Easy and Simple Egg Rolls (Lumpia)

Are you Filipino?  Do you make lumpia? These are two questions that I get asked often by Americans.  Years ago.  I would feel offended by these questions.  What do you mean do I make lumpia?  I can make all kinds of things.  Why does it have to be lumpia? It’s not until this past several…

It’s Like Chasing Something Mysterious

A life size figure at our apartment office. Our apartment manager always displays elaborate decorations during the Halloween month of October. Her favorite holiday.  And she seems to outdo herself every year. So I came in one Saturday afternoon… and took a few pics… That ball she’s holding makes a loud scary noise… more Halloween…

Sauteed Rice Noodles (Pancit Bihon)

Pancit Bihon or sauteed rice noodles is one of Filipinos most popular dishes, in addition to lumpia.  Noodle dishes such as this has been introduced to us by Chinese immigrants.  One of the most common and popular dishes served  in parties and family celebrations. Pancit, just like any other Filipino dishes, is not spicy.  But…

Blowing Wednesday

A mass of dust, world’s momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade (Barnabe Barnes, English Poet) Today is Wednesday.  Again, I am awakened by the blower outside.  A loud, ear shattering, machine running sound.  That’s the leaf blower.  Instead of it sucking the…