Yummy Strawberry Taho11:20 PM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

One of the things I miss when I am in Manila is the strawberry taho in Baguio. Although I was so stuffed coming from Chef’s Home, still, I must have strawberry taho. My husband drove me to Mines View Park because that’s where I remembered we bought taho last year. Parang presyong pang-turista. P20 for… read more

Lunch @ Chef’s Home in Baguio11:02 PM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

March 14, Tuesday Edmund didn’t have a golf game so he accompanied me the whole day. We stayed in bed till 10 am to have a full rest and catch up on sleep. No, we had separate beds. Nope, we didn’t do anything hot and spicy. I wanted to explore a little farther away from… read more

Callos at Hill Station Bistro10:55 PM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

Every night my husband joins me for dinner instead of going with his golf team mates. The first night, March 13, we dined at the Hill Station Bistro at the Ayalaland Technohub. Every time we go to Baguio, we always dine here. I think they are one of the best restaurants in the city. I… read more

Always at the Manor Hotel10:40 PM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

My husband always books at the Manor Hotel. He doesn’t even consider checking out other new hotels in Baguio. This is where we always stay every time we’re in Baguio. It helps that the manager, Ramon Cabrera, knows him personally so booking is easier unlike before that we had to give first our credit card… read more

Shorter Drive to Baguio05:42 PM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

When my husband asked if I wanted to go with him to Baguio, I readily said yes although my schedules for that week, March 13-18 were full. He and his friends were joining the Corporate Cup (golf tournament). He bought their uniform t-shirts from the Under Armour store in Livermore, had them embroidered here in… read more

No to Same Sex Marriage10:44 AM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

(For adults only) During our meeting a few weeks ago, someone asked why with all the problems besetting our country that needed more attention and focus, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has time to push for the same sex marriage bill. Bakit daw inaapura pa. A banker jokingly answered, baka daw merong anak na bakla. I… read more

Her number one fan09:54 AM Sunday March 26, 2017 |

Mother will always be her children’s number one fan. Unlike my mom who’s style of complimenting always compared me with her, asking people present “Sino’ng mas maganda sa amin ni Annie?”, and sometimes, as if that’s not enough to make me feel inferior, she would compare me with our neighbor’s daughter. Me, I just adore… read more

Free Labor at Makati Ford11:24 PM Saturday March 25, 2017 |

A gentle reminder to all Ecosport, Fiesta, Ranger and Focus owners. Make sure to visit Makati Ford in Pasong Tamo Avenue to have your car checked. This includes free labor every 10,000kms or 6 months and 1,000kms or 1 month.* whichever comes first. Certain conditions may apply. Please contact the Customer Service for additional information… read more

OMB Tweets # 7310:06 PM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

OMB Tweets: 1. We have a tarragon plant inside the ref. One cup of hot water only needs a tiny sprig because the herb’s flavor is very strong. 2. My husband has a habit of letting me choose the restaurant but when I pick something he’s not in the mood for, that’s the time he… read more

Lemon Oil for Narra08:58 PM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

I found this bottle of natural lemon oil from Marshalls in Concord. It’s supposedly to protect teak wood and other fine woods from sun and rain. Fine woods meaning this is also good for narra. Our front door is solid narra. Because I am not a fan of brown varnishes, I just let our door… read more

BROTHER’s BPI CASH BACK PROMO06:58 PM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

Our family’s relationship with the BROTHER brand dates back 30 years. It started when my brother, Kuya Lito, shipped one electric typewriter to his office here in Manila from his office in California, Edison Hubbard Corporation. That time, his company in Manila, Teledyne Marketing and Construction Corporation, was supplying Meralco, National Power Corporation and National… read more

Getting a Visa to Spain06:10 PM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

I spent a good four hours last Wednesday morning inside the Figaro coffee shop in Salcedo Village while waiting to submit my Schengen visa renewal at the Spanish Embassy. Figaro has very good wifi service, way faster than what we have here at home, and in all our offices. And by the way, their hot… read more

My First Uber Ride in Manila10:47 AM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

My first Uber ride in Manila turned out to be a very stressful one. I expected my wednesday morning to be a quiet and boring day so I brought my Ipad to keep me company. I was ready by 7 am but waited for my temporary driver from Ford EDSA. I had to ask my… read more

Matulis na MMDA officer10:11 AM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

I requested the driver to report for work at 7:15 in the morning because I have to be in Makati at 9 am. I told him we will leave at 7:30 am. Morning came and 7:30 passed, he wasn’t here yet. My aide doesn’t know how to drive. I thought of driving by myself but… read more

I have no more white dinner plates09:39 AM Thursday March 23, 2017 |

This is a reminder to myself that I have no more white plates. I realized I have no more decent plain white plates. The ones we have are chipped, scratched and old because they are our everyday plates. I went to Rustan’s hoping to find some nice plain ones good for 14 people. The only… read more

Collabro11:37 PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 |

I am going to be very sad if there wouldn’t be any more British Got Talent. I am glad they are around. My husband loves judge Amanda Holden and I love Simon Cowell. Today I chanced upon this 5 good-looking boys’ audition in 2014. They moved me to tears. After their song, I felt like… read more

1.5M Sanso Oil Painting11:01 PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 |

Last year, a gallery in SM Megamall was selling a Juvenal Sanso Oil Painting for P500,000. After a few months I saw the painting again displayed at the art fair for P650,000. I went around the exhibit hall for 15 minutes then when I went back, someone else had bought it. Last Sunday, I saw… read more