Marriage Compatibility Test10:58 PM Thursday April 19, 2018 |

If couples are required first to take compatibility tests before they are granted a marriage license, probably very few would end up married. Edmund and I are a good example. If I were to count the number of things that make us compatible it would surely pale in comparison with how different the two of… read more

One Year Schengen Visa Validity10:40 PM Thursday April 19, 2018 |

The European countries normally give a visa validity just enough for the specified duration of travel not even a day extra. We renewed our Schengen visa last February and used it in March. We are again visiting the member states so this time I submitted a letter of request if they could extend to us… read more

Where I met him10:09 PM Thursday April 19, 2018 |

This is the university where I met my husband-to-be, 40 years ago. Nay ko. My husband finds it corny to go to UST and have all this nostalgic photos. (Visita Iglesia March 29, 2018)

Visita Iglesia in UST our Alma Mater09:24 PM Thursday April 19, 2018 |

Holy Thursday March 29, 2018 My husband arrived home at around 4 pm from playing golf. Nag-visita iglesia na sya sa golf course, 18 stations. He asked me which church we were going. Yan naman mahilig magtanong tapos pagsinabi ko at malayo, ayaw naman, malayo daw. I told him St. Agustin in Instramuros, malayo daw…. read more

Easter Chicks Dining Table08:56 PM Thursday April 19, 2018 |

Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018 I changed our white table cloth with blue flowerettes to one with big yellow sunflowers. This table cloth was bought by Edmund in Vietnam maybe three years ago when he joined the Shik group’s golf tour. It’s about time we use it. I was afraid the sunflowers might be too… read more

Blue Pitoy Moreno gown11:08 PM Wednesday April 18, 2018 |

Edmund and I were invited to a wedding and I was disappointed when I saw that guests were also required to wear specific colors.  I thought this thing only applies to sponsors.  It has become a trend daw according to a friend of mine that guests are also required to wear specific motif or color…. read more

Intimate Relationships10:00 PM Wednesday April 18, 2018 |

“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships”. —by Harriet Lerner

Holy Wednesday March 28, 201809:10 PM Wednesday April 18, 2018 |

Last year I wasn’t around for the Holy Week rites in our town. A close relative of mine, Jaymar Paralejas, took charge in preparing our santo, St. John the Evangelist for the Holy Wednesday procession. March 28, 2018 We left our house at 4 pm hoping that we would reach Pila-pila by 6 pm. However,… read more

Holy Week 2018 Journal11:32 PM Tuesday April 17, 2018 |

March 23, Friday night —- arrival from London March 24, Saturday——— we attended the anticipated mass at 6 pm. Palaspas P20 each I hope all priests are worthy of our respect and trust. Imagine kung merong maniakis na pari tapos nag-mano pa ako sa kanya, hinawakan ko pa kamay nya, nay ko, ang sarap hampasin… read more

Pumiling mabuti ng bagong Barangay officials09:25 PM Tuesday April 17, 2018 |

Eleksyon na naman pala ng mga barangay officials. People who are jobless and who pretend to want to serve the people should not be voted into office. I think by now we Filipinos should have learned our lessons. Hindi na tayo natuto. There are many barangay officials who do nothing but bask in their own… read more

Unresolved Issues are still here10:29 AM Tuesday April 17, 2018 |

At 10 pm last Saturday night, all of a sudden, there was a light bulb that switched on in my head. Aha! Those were some of the things that made me a sad person. Now, I am going to deal with them. I will no longer allow anyone or anything to stop me from drying… read more

I had a dream09:34 PM Monday April 16, 2018 |

I woke up in the middle of the night from a dream. It was not really a bad dream or a nightmare. It just made me think. I fell asleep again and the dream continued. I was 30 years old in my dream, married to a guy my age. He was an artist, musician and… read more

Happy Alkansya08:49 PM Monday April 16, 2018 |

I am happy when my alkansya is full. It took about three months to fill it this time because I was always away. My total loot? Pesos: 1,216. When there are more piso than limang piso and sampung piso coins, then the total usually reaches around a thousand two hundred. But when I drop more… read more

I Slept for 36 hours straight12:34 PM Monday April 16, 2018 |

I was agitated, incredibly upset, restless and frustrated last Saturday night. I thought it would be best to just sleep sleep and sleep till I feel relaxed and better. So that’s what I did. After I calmed down a bit, I went to bed on Saturday night and woke up this morning at 7 am…. read more

Meet Stella11:45 AM Monday April 16, 2018 |

We have a new puppy and my kids named her Stella. Oyen bought her from a family somewhere in Quezon City. She’s 5 months old and she’s going to be the wife of Stitch in due time. Oyen, Stella, with Ritz, the former owner. Oyen bought her toys and supplies. The muzzle is for Lucy…. read more

Note from my son regarding my health07:56 PM Saturday April 14, 2018 |

I am far from being done organizing old photos and files. I found this old note tucked inside Oyen’s baby album. It’s a note from my son when he was in grade 1. #mommytreasures

Travel back to Manila on March 22, 201811:38 PM Friday April 13, 2018 |

Photos of our travel back to Manila from London on March 22, 2018: PAL shares with other airlines their club lounge. The lounge was so full of people. We didn’t stay long, we went out. We didn’t eat at the lounge because we didn’t feel comfortable, there were too many passengers. The trend now is… read more