Opinions Matter08:52 AM Tuesday October 13, 2020 |

Every individual has a story to tell. Bad day at work, good day at work, good news, bad news, chismis, feelings, personal views, regrets, thoughts, fears, goals, plans, hopes, dreams. Whatever. Humans need another human audience, to converse with, to share thoughts and emotions, to vent out, or sometimes to share some excitement. And opinions… read more

Find your own self05:27 PM Monday October 12, 2020 |

At any age or point in our life, there are times that we feel lost. Sometimes the people around us and the events happening in our midst make us dizzy. When our mind and body cannot keep up with the pandemonium, we can get lost in the process. We can lose our own selves. We… read more

Dream Boy01:24 PM Monday October 12, 2020 |

Do you still remember the innocent days when a scrap book is the equivalent of Facebook in modern times? It’s kilig all the way when we are signing and reading the answers of our friends and classmates. What is your favorite color? Blue. Favorite food? Alamang. Hobbies? Sungka. Favorite teacher? Wala. Who is your best… read more

Bagong Yaman Like Jinkee Pacquiao11:12 PM Sunday October 11, 2020 |

COMMENT FROM OMB READER veronica says:October 10, 2020 at 9:24 am Edit you are si baduyyyyyyyyy just like jinkee pacquiao obvious na bagong yaman ka ——————————————————————————————————————– Dear Veronica, Baduy is a street lingo used as an adjective to describe a person’s taste, lifestyle, preference. There’s nothing wrong with being baduy most especially if compared to #JinkeePacquiao. I’ll… read more

Sky cleared a little01:41 PM Wednesday September 16, 2020 |

Aug 22, 2020 The wildfires continue to burn mountains and valleys but because the wind changed its direction, the sky cleared a little today but it still is hazy. The air is still harmful but what do we do? We can wear masks but there’s no way to totally avoid inhaling smoke. 3:23 pm Kuya… read more

Dinner with Dennis & Sylvia12:37 PM Tuesday September 15, 2020 |

Our friend Dennis has a passion for cooking (and eating). He and wife Sylvia enjoy going to weekend markets to buy fresh ingredients. They cannot finish all the delicious dishes Dennis whips up so they always invite friends to partake in their specially-prepared dishes. When Dennis invites, no one says no. No one says no… read more

Wildfires bring smoke01:33 PM Saturday September 12, 2020 |

Aug 19, 2020 The hundreds of wildfires continue to darken the skies and pollute the air. From where we are, the clouds are dark and the surroundings are hazy. It smells smoke everywhere. Aug 20, 7:55 pm I placed our valuables such as passports in one bag just in case we had to evacuate. in… read more

ECY’s birthday celebration09:00 AM Monday September 07, 2020 |

I believe that we should always celebrate our birthdays. It doesn’t have to be a celebration in grand fashion complete with cakes, spaghetti, and balloons but we should all be grateful for every birth date that comes. It can be a simple visit to the chapel or church. Offer a simple prayer of thanks. If… read more

Gender Reveal12:38 PM Sunday September 06, 2020 |

Iba na talaga ang panahon ngayon. Malayo sa kung ano’ng nakagisnan ko nung araw. Wala namang gender reveal nuon. Pag merong nagtanong, pagnanganak na lang malalaman kung babae o lalake. It was not celebrated and announced. Ngayon meron ng formal or official gender reveal. Because of the new technology called sonogram or ultrasound that can… read more

How can I lose weight?10:38 PM Saturday September 05, 2020 |

My weight teeters between 129 lbs to 132 lbs. I have not weighed myself for a week because it’s useless. I don’t cut down on food and I don’t exercise so what’s the point? It’s almost impossible to resist food. Case on point: My sister cooked Binangonan version of batchoy and a gaint fried isda… read more

Got Flu & Shingles Vaccines12:52 PM Wednesday September 02, 2020 |

Our family is pro-vaxers. Edmund convinced me to have the shingles vaccine while we’re still here. And since we’re due for our annual flu shot, sama na rin flu vaccine. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have the shingles vaccine because I was worried about getting fever after eh mahirap ngang magkasakit ngayon ano…. read more

Mochi, Peanut, Jelly10:13 PM Monday August 31, 2020 |

Mochi has been staying with us since the start of shelter-in-place. She has provided us with a much-needed distraction from work-related stress. However, she also causes us some form of stress when she pees and poohs on our 10-year old carpet but still looking pristine and smelling good. Here she is with her offsprings Peanut… read more

Simple Birthday ECY 202003:51 AM Monday August 31, 2020 |

Aug 26, 2020 We had a small and simple gathering to celebrate ECY’s arrival on earth. We had lasagna for brunch and Oyen baked this lovely strawberry chocolate cake. The delicious cupcakes were from Kayleen. My sister and Bong endured the long line at Seafood City to get Chicken Joy, palabok, etc. Nakakamiss din. …. read more

Lightning Storm01:40 AM Monday August 31, 2020 |

August 17, 2020 I was very sleepy I couldn’t open my eyes to check what was going on. I could hear rumbling thunder intense lightning strikes, and rain. This was rare here. In my 34 years of regularly visiting the US, I’ve never experienced this wild kind of rolling thunder and lightning spectacle. Must be… read more

Land of China01:19 AM Monday August 31, 2020 |

August 16, 2020, 2:24 pm We all know that China has long conquered the world by exporting every conceivable product on earth. My extended stay in America made that sad reality even more obvious. America is now the land of China. The US has lost its right to complain against the Chinese. Lahat na lang… read more

South San Francisco01:00 AM Monday August 31, 2020 |

August 15, 2020 A friend of ours wanted to buy a vacation house in South San Francisco that is closer to where her relatives reside. Since they were in Manila, I volunteered to help and check out the potential areas. It was a good excuse to go out and get some sunshine. My husband also… read more