Category Archives: Inspiration
Proudest Moments of 2022
I know March is approaching, but I haven’t genuinely parted ways with 2022 yet. On my quest to look back and build my goals for this year, I wanted to call out some of my proudest moments of last year.
Happy New Year
Taking a look back at 2022
As the clock turns 12, I wanted to celebrate and look back at 2022.
2022, thanks for the memories!
Advent Calendar Season
For the past few years, I have been building up my holiday traditions, and one of my favorites is having an advent calendar.
This year I got a chocolate one for my parents, my husband, and me.
Since Maxine is all about CoComelon these days, I decided to get her a themed CoComelon calendar. She loves it so far!
I couldn’t forget about my two fur babies, BB and PJ. They are sharing a Fancy Feast calendar.
Who else is using an advent calendar this season? There are so many to choose from these days. Please feel to share your calendar!
Global Running Day 🏃♀️💨
A Place At The Table- Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month
As I mentioned in my last post, I was brainstorming ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I came across an Instagram post about “A Place at the Table.” Which is a curated box filled with treats from experienced home bakers and professional chefs honoring their Asian heritage. Of course, I had to support it!
As an additional bonus, a portion of the sales is donated to Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit combating food insecurity and isolation within NYC’s elderly Asian American community.
Check out the beautiful packaging.
Check out the desserts.
Of course my favorite was the Filipino focused one, which was a Mango, Coconut and Sago piece (I may or may not be biased 😉).
Here are the home bakers and chefs who participated (from top to bottom and left to right): Ying Ting Hu, Guadalupe Lucero, Andrew Cheng, Kimberly Camara, Ruth Li, Shirley Yu, Christine Yen, Joy Chu, Ayaka Ando, and Kelly Miao.
Glad I was able to participate in and support this initiative. The box was a bit pricey ($75, $82 with tax), but it was well worth it! I would love to see more collaborations like this in the future.
As May comes to an end, I want to take the opportunity to celebrate my Asian heritage.
First and foremost …
Proud half Filipina here!
I was brainstorming ways I want to celebrate, and one of the things is acknowledging all of the Asian representation I have seen lately. Which is amazing!!!
Earlier this month, I was excited to see that comedian, Jo Koy, has a movie coming out called Easter Sunday that focuses on a Filipino family. The movie comes out in August, and it looks hysterical.
Seconds into the trailer shows a spoon and fork decoration piece that is pretty standard for a Filipino household and is hilarious. The trailer also hints at many stereotypical Filipino bits, but I’m all for it. Representation does matter, and it was great seeing pieces of my world and what I have experienced on TV.
Speaking of movies, I was also happy to hear that one of my good friends, Louanna Factora, was in charge of hair and make-up for a new movie filmed in New York called Asian Persuasion with Dante Basco.
Dante Basco also has a film called The Fabulous Filipino Brothers which premiered this month on Hulu 🙌.
I also recently watched Turning Red, which focuses on an Asian girl going through puberty which gave me all the feels! It was very relatable, especially about pleasing her mom, her embarrassing moments, and her ride-or-die friends who centered her. I laughed, and I cried 😃.
It’s heartwarming to see Asians, specifically Filipinos, in the spotlight. I feel like that rarely happens. I want to see more of it!