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 Monthserry09:20 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

What is my blog10:58 AM Sunday November 23, 2014 |

It’s becoming more frequent lately that friends introduce me as “meron syang blog”. Minsan they would say “blogger sya”. That would of course start a barrage of questions. “What’s your blog? What is it all about? You have plenty of time? Are you a writer? etc”. I grapple for words when people ask me what… read more

P17,00011:16 PM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

The next Baptism or Blessing of Angels is tentatively scheduled on December 18 at the children’s ward section of the Philippine General Hospital. I intend to also give food to those in the two adult wards. The National Children’s Hospital in Quezon City is undergoing major renovations and the big hall where we held the… read more

Daming Stress09:57 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

Daming stress, daming worry, my stomach churns whole day. I lighted two candles as a form of prayer. Am asking for guidance, strength and protection. Kulang yata, dapat pala I lighted three. It’s more peaceful and conducive to meditation when there’s no mass.

Rustique Kitchen02:41 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

A few months ago, I overheard Tonyboy that he opened a new restaurant in Pasay Road which replaced his La Regalade. When Oyen asked me the other day if I wanted food, I suggested that we try the new venture of Tonyboy Cojuangco with Chef Bruce Lim. I knew where to find it because I’ve… read more

Starbucks Coffee02:10 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

My husband drinks tea when at home. But when’s he outside, he drinks coffee. For the past three years na, he developed the habit of drinking Starbucks coffee. It started with a cup, then two cups kasi he would buy midday, when he’s in the office, he would send the driver out, or when’s he… read more

Makati Ford Year-end Sale01:45 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

I noticed the big cubes or blocks scattered on the floor. These are announcements of Ford’s year-end promo. Christmas gift suggestion, Ford Focus Some customers might trip on them or sit on them. Oyen had them moved to the roof of the cars but they looked too big for the size of the vehicles. When… read more

Measure the distance12:54 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

A———“Tumigil ka muna, sukatin natin yung layo hanggang dyan sa kanto”. (Stop, let’s measure the distance up to the main road.) Driver set the odometer to zero. After about 3- 5 minutes, we reached the main road… A——– “O ilan?” D——– Three A——– Three? D——– Three meters. A——– Ha? 3 meters, Ang layo ng tinakbo… read more

Food and Juices for the Rich12:23 AM Saturday November 22, 2014 |

I know everything has gone up, but still, I still get shocked sometimes when I see prices of some items. Kozyshack Pudding, single serve cup P683.00 Bolthouse Farms Juice P428 for small bottle, P648 for a large one Expensive juices P883 per bottle of Simply Lemonade

New kasambahay11:14 PM Friday November 21, 2014 |

1. When I asked the employment agency to describe to me on the phone the new kasambahay, she told me: A————Saan sya galing? Dati nyo na bang applicant yan? Agency——-Maganda naman sya mam. A————Pareho ni Antonia? Agency——-Ay hindi mam, mas maganda si Antonia. A———– Maganda talaga si Antonia, cute ang face. Agency—— Maganda rin sya… read more