New Table Cloth08:04 PM Friday September 30, 2016 |

Again? Yes again. Hindi ako marunong madala. I bought a new table cloth I found at my favorite store in Greenbelt. Baka lang gawing sanitary napkin ng maid namin. It took me several minutes to choose a pattern. All were nice naman. I chose this blue one. It was my first and last choice. I… read more

Albularyo where are you?06:28 PM Friday September 30, 2016 |

I didn’t realize so many people pala are in need of an albularyo and / or manghihilot. Eto , I think his fees range from P300 if you will go to their house in Cainta, or up to P500 for home service. Maybe a little bit more if your house is far. Nick Ascue 09463178510… read more

Insomnia06:21 PM Friday September 30, 2016 |

I used to have insomnia when I was a lot younger. But this past several years, I generally sleep well except when I am suffering from a very bad jet lag or when I am really worried about something. Oh, also, when I am overly excited or anxious about tomorrow. Last night I couldn’t sleep… read more

Alternative Medicines01:56 PM Friday September 30, 2016 |

There are so many sick people, ay ang dami talaga. Syempre when you or your loved one don’t get any better despite numerous drug prescriptions and piling hospital bills, we look for alternative medicine. Even with a miniscule chance of getting well is good enough. After my father was operated on for colon cancer, the… read more

Senator Leila De Lima’s Sex Video10:07 PM Thursday September 29, 2016 |

President Duterte said every time he watched Senator Leila de Lima’s (alleged) sex video eh nawawalan daw sya ng gana. Mahal na Pangulo, hwag nyo na hong panoorin ng paulit-ulit. I don’t know how to react to the plan of the investigating committee against drug proliferation to show the sex video at the hearing. If… read more

Effect of Fed rate increase09:15 PM Thursday September 29, 2016 |

Hi Joey, An increase in interest rates increases the cost of money. Companies borrow money to fund their operations. Higher loan servicing increases their cost of doing business. These are passed on to consumers. Our country has billions of dollars in foreign debts and a slight movement in interest rates could translate to billions of… read more

Rubicon and economic stability06:20 PM Thursday September 29, 2016 |

I’ve seen the tv clip of President Duterte saying that he is ready to cross the Rubicon. I do not wish to interpret his words and actions because I am neither his press secretary nor Malacanan’s public relations clerk. There is no perfect president. Each person has his own strengths and weaknesses. However, how they… read more

Peso drops05:28 PM Thursday September 29, 2016 |

Peso drops, oh great, I have credit card bills in US dollars, this plunge is perfect timing. Wahhh! I talked to the bank manager, why oh why? It was 46 two months ago, then 47 last month, now it’s 48.40 and who knows. She told me they were briefed and the reason they got from… read more

NY free trip ends, Delta flight11:56 PM Tuesday September 27, 2016 |

April 29, 2016 (very delayed post) Our NY free trip courtesy of Federal Phoenix Insurance Group ends with more selfies and goodbyes. Till next year (if!). Farewell dinner. Selfies: Mon, Beth, Omb JFK Delta check in Derrick’s luggage was tagged as HEAVY. She has a fondness for Filipinos because she had a close Filipino friend… read more

Time Square and the American Dream11:18 PM Tuesday September 27, 2016 |

On our last night in NY, Oyen and Derrick met up with her friends. She invited me to come along but I didn’t want to. Lakad yan ng mga bata. I would feel out of place. Instead, I went to Time Square and continued walking till I reached the Time Warner building. I walked at… read more

What else is there to explore in NY?10:08 PM Tuesday September 27, 2016 |

Our free stay at Row NY Hotel ended on April 29. We extended by a day so we moved to another hotel on the same street, the Holiday Inn. Oyen has a VIP loyalty / rewards card at this hotel chain so she picked this hotel although it’s small. It started to drizzle while we… read more

I miss Fordham08:20 PM Tuesday September 27, 2016 |

Fordham’s main campus is in Rose Hill, Bronx. Oyen comes to Lincoln Center in Manhattan for her part-time student job at the MBA budget office. There’s a security inside but Oyen has her ID so the guard let us in. I was tempted to buy 4 glasses. If only I had more space in my… read more

Lunch with Julie at Rosa Mexicano08:04 PM Tuesday September 27, 2016 |

Rosa Mexicano is one of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan. There’s one literally steps away from Lincoln Center and Fordham University. Every time Oyen visits NY, she makes it a point to see her former boss, Julie, Fordham’s Budget and Finance Comptroller. Oyen learned the value of money when she worked as Julie’s assistant when… read more

Practice like Shin Dong Pa10:54 PM Monday September 26, 2016 |

Oh well, talo uli, this time to one of the teams expected to make it to the top four, National University (NU). Tambak from beginning up to the third quarter. The gap narrowed down in the fourth quarter but it was too late. No amount of cheering and screaming could make the team win if… read more

Where is the Roar?11:04 PM Sunday September 25, 2016 |

The UST Growling Tigers lost again. Tambak all the way vs NU. Video clips tomorrow. Pampalubag loob, I just bought a t-shirt. I picked the one with a big tiger design. According to the girl only 15 bought t-shirts today. I think more people will buy if the UST team makes it to the finals… read more

Canada, Barcelona or Scotland?09:00 AM Sunday September 25, 2016 |

My daughter is attending the 10th Jubilee celebration at her alma mater scheduled in June 2017. This early, she needs to plan ahead to avoid overlapping of her schedules. She’s attending three weddings next year and each is located in a different country. Her cousin in September, her school friend in October, another cousin in… read more