Flight from HK to Manila Feb 10, 201809:32 AM Monday February 19, 2018 |

February 10, 2018 Saturday I was afraid to miss my flight from HK to Manila with less than two hours stop-over in HK so I immediately looked for the gate after we disembarked. I didn’t know there are over 500 gates in HK. What a humongous airport. There was a Filipina ground crew at the… read more

Cathay Pacific flight to Manila09:35 PM Saturday February 17, 2018 |

For a change my husband and daughter decided to take Cathay Pacific to the West Coast instead of the direct flights of PAL. CX flights are via HK and therefore entail longer travel time. Instead of going straight to the US from Manila, one must fly to HK first, wait for two hours then fly… read more

Patent Leather10:16 AM Saturday February 17, 2018 |

I’ve been missing the general membership meetings of the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines for the past two years. Lagi kasi natyetyempo I was out of the country. Although February 15 was a bit rushed because it was in between two red letter days- Valentines and Chinese New Year, I made sure I calendared… read more

Valentines no dinner09:30 AM Saturday February 17, 2018 |

My husband arranged for a Valentines dinner in Podium but that afternoon I felt sooo dizzy after coming from the office. I fell asleep from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and my husband said we should just stay home. The two of us had salad for dinner. Earlier that day Oyen sent the maids to the… read more

Living with Dogs, Losing a Pet07:54 AM Saturday February 17, 2018 |

I grew up with no dog in the house. Except for our neighbor’s cats who roamed around our house without our permission, and stole our cooked meals occasionally, my parents never had any kind of pet. My father had thousands of ducks, chickens, and dozens of pigs but they were not pets. Tracing back, I… read more

Valentines Gift Suggestions11:10 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 |

Here are a few Valentines gift suggestions. I’ts not yet late to buy something for yourself and /or for someone else. Ford Mustang Ford EcoSport Ford EcoSport Ford Ranger #FordCainta #MakatiFord #FordEDSA

Chinese New Year Lanterns10:50 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 |

I used to visit Ongpin a few days before Chinese New Year to feel my forefather’s presence and to buy decors, tikoy, hopia, siomai, Chinese good luck charms but I haven’t done that for the past three years. Heavy traffic was the main reason and last year I was in the US on Chinese New… read more

Best in Show Dog10:15 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 |

This Best in Show dog winner named Flynn is unbelievably gorgeous. One would think it’s not real. It looks like a perfectly manufactured stuffed toy. And this one is an imperfect dog. Not for show but perfectly loved. Stitch roams around in the office. On Oyen’s desk

In My Heart, a Book of Feelings10:08 PM Thursday February 15, 2018 |

I gave my daughter a card and a book of feelings for Valentines. She asked if there’s money inside the envelope. NONE! This morning she told me how nice the book is and how much she likes it.

40th Valentines02:37 PM Wednesday February 14, 2018 |

E—- “Saan tayo kakain? Waiting sa mga restaurants”. A—- “Sa motel na lang tayo pumunta”. E—- “Waiting din dun, sa dami”. My husband is oblivious to the fact that today is our 40th Valentines together. Happy Valentines to you and me.

Work continues at Home for the Aged07:59 AM Wednesday February 14, 2018 |

My husband calls our retirement cottage as home for the aged referring to the two of us. How sad but that’s the way it’s going to be. He sent me this photos. While I was still in the US he rushed the painting of the cottage and ordered windows. He wanted to please me when… read more

Shopping for the Arctic is Expensive06:36 AM Wednesday February 14, 2018 |

Edmund said our trip to the arctic is getting to be more expensive with all the shopping that we have to do to make sure we would be amply covered. Trying on thick and heavy jackets is sooo tiring. I can’t imagine bringing all this winter gears to experience a glimpse of the aurora. This… read more

Bad Experience in Airbnb04:48 AM Wednesday February 14, 2018 |

When I went back to Las Vegas in October of last year after staying in Bally’s, I decided to do Airbnb instead. I picked a house near the Southwest area where I went regularly so I could save on the travelling time and Uber costs. I also wanted to stay away from The Strip where… read more

Love your wife06:27 PM Tuesday February 13, 2018 |

“Husband, love your wife just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”. —— Epheneans 5:25.  

Lobster Buffet in Jackson Rancheria05:33 PM Tuesday February 13, 2018 |

February 3, 2018 Sunday We were supposed to go Saturday but the Aralar’s dog Lucky died on Friday night. They were still grieving and were not in the mood to have a lobster feast so we went on Sunday instead. We drove for two hours to have lobster buffet at the famous Jackson Rancheria in… read more

New Five Peso Coin05:28 PM Tuesday February 13, 2018 |

E—–“Itong mga ito, hindi nag-iisip”. My husband dropped 4 coins on the table.  I thought  he was giving them to me for my piggy bank (alkansya). E—-Tingnan mo itong mga ito,  hindi ba naman sila nag-iisip?” I thought these were eight pesos. Looking closely, there were one peso and 3 five peso coins. The new… read more