Category Archives: DIY

aftermath of hurricane maria - water bottles filled with water from our hot water heater

diy backup water storage (for condos / apartments)

The dam at nearby Lake Guajataca made national news as it was badly damaged and nearly failed in the days following Hurricane Maria.  This reservoir supplies water to the municipalities of Aguada and Rincón, among others on the west side of the island.  Although the hurricane is long

diy homemade natto

diy homemade nattō! (and yogurt)

Sticky, stinky, stringy and downright delicious!  Japanese people love their nattō and being half Japanese myself, I’m certainly no exception.  I have fond memories of waking up to the smell of a traditional Japanese breakfast spread put together by my obaasan, usually consisting of miso soup, tamagoyaki, steamed rice, and

you need diy homemade sunscreen to protect you from this

diy homemade sunscreen

They say that the sun’s UV rays are more intense as you move closer to the equator.  It didn’t take long  for me to be able to confirm this firsthand.  Within a few days of arriving in Puerto Rico my arms and face had darkened into a nice

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