Unilab- Husay at Malasakit11:22 PM Monday September 22, 2014 |

The country’s biggest pharmaceutical firm, UNILAB, believes in the power of husay at malasakit and has geared their company’s belief in this. This day and age, the country has braved various calamities that, if anything, have only strengthened our solidarity as Filipinos. But to fully rise again as a nation, we must be able to… read more

Direct flight to Washington Dulles11:21 PM Monday September 22, 2014 |

I asked my brother in law to bring me to the airport tomorrow morning. We’ll leave at 5 am – 5:15 am. I am taking United Airlines 7:45 am direct flight to Washington Dulles. RP Manhit and Tonyboy Cojuangco would be in the same flight as well. Our estimated time of arrival is at 4… read more

Elephant Bar10:10 AM Monday September 22, 2014 |

Kuya Lito’s wife Dimple treated Aileen and I to a nice dinner at Elephant Bar in Hayward, very near Southland Mall, about 2 minutes drive from Aileen’s house, and from Dimple’s house too. Their houses are in the same block. Her first choice was actually Mimi’s Cafe but when we went, it was closed, for… read more

Shopping in Costco09:53 AM Monday September 22, 2014 |

It’s always a delight going to Costco. Even if I don’t have specific items in mind to buy, it’s easy to fill a cart and melt a credit card. Five meters from the entrance, I got stuck na agad, picking up things and dumping them into my shopping cart. A set of chopping boards (sangkalan)… read more

Food from Island Pacific02:05 AM Monday September 22, 2014 |

We dropped off muna the stuff we found from the flea market at Aileen’s house. Ang lapit lang kasi, pwedeng lakarin. Then we drove thru 880 then 580, then hway 4 to have lunch with Kuya and ate Linda. Instead of going to a Chinese buffet, we went to Island Pacific to take out cooked… read more

Flea Market in Chabot01:45 AM Monday September 22, 2014 |

A flea market is held at the huge parking lot of Chabot College one saturday a month during summer. The first time I’ve been there was 3 years ago when Edmund and I took a Delta flight from Manila to SFO. It arrived early morning. After Bong and Aileen had picked us up from the… read more

Celia’s Mexican Restaurant01:51 AM Sunday September 21, 2014 |

From DMV, Aileen and I went to Southland Mall kasi I wasn’t able to bring casual clothes for the few days I would be here in California. I only brought business suits pala. I didn’t like anything from Macy’s. Meron dress pero ang sikip sa tyan. I bought a MAC lipstick na lang, at least… read more

Renewal of DMV License12:08 AM Sunday September 21, 2014 |

My sister took the afternoon off to accompany me to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to renew my driver license which expired on my birthday last May. Her office is only a few minutes away from her house. Once in a while she comes home during lunch break to watch Eat Bulaga. She wanted… read more

Good morning America 9/1910:48 PM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

I had a good sleep, sa takot, sa pagod, sa nerbyos. This is my bedroom here in my sister’s house. This was the same bedroom of my parents (+). The sheets are very soft. The bed is very high kaya hindi pwedeng malikot kundi bukol at bali ang buto. Bong was off to work before… read more

Bumpy ride to SFO 9/18/1401:23 PM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

The night before I left Manila, I surfed for flights to London and looked at passengers’ comments on PAL’s direct flights. I became worried because there were many negative comments about their old planes. I would be taking 4 long-haul flights via PAL this year (2 round trips) and taking the direct flight to SFO… read more

PAL’s lugaw toppings02:16 AM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

I was surprised to see the newly renovated PAL’s Mabuhay Lounge in NAIA Terminal 2. Nice sya, similar na to the other international lounges. I wasn’t hungry kasi Edmund and I ate first before he brought me to the airport. I couldn’t resist eating PAL’s now world famous arroz caldo (lugaw) with toppings. By 9… read more

Leaving for SFO 9/1802:03 AM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

It’s neither payday nor friday, and yet, traffic is buhol-buhol. I walked from the mall to our subdivision’s gate where Edmund was waiting to pick me up. I called him because my driver Had been stuck for an hour somewhere, just a block away from the mall. he kept on saying mam malapit na ako… read more

Social Media Rockstar01:33 AM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

The Unilab’s launching of #healthierPH was a gathering of some of the top bloggers daw in the country, the so-called social media rock stars, the emcees said. “Daw” kasi kasama pala ako dun. He he he. However, I felt out of place. This is an entirely new and different world for me. In all my… read more

#healthierPH of UNILAB01:14 AM Saturday September 20, 2014 |

I attended UNILAB Foundation’s launching of its online volunteer portal called #healthierPH on the second floor of Sentro 1771 in Capitol Commons Pasig last Wednesday evening. I was busy the entire day but I felt I should go because Unilab is a valuable client of Ford EDSA. Their new project was put together by Unilab’s… read more

1980 Diary01:43 PM Thursday September 18, 2014 |

Yesterday, while I was looking for some documents to bring to the US, I stumbled upon an old diary of mine, 1980. I read some of the entries and was surprised how intense pala my relationship with Edmund. We were 2 1/2 years official boyfriend-girlfriend at that time. We were always together and calling up… read more

Washington DC Briefing01:27 PM Thursday September 18, 2014 |

Our briefing yesterday noon held at the Tower Club was very productive. We were all on time for the 12-2pm meeting. We went over the schedule one by one and discussed some minor issues. Dubbed as Philippines Eminent Persons Group, Inaugural visit to Washington, DC, I suggested if we could strike out the word eminent… read more