Winner of Bordeaux travel notebook09:58 AM Monday July 28, 2014 |

The raffle winner of Bordeaux travel notebook submitted her entry on July 11, 2014: HI Ms. Annie, I chanced upon your blog early this year when i was searching for something I couldn’t remember. Ever since, i got hooked and now it’s part of my daily activities to read your blog as i find it… read more

Qi Wellness Living in Tagaytay01:25 AM Monday July 28, 2014 |

Last weekend, the three of us went to Tagaytay for a quick getaway. Oyen had a voucher from Deal Grocer for Qi Wellness Living,  a newly opened dining and spa destination, so we went to check it out. Didn’t know what to expect. The building looks low key and subdued from the outside. If you don’t… read more

Life’s Comfort and Stress01:13 AM Monday July 28, 2014 |

Stress I can’t figure my figure. Anxious while waiting for the doctor Waiting for results Comfort Sorbetes: one for my driver, two for me. Thinking of the many things we have to do tomorrow makes my stomach churn already. Stress is becoming synonymous to life. Comfort is found in prayers and deep faith that someone… read more

Antonia is getting better10:55 PM Sunday July 27, 2014 |

It’s been more than two weeks since our new maid/ kasambahay Antonia came into our lives. There are good days and bad days. There were a few times we found her hair in our food and once Edmund almost swallowed a piece of plastic. She’s honest, judging from the two times I sent her to… read more

Dining in Buon Giorno10:58 AM Sunday July 27, 2014 |

There was no electricity in Tagaytay for several days that’s why many restaurants remained closed as of last weekend including Cafe Breton where my daughter had wanted to eat. It was 2:20 pm,  coming from Lemery Batangas,  we wanted to eat something light before our 3:30 pm spa appointment.   Hindi pwedeng busog na busog kasi… read more

Tagaytay after typhoon Glenda10:01 AM Sunday July 27, 2014 |

We were surprised to see some of the devastations in Tagaytay caused by Glenda. Casino Filipino lost its crown. Taal Vista Lodge closed the hotel for a week while they installed a new roof. A big portion in the main building was blown away. Many pine trees were destroyed, including their pole signs at the… read more

SM Megamall, Carolinas, Jewelmer09:43 AM Sunday July 27, 2014 |

I haven’t been to SM Megamall  for  six months. I haven’t even been to their new wing called Mega Fashion Hall.  I pass by this new building 5 times a week, mukhang nice, pero I am not yet inspired to go inside and explore.  I’ve heard somewhere that it’s not yet fully occupied.  One of… read more

Lemery, Batangas Beach Resort12:16 AM Sunday July 27, 2014 |

A real estate agent succeeded in putting into our minds the crazy idea of operating a beach resort in Lemery, Batangas. She mentioned this to me and my daughter last summer. But since we’re busy, we totally forgot about it ’til last week. Our ocular had been scheduled before Glenda and we didn’t think it… read more

The Primary11:47 PM Saturday July 26, 2014 |

We listed our name but the chances of getting a table in Shrimp Bucket was dim so we went to another newly opened restaurant called THE PRIMARY. It’s located on the second floor of the UP Town Center in Katipunan, near Ateneo University. The waitress said they serve Spanish dishes. Lengua Estofado Boneless Mediterranean chicken… read more

Raffle winner of Bordeaux Travel Notebook11:11 PM Saturday July 26, 2014 |

And the winner of a Bordeaux travel notebook is: I will pick the winner of the Louis Vuitton travel guide next week. Pwede pang humabol. Just email me how and when you found OMB. Please include your name and mailing address. Thank you.

Who’s home?10:49 PM Saturday July 26, 2014 |

It’s easy to find out who’s home: He’s home. I’m home. He’s home. I’m home. He’s home. I’m home. He’s home. I’m home. Omb———- “Tart, did you switch-on the lights in the sala?” E———— “Hindi. Omb———- “Naka-on na kasi eh alas singko pa lang, maliwanag pa”. E———— “tila hindi ako”. I asked all the maids,… read more

Monthsarry03:53 PM Thursday July 24, 2014 |

I am going to make tsismis about my daughter’s love life. He he he. She might get mad. They celebrated their one month last Tuesday officially as boyfriend-girlfriend. Ganyan na ngayon, merong pang opi-official. Happy Monthsarry roses. Who is he? Some info: He is 3 1/2 years older than my daughter. He is the youngest… read more

Stolen Lenovo Cellphone02:39 PM Thursday July 24, 2014 |

One of our sales consultants lost his Lenovo cellphone worth around P15,000. It was in his bag left under the reception counter inside Makati Ford’s showroom. Knight went to deliver a Ford car to his client. they were caught in heavy rain so he wasn’t able to come back to the office to get his… read more

kASAMBAHO continuation01:43 PM Thursday July 24, 2014 |

(kASAMA SA TRABAHO —- Kasambaho) 8. Kasambaho—— Mam, fifiliin ko yung youly arrive. 9. Omb———— “For how long?” Kasambaho—— “How long for mam?” 10. Omb———— “Ilang beses ko kayong nahuli dyan kayo nagto-toilet. Ang laki ng paskel, para sa customers lang. Hindi nyo ba nababasa?” Driver #1—— “Hindi mam, minsan lang, pag nagmamadali ka”. People… read more

Mabaho and Kasambaho’s F words12:26 PM Thursday July 24, 2014 |

During rainy season, clothes don’t dry fast so the tendency of people is to wear semi-dry or malamala or damp. Some wear jackets that got wet from the rain a few days ago and are still damp. Wearing clothes like this will make one smell BAD. That smell is aggravated by sweat. Amoy luom. It’s… read more