When damp and…

10 Practical Tips to Manage Stress

Stress is one of the most inevitable things that could happen at any point in our lives. How we avoid it or cope with it depends solely on our attitude and the actions we take to get things back into balance. Here are some practical guides to deal with it. 1. Identify the stressor. Major…

3 Household Tips in Making Use of Leftover Soap Bars

Used soap bars usually found their way to the garbage, and slivers are stuck on edges or grooves of soapholders. I have a box set aside where I keep them though, all in different disintegrated shapes, colors and scents. As a stay at home mom, I somehow managed to find ways of putting them in…

Tropical Fruit Jelly Dessert

Here’s my version of tropical fruit jelly dessert. This tropical fruit jelly dessert is perfect not just for summer. It is light and refreshing and you can always substitute or add any tropical fruits like mango, banana or papaya, ¬†or just any fruits in season. To make a twist, I also opted to add eggyolks…

Self-hosting my blog, long overdue but worth the wait

Finally, I did it! A few years back I set my mind in having my own website, without any idea how and where to start. I did a lot of googling and even came up with the idea of literally building my website from scratch. I even found myself learning html and css, I did…

DNA Replication Using Recycled Materials- School Project

My daughter asked me to help with her science project, the DNA replication using recycled materials. I knew that most students would be using styrofoam and styroballs so I thought of something that would set hers apart. I found an old garden hose and decided we could turn it into a nice double helix. The…