Gifts from the Philippines

My mom recently came back from three months in the Philippines! She’d attended an huge family reunion she’d organized with a few cousins and renovated her late mother’s house. Even though she was busy as a bee, she still took time to find some beautiful gifts to bring home to us. We’re so excited about…

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Travel Diary: Vienna, Once More (Coffeehouses & Shopping)

Welcome to the second part of my Vienna travel diary! You can find the first part here and the post with my initial plans for this trip here. This post is about cake, second hand shopping and two huge splurges! LET ME HAVE CAKE If you visit Vienna, you obviously have to go to the…

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Vienna here I come!

I’ll be heading to Vienna soon to do another round of archival work for my thesis! As always, I’m trying to make plans for activities when I leave the archive in the late afternoon/evening. From experience, it gets rather depressing just going from my hotel room to the archive and back again every day. This…

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Meet Marchesa.

Our household has a new member! We’ve been thinking about getting a little companion for Oscar for a couple months now. While he overall seemed happy with his situation, it’s obviously better for inside cats if there are two of them. Even more so because I might be at home with him most of the…

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Merry Christmas!

In Germany, we celebrate Christmas starting Christmas Eve. Tonight, we’ll open gifts, eat cookies and listen to holiday music at my parents’ house! My MIL and her husband will visit us on Dec 26th. We’ll be cooking Christmas dinner, which is really exciting because I’ve never really done that before! Merry Christmas! Wherever you are,…

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