Priceless Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

As I see the end of April just being around the corner, I stopped for a while to think of things to look forward to this May. I do not know if this is normal, but I tend to do this on or before a month’s end. Anyway, aside from Kimchi Man’s legal birthday, Mother’s day is one of the next month’s highlighted events for me. For sure, a lot of individuals particularly children is anticipating it. With that, various s both online and offline are offering gift ideas for everyone to give. Discounts and promotions are also offered for Read More …

What will you get your mom for Mother’s Day?

Show your love to the most important woman in the world! No matter how busy you are or how hectic your schedule is, you must not forget to show your appreciation to the woman who have given life to you and shaped the person you are now. When you were only a tiny blip in this world, she carried you with her for nine months (unless you are prematured like me) with love even though you gave her a hard time with those morning sickness and sleepless nights as you do cartwheels inside her tummy. When she finally laid eyes Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 28 (A scar you have and its story)

I know I am far from beautiful and my face, if not ordinary, is below average. People always notice my too big eyes enhanced with dark circles which are getting darker everyday. I look like panda. Not only that, I have too much moles in my face. Two prominent ones are under my right eye. And the left? Right above the eyebrow lays a scar. Yes, right above the left eyebrow, not forehead, so you may now quit imagining me with a lightning bolt scar. LOL. It is smaller than my eye mole and is not really that visible unless Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 26 (A childhood memory)

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence Even as a child, I was a loner. Playing with other children my age was okay, but I prefer being alone. I didn’t like to play outdoors, especially under the scorching heat of the sun, for fear of sweating too much. I had this (strange?) outcome that whenever I feel hot and sweaty, I was easily pissed. Until now. So I rarely go outside to play. Instead, I found companions in the forms Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 24 (A movie no one would expect you to love)

Unlike books, I don’t spend much time watching movies. Sure, I go to cinemas at least once a month to watch in silver screen, but I think I haven’t watched enough movies. If I may put it in ratio, perhaps the rate will be 15:1 in favor of the printed words. I don’t have anything against films; it’s just that I find it more interesting and personal to read stories in fine details in a book than to spend watching it come to life in cinemas. Even though a movie may take only two to three hours compared to a Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 7 (Five things you couldn’t possibly live without)

For today’s topic, I am supposed to write some things that I couldn’t live without. It wasn’t that easy to think for my answers in this entry. Why? I believe I can think of more than five things for this and prioritizing them will prove to be a little difficult. However, after some thoughts, I came up with these five valuable items: Mobile phone I think this is the most important thing for me. We live in a globalized and highly electronic world where everything can be reached or done by this powerful gadget. As the fastest way of communication, Read More …

30-day blogging challenge: Day 6 (A moment you wish you could relive)

If there is a moment that I wish I could relive and do something about it, I think it would be my ninth birthday. I was in my third grade in elementary school. Young Monica was sleeping when my mom informed my sister and me that Grandpa is already gone. “Gone? What do you mean?” I remember asking, still groggy from sleep. My mom burst into tears. My sister followed. I did not. After that news, I went back to sleep. I don’t know, perhaps the information wasn’t sinking in at the time. When I woke up, there were too Read More …

私の父 : My father in Japan

Early this morning, I checked my yahoo mail account and smiled when I saw a mail from my Japanese foster-father. He replied! Few days ago, I’ve been reminiscing my Japan days. Along with those memories are the Kojimas who served as my Japanese foster family in the youth exchange I have participated. Last Friday, I sent an email to my otoosan and wasn’t expecting his response to be so soon. Usually, it takes two weeks before he can send his letter to me because 1. He’s busy as a news director of Ishikawa prefecture; and 2. He must translate my Read More …