Happy First Day Of Fall

It’s Autumn! What are you looking forward to? I crave some pumpkin spice latte, A huge slice of pumpkin pie, Scooping the pumpkin seeds To toast in the oven… Halloween is Not the same… But sending in some Sweet treats to the closest Little ones. —- By Chocoviv Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.com

Vibrant Side Of Osaka

Description “Shinsaibashi is a district in the Chūō-ku ward of Osaka, Japan and the city’s main shopping area. At its center is Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, that is north of Dōtonbori and Sōemonchō, and parallel and east of Mido-suji street.“—Wikipedia When I travelled, shopping did not attract me the most. However, this shopping centre… Continue reading Vibrant Side Of Osaka

Book Review: A Week at Surfside Beach

Image Courtesy of Goodreads “Pierce and his family have gone to Surfside Beach, South Carolina for over twenty-five years. For most of that time they have stayed in the blue house on the cover of A Week at Surfside Beach. They bought the home in 2000 and rent it out in summer. Originally a poet,… Continue reading Book Review: A Week at Surfside Beach

Reblog Feature: Feel Good and Be Resilient

“The definition of resilient is : (a person or animal) who can withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. I believe a person is not born resilient, and it’s a learned skill. How do you become more resilient? I was lucky to be introduced to The Law of Attraction at a young age of 18.… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Feel Good and Be Resilient

Netflix Series: Hi Bye, Mama!

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary After dying from an accident that occurred as she was going to work, Cha Yu-ru continued to live a spirit in the living world. Suddenly, she came back to life to help protect her young daughter, who was able to see spirits. Themes 1) Stop being concerned about the petty… Continue reading Netflix Series: Hi Bye, Mama!

The Original Outstanding Blogger Award Nomination By Ceridwensilverhart

This is my first nomination for the Original Outstanding Blogger Award nomination! Thank you fellow blogger, Ceridwensilverhart! Rules: Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5) Answer the questions provided. Create 7 unique questions. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the… Continue reading The Original Outstanding Blogger Award Nomination By Ceridwensilverhart

Netflix Documentary: The Social Dilemma

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia “It’s simultaneous utopia and dystopia …. It’s all a business model…. We need regulations….. Humane technology became a cool thing to do and not about the right thing to do…..” These were some of the quotes from the documentary. Why I Started Working on the social media platforms for work and… Continue reading Netflix Documentary: The Social Dilemma

Stella And Dot’s Keep Collective Watches and Wristbands

It’s been a long time since Stella And Dot had such a big sale! So, when my mompreneur buddy sent me the notice about it, I immediately began scrolling down the sale section. These were my choices from the Keep Collective Collection. It caught my eye as you can purchase the bands and main watch… Continue reading Stella And Dot’s Keep Collective Watches and Wristbands

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination By Nonso The Blogger

Thank you, Nonso The Blogger for this nomination! I am honoured to be consistently nominated by fellow bloggers! “Writing is art, an expression of oneself. This art I intend to share with the world through the creation of evergreen write-ups, fuelled by quantified and qualified research facts. By this, I express myself wholeheartedly.“—- Nonso The… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination By Nonso The Blogger

Quick Trip To Korea Circa 2008

In 2008, our family made a side trip to South Korea to visit a family member who was working there. It was because of this trip that I fell in love with the Korean hot sauce, gochujang. Flying Korean Air “Gochujang or red chili paste is a savory, sweet, and spicy fermented condiment made from… Continue reading Quick Trip To Korea Circa 2008

Netflix Series: Live Up To Your Name

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Summary A cardiothoracic surgeon, Choi Yeon-kyung, from modern day Seoul meets the infamous acupuncturist, Heo Im, from 400 years ago, Joseon, when he travels through time…… Themes 1) oriental and western medicine: At first, Choi was very against oriental medicine despite the fact that her own grandfather was a practitioner of… Continue reading Netflix Series: Live Up To Your Name

Poetry: A Dragon’s Story

Growing up was tough. I never knew my own parents. Hacking through the shell of my egg, I finally saw a crack of light… What was awaiting for me? Who was outside? Where was I? For next few months, My siblings scurried around me As we crawled around And huddled under the warm glow. When… Continue reading Poetry: A Dragon’s Story

