Don’t drink buko juice02:05 AM Sunday August 31, 2014 |

It’s a very bad idea to drink three glasses of fresh buko juice before going to the office. With EDSA’s kwasong @#$*&?{}@ traffic Wahh I need arinola.

illegal settlers are back01:54 AM Sunday August 31, 2014 |

My small project in Tagaytay is delayed because the architect and I are not on the same page. This is just two tiny basic structures measuring less than 200 square meters. Her ideas are different from what I have in mind. I did all the schematics, flat drawings, and some material and finishing specs, plus… read more

Suka ni Antonia01:35 AM Sunday August 31, 2014 |

Day 1 Breakfast Antonia——– “Mam, suka (vinegar)”. OMB———– “Hindi ako nagsusuka”. Day 1 Dinner Antonia——— “Suka mam”. OMB———— “Para saan?” Antonia——– “Sa isda sawsawan”. OMB———— “Hindi ako nagsasawsaw sa suka”. Day 2 Breakfast Antonia——— “Suka mam”. OMB————- “Ayaw ko”. Day 2 Dinner OMB————- “Ano yan?” Antonia——— “Suka mam”. OMB————- “Wag na, hindi ako nagsusuka”. Day… read more

Alone in Antonio’s12:37 PM Saturday August 30, 2014 |

I had lunch by myself in Tagaytay. I have no qualms eating alone in restaurants. I scrolled down (in my brains) a list of restaurants in the area. Bulalo? Tawilis? Pasta? Crepes? It was two p.m., cloudy, a quiet and elegant lunch would go with my mood that moment. Antonio’s it is. The first thing… read more

20 tips to prevent rape09:57 AM Saturday August 30, 2014 |

Rape is on the rise. Maybe the following could help: Make your room a safer place. What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night with someone on top of you? How do you save yourself? Do you have an exit plan in case you run to your bathroom? Can… read more

Ice Bucket Challenge11:41 PM Friday August 29, 2014 |

Medyo nako-kornihan na ako sa ating mga Pilipino na nag-a- ice bucket challenge. Ewan, pero corny na. There are so many things one can do to help others here in our own country.

P10,000 donation10:44 PM Friday August 29, 2014 |

A couple of days ago I received a message from an ohmybuhay reader that he would like to send a small amount for the sick children at the ward section. He has read my posts on the Baptism of Angels. Tonight, Edmund brought home an envelope containing a note and a check. E———”Ay tart, nabuksan… read more

Tagaytay Bicho-bicho03:03 PM Friday August 29, 2014 |

While I was leaving the restaurant where I had a meeting with the architect, I saw my driver jump and run to the street. He got excited when he saw the two guys selling bicho-bicho. They were passing in front of the restaurant. Yun pala he rcognized one of them as their neighbor in Batangas… read more

Go somewhere else02:43 PM Friday August 29, 2014 |

China is invading the Philippines. Find alternative places to visit instead. Go somewhere else. Buy made in Turkey, made in Vietnam, etc. and made in the Philippines instead. Buy locally produced rice, noodles, etc. Most of the items sold in groceries are made in China. Filipinos repacked them only. Check the labels. Buy groceries that… read more

Warning on Fruit Vendors12:43 PM Friday August 29, 2014 |

Most of the fruit vendors alongside national highways from north to south shortchange customers. How: Their weighing scales (timbangan) have daya. The one kilo could be as low as half kilo only. Kasi these vendors know that you are only passing by in that area. You’ll be kilometers away before you discover you’ve been cheated… read more

Delicious Lunch in Tiaong11:51 AM Friday August 29, 2014 |

I couldn’t believe it when my daughter told me that our delicious lunch in Ugu Bigyan’s garden restaurant only cost P350 per person. Sulit na sulit naman yun, except syempre, you have to travel a hundred kilometers + from Manila to Tiaong, Quezon. Aside from the kulawo which Ugu prepared in front of us, he… read more

Meagan Aguilar11:08 AM Friday August 29, 2014 |

While waiting for our respective vehicles at the lobby of the Edsa Shangrila Hotel, there’s a woman singing and playing the guitar on the mini stage. The daughter of Freddie Aguilar performs at the lounge on certain days. Napanood ko sya sa news a couple of months ago crying and complaining about her altercation with… read more

Hindi ka nag-iisa, two halfs and halfs10:49 AM Thursday August 28, 2014 |

Living in the Philippines give us some luxuries like having extra hands to do the dishes, cook, clean, do the laundry. However, with this privilege comes a lot of responsibilities. Syempre we spend extra for the maids upkeep: salaries and an all expenses paid staycation. Free bed and breakfast, lunch, merienda, dinner, free charging stations,… read more

Three Birthday gifts07:00 PM Wednesday August 27, 2014 |

Edmund received three birthday gifts from his three  housemates. From Nyke—- A nice blue golf shirt from Massimo Dutti,  Nyke’s favorite store.  This morning he tried it on, it’s a little tight so he placed it back inside the balot and wrote a note to the giver to kindly exchange to size LARGE, any color… read more

Merry Moo ice cream for me06:40 PM Wednesday August 27, 2014 |

Oyen came home with three tubs of Merry Moo ice cream. She said someone brought it to our office and it’s from an Oh my buhay reader. Omb——–”Anak, how did you know that it’s from my reader?” Oyen——-”The way it was written and packed”. Since we were leaving for Paparazzi, she shoved them in the… read more