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aero chocolate bubbles

Memories can cut across generations in a family. So can a love of certain food, in this case chocolate.

The Aero chocolate bar was a huge favorite of my Grandmother and my Father. I enjoyed it too as child around them, although I believe I enjoyed its bubbly texture that can only be found in an Aero bar, rather more than the taste.

I haven’t had them for many years. Then I excitedly came across Aero chocolate bars at a European-style deli in Los Angeles. And this time, I could appreciate the creamy, smooth flavors – and still enjoyed the bubbles.

Aero was launched in 1935 in North of England, and its unique bubbly texture made it a big success. Glad it is still bubbling around.


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january images

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summer reading

Taking a short blogcation. Thank you for all your visits and likes. 

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new eyes marcel proustnew eyes marcel proust quote

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust


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quote on wisdom

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

– Naguib Mahfouz


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tropical breeze singapore

A view of a small island in Singapore across from another small island.

I was sitting behind this bush, enjoying the breeze. There is something distinctive about tropical sea breeze: its “fullness”, lulling with relaxation. And I feel that this image somewhat captures it.

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cat elevated platform california

Pet hotels in California must provide elevated platforms for cats.

dDenim official fabric california

Denim is now the official fabric of California.


I read an article about the more than 800 new laws that will take effect in California this year. Two particularly caught my interest.

1. Kennels and pet hotels are required to check on the animals once a day. They must also provide elevated platforms in cat enclosures. I guess this is to ensure that kitty gets its share of perches each day.

2. Denim is now declared as California’s official fabric. This is a recognition of the fabric’s role in the history of the state.

In 1853 Levi Strauss journeyed to San Francisco to make his fortune in the California Gold Rush. He became a businessman. The turning point came when the miners needed strong durable pants. In 1873, Levi and his partner invented the blue jeans.

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