Trick or Treat 201410:04 PM Friday October 31, 2014 |

Nothing dampens Halloween in America. Not even the rain. It’s been raining and gloomy today. So cold too. I sadly removed my cute trick or treat sign I bought a month ago supposedly for our house in Manila. I didn’t have candies to give away. I spoke to Aileen and she too hasn’t bought goodies…. read more

Full American Breakfast @ Navio10:46 AM Friday October 31, 2014 |

We had breakfast together at the Ritz Carlton’s restaurant Navio on the 3rd floor, same floor as their lobby. View from the restaurant. There’s buffet @ $32 but the one that comes with our room rate is only a full American breakfast valued at $26 per person plus taxes and tips. I didn’t want to… read more

Ritz Carlton Hotel Room 42309:34 AM Friday October 31, 2014 |

After getting lost for a while in the mountains of the next town, we finally reached our hotel, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay. The minute we pulled up, a uniformed valet a la Scotland, got our vehicle. We booked for one night thru American Express Travel Service. Amenities should include automatic upgrade, which… read more

Diretso lang ang Ritz Carlton11:30 PM Thursday October 30, 2014 |

9 pm,  Half Moon Bay After dining at Sam’s, A———-“So Tart, alam mo na ang daan natin?  Hindi na tayo mag-g-GPS?” E———- “Hindi na”. A———- “So deretso na lang tayo? Kabisado mo na?” E———-“Madali na yan…” A———-“Diretso lang ba ang Ritz Carlton?” E——— “Mag bi-visual lang tayo”. A——— “So madadaanan natin?  Siguro naman meron silang… read more

Sam’s Chowder House10:30 PM Thursday October 30, 2014 |

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Since we’re going to Half Moon Bay, Edmund’s friend, Joey Maniquiz, recommended that we go to Sam’s Chowder House. My husband didn’t get the address, he just relied on the “pagdating sa kanto, kanan, nadun na”. When we reached the intersection, I saw Sam’s Coffee, but there’s no Chowder. A———-“Wala akong… read more

Pumpkin Farms11:55 PM Wednesday October 29, 2014 |

After spending saturday night in San Jose, we’re exploring Half Moon Bay. Although Edmund had been in this area twice for golf, it’s going to be my first time in this pacific coast town. What was supposed to be a half hour to 40 minutes drive turned into a one hour and a half ride… read more

Gucci, Pinkberrry, Lamborghini10:42 PM Tuesday October 28, 2014 |

Edmund said he would be finished by 2 pm. He called to say they were done playing golf and he would be here in half hour. That said, I continued with my window shopping. It’s really nice to walk around in Santana Row. Such a gorgeous place. Small but very chic. I should now buy… read more

Tesla Motors11:49 AM Tuesday October 28, 2014 |

If I am not mistaken, there was a Coach leather goods store on this spot. But now it’s gone. It’s been replaced by the cars showroom of Tesla Motors, the automotive industry’s rising star and founded by Elon Musk. Tesla is Bong’s dream car. I signed up for a free brochure. Hanggang brochure lang pala…. read more

Village California Bistro10:24 AM Tuesday October 28, 2014 |

I didn’t avail of the free breakfast at Hotel Valencia. Edmund told me hindi daw masarap, kaya wag na lang. I jsut went out and looked for some nice place. Santana Row is full of trendy cafes and restaurants. I chose Village California Bistro and Wine Bar for my lunch. There were many people but… read more

Anthropologie in Santana Row09:38 AM Tuesday October 28, 2014 |

Hotel Valencia’s room rate included breakfast for two.  Edmund had an earlier breakfast because he was going to play golf.  He told me “walang lasa”.  That sealed the deal for me.  “I am not going to have breakfast here”. He left at past 8 am to play golf  at the Coyote Creek Golf Club in… read more

Town fiesta 201411:43 PM Monday October 27, 2014 |

Dinner dance part 2 The BANC dinner dance event held last Saturday in San Jose was also in celebration of our town fiesta which is held every October 21 in honor of Binangonan, Rizal’s patron saint, St. Ursula. There’s another group in LA, the Binangonan Association of Southern California (BASC) that celebrates the town fiesta… read more

Dinner – Dance11:44 PM Sunday October 26, 2014 |

I didn’t know what to wear. The gown made by Amir Sali was off. Edmund told me, para daw akong magsasagala. Amir probably forgot that he had made a short dress for me more than a year ago using the same exact color and material. He also made a short dress, without any beading or… read more

Hotel Valencia in Santana Row11:08 PM Sunday October 26, 2014 |

We’re attending the Binangonan Association of Northern California’s fund raising event in San Jose. Since it’s  about an hour away, we checked in at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row for a night. Edmund is also playing golf with his college best friend, Joey Maniquiz the following morning also in San Jose that’s why spending… read more

Paella and Strawberry Shake10:38 PM Sunday October 26, 2014 |

My lawyer and his wife Sylvia invited us over for dinner. Their house is right in the center of San Francisco, three short blocks to Union Square. We didn’t want to be too early so we stayed muna in Union Square. It was only 6:10 pm but had no more place to go because the… read more

LV sunglasses11:35 AM Sunday October 26, 2014 |

Last week, Bong and I went to a car dealership, while we were speaking to Jay, the sales agent, he asked me “What happened to you?” To your eyes?” Omb—— “Nothing. why?” Yun pala, iisa na lang ang lens ng sunglasses ko. Sunglass na lang. I looked ridiculous, para akong si Pirates of the Carribean…. read more

Always11:12 AM Sunday October 26, 2014 |

We’re gong home na in a few days kaya Edmund has started segregating our gamit. Those we would bring with us to the flight and those to be shipped in balikbayan boxes via ocean cargo. E——-“Hindi kasya sa dalawa, naka-tatlong balikbayan boxes”. E——-“Eto ba pwedeng ikalat at tanggalin sa kahon?” (Referring to the Always pantyliners.)… read more

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