just a little anniversary

Last week was my beau and my anniversary.  A hot and humid summer day unfolded; I knew by 7 am that at the very least I didn't want to turn on the oven.  By noon, I knew I wanted a hand-roll and my anniversary dinner idea was born.  With my mental grocery list, I was zooming to the Japanese market by 2:30 in the afternoon to get supplies.  The result: Prior to becoming a duo, one of our first meals...

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just a little birthday

It's me!  It's me!  I'm here and knee-deep in photo editing from the some 3,000+ photos of the trip (yes, 3,000 between the two of us and believe me not all good--ha!).  I'm not ready to divulge the tasty details of my vacation but I thought I would catch up with a blog post about my birthday last month. Since I was a little girl, my birthday isn't exactly something I look forward to.  I don't really mind getting older,...

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just a little Nikon D3100

  A couple of weekends ago, my long-awaited Birthday-Christmas present from the greatest parents ever finally arrived!  Isn't it purdy?  Lightweight and compact compared to my film SLR (also Nikon), it just seems like such a friendly camera.  Then again it did take me a trip back home and looking in the manual to figure out how to work the awesome HD movie mode.  Let's not get judgmental though, I'm learning.  Despite having a SLR already, my knowledge of legit photography...

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just a little Chocolate Butterfly Cakes (via Fig Jam and Lime Cordial)

So, my birthday is coming up here and it's not so much a dreadful number as much as I have not enjoyed having a birthday since I was the age of...never. The month of September is known as Fall but it is also known for the return to school. As a result, when I was just a wee-little red-head (my size really hasn't changed much), I would always be sick on my birthday and for my birthday parties. Of course...

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just a little filipino food

The title of this post is definitely an oxymoron and despite my attempts at not eating my weight at the Filipino-American picnic this weekend, I only managed to limit myself to half my weight--It's just so good!  I have always been a fan of lumpia, something that had been seen at my own family's family reunion as well as pancit and whatever awesome fried chicken with scallions and garlic...please someone tell me the legit name. However, the picnic went way beyond...

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