Shopping in Costco 201409:37 AM Saturday October 25, 2014 |

We’ve already shopped in Costco for my daughter’s bilins except for the Kiehl’s shampoo. Her list included organic stuff like Qia, Qinoa, things I didn’t know about. I couldn’t find Raw almond. I almost bought Almond Butter. Mukha kasing masarap. Sabi ni Edmund we should not go to Costco when we are hungry, kasi we… read more

Ikea Pilgrimage11:39 PM Friday October 24, 2014 |

Going to Ikea in Emeryville is a pilgrimage for me and Edmund. Our visit to the US will never be complete without a walk inside Ikea’s humongous warehouse. Husband and wife both like this blue chair. Mahirap iuwi. I like this lababo. How can I bring this home? It’s bigger than the balikbayan box. Sayang…. read more

Shopping in Premium Outlet10:51 PM Friday October 24, 2014 |

We’ve been in Livermore Premium Outlets a couple of times last year. We went back last Monday. We drove through vineyards, valleys and mountains to get there, but it was an easy and relaxing drive. This is what I miss when I am in Manila. Everyday I see pwet ng bus. We went straight to… read more

Motorola09:08 PM Friday October 24, 2014 |

Edmund bought a Motorola 2 way radio from Costco. E——–“Bagay ito sa bahay, pagtinatawag natin si Antonia, sa kusina. Hello, Antonia, Antonia”.

Lemon and Kalamansi01:15 PM Thursday October 23, 2014 |

Our kalamansi and lemon trees are so hitik sa bunga. Aileen said the kalamansi is addictive and the lemon is primera klase, bigger and better than the ones sold in supermarkets and juicier than their neighbors’ lemons. Nakasayad na sa semento sa bigat nung bunga. I just picked seven kasi mabigat labitin, eh we’re just… read more

Christmas Tree Balls11:15 AM Thursday October 23, 2014 |

Our Christmas tree decors are mostly old and the new ones are cheap-looking. I just added them for volume and quantity. I went to Macy’s last week and looked at what they have. Last year kasi they had nice ones but I found them expensive, like $10 each. Ngayon hindi na $10, kundi, the nicer… read more

Iphone 609:12 AM Thursday October 23, 2014 |

My daughter ordered two Iphone 6, one for her, one for me. She queued up at the store in Manhattan very early in the morning but she was always edged out by throngs of Chinese tourists who came much earlier, even before the Apple store opened. Buti na lang the shipment was delivered while Aileen… read more

AVON and Paula Abdul12:42 PM Wednesday October 22, 2014 |

Paula Abdul was the guest celebrity on tv at the Wendy Williams show yesterday morning Puala Abdul with show host, Wendy Williams Her elder sister pala is a breast cancer survivor. When Avon offered Paula to do the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade video, she readily agreed because it’s something close to her heart. I guess… read more

Renee Zellweger12:29 PM Wednesday October 22, 2014 |

Renee Zellweger’s new look is all over the news here in America. Hollywood’s highest paid actress, her face is her logo, her brand. Changing it would make her instantly unrecognizable and may affect her career. I find her face beautiful and in my opinion, there’s no need to enhance her features. I think she looks… read more

Ginisang Munggo and CPA09:22 AM Wednesday October 22, 2014 |

Here’s my imported driver, First lunch together,  where else but in Chipotle. What else but burrito for him and chicken rice bowl for her Edmund fell asleep in Aileen’s leather sofa for two hours. May jet lag pa. When he woke up, we went to the backyard and checked out the orange tree papa planted… read more

My sundo arrives12:12 AM Wednesday October 22, 2014 |

October 18, 2014  Saturday Edmund was arriving at 7 pm via PAL 104.  Before picking him up, we went first to Kuya Romy’s house kasi it’s the 12th birthday of his apo, Ross. Ross was born in the Philippines. He was probably 4 when he was brought to the US by his parents. He speaks… read more

OMB reader meet up11:58 PM Tuesday October 21, 2014 |

I am lucky to have a very thoughtful and kind reader by the name of Bessy.  I didn’t know how she found my blog.  She must have been my reader for two years now. It’s been her wish to meet up with me.  She and her husband live in Sta. Clara, 15 minutes away from… read more

$250,000 Range Rover11:49 PM Tuesday October 21, 2014 |

We found the perfect place to meet and greet, inside the showroom of a high-end vehicle brand. The sales agent teased me, bilhin ko na daw yung display nila, hehehe $250,000 ano ako si Oprah Winfrey? May discount daw, $185,000 na lang. Santa Monica, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara, San Francisco Del Monte, saan kaya tayo… read more

Shopping in Alameda11:02 PM Tuesday October 21, 2014 |

The most popular flea market in the Bay Area is the one in Alameda.  Held every first Sunday of each month at the sprawling former US Navy airport runways over looking the San Francisco skyline,    the Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the largest in Northern California with over 800 vendors selling  home decors, clothes,… read more

Lost Photos03:58 PM Tuesday October 21, 2014 |

Many new OMB readers are wondering how come my old posts, mostly in 2011 didn’t have photos.   Oh My Buhay site crashed a few times before and the photos disappeared.  Some posts were erased by one of the web developers who was trying to restore my blog site.   I have no more time to go… read more

Flea Market Queens10:07 PM Monday October 20, 2014 |

Len woke me up Len———“Ate, may flea market ngayon sa Chabot, magbibihis lang ako, punta tayo”. Omb——– “Ow?” Len——- “Tuwing third week of the month. tanghali na tayo”. Omb——- “Yehey”. Ubos na ang parking, it’s already 9 am. Bong said how come we’re so fond of chickens, pigs and ducks. Eh kasi nga nung araw,… read more

Nakakaaliw10:24 PM Sunday October 19, 2014 |

hi annie! nakakaaliw. that’s how i’d describe your blog and the way you write stories. probably because i hate drama and you tend to infuse humor in your daily dealings. i’m so fond about your comments about maids and drivers and employees. halakhak to death. i’ve been putting off my gallbladder removal operation for some… read more