On putting in the work.

You’ve gotta put in the work. We’ve all heard that phrase one time or another. You want nice things? Put in the work. You want a good life? Put in the work. You want things to change? Well, you guessed it – put in the work. Rarely have I seen a phrase so deeply misunderstood.Continue reading “On putting in the work.”

Last sunset for our turtle friends

Did you know that turtles lift each other up? In a nest, the strongest hatchlings are on the bottom. With their eyes still closed, with no idea what sunshine is, they will push their brothers and sisters above so they can break through the sand and start their journey in life. They will then makeContinue reading “Last sunset for our turtle friends”

Through the looking glass and a little bit more

After picking up the questions posted by Mrs. Bean for the Outstanding Blogging Award, here we are receiving the same nomination from Sunny Days with Juliette. Thank you for remembering us, Juliette! She is one of the first blogs we followed because her radiant energy cannot be denied. Reading her is so refreshing. And now,Continue reading “Through the looking glass and a little bit more”

How to cook for people at home and also keep your sanity

The past two months have been busy at the tiny house though thankfully not stressful. Because of the looser restrictions, we have been able to entertain some guests and it was a fun learning experience. It is only the start but here are some of my realizations following my slew of domestic adventures on howContinue reading “How to cook for people at home and also keep your sanity”

My most precious plant propagations

I enjoy propagating plants because there are only a few things cooler than watching roots grow or see severed parts of plants suddenly take a life of their own. Also, it helps me relax – call it insurance, if you will, especially for some beloved or hard-to-find plants, at least where we live. It isContinue reading “My most precious plant propagations”

Did I almost get abducted?

When I went on my semester abroad during my bachelor’s studies, I first spent about half a week in a hostel in my destination city. The year was 2013 and I arrived in Lille, France, sometime in July. The semester was to last roughly until Christmas, and I was in for an interesting time rightContinue reading “Did I almost get abducted?”

And the results of my German A1 exam are in!

First of all, it has been two weeks since I traveled to Manila. No COVID-19 symptoms so all good! I am happy to report that I was not infected during my Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 exam. This is my biggest concern actually, not because of myself, but I worry about passing it on toContinue reading “And the results of my German A1 exam are in!”

Dear turtle friends, your eggs are now turtles

Since we shared our pawikan conservation project in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan, The Philippines, over 3000 baby turtles, locally known as pawikan, have hatched and were released back into the sea. We cannot say it enough, but thank you very much for your support!

I took the German A1 exam at Goethe Institut in Makati PH and here’s what happened

Exactly a year after my last visit to Manila, I made the trip again to take my Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 or beginner German language exam at the Goethe Institute in Makati, Philippines. It felt so weird to pack my things and go somewhere during this time but I am happy I was ableContinue reading “I took the German A1 exam at Goethe Institut in Makati PH and here’s what happened”

It is always tea time at Cafe Domingo + Tiny House

I do not have a dream dinner date but I would be thrilled to get invited to the March Hare’s Tea Party. Or perhaps I should just invite myself like Alice did? I would wear my white knee-length dress with black foliage print and sit perhaps between the Mad Hatter and the narcoleptic Dormouse.