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Mama’s Kubo restaurant

On a whim, my friend Shalimar (a chef) and I decided to check this previously unknown (to us) Filipino restaurant. I am not picky, but I do appreciate a well-made dish. First impressions on the place: As soon as we went inside, we got the impression of a well thought out space. There’s a touch…

The Amazing Chocolate Workshop

There’s this pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford with quirky chocolates, they just opened there 3 days ago. Unique and quirky things will always catch my attention and having stumbled on this little stand, I was over the moon! So we checked everything out and I was told that for some of their creations, they use…

Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again where we celebrate family and share good tidings. So, from my family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous new year! Love, the Snowdon Family  

Epping-Ongar Railway experience

The Epping-Ongar Railway was an interesting experience. The steam and diesel locomotives, the heritage buses and the enthusiastic volunteers makes it a great day out and a brief glimpse of what it’s like 50 years ago. This extension was built 150 years ago, and later became the eastern terminus of the Central Line. After the…

Day at the beach

Duka Bay is a gorgeous resort with fine white sand and clear water. It’s a bit of a drive from the city of Cagayan de Oro, but there are accommodations on offer on the main resort for long distance travellers who want to enjoy this paradise. Here’s a short video of us frolicking.

How to keep the shower glass clear

Living in an area with hard water means that you have to keep an eye on your appliances and to use special products to keep things from degrading. Hard water is water with high mineral content. Hard water can cause a build-up calcification in showers and faucets and the formation of lime scale in kettles,…

Philippines Holiday

We went to the Philippines last Christmas and it was fun! Took a while to share the pictures but here they are 🙂 Taken by phone & camera… So our itinerary includes visiting local spots, spending time with family trying out food.  Looking forward to next trip 🙂    


In my previous post about repelling cats, I did not include the motion-activated deterrents like this ScareCrow as I haven’t tried it then. And since, I succumbed and got one to try especially when there’s a couple of special offers available. What it does is spray water when the sensor is triggered. I have a…

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