Basketball Shoot-Out Champion03:02 AM Sunday July 05, 2015 |

Every 4th of July, Ford Group Philippines, the Ford Motor Company’s local unit, sponsors an Independence Day Celebration with games and big raffles. My T- Mobile phone has no more load that’s why I couldn’t use it anymore. Only when I use my Verizon mobile wi-fi that I am able to receive news from the… read more

OMB Tweets #1810:57 AM Wednesday July 01, 2015 |

1. Ooohh stress layuan mo ako! 2. Naluha ako the other night, I was dead worried about the consistent pain on my left chest. Baka kung ano na ito. I will have it CT scanned next week. I don’t want to die yet. I want to live strong and healthy up to 80. Baka kaya… read more

Sardinas sa America10:17 AM Wednesday July 01, 2015 |

My husband bought a pack of frozen sardines (sardinas) from the supermarket. I like sardines but I hate to do the cleaning of fresh fish because they’re slimy. Nagigilaw-lawan ako. Edmund suggested that I just cut-off the heads so I didn’t have to remove the ngasang. I cut off the heads, but I still had… read more

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce09:49 AM Wednesday July 01, 2015 |

Rumors have been circulating in Hollywood that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are heading for a divorce. I myself got intrigued and bought a magazine with them on the banner cover at Target. The magazine rack was right at the check-out counter. We shopped for a few things: eye drops, lipstick, eyebrow pencil, plus this… read more

Tan Family lunch 201511:43 PM Tuesday June 30, 2015 |

We had a mini Tan family lunch gathering last Saturday. The Bay Area is second home to me because this is where all my siblings are. It’s nice to have somewhere to visit, to go to, to be with family. Our food were all Filipino, mostly from island Pacific. Ryan, Kuya Junior, Eves, Ate Linda…. read more

Sex is good but AIDS is on the rise10:18 PM Tuesday June 30, 2015 |

There was a time when the world was in unison against the spread of AIDS. Massive media campaigns all over the world was evident. TV, radio, newspapers, magazines. There was no www yet during those days. The number of people contracting AIDS on a daily basis NOW is unprecedented. Before, there were only 84 recorded… read more

6 used MAC = 1 new10:02 PM Tuesday June 30, 2015 |

I bought a MAC lisptick from MACY’s. The Filipina sales lady informed that I could exchange any 6 used MAC containers for a free lipstick. I didn’t know. Sayang, just last month I threw away two empty lipstick tubes. No one had ever told me. I wrote down her name on a piece of paper…. read more

Filipino Food Lunch11:51 PM Monday June 29, 2015 |

We had Filipino food lunch at the fast food section of Island Pacific Supermarket. Edmund had ginisang munggo and prok adobo. Yan daw kasi ang magka pares. I had kare-kare. He paid $14+. They even have chicharong bulaklak There’s a Filipina pushing the stroller of her son. She didn’t notice the stack of patis. Natangay… read more

Save Water11:50 PM Monday June 29, 2015 |

California has been experience bad drought for four years now. Watering the lawn specifically the use of automatic sprinklers are discouraged and in some places, banned. If your front lawn is still green, then neighbors would give you a bad stare and might even report to the authorities that you’re wasting water. Before, if you’re… read more

Strawberry shake11:22 PM Monday June 29, 2015 |

Edmund bought a big tray of fresh strawberries from Costco. It was such a big tray. It’s been several days and there were still a lot left. Malapit nang mabulok. E———“Tart, etong strawberry, ang dami nito”. (Asking for my help to finish them. Ay ang asim). A——–“Mas mabilis yan kung iinumin na lang natin”. I… read more

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar11:10 PM Monday June 29, 2015 |

My Oh my buhay reader recommended Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar for a cure to my son’s problematic skin problem. Someone in her family is taking this with good results. He stopped taking steroid tablets and creams and now swears to have better skin. I finally found some bottles at the Vitamin Shoppe in Lone Tree… read more

Oxbow Public Market03:31 PM Monday June 29, 2015 |

When I suggested to Madeline that we explore Napa instead of going to the Marin County, what I had in mind was to visit the old downtown in Napa Valley which has quaint little shops and cafes. Madeline brought me to the Oxbow Public Market near the wine train station. It turned out to be… read more

Freckled Sky12:52 AM Monday June 29, 2015 |

Howard Stern gave Freckled Sky a well deserved golden buzzer at the America’s Got Talent audition. I’ve been watching this over and over again. The man behind it said he sold everything to come up with this show. His ideas are brilliant.

Chef Pawlcyn’s Garden and Cosentino Winery11:39 PM Friday June 26, 2015 |

June 23, 2015 Tuesday Napa Valley It’s weird here in America. Temperature could drop by as much as 30 degrees in a couple of hours. It could be hundred degrees at midday then it becomes chilly at night. So when we go out, even if it’s too hot, I still bring a light cardigan and… read more

Same Sex Marriage and Transgenders09:43 AM Thursday June 25, 2015 |

Edmund and I watch the local news channel here everyday. He saw on tv that the US Supreme Court was about to pen its decision on same sex marriage. Apparently, there are still about 13 states that do not allow this. Edmund was hoping that the Supreme Court would vote NO. I told him that… read more

Mustards Grill In Napa Valley09:18 AM Thursday June 25, 2015 |

My friend Madeline and I went to Sonya’s Garden a few days before I left for Hungary. She was in the Philippines for two months because her 82 year old mom suffered a mild stroke. She’s back in the Bay Area last June 14. She extended her vacation because she still has a bad jet… read more

OMB Tweets #1711:07 PM Wednesday June 24, 2015 |

OMB Tweets #17 1. The sheer curtains in my son’s room are torn and grayish from pollution. No amount of washing, bleaching, kula, could whiten them. Getting him new sheer window curtains is on my list of things to buy. A——-“Tart, gusto kong pumunta sa JC Penny, bibili ako ng kurtina para sa kwarto ng… read more