Author Archives: Monki

About Monki

I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.

How to Quit Facebook… or Not

Let’s face it, we are a planet addicted to Facebook.  You see people standing there in the park on a sunny day (like the photo I snapped the other day while walking my dog),  on the sideline of their children’s … Continue reading

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The Truth About Turning Gray… From Someone Who’s Turning Gray

You know how people say not to pluck your gray hair?  Sure, being natural is beautiful.  Sure, having gray does give you that certain aura of wisdom.  Yada yada and all that jazz.  But let’s face it, the gray hair … Continue reading

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EATS: Poké Bowl

this one When I stopped by the farmer’s market this weekend, the fishmonger had beautiful cuts of ahi (yellow fin) tuna.   Normally, I would either make sushi with it, or sear it lightly and top it with a dash … Continue reading

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EATS: Weeknight Spaghetti with Clam

I love my mussels,  sea bass, and Japanese sea bass.  But clams are my unsung heroes of seafood.  When I go to Italian restaurants, I always get their spaghetti alle vongole.  Clams are easier to handle than oysters or mussels.  … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking

Conversation overheard this Tuesday morning coming from Plum’s room: MK: Wake up honey!  WAKE UP! Plum: Hmmm… MK: Rise and shine! Plum: What day is today?  Is today Saturday or Sunday? I couldn’t hear MK’s response, because I burst out laughing so … Continue reading

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On The Way To School

On the walk to school this morning, as Plum pulled along her heavy roller bag with her right hand, and holding a book that she wanted to read during recess with her left hand, I reached out to hold her hand, not fully registering that both of … Continue reading

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EATS: DIY Sushi

As a busy lady, I am on a constant look out for easy weeknight options.  Anything that takes less than 30 minutes to make is a must-try in my book.  From my previous posts, I have come up with a … Continue reading

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