bake me a birthday cake

every birthday, my husband creates a birthday sign for each of the kids to put on the wall by our dinner table. they’re usually inspired by his or her current favorite thing. every birthday, we eat whatever the birthday celebrant picks for dinner (i can cook or we can eat out at their favorite place).…

44

i’m turning 44 this year. i don’t feel like 44. i’ve got the asian thing going on too so i don’t quite look 44. i am getting older. i’ve been into mothering and being present for my kids for more than the last decade, that i forgot that i was my own person. i love…

food and art in jersey city, nj

my dad was in town for a few days so he joined us on our saturday adventure to jersey city, nj. i heard there were a lot of filipinos in jersey city which means there is filipino food to be had in jersey city. gr3’s friend’s mom, Eunju Kang, is an artist and we went…

food and art in williamsburg

having a car in the city is enabling us to get out of our little corner of manhattan. one saturday we went across the williamsburg bridge to hangout in williamsburg. first stop: DuMont BurgerĀ  yum, yum, yum. this cozy burger joint hit the spot. my husband and i split a spinach salad and burger (thanks…

city walk: chelsea

gr1 had a birthday party at chelsea piers. i got the chance to explore chelsea while she was at her party. my husband was with gr2 and gr3 camping with some friends out of town. what will i do in chelsea? i checked out some art galleries along 22nd street: Arlene Shechet at Sikkema Jenkins…

fall food nyc

jollibee (woodside, queens) we ordered: an aloha burger (slice of pineapple in the burger), lumpia shanghai (little egg rolls), two orders of spaghetti, chicken joy (fried chicken with rice and gravy), ube shake (purple yam with tapioca pearls), and one halo-halo (best filipino dessert ever). the chicken joy was yum! halo-halo had two scoops of…

catskills weekend

we visited our friends in the catskill mountains in mid-september. it was a quick, overnight trip, but lovely to see the leaves just starting to change color. the electricity went out during the storm that came through, but it added to the fun with lit candles and snuggling in sleeping bags. the next day we…