Good Friday Procession 201407:43 PM Sunday April 20, 2014 |

The number of people who joined in this year’s procession  was considerably less than in previous years. Maybe because there’s a procession in Pilapila and  in another barrio. The devotees were split in three.  I estimated  the number of people to be 50% less than the previous year.   We arrived in Libis quite late. … read more

Plant more trees10:00 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

We left our house in Manila yesterday afternoon at least an hour earlier than usual so we could swing by the hilly side of Binangonan. Whether you pass in Ortigas Avenue Extension or along the riverbanks called “floodway”,  travel time to Binangonan remains at least an hour.  Tricycles, jeepneys, trucks, people leisurely walking in the… read more

St. Augustine Church revisited09:17 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

From Manila Cathedral, we passed through rows of street vendors, food stalls and a few old Spanish style buildings.     We reached the St. Augustine Church where we said our  “I dos”. I didn’t remember the church’s architectural details. I was in awe because it looks so beautiful. I would like to get married… read more

Hurom Slow Juicer05:11 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

Oyen bought a maroon colored Hurom slow juicer  for P18,975 less 10%.  I asked the delivery man, it’s made in Korea daw.   In a desire to eat healthy and to lose some point zero zero pounds of weight,  we are going to (try) squeeze the juices out of veggies without eating the actual leaves…. read more

#street food in Intramuros04:36 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

Our annual Visita Iglesia is never complete without eating banketa food. There were so many food stalls along the street beside the Manila Cathedral going to San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila. The last time we came here, only some mais and water vendors were around. Ngayon parang merong peria sa dami ng tao. Edmund… read more

Manila Cathedral Visita Iglesia03:52 PM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014 Philippines 12 noon A———-” Sa susunod huwag ka ng mag-go-golf pag Webes Santo. Buong taon na kayong nag-go-golf, tapos………” E———-”Magpa-practice lang ako tart, mga 6 nadito na’ko”. 7:00 pm E———- “Saan tayo mag-bi-Visita Iglesia? Oyen——- “Mommy likes to go to Manila Cathedral…” E———- “Ang layo naman. Di dapat umalis tayo… read more

Malaysian Golf11:40 AM Saturday April 19, 2014 |

Edmund left early this morning for Kuala Lumpur.  He was the winner of   Maybank’s 2014 Invitational Golf Tournament and his prize is an all expenses paid trip  to watch the Malaysian Open and to participate in Maybank’s International Golf Tournament. A————– “Tart, saan ka sasakay,  sa PAL?” E————- “Malaysian Airlines syempre,  sponsor– Maybank”. A———— “Duon… read more

Holy News10:48 AM Friday April 18, 2014 |

Mar Roxas’ alleged outburst was given by the Philippine Star the most prominent importance on Holy Wednesday. It is something very petty, extremely exaggerated and of no religious significance. What is the national importance of some official losing a bit of temper? Normally, things like this are mentioned under Victor Agustin or Babe Romualdez’ columns,… read more

St. John the Evangelist11:55 PM Wednesday April 16, 2014 |

The only road leading to Pilapila had already been blocked according to Jaymar since 4 pm. It’s past 5 pm and the flowers for my St. John the Evangelist were still with me. Nerbyos na nga sila. The street marshalls had been notified to let my van pass. Naka habol din kami. The Holy Wednesday… read more

St. Salome and suman sa budbud11:51 PM Wednesday April 16, 2014 |

We swung by the hacienda of the Ochoa’s before proceeding to Pilapila. Their santo, Saint Salome was getting ready to be brought to the church grounds in Poblacion (bayan). The Ochoa siblings inherited this from their grandparents and they are continuing the faith. Their santo has her own chapel and a big garage and driveway… read more

Ready for Pilapila01:48 PM Wednesday April 16, 2014 |

I knew it’s going to be hot and humid during the procession in Pilapila that’s why I have to wear comfortable clothes and tsinelas. I dug into my cabinet and found a linen dress I bought from Citrine at the Khan Market in New Delhi.. My friend Chian Callaghan was the one who brought me… read more

Orchids for St. John01:45 AM Wednesday April 16, 2014 |

April 15 Tuesday I am thankful to LG Antiporda for reminding me this afternoon to get some flowers for the carosa of St. John. Kala ko kasi the lights are enough. Oo nga pala, flowers would be great. Instead of going to the grocery, I went straight to Farmers Market in Cubao. I couldn’t decide… read more

Kuto at Kwan12:17 AM Wednesday April 16, 2014 |

As soon as I arrived in the office yesterday morning, I went around the building. In ten minutes, I noticed the following: 1. Long strands of hair were scattered around the showroom. It’s either we have a long-haired sales consultant that walked around with a client, or there was a long-haired client that walked around… read more

Palm Sunday Bonding10:16 PM Tuesday April 15, 2014 |

P25 – closing time discount = P20 Palm Sunday mass. with the red motif, it felt like a Chinese New Year. Oyen holds the palaspas, while waiting for the blessing Almost everybody stood up to receive the Holy Communion. I was the lone sinner. The blessing of the palaspas was finished na pala. They were… read more

Ford’s number one customers02:07 PM Tuesday April 15, 2014 |

Our accountants are all extraordinarily busy lately with the preparation of reports. Nasabay rin kasi, Ford (the manufacturer) is doing an audit.  I actually do not agree with the purpose of their audit.  We are not their subsidiary.  Dealers are investors and technically their business partners. I was informed that they are looking for discrepancy. … read more