The new dining room

We wanted to achieve three things when we decided to relocate the dining room: 1. Maximize natural light which I so need for taking food photos; 2. Declutter (some say it … [Read more...]

Intruder in the house

A few days ago, at mid-morning and just as Speedy and I were about to leave for the supermarket, we heard strange sounds coming from the living area. Not the cats, definitely, … [Read more...]


Before Valentine’s Day

The last time Speedy did any drilling in the house, we were installing blinds for the first time. That was two weeks after we moved. A year and a half ago. He was using a … [Read more...]

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Job applicants

Within a few days after I fired the house helpers, we were able to hire a gardener. A manang who comes around daily. Even before we hired her, we already knew the quality of … [Read more...]

Asset or liability?

The space that I converted to my study/office was originally designed as a family room. There used to be built-in TV and DVD cabinets but I had them replaced with desks and … [Read more...]