Quarantine Rant: Be Grateful

Made With Loops Growing up, we didn’t have much. My parents taught me to appreciate and be grateful for what was given to me. This is especially crucial regarding any presents and gifts during holidays and birthdays. 1) Be thankful 2) Even if it’s something that you didn’t need it, you should still say thank… Continue reading Quarantine Rant: Be Grateful

Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

If you ever visited Kyoto, the Nishiki Market would be an exciting place of interest for visitors. The high ceilings of this market gave a feeling of spaciousness, even though the market itself was a bit narrow. It could become quite busy, as locals would come here to purchase authentic, locally-made delicacies. One of the… Continue reading Nishiki Market Experiences Before Covid-19

Fabulous Foods For Father’s Day

It’s been such a long while that we could gather as a family, even for small groups. We were all grateful that we could get together to savour some delicious food! Our family had this tradition of visiting my grandparents’ resting place on special occasions to place some flowers and even hang out to “share”… Continue reading Fabulous Foods For Father’s Day

A Quarantine Mom’s Triggers

“Just because you have tons of money and power doesn’t guarantee happiness….” 1) I constantly try to be open to new things. Hence, I love learning new languages, and taking many courses about social media. I may not be good at everything though, like taking photos. (I am more of an artist of pen and… Continue reading A Quarantine Mom’s Triggers

Art Inspirations During My Quarantine

During this extensive quarantine, I am able to fully extend and practice my art. The first piece is inspired by Michael Godard, one of my favourite modern artists. “Michael Godard is known as the explosive “Rockstar of the Art World” and global top selling artist! His world of art invites us to see his lighthearted perspective,… Continue reading Art Inspirations During My Quarantine

Blooming Amidst The Quarantine

Like a ray of sunshine Piercing through the clouds, Bursting with happiness Shining among the blades Of shiny, wild grass. What a joy to see! —Chocoviv These beautiful bushes are blooming in front of my parent’s house. They are attracting neighbours, who love to take photos of them! Follow Chocoviv’s Lifestyle Blog on WordPress.com

Reblog Feature: Gardening For Therapy Part 2

Happy Mother’s day!! One of my reasons for writing a 2 part blog post about gardening was to lead to Mother’s day and emphasize the necessity of us moms do something that gives us pleasure. As moms, most of the time, we put the well being and happiness of our children and everyone else before… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Gardening For Therapy Part 2

Mother’s Day During Lock Down

Mother’s Day was normally a day that many folks would go out to restaurants to have a meal with their family. But not this year…. Covid-19 caused many restaurants to only do take-out or delivery orders over here in our area. Sadly, some restaurants even had to closed permanently. This Mother’s Day, we preordered a… Continue reading Mother’s Day During Lock Down

Hiding Behind A Positive Facade

Image Courtesy of Yukon Hippo “哪怕世界多殘酷, 哪怕心裡多悲傷, 心有多傷痕, 眼眶多淚水, 時間流逝, 可一切依舊, 也一樣的痛⋯⋯” —-Chocoviv I am good at hide and seek games. It’s been over a month now, quarantined at home. Constantly reading about how life was tough for those working outside or at home, I felt guilty for staying at home and not working. Therefore,… Continue reading Hiding Behind A Positive Facade