A wedding and a Funeral05:36 PM Saturday January 31, 2015 |

I am going to Pila-pila in Binangonan tomorrow morning. A relative of ours, Willie Aralar, passed away a few days ago. His funeral is at 1 pm today. I will then rush home to get ready for a wedding. The daughter of Albert Yap, Edmund’s golf friend, is getting married to the son of the… read more

Inquirer Golf11:45 PM Friday January 30, 2015 |

Yesterday, Edmund won the lowest gross at the 2015 Inquirer Automotive Golf Cup Tournament in Sta. Elena. He shot a 73 or one over. 72 is even par. He left immediately after the tournament because he has an appointment with an LED supplier (who didn’t show up). Edmund’s name was picked during the raffle. Kaya… read more

Makati Ford’s 2nd birthday09:30 AM Friday January 30, 2015 |

We had sorbetes ice cream for Makati Ford’s 2nd birthday. Our customers who came in that day plus Makati Ford’s 100 employees got lucky. Ube, melon and cheese. I didn’t taste the melon. The cheese flavor was full of real cubed cheese. Kool “CR’s”    Sorbetes ice cream.  Matagal na namin silang suki. To Makati Ford’s… read more

No more Fried Chicken08:46 AM Friday January 30, 2015 |

Our ulam is always fried chicken. I requested Antonia not to cook fried chicken for the next two months. Mukha na akong inahing manok. We cannot finish one whole 8″ x 12″ cake so I gave three fourths to our kasambahays. Omb——–“Antonia, sa inyo na itong mas malaki, mas marami kayo”. Bigyan mo sila lahat…. read more

Cheapest Birthday Cake11:29 PM Thursday January 29, 2015 |

This mocha sponge flavored cake reminds me of my childhood. This is the flavor that I always get on my birthday. From my brothers, from my father. I just love Goldilock’s. They sell delicious and pretty-looking cakes for four hundred twenty pesos. I am utterly impressed. Let us suggest to the Municipality of Makati to… read more

Steak dinner @ House of Wagyu10:44 PM Thursday January 29, 2015 |

My son was the one who picked the House of Wagyu restaurant. He wanted to bring us to the Champagne Room at the Manila Hotel but it’s too far and the thought of heavy traffic is discouraging. Podium na lang daw, at the House of Wagyu on the 4th floor. I’ve been there before, I… read more

More People are Dying09:04 AM Thursday January 29, 2015 |

More distant relatives, school mates, classmates and batch mates, neighbors, Facebook friends, know-thy-mates, have died recently. People are dying every week. I just came from a wake in Binangonan a couple of days ago. She was only 53. Two days later, a batch mate of mine passed away. He’s been sickly the past two years,… read more

Those were the days12:28 AM Thursday January 29, 2015 |

I was ready and dressed up nicely when I went to Shangrila mall a few hours before my son’s birthday blow-out. I was wearing the Jessica dress I received from Oyen last Christmas. It even has a matching bling-bling. The dress is simple but becomes a little formal with the crystal necklace. I was having… read more

Pansit Tradition11:34 PM Tuesday January 27, 2015 |

I sent Antonia to the market to buy ingredients for pansit bihon.   Syempre naman it’s my son’s birthday,  there must be birthday noodles in keeping with our Pilipino or Chinese tradition, for long life. I knew no one would eat the pansit except “them” kasi we’re going out to dinner but still, I asked Antonia… read more

25 years ago today08:58 AM Tuesday January 27, 2015 |

I was exhausted last night. I fell asleep at 8 pm while watching tv. I woke up at 7 am and found the windows open. Edmund opened the windows to let the cool breeze come in. It’s 18+ degrees daw according to the weather report. Sarap. I am a little bit emotional thinking that my… read more

Fried Day09:10 AM Monday January 26, 2015 |

Oyen embarked on a two-week fit diet program. She gets food deliveries everyday. She has dinner appointment last Friday so she gave me her food. Kainin ko daw for my lunch. This pita bread has vegetables in it. It has a slice of bell pepper, turnip, and squash. Abah talagang papayat ka pag ganyan ang… read more

Crush kita12:37 AM Monday January 26, 2015 |

Him——–“Hello, hello, hi hello”. Omb——–“Hello, yes?” Him——–“Si Annie ba ito?” Omb——–“Oo sino ‘to”. Him——–“Hi Annie, si ______ ito”. Omb——–? Him——–“Si___, classmate tayo sa elementary, grade 5, hindi mo na ba ako matandaan?” Omb–(Yung ulam ko kaninang tanghali hindi ko matandaan kung ano, siya pa kaya). Omb——– “Bakit?” Him———“Mangungumusta lang, nagkausap kami nila_____ sa Maynila ka… read more

Selfie with the dead01:22 PM Sunday January 25, 2015 |

My sister informed me that her high school batch mate and younger sister of their friend Merlina died. She fell into a coma after her second stroke. Her brain continued to swell. I went out of my way to go to the wake in Binangonan last Thursday afternoon for the love of my sister. I… read more

Ten signs of an OC10:05 AM Sunday January 25, 2015 |

Having a wife who is OC – obsessive compulsive is not cute. Some husbands think it’s good because their house is squeaky clean and their cabinets are super organized. Wait till you both get old. As she gets older, her behavior would worsen, kasi mas makulit na pag nag menopause and tumanda. Loving husbands are… read more

Painting by Dante Hipolito12:17 AM Sunday January 25, 2015 |

I salute Pope Francis for rejecting outright the oil painting done by a certain Dante Hipolito. The artist painted the image of the Pope surrounded by Filipino celebrities. Kapuso ba sila or kapamilya? What was the artist thinking? My guess is that he probably already has this painting without the Pope, long before the Pope… read more

Greenbelt with Edmund03:58 PM Saturday January 24, 2015 |

We seldom wander away from our house when Edmund is with us kasi he prefers to just go somewhere close. But once in a while, he couldn’t say no especially when it’s her daughter’s idea. We walked around the whole circumference of Greenbelt. From one building to another. We went to the watch stores first,… read more

Apartment in Basilio01:07 PM Saturday January 24, 2015 |

My Kuya Lito was based in the US. After several years, he put up his own office here in Manila so he visited every few months for a few weeks. Instead of staying in five star hotels in Makati, which he used to do, he just stayed with me and Aileen in the apartment in… read more