• Travels

    Tokyo (part one)

    I just came back from Japan to celebrate our one year anniversary! It has been 365 days of wedded bliss and I am more than grateful to God for allowing us to breeze through our first year.  Yay! Do not get me wrong, it has not been perfect, but the Lord in His mercy and grace has spared us from any life-changing drama that would have altered the course of our future together. We have had a simple but happy family, but that is how I have always wanted it to be.  Our journey started with landing in Haneda at 2:30 in the afternoon.Before pulling our luggages with us out…

  • Diary

    Boast in Integrity

    André and I have decided that Monday night was our devo-date night. We took pleasure in (albeit only three verses) 2 Corinthians 1: 12-14 which spoke thorougly about character.  Although boasting connotes negativity when used to gloat about one’s own merits, Paul referred to it as proud confidence of what God has done in his life. “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” (1 Co 1:31) In the light of today, when humanity heavily relies on accomplishments to define success, it is easy to get distracted about our purpose (who we are and whose we are). The system of this world often disguises itself as the one true path to righteousness…

  • Recipes

    Homemade Pimiento Cheese

    I have no excuse for not writing. NO EXCUSE AT ALL!  I was half lazy and half busy to take decent food shots, curate the photos to my desired mix, and write an equally passable entry. My goals of posting consistently has failed, and I feel remorseful. I should do better (here I go again). AND I WILL. The other day, I played around with cheese that was lying around in our refrigerator for a time. I rushed to a nearby grocery to buy Pimiento and made my self a fresh serving of Pimiento Cheese spread. It was late in the afternoon and I made myself a cup of coffee…

  • Recipes

    The Silog I love

    I have a new source of amusement! a washing machine haha. We just bought one and I have been thrilled to pieces just trying to work my way through laundry. I have been hand washing our clothes since we got back from our honeymoon (six months ago)! My hands need a rest, they have been dry as ever! wrinkles and all. 🙁 However, towards the middle of me sorting out the buttons, I realized how much of a noob I was! haha oh well. ANYWAY. Tomorrow is another holiday! Eid al Fitr, which is a special religious holiday celebrated by the Muslims; but Andre decided not to go to work today…

  • Recipes

    Classic French Toast

    Yay for the holiday! This is one of those rare occasions that I get to sleep longer and wake up to prepare quality breakfast. Thankfully, French Toasts are really fuss free alternatives to pancakes, since I was craving for one. I just wish I had fresh fruits on hand! The site where I got this recipe from looked enticing with all the berries on the side of her plate. Delish! But oh well, this will do for now!  Lica 

  • Diary

    A Concept of Freedom

    I know this will be a hard entry to swallow, but I just want to get it out there. Today we celebrate Independence Day! For a country that has been colonized three times, it is a big deal to commemorate the very moment we liberated ourselves from foreign captivity. We are physically free as a nation – free to think, speak, feel – but are we internally free as individual beings? Or are we in bondage to our own human flesh? These carnal desires control our innermost thoughts and emotions that other people will never know; but God knows. We can try so hard to exhibit a perfect life on…

  • Recipes

    A Mug Cake + Tales from the Weekend

    Hellooooo, sweater weather! Two causes for a celebration! I made my dad’s blog site work! I have been toiling all morning to fix his new domain and it took me quite awhile to figure things out (more like four hours). Since I have more time in my hands the past few days, I have been experimenting and teaching myself how to do new things. One of my latest contributions to my accomplishment collection is the ability to put up a site via wordpress.org (aka ramosontheroad.com). Recently, I was able to replace a bulb in our lighting fixture that went kaput! (yay haha small sources of joy). And, last but not…