• The little musician

    We were having dinner one night with a friend and her family. It was my first time meeting her little girl who is quite the all-rounder. Although her days are packed with school activities, she somehow manages…

  • Birth of a kimchi pancake

    We were looking through old food photos and recounting the hot favorites at our weekly Korean restaurant. “Omg, that kimchi pancake looks so-oo yummy I wanna eat it right now,” Hip2bDaughter2 cries, threatening to print out the…

  • Last days of summer and this week’s grocery cart

    Here in Hipville, it’s the little things that are highly anticipated and become a big talking point. Like the season change, for instance. Last Thursday was the first day of fall and to make her point, Mother…

  • Very Strawberry Week

    Who cares if Brangelina is breaking up? We’re having a Very Strawberry Week here! We saw strawberries at irresistible prices last weekend so we hogged two 2lb boxes of these babies at $2.99 per box. Ya, I…

  • Pastry shop crooner

    We stepped out of the car to the sounds of an Italian song blasting across the strip mall. At first, we thought it was a recording coming from a music store. Imagine our surprise when we saw…

  • A very fruitful week

    You’re no doubt wondering how far along we are with all those fruits we mindlessly bought last weekend. How much have we eaten? Are we almost done? Or is there still a big heap sitting there waiting…

  • That guitar

    We passed by the music school where my kids used to go for guitar classes. I remember the teacher recommending the guitar we should buy. Those were crazy days of endless bus runs. To save myself the…

  • Lines and people who annoy me

    바빴어요! (Been busy). So many errands, so little time. Granted I do procrastinate for as long as I can because well, who likes errands? I don’t. That’s why I want to get through them quickly so they…

  • Slowly but surely

    There’s a mall which features live music to draw the weekend crowds. Years ago, when this concept first started, the band playing their korg nanokontrol barely had an audience. Lately, I’ve noticed the mall even provides benches…

  • The gift hunter

    I have a new temp job – as gift hunter for my kids. Lucky me! In recent weeks leading up to graduation season, I’ve been entrusted with the task of looking for gifts for their friends while…