Author: Debora Manusama-Sinaga

My name is Debora Manusama-Sinaga, a young wife and mom who was born at the end of the 80s era into a family of Dutch-descent Ambonese musicians and preachers. Previously based in Jakarta, Indonesia, I am now residing in Dallas, Texas. deboramanusama.com | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook

We don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day, because well…I’m just not into anything cheesy and lovey dovey like that (ever since I was a teenager, true story!). So when I noticed that Valentine’s Day was like 2 weeks away from last weekend, I thought, hey, why not do a little staycation around my city of Las Colinas and have a little getaway with my little family. Any excuse to have a little getaway, right?

So last weekend we stayed at NYLO Hotel Las Colinas. And we loved it!

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I like the modern and spacious loft design, with a touch of

Getting The Heat at Zest Fest 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:00 AM by Debora Manusama-Sinaga

Although my tolerance towards spicy food is not that high, I am married to a dude who puts a crazy amount of hot sauce into everything he eats. So when we found out about a festival dedicated solely for spicy food/condiments, we knew we had to check it out. Especially because there were contests and celebrity chefs doing live cooking demo too!

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That’s Mr.Man, trying the Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co.’s “Stupid Hot” Sauce. It is stupid hot y’all. As in, the kind that could make your brain stop functioning for a few seconds- kinda hot. We didn’t