Barako Kávéház: a taste of the Philippines in Budapest

August 30, 2019
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Barako Kávéház: a taste of the Philippines in Budapest

One of the first things an overseas Filipino misses is the food. It is not a problem if you are in a place full of kabayans, like Dubai or Singapore or Hong Kong. But if you are in a country with a very tiny Filipino population, it is harder to get the taste of home.…

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Starting Over Again

August 29, 2019
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Mátyás templom in Budapest

In my last real update in 2016, I finished halfway through the year. Afterwards, the 2nd half hit me like a bullet train and I got caught in the maelstrom of OFW life. Why leave the Philippines at all? I was living a comfortable life…

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It’s already 2019…nearly September!

August 19, 2019
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Time flies by so fast when you are having lots of fun adventures. Or stress. Or both. I will be back to blogging soon! As soon as I sort out lots of admin and IT stuff in relation to this blog. But I think I…

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A nővérem

October 9, 2017
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A nővérem

Note: Homework for my teacher Petra (3-Oct 2017) A nővérem neve Carla. A korkülönbségünk csak 11 hónap. Amikor fiatalok voltunk, úgy tűnt, ikrek vagyunk (most már nem). Manilában él a 17 hónapos kislányával. Sajnos a férje most Pápua Új-Guineában lakik és dolgozik mert nem túl…

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Budapest debuts new Metro 3 trains

March 21, 2017
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Budapest debuts new Metro 3 trains

Just this morning, I had the pleasant surprise of riding one of the first 4 new trains on the Metro 3 line of the Budapest subway system. I didn’t even know there were supposed to be new trains. My colleague said it was in the…

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Where did the year go?!

July 1, 2016
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OMG. How lonely has my blog become? It is now the first of July and I am only writing my second post of the year. SECOND!! Now, I am done shouting. Whew. It has been a very busy half-year. A quick rundown: January: I celebrated…

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Happy 2016!

January 1, 2016
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Happy new year!  Uhm, I am not going to make excuses for 2015, nor am I going to make resolutions for 2016. But just like last year, I know I will live this year in my own fashion — not in any way that people…

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Heartbreak Monday: Masha is married!! 

September 28, 2015
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So all good things must end. Today, September 28, 2015, singer-songwriter/heartthrob extraordinaire Fukuyama Masaharu married actress Fukiishi Kazue.  Several years back, I posted something about the rumour going around that they are dating. The agencies were quick to deny, or course. But now, they have…

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Salted egg pasta recipe

September 10, 2015
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Salted egg pasta recipe

Yesterday, I took the day off from work because of a very bad headache. It was a hellish commute home on Tuesday night because of the downpour. “Carmageddon” on EDSA and…basically everywhere. I live in Taguig, a mere 3.4 km away from my workplace and…

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DIY beach-themed mirror

July 17, 2015
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DIY beach-themed mirror

My father has had a crappy green mirror in his house for the longest time. It belonged to my sister and left it with him when she moved to a new house. When we moved into the new house last year, the mirror came with…

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June Language Update – What update?

July 7, 2015
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June Language Update – What update?

June was very mean to me. May too. But especially June. I was snowed under with tons of work — I am not complaining. I love what I do at the office, and I get great feedback with my work. But things started to pick…

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Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta – at home!

June 20, 2015
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Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta – at home!

I started teaching a new class today and boy, was I tired! I took a nap as soon as I got home, and when I woke up at 7-ish, I was famished. I realized I haven’t eaten anything substantial the entire day. Let’s see…I had…

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Herbed rice recipe

April 27, 2015
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Herbed rice recipe

The very first time Sheila and Mara (and Zoe!) visited my house, we went to this chicken restaurant called Wingman. It is fairly near my place and I’ve been meaning to go but never got the chance until they came.  I ordered their original wings…

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20 years of Back For Good

April 17, 2015
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This iconic boyband song turned 20 years old this year. TWENTY. Let that sink for a while…then enjoy this video! I prefer this version than the original music video because it shows the guys much older (and hotter) and very dapper. Heh. I had my…

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My head is full of languages

April 6, 2015
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Over the long weekend, I was assessing my language goals and came up with a short list of the things that I want to learn. The first list, these are the languages that I need to learn by 2015. That is roughly one language each…

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