Category Archives: Davao Diary

Stinky Fruits

I have eaten 3 of the five on this list. I don’t think Jackfruit stinks at all. I had a marang in my refrigerator for the last 12 hours and I don’t think my house will ever smell the same again. I may have to take everything out of the fridge and pinesol the every […]

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Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce I had to make a few adaptations because, living in the Philippines, not all the ingredients were readily and easily available, and I can’t afford to take a cab around from store to store hunting them up.  So instead of panko bread crumbs, I used Fita crackers (like an off-brand […]

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That culture thing

This is only a topic I have mentioned multiple times before, but it comes up often and it still amuses me. I’m teaching English conversation to a Korean couple (lovely people) and this week we worked on a few words related to common health issues, especially for the missionary community. =)  So of course, this […]

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Ingredients in my hand-cream

This stuff does my skin feel soft, although I wouldn’t say it makes it feel moisturized. The lotion is absorbed pretty fast. I don’t really mind the snail secretion ingredient.  I’m over the ick factor and have been a long time.  I didn’t read the label until I got home, and I was a bit […]

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Reading, Bibles, and The Philippines

  Davao City has no public libraries. I don’t know if the public schools have libraries or not.  I have been told by more than one Filipino that Filipinos do not typically like to read. While I do know several for whom that is not true, they are among those telling me that it’s not […]

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