Category Archives: Asia

Tasty Tuesday: Durian Fruit

Otherwise known as the stinky fruit, durian is an acquired taste.Have you tried it?

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Memento Monday: Handwoven Turkish Carpets and Rugs

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Carpet rug weaving is a Turkish heritage. I am awed by the skill of these women who produce such beautiful silk carpets and rugs with only their hands.Their work are showcased in an elaborate presentation, snacks included.Made by hand, I … Continue reading

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Intramuros, A Filipino Heritage

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A popular quote of Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, goes “Ang hindi marunong tumingin sa pinangalingan; hindi makararating sa paroroonan.” (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Halo-halo, A Filipino Summer Treat 

Last week, hubby and I met up with a mother and daughter we met on our trip to Turkey back in 2014. They were on the same flight as we were from New York to Istanbul. Our flight got redirected … Continue reading

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Belly Dancer

In response to The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge, “Graceful“.

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Tasty Tuesday: A Bowl of Pho (pronounced ‘FUH’)

How about a bowl of warm broth, rice noodles, and thinly sliced, melt in your mouth beef for comfort on these cold days of winter? This was my first bowl of pho, a staple Vietnamese noodle soup that chef and … Continue reading

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Wishing for a Much Needed R & R

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It’s been a rough week in the operating room. I’m so happy the weekend is here! My time off is two months away, therefore I can only dream of my Italian vacation until the day comes. I do need some … Continue reading

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Throwback: Goreme, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landmark regarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as important to the collective interests of humanity. A site should have a cultural, historical, or scientific significance to be designated as … Continue reading

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Nostalgia 

This week’s Photo Challenge is nostalgia. The period in the past that brings nostalgic feelings is time spent with childhood friends enjoying a favorite Filipino street food called banana cue and camote (sweet potato) cue.  Plantain or sweet potato are … Continue reading

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Throwback: Incheon, South Korea

Incheon is South Korea’s first free economic zone. It is located in the northwestern part of the country.¬†Incheon Port and Incheon International Airport make it a major hub in northeast Asia. Hubby and I stayed overnight on a 12-hour layover … Continue reading

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