A-to-Z Challenge: Yummy

A few weeks ago, I had a lovely dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant called Dallah Mediterranean Cuisine after hanging out at the computer hardware store. My boyfriend and his friend wanted to go after seeing this ending scene in a Shawarma restaurant from The Avengers. Yes, interesting reasoning for choosing a restaurant! 🙂 As for…

A-to-Z Challenge: Xeriscape

I first learned about xeriscaping from a customer who was xeriscaping his garden area. At first, I thought it was a type of Japanese Zen garden technique. Later, I think I misunderstood because I thought he was watering the rocks. Silly me, there’s no need for that unless it’s a xesturgy process where the stones…

A-to-Z Challenge: Volunteer

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” Frank Serafini Fueling the Desire to Rise Up to the Challenge This past school year I have been volunteering with a local youth literacy group helping improve the reading levels of two…

A-to-Z Challenge: Weird

It started out as a scrapbook and just kind of mutated…I call it the Wall of Weird. It’s every strange, bizarre, and unexplained event that’s happened in Smallville since the meteor shower. That’s when it all began — when the town went schizo. So what do you think? Chloe, Season 1 Pilot I remembered when I…

A-to-Z Challenge: Undauntable

My alma mater has a well-loved saying: BE AUDACIOUS! My journey towards becoming undauntable has started with something small. Though it’s a minor change in my lifestyle, it’s something that will definitely test my will power and determination… COLD SHOWERS! So you may ask me why in the world would I do that to myself?…

A-to-Z Challenge: Tarantella

Tarantella in Literature “Like the macaroons, the tarantella symbolizes a side of Nora that she cannot normally show. It is a fiery, passionate dance that allows Nora to drop the façade of the perfect mild-mannered Victorian wife.” Litcharts.com quote from Henrik Ibsen’s book, “A Doll’s House” A few years ago, I read Henrik Ibsen’s book,…

A-to-Z Challenge: Synergy

Synergy between thoughts and feelings reads the universe like an opened book. ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut Flashbacks One day, I was going shopping with my mom and we headed out to the Mexican store to get groceries for the week. When we arrived, I was surprised to see that the store merged…

A-to-Z Challenge: Rejuvenate

Good morning everyone! While enjoying my daily routine of drinking tea this morning, I read a Life Hack article called “40 Self Care Techniques To Rejuvenate And Restore Yourself“. One important life lesson I have learned is the importance of rejuvenation. There are times when many of us experience burnout. I enjoy engaging my sense…

A-to-Z Challenge: Quest

One challenge that I enjoy participating in is VJ Knutson’s weekly challenge. Her blog is named One Woman’s Quest II. I too feel like I’m on my own quest as I explore her topics and wonder what I may discover along my journey. What Does this Number Mean to Me? Last week’s challenge was on…

A-to-Z Challenge: Pointillism

Good evening everyone! Art has always been a relaxing hobby for me. I grew up with a friend who majored in art history and I dabbled in various art techniques after she chatted with me about stuff she’s learned. Today, I will explore a technique called pointillism which takes quite a bit of patience! I’m…