Tim Ho Wan09:16 PM Thursday November 27, 2014 |

I haven’t been to Tim Ho Wan dimsum in SM Megamall.  The line was long when I tried to go. I’ve tasted their delicious pork bun, courtesy of my daughter.  She queued up one night and lucky enough the line was shorter.  She only waited for a short 15 minutes. Then one night she was… read more

Little Tokyo07:07 PM Thursday November 27, 2014 |

There’s a hidden courtyard full of Japanese restaurants serving delicious and authentic Japanese food, just behind Pasong Tamo Avenue in Makati, past Don Bosco and Waltermart. It’s called Little Tokyo. It’s located in that intersection called Japanese town because it’s full of Japanese establishments. Oyen was the one who discovered that area when one of… read more

Duck Eggs02:16 PM Thursday November 27, 2014 |

Once in a while I crave for salted duck eggs with tomatoes. Minsan, the eggs smell bad, parang bulok na. Maybe they’ve been in the grocery for a long time. I also do not like when the yoke is creamy or there’s some kind of liquid. Pagka ganun I don’t eat it na lang. Lately… read more

More money for Charity12:34 PM Thursday November 27, 2014 |

This morning while I was in my bathroom getting ready for work, my daughter came in and gave me an envelope containing cash. She said someone dropped it off at the office yesterday afternoon. It keeps getting better. P5,000 cash from a generous and kind Oh My Buhay reader codename: P. Thank you P. The… read more

Jingle Bells08:52 AM Wednesday November 26, 2014 |

I stopped to buy corn at the Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. This early there were already carolers. I had a good laugh when I realized what they were singing. Jingle Bells as jing gam bells. They didn’t know the correct lyrics. They told me they didn’t know any English Christmas song. That’s sad. In… read more

Ford Ranger Goes to Mindanao09:26 PM Tuesday November 25, 2014 |

I saw a couple this morning looking excited while watching our people do the final installation of tint and other preparations prior to the release of their Ford Ranger. I asked them where they’re bringing the pick-up truck, to Mindanao daw. Ang layo. I reminded the guy not to drive too fast.

Amoroma one more time09:13 PM Tuesday November 25, 2014 |

Thursday, November 20, 2014 Tagaytay Would you believe, on that same day we had late lunch in Amoroma, we went back for dinner? Crazy ano? That would be the biggest complement a restaurant owner could have. Imagine, we couldn’t wait till our next trip to Tagaytay, we went back on the same day. Just after… read more

Office slippers08:58 PM Tuesday November 25, 2014 |

I wore my favorite rubber slippers when I went to the auxiliary kitchen this morning while giving instructions to Antonia. Tyler and Stitch pee there, baka madumihan paa ako. I went to the office right after I spoke to Antonia. While I was going up the second floor of our office, I noticed I was… read more

umbrella pick-up08:56 PM Tuesday November 25, 2014 |

A good number of OMB readers who emailed me where and when they found my blog have picked-up their umbrellas. I will no longer publish the names of everyone, I feel lazy. You know your name, just go to Makati Ford in Pasong Tamo and pick up your umbrellas. To those who do not know… read more

New Diva sings Abba09:26 PM Monday November 24, 2014 |

Sometimes it’s also fun to have kasambahay around. Some are nice naman and competent. I also get surprises once in a while. Some are artistic and talented. Most of them are trained singers. Trained from karaoke. The other day, I heard someone singing while cleaning in my bathroom. Hmm, she said she sings best with… read more

P5,000 fell on my lap01:51 PM Monday November 24, 2014 |

Oyen———-“Mom, do you know an OMB reader named Architect Chino Buitizon?” Omb———–“I don’t know anak, I don’t remember all their names”. Omb———– “Why?” Oyen———- “He had his car serviced”. Oyen———-“He left a check for you. For your charity”. Omb———–“What? Oh my God anak, I’m so touched”. P5,000 fell on my lap, from heaven. Chino, your… read more

Amoroma01:10 PM Monday November 24, 2014 |

Ever since I heard from Johnny Litton and Pete Villalon that the Amoroma Ristorante Italiano in Tagaytay is the best, I became curious and have been wanting to try their food. Although I am frequently in Tagaytay, sometimes naman I was not in the mood for pizza and pasta. And since they’re located immediately after… read more

Casino Player12:49 PM Monday November 24, 2014 |

I got a call today from a former staff of our organization. We had a long kumustahan which ended in her sharing of experiences working for a Filipino-Chinese businesswoman engaged in realty here and abroad. She said she could no longer stomach what her former boss was doing. How she treated her employees, partners and… read more

Too Young to Die11:17 PM Sunday November 23, 2014 |

I went to a wake yesterday afternoon in Pila-pila, Binangonan, Rizal. I was pressed with time because I left the house at almost 1:30 pm because I waited for Malou who worked half-day. I had to be back by 5:45 because we’re attending the 6 pm mass. I picked up Luming and Malou from SM… read more

Fifth Monthsary09:20 PM Sunday November 23, 2014 |

I noticed the beautiful carnation flowers in our family dining. I thought it came from my son. Baka kako he bought flowers for a girl then he bought some for me too. He had done that before. When he bought flowers on Valentine’s Day, ako din merong libre. Yun pala the carnations were for my… read more

Missing Hopia09:02 PM Sunday November 23, 2014 |

E———-“Asan yung hopia? May nilagay akong hopia”. Antonia—-“Sir wala akong nakitang hupia”. Omb——–“Hopia.. baka naiwan, tingnan ko sa resibo kung na punch”. E———-“May nilagay akong hopia, baka nalaglag, siguro nasa sasakyan”. Omb——–“Did you find it?” It’s in the receipt… Omb——–‘Hello, good evening, nag-grocery kami ngayon lang, wala yung hopia, paki tingnan baka naiwan dyan”. Guy——–“Hello,… read more

Rose Reverie Package11:31 AM Sunday November 23, 2014 |

My daughter first discovered them from Deal Grocer. She bought a spa package. We went after the typhoon which left their facility with no electricity and some areas were destroyed. The owner was very accommodating and despite the fact that they were supposed to be undergoing minor repair that day, he accommodated our treatments for… read more