Wagyu Beef Meal In Kobe

One of the most famous agricultural products of Kobe, Japan was the Kobe beef. So my travel buddies were determined to try this delicacy. “Kobe beef (神戸ビーフ) is Wagyu beef from the Tajima strain of Japanese Black cattle, raised in Japan‘s Hyōgo Prefecture according to rules set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association.[1] The meat is a delicacy, valued for its flavor, tenderness,… Continue reading Wagyu Beef Meal In Kobe

Reblog Feature: 5 Easy Swaps for a Greener Kitchen

“I’ve started my eco-friendly journey from my kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of every home and where most of our waste is created therefore the faster way to a low waste lifestyle starts from the kitchen. I’m the last person who does something hard to keep up with. My greener kitchen choices are things… Continue reading Reblog Feature: 5 Easy Swaps for a Greener Kitchen

Product Review: Herbaland Immune Plus

The autumn and back to school is here! One of biggest concern that I have as parent each year is that I tend to catch a cold during this time. It’s nice to find a product that has both elderberry and echinacea in it. Plus, it’s a fun way for us, adults, to take our… Continue reading Product Review: Herbaland Immune Plus

Liebster Award Nomination By Beautyofcafe205

Thank you Beautyofcafe205 for this nomination! It’s so wonderful that we, bloggers, are supporting each other through these tough times. Questions From Beautyofcafe205 1.What is that ONE dish that you can eat regularly and won’t get enough of it? Sushi 2. Are you from the country you currently are living in? Yes 3. This year has been… Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination By Beautyofcafe205

Art Inspiration: Pokemon Drawings During Quarantine

I grew up watching Pokemon cartoons on television. It was exhilarating to see the main characters developing friendships and conquering fears. “Pokémon, also known as Pocket Monsters in Japan. The franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, and is centered on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which humans, known as Pokémon Trainers, catch and train to battle each other… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Pokemon Drawings During Quarantine

Royal Caribbean Cruise To Bermuda circa 2013

In 2013, we booked a short cruise to Bermuda for my birthday. The cruise ship that I boarded on was the Explorer Of The Seas by Royal Caribbean Cruises. On-board Entertainment This ship had an ice rink where we could do some free skating and watch shows on rice! There was a rollerblading area on… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Cruise To Bermuda circa 2013

My First Memories Of New York

It was 2013 and I was going to take a cruise to Bermuda. So, we decided to take a side trip to New York City to visit a friend. Unfortunately, I was not in possession of a decent Smartphone back then….. The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, is the largest art museum in… Continue reading My First Memories Of New York

Netflix Movie: #ALIVE

Alone in his apartment, this gamer was completely immersed in his online game. His mother only left him a note to remind him to buy more groceries. Like a stereotypical young man, he ignored this note and continued gaming….. Until he turned on the television and heard the screams outside….. Themes 1) technology: We, humans,… Continue reading Netflix Movie: #ALIVE

My Dad’s Birthday Dinner During The Covid Year

It’s my Dad’s birthday! Normally, we would go out for a nice dinner at a local restaurant. Not this year, thanks to COVID-19….. As I discussed with my Mom about the choices of cuisine he would like, she mentioned that he hadn’t gone out for chinese food for a long time. He missed dim sum….… Continue reading My Dad’s Birthday Dinner During The Covid Year

Workshop Review: How To Deal With Asian Parents

Being a child of immigrant parents, I grew up with the stereotypical scenarios of Asian parents. Many of us had this ongoing internal joke about how our families were constantly patronizing and criticizing our every move or decisions. Sadly, most of us never said anything. Instead, we would just be quiet and avoid or reduce… Continue reading Workshop Review: How To Deal With Asian Parents

Workshop Review: Mindful You, Mindful Me

As a parent of young child, many of us worry about the negative effects of the modern day world and its technology. How many times we run around like the white rabbit in Alice In Wonderland? How often we are screaming and yelling as we completely lost it? (After the hundredth time….Please brush your teeth!)… Continue reading Workshop Review: Mindful You, Mindful Me

Art Inspiration: Draco Malfoy, the Bad Boy Of Harry Potter

“Draco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. He is a student in Harry Potter’s year belonging in the Slytherin house. He is frequently accompanied by his two cronies, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle, who act as henchmen.“— Wikipedia Growing up, I always aggravated towards this character. To watch him… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Draco Malfoy, the Bad Boy Of Harry Potter

Reblog Feature: 5 Tips for Neighbourhood Engagement Towards a Greener Community

“One positive thing that came out of this pandemic it forced a lot of us to know our neighbors better. During the quarantine and even now a lot of senior citizens were relying on their neighbors to do their shopping, something that normally wouldn’t happen. Now we can take that connection and build a greener… Continue reading Reblog Feature: 5 Tips for Neighbourhood Engagement Towards a Greener Community

