Author Archives: Pauline

About Pauline

Welcome to The Lipstick Cafe, where inspiration meets food and play. My name is Pauline and I love to write, eat, and travel. This is where I share my stories, lessons from the kitchen, city discoveries, and creative projects. Get cozy, grab a coffee, and enjoy!

Break Open

They say your life changes when you have a baby.  No matter how many times I heard this cliche, it still hit me like a turbulent wave.  Last October, my life transformed the moment my son was born. Pregnant at … Continue reading

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Any day now

I’m approaching the end of my pregnancy. The strange thing is not knowing when that day will happen. It could be today, tomorrow, next week. All I know is that it will not go beyond two weeks from now! I’ve … Continue reading

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Life Lately

When I started writing this post, I was 30 weeks pregnant.  30 weeks!  That’s the same number as my last milestone birthday.  That’s 10 (more or less) weeks away from the end of pregnancy.  30!  The number itself sounds so … Continue reading

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The Motherland

At 18 years old, my mother faced a life-changing choice. It was 1975 – the year Vietnam fell to Communism in the war.  My grandfather had asked my mother if she wanted to stay behind in Vietnam or flee the … Continue reading

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Waiting to Be Found

“Will I face the fear of today or the regret of forever?” Jon Acuff, the first keynote speaker at the World Domination Summit, was sharing his story of how he overcame his fear of becoming a writer and eventually became … Continue reading

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