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Clay Life: An Exhibit by Jon & Tessy Pettyjohn

Sometimes, one is fortunate enough to meet other human beings who are defined by their passions and humility. I recently interviewed one such couple, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, who were the pioneers of pottery in the Philippines over 30 years … Continue reading

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Paranoia is Normal, when You’re a Mom

July 25, 2011. Karsten’s first injury at school. It’s the dreaded phone call you hope you never get—the one with the cheery teacher’s voice, where you swallow the lump in your throat, while reassuring yourself, it’s nothing serious. The chirpy … Continue reading

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Lago de Oro, the First Cable Wakeboard Park in the Philippines

Many wakeboarders come to the Philippines and go straight to Camarines Sur, known for its Wakeboard Park, Lago del Ray. And why not? The province is also full of beautiful, rugged beaches, mysterious caves and island secret spots (think Survivor … Continue reading

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What has inspired you lately? I’ve been inspired by other people’s blogs, some who write so simply, yet straight to the heart. Others are more eloquent, and I only need to read a few lines to feel refreshed. We escape … Continue reading

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Quick Avocado Salad Recipe

1. Wash and halve a ripe avocado, scoop out the meat but reserve the shells 2. Toss: Chopped avocado, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper 3. Transfer salad back into avocado halves 4. Sprinkle … Continue reading

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Two Years Today

It’s the first time I tried blogging from a  busy airport, and with just 15 minutes to kill, I’m rushing a coffee at 8:30 am to board a flight. I normally travel for work, but this time, it’ s purely … Continue reading

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Two Minutes with Paula Abdul

When Paula Abdul showed up for the press conference in Resorts World Sentosa last May in a little black lace dress, there were about 100 reporters clamoring for her attention. When I raised my hand, she called me out of … Continue reading

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Lee DeWyze Live

Shortly after moving into my new condo last month, Lee DeWyze, the winner of last Season’s American Idol, did a free concert just down the road from us. How cool is that! When we met backstage, he gave me a … Continue reading

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“My Pinoy Life in Uganda” in Illustrado Magazine

So much has happened recently that I want tell you about, but this is a quick post before bed as Karsten has just gone down and I am preparing for two trips: One to Mindanao and one to Singapore. In … Continue reading

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I Used to Dance

  And the freedom of moving to a rhythm that carries you away without thinking too hard about it, was exhilarating. When recruited for a dance group, I always forgot the steps (we did Bollywood and theater performances!) and had … Continue reading

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