Movie Review: Mulan 2020

Despite all the controversies and disputes regarding this movie, our family decided to watch “Mulan”. Being Asian and a fan of the original Mulan animation, I knew there would be many positive and negative aspects of this adaptation……But, no spoilers here! Who Was The Legendary Mulan? “Hua Mulan (Chinese: 花木兰, Chinese: 花木蘭) was a folk heroine from the Northern and Southern dynasties (4th… Continue reading Movie Review: Mulan 2020

Netflix Series: Snowpiercer

After watching the infamous movie “Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho, I discovered that he had previously filmed another movie called “Snowpiercer”. Therefore, I watched some of the short videos on YouTube of the movie…. Then, I saw this poster show up on my Netflix list! Image Courtesy Of IMDb Summary In a post-apocalyptic world of ice,… Continue reading Netflix Series: Snowpiercer

All About Me Blog Tag By Blue Bell Blonde

It’s September! What a fun way to start the month with this blog tag by Isabelle (BlueBellBlonde). “Blue Belle Blonde began one afternoon in late July when I thought, why not share my view on life with the world?  I’ve always been inspired by various bloggers and influencers- Cupcakes & Cashmere, a Cup of Jo, and others.… Continue reading All About Me Blog Tag By Blue Bell Blonde

Reblog Feature: 5 Hygiene and Safety Tips on Cloth Face Mask – 2020 School Year

“Schools are starting soon, and parents are concerned about the safety of their children. There are a lot of unknowns, and like everything else in 2020, we are all learning as we go on. Some of us are trusting the system and sending our kids to school, some with cloth face masks and some without. I know… Continue reading Reblog Feature: 5 Hygiene and Safety Tips on Cloth Face Mask – 2020 School Year

My Beardie’s Fall Season Update

It’s September! This bearded dragon has been moulting quite a bit…. Eating a lot too! He eats mostly vegetables, so he is very regular…. That’s why he is so happy! One of his favourite pastimes is to watch television with us in his little pet bed that I found at IKEA… He stays very still… Continue reading My Beardie’s Fall Season Update

Fabfitfun: Fall 2020 Edition

The arrival of my Fall Edition box signalled that autumn was here! How exciting! And my, I was definitely surprised! Foxybae 25mm Black Curling Wand With Rose Gold Colored Barrel $99 This curling iron is made of tourmaline-infused ceramic, which is supposed to be less damaging to the hair follicles. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow… Continue reading Fabfitfun: Fall 2020 Edition

Book Review: Bring Them Closer By Connie Jakab

As a mother, I am excited to meet a fellow writer and blogger. Connie Jakab is a mother of two young boys. Mental health has been one of the main focus of her family life. Below is an excerpt from her website…. Photo Courtesy of Connie Jakab website “I know what it’s like to experience… Continue reading Book Review: Bring Them Closer By Connie Jakab

Liebster Award Nomination From MindBeautySimplicity

Thank you MindBeautySimplicity for the nomination! Photo Of MindBeautySimplicity Rules: 1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. 2. Share 11 facts about yourself. 3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you. 4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy! 5. Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees. 6. Notify your… Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination From MindBeautySimplicity

15 Hour Ferry Ride From Port Hardy To Prince Rupert

Fifteen hours on a local British Columbia ferry? Why would you want to spend that much time on a not so luxury ferry ship? Considering there wasn’t entertainment like on a cruise ship, one might wonder why….. 1) Travel like a local: I noticed that all the license plates on-board were from British Columbia. After… Continue reading 15 Hour Ferry Ride From Port Hardy To Prince Rupert

Book Review: Stories To Read By Candlelight By Jean Lorrain

This book contains eight short stories that were originally written in the 1890s. The author recalled some of the spooky stories that his grandmother told him before bedtime. “Jean Lorrain, born Paul Alexandre Martin Duval, was a French poet and novelist of the Symbolist school. Lorrain was a dedicated disciple of dandyism and spent much… Continue reading Book Review: Stories To Read By Candlelight By Jean Lorrain

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Nomination By James A. Best

It’s an honour to have an knowledgeable author and blogger to nominate me for this award! Thank you James A. Best! Rules : Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to her/his blog. Answer their questions. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions. Notify the nominee’s… Continue reading Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award Nomination By James A. Best

