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Have you coffeed today?

Our coffee these days is mostly instant. The instant coffee comes in various flavours already mixed in single packets. My husband prefers black, but sweetened. I prefer white, which is sweet and creamy. I also bought, as an experiment, a mix that has a special filipino dried mushroom powder in it which purports to keep […]

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From the book Cultureshock! Philippines: “The most important consideration in managing househelp is the personal relationship involved. It is the Philippine way. The expatriate will very likely feel he or she is never alone, and loss of privacy becomes the price paid for having househelp; the more help, the less privacy. The Filipino help will […]

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Bird’s Nest Fern

Asplenium nidus, ‘Birds nest fern’ I can not turn these pictures the right way. I don’t know why my phone and the blog are conspiring against me so, but they are. It’s a nifty plant- the leaves are thick, lush, green, grow closely together, leaving, however, a sweet little secret spot in the dead center- […]

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Kitchen Items I Brought With Me to the Philippines

I have a butter slicer similar to this one, only mine belonged to my grandmother and I have had it for probably 20 years. I use it a few times a week.  I like it so much, I included it in the small number of items I brought from home to the Philippines.  I hardly […]

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