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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Oh, Lourd!

Once in a while, a Filipino literary genius is born. In our ailing society where even a Kris Aquino can win an acting award, the likes of Willie Revillame and Mike Enriquez have fans, and Senate Committee hearings are no different from The Buzz, brilliant poets and writers are rare gems. I’ve been Jessica Zafra‘s … Continue reading »

Categories: Bookshelf, Events | 2 Comments

And Thereby Hangs A Tale

Fifteen stories. Fifteen remarkable stories make up this new book by Jeffrey Archer, his sixth collection of short stories. I have read only one of his many novels, his first ever — Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less — but I have read every single one of his short stories. I dare say … Continue reading »

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Four days before Mommy’s 80th birthday, we hosted a sumptuous Chinese food lunch in her honor, with only about 75 persons consisting of family members and closest friends in attendance, at Luk Foo Cantonese Kitchen in Paranaque.  On her actual birthday, we treated Mommy to a Japanese food feast fit for a queen. The place … Continue reading »

Categories: Cravings | 2 Comments

Her Name is Sally

She was born with that rare classic beauty that transcends time and generations. When she turned 18, she blossomed into an exquisite rose and captured the heart of the handsome Naning. At 20, she marched down the aisle as a stunning bride, and at 21 became a first-time mom. Five sons and one daughter later, … Continue reading »

Categories: From the Heart | 3 Comments

Dining Values from Metrobank Card

I still consider myself a frugal person, despite my habit of dining out several times a week. As a housewife, I’m constantly on the lookout for bargains, special offers and promotions. I always keep tabs on my rewards points when making purchases, and I keep an eye out for discounts and freebies. After all, isn’t … Continue reading »

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noun.  – a person who is fond of German culture, German people and Germany in general, exhibiting as it were German nationalism in spite of not being an ethnic German or a German citizen. [source: Wikipedia] Ten years ago, I was tremendously blessed with an opportunity to immerse myself in the German culture by way … Continue reading »

Categories: All About Me, Wanderlust | 3 Comments

Just Got Smurf’d!

They’re baaaaaack! Blasting from my childhood days in the ’80s are these adorable blue creatures collectively known as the Smurfs. They were among my favorites back when I was a kid. In fact, I even had a poster hung on my bedroom wall that said, Have you hugged a Smurf today? I’m so glad that … Continue reading »

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