Reblog Feature: Back To School Plan In Pandemic

Here we are again almost at the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Do you have a back to school plan? I love summer so much so that I purposefully leave all my back to school plans and shopping to the last minute. I just like to be in denial… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Back To School Plan In Pandemic

Art Inspiration: Naruto, The Anime

During this Covid-19 pandemic, I finally had the opportunities to really sit back and enjoy some anime. “The term anime is derived from the English word animation, and in Japan is used to refer to all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, the term refers specifically to animation from Japan or to a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Naruto, The Anime

Back To School Covid Jitters

Back to school time is coming! Normally, the children are all excited to go back to see their friends, while the whole family goes back to school shopping. Not this year… Thanks to COVID-19, majority of the families I know are very hesitant or worried about going back to the classroom. Being on the PTA… Continue reading Back To School Covid Jitters

GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT

Thank you Kamal from Kamal’s Blogging Cafe for nominating me! Rules & Regulations  1. Thank the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog.  2. Make a Post of the Award with a Statement on Concept of PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT as above. And Tag your post with the #greatachiever. 3. Mention the rules… Continue reading GAMBA WORDPRESS SHINING STAR AWARD for PEACE & SAVE ENVIRONMENT

Book Review: Mother Mother By Jessica O’Dwyer

Image From Goodreads After attempts at having their own children, Julie, a successful art curator and her doctor husband, Mark, embarked on a journey to adopt a child from Guatemala. Julie was the one who did majority of the work, flying back and forth during the whole process. So much stress and heartache was involved.… Continue reading Book Review: Mother Mother By Jessica O’Dwyer

Reblog Feature: Instagram Marketing Tips 2020 For Ultimate Growth

Do you want to boom on Instagram? Follow this ultimate Instagram Marketing tips to grow your Instagram account in 2020. There are various advantages … Instagram Marketing Tips 2020 For Ultimate Growth Check out Ayesha’s post for tips for a successful Instagram account! Do you have an Instagram account? Leave your link below if you… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Instagram Marketing Tips 2020 For Ultimate Growth

POTD: Artistic Red Pepper (Inspiration During COVID)

At the local grocery store, I needed to pick up a red pepper for my bearded dragon. I noticed that there was a sale on red peppers. Perfect! As I got closer to the pile of red peppers, I observed that most of them appeared bruised or damaged somehow. Well, since they were on special,… Continue reading POTD: Artistic Red Pepper (Inspiration During COVID)

Reblog Feature: 30 Proven Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Are you looking to increase blog traffic? Well, you don’t need a marketing guru to help you promote your blog. You can simply improve your blog … 30 Proven Ways to Increase blog traffic Thank you Ayesha for such an informative post about how to increase your blog traffic! Remember to leave a comment and… Continue reading Reblog Feature: 30 Proven Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Book Review: Thomas L. Goss

If you enjoy reading and writing poems, you should look up Thomas L. Goss’s recent works. As I was reading and pondering his poems, there was a lot of very colourful imagery. Photo from Amazon There was a lot of references to nature and how we were such an integral part of the universe in… Continue reading Book Review: Thomas L. Goss

Art Inspiration: Two In One

Here’s my piece that was influenced by another artist , who was inspired by Picasso. I really like how it turned out with just a fine line black felt pen and pencil crayons. Pablo Picasso “Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life… Continue reading Art Inspiration: Two In One

Osaka Going To Kobe Motomachi (Japan) Pre-COVID

Standing across the Osaka station platform was the Hello Kitty Edition of the Shinkansen. I wished that I could go and take a look. This time I was travelling to Kobe…. “Started as a collaboration between Hello Kitty creators Sanrio and JR West in 2018, the Hello Kitty Shinkansen is a single train set that plies the Hakata… Continue reading Osaka Going To Kobe Motomachi (Japan) Pre-COVID

Is Cursive Handwriting Important?

“Cursive is any style of penmanship in which some characters are written joined together in a flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster, in contrast to block letters. Formal cursive is generally joined, but casual cursive is a combination of joins and pen lifts. ” Wikipedia According to Wikipedia, cursive writing was developed… Continue reading Is Cursive Handwriting Important?

Reblog Feature: A DAY OF REST

A weekday…day of rest, to this I can attest…… getting stuff done— at least ONE— at least I’ll do my best! – Jonathan Caswell A DAY OF REST Each day we are bombarded with so many tasks to do! We are expected by everyone around us to do all of them perfectly. Unfortunately, sometimes our… Continue reading Reblog Feature: A DAY OF REST