Monthly Archives: December 2006

Happy New Year!

Just got back from a three-day escapade. Will definitely post something about the trip (plus pics, promise!) in forthcoming entries.   In the meantime, let me greet everyone a happy new year! Manigong bagong taon sa inyong lahat! Sana ay … Continue reading

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Goin’ Loco Over Choco

A few photos taken at our Christmas lunch at Cafe Elegance in Ninomiya. It just looks too nice to drink. Sphere: Related Content

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In Love with Mont Blanc

Last Christmas eve, we had a rather special cake that is quite popular here in Japan. The name is “Mont Blanc,” pronounced as “Monburan” in Japanese. I’ve never really thought about what the name means, except that it sounds French. … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Programmer

Found this on the web. Just cute. “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” with a twist. I’m dedicating this poem to the super-programmer in the house, ol’ Baggy dudes. 😉   Twas the night before implementation and all through the house, not … Continue reading

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I Want to See the World!

I got this interesting link from Toe’s post. Traveling is indeed addicting. The more places you visit, the more you want to explore. I realized, to my chagrin, that the red areas in my map are fewer than Baggy’s. 😛 … Continue reading

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Thinking of Sunshine, Flowers and Angels

All children go through a so-called “artist” phase. Families have their fair share of drawings on papers, cardboards, walls, refrigerators, and unfortunately, even blankets, sheets and clothes. Aya is also fond of drawing herself. Her scrawly drawings have steadily progressed … Continue reading

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Christmas na?

Is it really just five days more to go before Christmas? Tsukuba Center is already awash with Christmas lights and decors. Lately we also noticed that the malls have begun playing Christmas songs, songs that seem to add to the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” –From Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare I got inspired to quote from Shakespeare, after reading an article which appeared recently on Philippines … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Music

When I was a small girl, we lived next door to a neighbor whose daughter knew how to play the piano. While sitting outside our house, my Dad and I would often hear that girl practice on the piano day … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief

“In Place of God” Can secular science ever oust religious belief – and should it even try?   This is the title of the article I recently read at the New Scientist, 18 November 2006 issue, pp. 8-11. This article … Continue reading

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