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Sunday, October 21, 2018

The acclaimed American journalist and author, Tom Wolfe, once said, "One belongs to New York City instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years." This was personally true for me after I took a 17-hour flight from Dubai through London Heathrow to...

Saturday, October 6, 2018

I've watched all 12 seasons of Bones (Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz) at least three times, which was a DC-based TV series. I have always wanted to see these iconic locations in DC in person as a huge fan of the show -- watching it for 12 years. Thankfully, I got t...

Friday, September 7, 2018

It has always been a part of my bucket list to see a Broadway and a West End show. I had always dreamed of being part of an ecstatic audience where you witness the amazing talents of theater actors like Lea Salonga singing and dancing live. Last year, I saw h...

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It had taken me almost six (6) months to put this together. What happened? LOL 

Here's a photo album of my 1-week stay in Kansas City, MO in February 2018 when the winter weather was the worst in four (4) years. How lucky was I? Seriously, I have no complaints. 


Thursday, July 5, 2018

I was only supposed to place an order for the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum and Super Volcanic pore clay mask, which are two (2) of the Korean brand's best sellers. But just like what usually happens to an online shopping cart, two (2) items easily become way more....

Friday, May 18, 2018

It's an interesting coincidence that in Filipino, "baka" means maybe while "sana" means I hope. It seems to translate loosely to a little self-doubt, "Maybe, I hope", which was a similar self-doubt that I felt when my yoga teacher demonstrated the pose i...

Saturday, May 12, 2018

My first memory of allergies was at a grade-school trip to a nature park in my hometown. I was so excited about it, but it turned out I couldn't finish the trip, because I broke out in hives midway. Allergies run in my family; we have various allergens, and various rea...

Saturday, May 5, 2018

I'm quite guilty that I hadn't updated this site for so long. The fact that I am writing about this now tells anyone I'm really into this skincare brand. It is definitely, in my humble opinion, in the game-changing, holy-grail level.

In the last couple of...

Friday, November 10, 2017

It had taken me two (2) years to make good on the promise I made to my Georgian friends that I'd visit their beautiful country. I had initially planned to take this trip as a birthday gift to myself in October. But, things were too busy at work to take it then. Neverth...

Friday, September 29, 2017

October is my favorite month of the entire year. There are so many fun things happening during my birth month. There are plenty of holidays, festivals, and celebrations all around the world: Oktoberfest, Diwali (this year) for the Hindus, Selichot for the Jewish, Dia d...

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Katie Te

Rats! 2020 really threw a huge curve ball no one saw coming (except, of course, for the scientists and epidemiologists). 

Nothing much to share at this time. What's important now is we: 

   Stay home. 

   Wear a mask.

   Practice social distancing. 

   Stay safe. 

We will get to see the world soon, my dear friends.


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