Birthday Decor at the Office09:15 PM Saturday June 16, 2018 |

I am always away on my birthday, nagtatago ako para hindi ako magblo-blow-out. Even in my absence, our kasambaho (kasama sa trabaho) never fail to forget my birthday and they always decorate my room with something cute. Thank you to all.

Joyful House Chinese Seafood Restaurant04:42 PM Saturday June 16, 2018 |

May 13, 2018 For my birthday dinner I considered a Chinese Lauriat. I Googled Best Chinese Restaurant in Las Vegas and the name Joyful House Seafood Restaurant was among those that popped up. I checked out reviews and found it as one of those recommended. Edmund and I ate dinner there to check out the… read more

Excalibur Hotel03:43 PM Saturday June 16, 2018 |

May 17, 2018 I dragged my husband to the Excalibur Hotel to check out the Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant branch on the second floor. Instead of a grand dinner buffet, maybe a simple pasta and pizza would be better because we would be still full from the lunch and merienda during the reunion. The… read more

Delicious Birthday Cake from Staff05:29 PM Friday June 15, 2018 |

June 7, 2018 It was past lunch time and I started to feel hungry. I bought a small pack of chips from the staff’s hidden store. Just as I was about to start biting a piece, nagulat ako bigla, here comes the accounting and finance ladies singing happy birthday. Meron dalang cake. Delicious. Maybe because… read more

I visited Santa Clara04:32 PM Friday June 15, 2018 |

My posts could be confusing because I jump from one country to another and the dates are not in sequence. As you read this, I will be off to the airport, boarding a 13 hour flight to Istanbul, then 5 hours to Lisbon. Don’t be surprised to see photos of candles naman in Fatima. June… read more

Food Taste Test @ Wynn Hotel’s The Buffet02:31 PM Friday June 15, 2018 |

May 15, 2018 I couldn’t decide where to bring my family and relatives for dinner on my birthday. Edmund suggested to bring them to a buffet so I didn’t have to worry about them not liking the food because there would be lots to choose from. Some considerations were a semi or private room, casual… read more

Red and Yellow Ford Mustang Convertible09:37 PM Thursday June 14, 2018 |

On my first day in the office after a month’s leave, this two colorful red and yellow Ford Mustang greeted me as soon as I entered the showroom. I’ve seen a red one before but it was my first time to see yellow. Bagay sa tag-ulan, it will make the sun shine. It’s convertible pala…. read more

Tiger Woods – the book I am currently reading08:23 AM Thursday June 14, 2018 |

I’ve been slowly reading a book about Tiger Woods for a month now. I found it in Costco. “Slowly” because my eyes get strained after reading only a few pages. The fonts are kinda small for my eyes. Pa-konti-konti lang ang basa ako. I am currently on page 73, 420 pages more to go. What… read more

Poke Bar, Korean BBQ, Dyson Vacuum Cleaner07:44 AM Thursday June 14, 2018 |

The month of May came and went fast. Like zoom zoom. I was physically exhausted but my mind was more relaxed, hmmm maybe I was only half stressed. It was a relief not to open my laptop, Globe phone on a daily basis. It reduced stress somehow. And who cared if I didn’t note down… read more

Barking dog and Colorful Flowers11:04 AM Wednesday June 13, 2018 |

May 25, 2018 To add some cheery atmosphere to the entrance of our reunion venue,  Edmund and I decided to go to the flower nursery to buy a dozen potted flowers to line the walkway.    It’s summer and this is the perfect time to surround ourselves with colorful flowers. My husband was already inside… read more

Ric & Fely’s Sari-Sari Store09:28 AM Wednesday June 13, 2018 |

May 26, 2018 My sister is very creative. Aside from thinking of fun games to entertain all of us during the family reunion, she thought of setting up a mini sari-sari store as props for this year’s gathering. She initially wanted to call it Tan Family Sari-sari Store, I suggested to name it after our… read more

Life’s Pain and Surprises08:34 AM Tuesday June 12, 2018 |

There are many things that happen in our lives that we are not ready for. Some are big and small happy surprises and others are big and small let downs. We can never be prepared for anything and everything that come into our lives. Of course how we wish that everything that come our way… read more

100th Birthday11:43 AM Monday June 11, 2018 |

May 18 If my father were alive,  we would have a grand celebration on the occasion of his 100th birthday. To reach a hundred is rare of course. I have never imagined myself living up to a hundred.  Impossible.  85 would be great.    When we hear people reaching 85 parang matanda na but actually… read more

Home Schooling and Bullying12:42 PM Sunday June 10, 2018 |

I was surprised when my friends Monica and Eric mentioned to me that they have started homeschooling their three children. They bought a new house and it has an extra room for homeschooling. The change was prompted by fear for their children’s safety, bullying in school, shielding their children from too much electronic gadgets at… read more

Melting Louis Vuitton Bag Strap11:39 AM Sunday June 10, 2018 |

April 28, 2018 The shoulder strap of a Louis Vuitton bag I bought in Budapest a few years ago is melting.  The black gooey glue sticks to everywhere it gets in contact with,  on the bag itself, on  my clothes, shelf,  anywhere, it is very sticky. I packed it in a plastic bag and looked… read more

Spoiled Dogs, Happy Maids04:28 AM Monday June 04, 2018 |

While we were away, Oyen was spoiling not only our dogs but she was also making sure that all our maids were happy. She brought the dogs to Eastwood to play and interact with other dogs. They were regularly groomed, checked up by vets, given their vitamins. She made sure that the dogs get to… read more

We’ve witnessed two women stealing bags04:17 AM Monday June 04, 2018 |

May 4, 2018 Friday We were queuing up at the payment counter of a clothing and home accessories store when two African-American women, approximately between 30-40 of age entered the store, walked up straight to the front racks where designer bags were hung then grabbed almost a dozen bags and casually walked out of the… read more