Dining with Derencia: Shima

I am just so excited to finally be able to dine at a restaurant again! Like, y’all don’t understand. I have literally been craving a culinary experience for months. I know that some people have missed watching movies at the theater, lounging on the beach, having a blast with their friends at fetes, but for me it was really the dining out. You know the “I’ll be taking care of you guys tonight, can I start you off with any of our signature cocktails?” Whew yes, I need it.

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My After Quarantine List

I have been putting this off for as long as I could. I just didn’t want anything Corona related on my blog. However, I realized that this is something that we are all facing and I’m in a better space to actually talk about it now. A few weeks ago, I was in a rut and just couldn’t make sense of any of this. Everyday, I caught myself in a “I can’t believe this is real life” game. I sympathize with the people this is affecting the most. The persons with underlying conditions, the elderly, the ones in unfortunate living conditions, the essential workers and the people who were already living paycheck to paycheck and now don’t know where their money is coming from. We are all living in this pandemic and a little compassion and grace, can go a long way.

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