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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Prizes and Surprises

So yes, I’m addicted to facebook. Who isn’t? It’s my link to the world beyond our home and my connection to some of my dearest, oldest friends. I probably devote 50% of my waking hours online (though I don’t have a Twitter account, thank God), not because I enjoy the senseless musings or ridiculous bickerings … Continue reading »

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Unlimited Coffee and Cakes at TCB

It’s no secret that I am a cake monster. I daydream about cakes all the time, and anytime anyone asks me what I want for a present, my standard reply is always “CAKE!” So when I learned about this Unlimited Coffee and Cakes deal at TCB (or The Coffee Beanery from the Cravings group) for … Continue reading »

Categories: Cravings | 16 Comments

Letters to Bea (3 of 3)

This last installment was written by my husband, Caloy, on the occasion of Bea’s first birthday. It came with a Bible for Toddlers book. My husband is normally not very vocal about his faith, which is why this letter is exceptionally wonderful. * * * June 5, 2005 My dearest Bea, On this, your first … Continue reading »

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Letters to Bea (2 of 3)

The following letter was published in the Lifestyle Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (page D-1) on May 4, 2005, just days before Mother’s Day. * * * Last Valentine’s Day, I opened my eyes and saw my sleeping eight-month-old baby Isabella beside me and I smiled. It was her very first Valentine’s Day and … Continue reading »

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Letters to Bea (1 of 3)

Today is my dearest father-in-law’s 87th birthday (We love you, Dad!). I want to share with you this letter that he wrote to my daughter Bea just a few months before he turned 80. Dad intended for Bea to read this letter when she turns ten, but Bea read it by herself for the first … Continue reading »

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Mabuhay Germany 2011

This year’s Oktoberfest may have officially ended last October 3 — which coincided with the German National Day — but for a Germanophile like myself, I cannot let this month pass without offering a toast to the “land of beer and sausages.” From October 7 to 9, the Bonifacio High Street [BHS] at the Bonifacio … Continue reading »

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The Manila Hotel

This institution needs no further introduction, but for those who’ve been living under a rock in the last century, the Manila Hotel is now on its 100th year of operation and is the oldest premier hotel in the land. Built from 1909 and inaugurated in 1912, the hotel has played host to a number of … Continue reading »

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