Social skills play a key role in doing effective communication. It is imperative to guide its development from a very young age. But how can parents enhance these social skills? How are baby coos facilitated to turn into sentences? Our social skills may have started developing right when we were still in our mothers’ wombs. Mysterious as it may seem, human…

My dad imparted to me that the secret in cooking is the ability to sauté the core spices: garlic, onion, tomatoes. But to my awakening, a new Netflix series expanded my knowledge, paying attention to these four essential elements of cooking: “SALT FAT ACID HEAT”. The show, based on Samin Nosrat’s book, encourages its viewers that anybody is capable of cooking…

Indigenous ethnic groups speak of native ways that is like no other. Nowadays, there are about 370 million indigenous people in the world, belonging to 5,000 different groups in 90 countries worldwide, according to an organisation called Cultural Survival. In Oceania, the Pacific Islands remained to be the home to the world’s most diverse indigenous cultures. Because of being isolated…

one of the best roof decks in Hong Kong

While indulging on a long weekend, Hong Kong had made way for Autumn slowly and surely. Through its traditions of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival, my traditions of finding good hang-outs to enjoy the breeze comes to life as well. Adios to the summer breeze that ripened the apples as it transforms into the humid kind turning the same apples into…

The TELESÁ or TEINE SÁ, according to Samoan legend, are the ‘spirit women’ that guard specific forests, villages, pools and falls in Samoa. These spirit women fulfill their purpose with nature’s gifts. Their gifts come in the form of fauna afi (fire), matagi (wind) and vasa loloa (ocean). As far as the legends go, offending the TELESÁ has consequences that are…

EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL ASIA PACIFIC had valued apparel and footwear as a 1.7 trillion e-commerce industry. This makes it second to the highest sought after product by consumers from all over the world. Due to fast and mass production, its affordability drove consumers to buy more than they used to. The outcome? One person throws an average of 70 pounds of…

In all ways, submission is required for a marriage to work. Being married for 5 years is not a joke. With it comes along challenges, a lot of adjustments, sacrifices yet, surprisingly, new beginnings. Undeniably, there are times you’d reach your breaking point. So what do you do when that happens? Rarely do I write about relationships. One reason is…