Jackson Wang: Music Spotlight

Jackson Wang is a Hong Kong born rapper plus singer that is a part of a Korean group, Got7. I first was introduce to his work through the appearance on television program, Roommate. He amazed me with his talent and personality. He showed humility, positivity, determination, and many other admirable characteristics. Jackson quickly became my favorite person to watch on Roommate. I continue to follow his career and music when Roommate finished, because I was an officially full fledged fan.

Guide to the Cards: Tarot for Beginners

Recently, I have been researching a story idea that had me looking into tarot. Tarot is a deck of cards that some are able to ascertain what the messages are hidden behind them. It intrigued me at how the people were able to pull messages from the images on the cards. The deck is filled with beautiful artwork no doubt, but what leads one card to symbolize one thing over another is unknown to me. I talked with other friends, but they also were unknowing. It seems odd that not many know how tarot works when it is a common medium for those connected to the spiritually in a nontraditional way. That is where this little gem comes in.

The Devil’s Highway: Immigrants’ Trials to Better Life

I think sometimes it is important to do something that humbles us. It reminds us of our own humanity needs. I was humble by reading the immigration story of a group of immigrants from Mexico to the United States called The Devil’s Highway.

Revisiting Pastry Love

Strawberries are the favorite berry of my dear friend. We will call him B. His poor birthday is in the middle of winter so not often he gets a cake that has his favorite berry. I wanted to give him a homemade present that was a strawberry cake for his birthday. I flipped through my cookbooks to find the perfect recipes. I found that recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks named Pastry Love.

Flavorful Origins: Exploring Cuisine From Your Couch

With travel on pause across the world, I have decided to try to explore the world via my comfy couch. I decided to watch different documentary series. Recently, it has been all about the food in the documentaries I have been watching. I love unique foods that come into our lives through various means. It is fun to question how did we start eating that weird shaped fruit, and who figured out how to grow it. I really got into Flavorful Origins on Netflix.

Revisiting Perfect Finish

Perfect Finish was a cookbook gifted to me by my family, and had many wonderful recipes that satisfied our sweet tooth. I ended up reviewing on my blog, but I haven’t used it much recently as I have been trying to work my way through other cookbooks I have borrowed. I recently revisited this cookbook on my shelf unexpectedly. I was trying to find a recipe that used cranberries, which I consider a flavor of the holidays.

The Pack: Adventure with Man’s Best Friend

The Pack was recently released with it’s first season onto Amazon Prime, and I watched the entire season. If you are unfamiliar with The Pack, it is a travel competition show, but instead of teams of people, it is a team of dogs and humans.

Sex with Emily: Sex-Ed Just Improved

Talking about sex is somewhat of a taboo subject in society. It is so not a main stream conversation that we may not even talk about with our friends. Even if it is to figure out how to get better pleasure in our sex life. So let me introduce you to Sex with Emily.

The Sun and Her Flowers: Feminine Poetry

It is a collection published under the title, The Sun and Her Flowers. Her style remains as distinctive as her first collection. She combines artistry of language with a bluntness of wisdom from life. Her line artwork even adds to the artistry within the pages.

Delicious Gifts: Red Pepper Chutney

I am the type of gift giver that tries to give personal gifts to friends and loved ones.  This is usually in the form of tasty treats like cookies or jam (see my family recipe here). However, some people do not like sweets. I also get tired of making the same recipes over and over again. 

I recently checked out Delicious Gifts by Jess McCloskey. It is a book filled with recipes for edible gifts that any amateur chef can complete.