A very nice surprise12:28 AM Saturday May 28, 2016 |

Three nights ago when I got home I just suddenly felt lighter. I smiled, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and told myself tomorrow would be a good day. May 26 was fairly a household chores day. Relatives are coming for the weekend so I did some cleaning. My son has flu-like sickness, with… read more

A blessed day to me08:58 AM Friday May 27, 2016 |

Someone almost forgot that it’s her birthday.   It was only when my husband asked me what I wanted to do that I suddenly remembered. A visit to the church and a simple dinner  would suffice. I’ve always been observant of people but lately I have become even more observant.  Last night while sitting in… read more

Saint- Tropez in Balesin11:01 PM Wednesday May 25, 2016 |

From the guest villas in Mykonos, the free jeepney tour brings us next to the French-themed villas named after Saint- Tropez, a coastal town in the French Riviera. Balesin Island Club captures some of the architectural characteristics of Provence, in the south of France. The real St. Tropez in Cote de Azur is a favorite… read more

Drive More Refuel Less08:16 AM Sunday May 22, 2016 |

I will never forget what my father told me almost 3 decades ago, to never let my gasolina go below less than half a tank. Kasi daw para kung maligaw ako, I would never run out of gas. Para hindi tumirik yung kotse, delikado nga naman lalo na kung gabi na. And If I am… read more

Beach Villa in Mykonos06:15 PM Saturday May 21, 2016 |

While waiting for a jeepney to pick us up from Toscana, another jeepney with 4 persons all from one family stopped at the village’s ramp. We asked the driver where they were headed to. He’s bringing his passengers to see all the villages. Aha, sama kami. My daughter and I hopped in and found ourselves… read more

Toscana in Balesin08:28 PM Friday May 20, 2016 |

Balesin Island Club was almost empty when we were there with the Lapez family. It was hot and a little dusty riding the jeepney to hop from one village to another. The roads traversing the island are not paved kaya pagdumaan ang jeep, ayy alikabok. I was also worried about my left hip which is… read more

Stella Woodfired Bistro10:26 PM Thursday May 19, 2016 |

My daughter bought a discount coupon online. I came from the doctor’s clinic and was on my way home when she called and asked me if I wanted to eat pizza with her. Meron daw syang coupon sa Stella. I didn’t actually get it, sino ba kako si Stella. Ako naman, kahit saan nya ako… read more

Egypt Air plane vanished12:48 PM Thursday May 19, 2016 |

There’s a commercial airplane that is suspected to have plunged into the Mediterranean sea with 56 passengers, 7 crew plus 3 security officers. Egypt Air flight MS 804 flew from Paris to Cairo but when it reached the Egyptian airspace, it vanished from the radars. I hope they find the plane fast. Kawawa naman yung… read more

Papa’s 98th Birthday09:55 PM Wednesday May 18, 2016 |

Today is my Papa’s 98th birthday.  I wish he were still alive,  but then again,  who gets to live  up to almost a hundred years old still healthy and gregarious? I couldn’t visit their grave  so I just went to church and lighted a candle. I really do miss my parents.  I still shed tears… read more

Congrats and Condolences to Tonyboy09:43 AM Tuesday May 17, 2016 |

SAD Mrs. Imelda Ongsiako Conjuangco, the mom of Philippines, Inc. ‘s chairman of the board Antonio O. Cojuangco, passed away last May 10, 2016. My condolences to Tonyboy and family. HAPPY Congratulations to Tonyboy for his appointment as part of the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Southeast… read more

Getting Ready for Malacanang11:21 PM Monday May 16, 2016 |

My brother in law, Bong Aralar, together with a dozen Du30 / Lex Talionis officers have been invited to Malacanang on June 30, 2016 to attend the much-awaited formal inauguration of our country’s new president, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. They are all excited. They should be, the inauguration is the culmination of their months of pagod… read more

Anonymous Comments11:06 PM Sunday May 15, 2016 |

You left your messages in the comment section several times already right? However, if you have concerns you want heard remember that I did not do you any wrong. If you are asking for my help and cooperation, do not hide behind anonymous. Send your full name, address, telephone and email address. It’s very easy… read more

Thank you Khana10:19 PM Saturday May 14, 2016 |

Hi Miss Annie, first and foremost, can I just call you my virtual Tita? Hehe. I’m Khana, a 16 year old girl from Pampanga and I was reading about Bea de Leon when I came across your blog. It’s really amazing how witty you are. Your blog is so simple yet humorous and funny. During… read more

Remembering my Papa10:16 PM Friday May 13, 2016 |

After Mother’s Day comes Father’s Day. I was gripped with emotions when I was choosing a Happy Father’s Day card for my papa. I felt so sad while choosing a card for him. Ipapalagay ko sana sa libingan nya. Bigla akong naiyak siguro kasi iyakin ako ngayon. I started sobbing. Konting ihip lang ng hangin… read more

Lunch in Mykonos Village09:19 PM Friday May 13, 2016 |

Our hosts wanted to have Greek food for lunch at the Thanassis Tavern in Mykonos Village.  We took the free jeepney ride to the restaurant. The two story restaurant was almost empty when we arrived.   According to the waiter,  when there’s a long holiday like Holy Week,  the days between Christmas and New Year,… read more

Too Good To Be True09:05 AM Friday May 13, 2016 |

My husband always tells me and my children that if it’s too good to be true, then IT’S NOT TRUE. If a business proposition was presented to you claiming earnings of unbelievably humongous amounts in just a month, and you believed that there’s such a thing, then you will have a big problem. If you… read more

Back to big appetite09:42 PM Thursday May 12, 2016 |

My big appetite is back. I’ve started eating a lot of food although it’s not caused by craving. It’s eating as an outlet of depression. Spring fried chicken from Max Restaurant. It has shrunk. It should be sisiw fried chicken. It looks bigger in photo. My appetite was not affected by the sight of her… read more