Monday, December 24, 2012

Activities for the next four days will be eating, eating, and then possibly some more eating, sprinkled with long naps. Super pumped for it! Last night (midnight to be exact), my family and I made suman (it's basically a rice cake wrapped and steamed in banana leaves). It's excellent with cocoa jam and sugar. Making it kind of made me feel like I was back in the Philippines.

I can't believe Christmas is already here! Hope everyone has an amazing, awesome, merry, and everything happy holiday!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My mom and I made siopoa today! It's a popular filipino steamed snack. It's basically a soft & semi-sweet dough with chicken/quail egg filling. I have this little goal of baking everything I pin from pinterest (such a dangerous goal...sweets will be the death of me). Next on the list is chocolate yogurt cake. I cannot eat it.

Finally took a break from instrumental music, and had Sa Isang Sulyap Mo and James Arthur's amazing Impossible version on replay.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello winter (well, in a week). This is one of my favorite spots at school. I come here to escape from classrooms and professors, just for a little while.
Finally finished with this semester! I don't even know where those four little months went...good riddance, I suppose? ha. Nonetheless, this semester has been the worst, but also the best semesters I've had. Odd, but it's true!

To help you get into the winter mood/festivities: Midwest Production & Le Long De La Reverie. happy happy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Asheville is such a colorful and lively town, with amazing food and clean public restrooms. Stopped by a Himalayan restaurant that had hands down, the. best. curry dish and naan I've ever had.

Sungha Jung's Payphone composition has been on repeat this past week. Makes me want to play the guitar again.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Smokey Mountains & Chimney Rock. A week before the trees reached their peak color, but still beautiful. A wonderful break from a stressful semester.

On the other note, how is it that October is almost over??! I am not ready to say hello to November yet. This year has flown by. It's been a classical month, and what better way to end it than with Yiruma's A River Flows in You/Kiss the Rain and William Joseph's Beyond. :)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

   Welcoming every bit fall has to offer- cool&breezy weather, autumn flavored desserts, warm colors
   splashed everywhere! and cozy naps. Can't believe October is almost here, madness. Little numbers
   Travelling, and Lady D'Arbanville are making these last couple of septemberdays quite pleasant. :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Enjoyed a lovely weekend filled with good weather, food, sweets, friends, and family time (happy birthday
    to my seester!). Now back to reality; I'll just be happy if I survive this week. At least my study nook is a  
    happy little corner.

    I cannot get this melody and scene out of my head, it's absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


      North Carolina got its first pleasant taste of fall. It's days like these where I wish I could rewind back to
      summer.Took a little camera trip to my old high school.
      Can't believe it's been five years...
      Tomorrow will be just as pretty, but not as lovely since I'll be at school.

Monday, September 3, 2012

      Breaks from classes are always nice. Chose the mountain route (Grandfather's mountain & Linville falls)
      over the beach for labor day weekend, and loved every bit of it.

     Thanks to and we danced and 50 ways to say goodbye, the road trip there felt more like one hour
     rather than three.