Bullet Point Mondays

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  • Mondays are for wearing newfangled stuff - to start the week right and all that -  and today that happens to be a blue top (I'm having a love affair with navy at the moment) and black skinny pants. And so the whole day was littered with comments about my white and gold outfit. Heh. (For the record that godforsaken dress was black and blue to me, and everyone else in the office was convinced I was either trolling or completely colorblind). 

  • So I got side-printed keycaps for my mechanical keyboard off ebay, and I installed them today during my lunchbreak and they are awesome. As the name suggests, instead of having the letters printed on top, they're on the side, so from the top they all look blank. Plus there is the advantage of the letters not rubbing off or getting dingy (I've always been able to tell what letters I punch in more often by their change in hue after a few months or so). Very cool.


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Kitchen Misadventures: Air Fryer Adobo

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Ask almost any Filipino and they will tell you that there is no greater adobo than their mother's. Or grandmother's. I am, of course, no different. My lola used to make chicken adobo with premature chicken eggs (i.e. still inside the chicken and devoid of a shell) which sounds weird but it's actually awesome, and one time she made a batch for me to bring to the dorm and I asked my brother, that rotten little twerp, to hold it for all of ten seconds and he ate half of it!!! I'm pretty sure I would've murdered him if my parents weren't around. Even the memory of it makes me furious.

Anyway.

I have yet to replicate the family recipe. Over the holidays I tried asking my mother about it, but she explained that it is best cooked in a palayok (clay pot) over charcoal, with a particular type of vinegar that is of course not commercially available. So I have no choice but to make do with what is available to me.

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Chasing Planes Day 7: My Happy Place

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I've had a particularly harrowing day at work today, so I thought it would be a good idea to blog about the one place in Japan that is guaranteed to make me happy: Sea Paradise.


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Hydrocolloid Patches

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Or, that wonderful acne product nobody seems to talk about.
Seriously, why have I only heard of this now? They're a godsend.


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Friday Favorites: Bellroy

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I actually discovered this brand while shopping for a Christmas gift for le boyfriend, and quite predictably I ended up wanting one for myself. Or in this case, two.

Bellroy Passport Sleeve and Note Sleeve, in the yummiest tan color

Bellroy is a line of minimalist leather wallets and they have expanded to other accessories as well. The company is based in Australia, and from what I can tell (and from the reviews online) they seem to have very well-crafted products.


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