Authentic Dutch Village11:48 PM Thursday June 24, 2021 |

My sister had mentioned several times before about a small village they chanced upon when they were traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. She said they have a windmill and cookies. I don’t go on Google to search for places to go and visit and I don’t even have a check list or a… read more

Road Trip Begins11:10 PM Thursday June 24, 2021 |

Funny because we’ve been visiting the US on a regular basis but we’ve not explored many places, even nearby places. If I had visited one state a year, then I would have finished all the 50 states by this time. But no, I’ve only been to 1o states. Kasi naman paulit-ulit lang din ang California…. read more

Random Photos of my June Life10:24 PM Thursday June 24, 2021 |

June 7, Lunch at Cheesecake Factory in Corte Madera Every time I dine at Cheesecake Factory in any of their branches, I always order either quessadilla or shrimps pasta. The RH headquarters showroom and restaurant in Corte Madera is worthy of a visit. Comfort food I wasn’t able to finish last year my teapots chandelier…. read more

Father’s Day Photos11:14 AM Wednesday June 23, 2021 |

June 19 We had a simple Father’s Day celebration. There were two fathers present,  Bong, and Bryan. Bryan is such a sweet and loving husband. The minute he heard Kay wanted melted cheese on her tortillas, he sprung into action. My sister prepared Mexican food so there was no need for fancy plates and table… read more

Too much chili oil and chilies in hotpot10:45 PM Sunday June 20, 2021 |

June 16 We went back to our favorite hotpot restaursnt and ordered the same things. I scooped the chili oil and sliced chilies. I couldn’t believe that they could fill up a bowl each.

Lunch with siblings10:16 PM Sunday June 20, 2021 |

With just two days notice, we had an impromptu siblings mini get-together on June 13 at Atty. Ryan’s mid-century modern home. I rode with Len and Bong, while Kuya Lito and Dimple came in another vehicle. We were a little bit late because we picked up food from a Chinese – Filipino restaurant. We didn’t… read more

Food Tray from Williams Sonoma12:42 AM Sunday June 20, 2021 |

I first discovered Williams Sonoma some 15 years ago in Manhattan. They have a big two story store on the ground floor of Time Warner Center. It’s right there at the front of the huge lobby. That building became my refuge whenever I would travel to visit my daughter who was attending Fordham University. Although… read more

Fancy Children’s Rooms in RH12:20 AM Sunday June 20, 2021 |

I wandered inside RH (Restoration Hardware) children’s furniture showroom and I was amazed at how fancy the place was. The elegance and sophistication reminded me how old and kalat our house is. Children living in fancy rooms like these must be trained to keep their things tidy and orderly otherwise they would just throw things… read more

Was She Feeling Orgasmic in the Fitting Room?11:48 PM Saturday June 19, 2021 |

Thirty years ago I would try on ugly dresses and almost for sure they would look good on me. Times have changed after three decades. Dresses that look really nice on the mannequins or on hangers look horrendous when I wear them. So no matter how nice the dresses are I must try them on… read more

Bought two Michael Kors blouses at Macy’s10:14 PM Saturday June 19, 2021 |

I was so excited to use the discount cards and coupons Macy’s sent me for my birthday month. I went to Macy’s on June 11 at 7 pm, an hour before the mall closed. I was able to buy a bottle of perfume and a body mist. I was excitedly computing my discount: $145.00 +… read more

The wrongs happen to make things right11:06 PM Friday June 18, 2021 |

Have you ever experienced in your life that para bang everything is going the wrong way? I think there are wrongs happening in our lives because things are being made right. Some of the mistakes we have committed or the chaos happening around us are actually a cleansing or correcting process. The wrongs happen so… read more

We will miss Antinola10:28 PM Friday June 18, 2021 |

After years of urong sulong, our cook, Antonia, has left us for good. After her sabunutan episode with Norma, we thought it’s best that it’s about time she enjoys her much-anticipated retirement. I will definitely miss Antinola’s best chicken tinola. After we banned her from cooking tinola, she served us sotanghon soup every other day. Nung… read more

Humans are Interdependent12:21 AM Tuesday June 15, 2021 |

I have long-established based on my own experience that there’s a certain connection between human beings no matter where or how far they are from each other in the universe. How powerful are our wirings that if there’s something happening, we feel a certain shift no matter how nimble and subtle the warnings are? Humans… read more

Oyen left for Manila11:12 PM Monday June 14, 2021 |

Please don’t be confused with the dates. This is a delayed post. June 9, 2021 With her second and final dose of Moderna done, it was time for Oyen to fly back to Manila although how we wished she could extend her stay for two more weeks. The 10 days mandatory quarantine is time she… read more

Restoration Hardware (RH)10:32 PM Sunday June 13, 2021 |

June 7, 2021 Oyen was meeting with Derrick’s first cousin Tiffany at the Restoration Hardware (RH) Gallery. Kind of far from where we stay and Oyen doesn’t drive here so we dropped her off. We arrived on time and that gave us some opportunities to take photos of the upscale gallery. The first time I… read more

Chef Michael Warring11:35 PM Saturday June 12, 2021 |

June 6, 2021 Oyen was in search of a great fine dining restaurant with or without the Michelin star when she stumbled upon a certain Michael Warring. Chef Warring spent years at the French Laundry in Yountville and has now ventured on his own.  That led us to Hiddenbrooke Plaza in Vallejo, California where the… read more

My June 5 – 8 and Lexi Thompson11:05 AM Saturday June 12, 2021 |

Lest I forget, Oh my buhay is first and foremost an online personal diary so it’s not a surprise that my boring calendar is memorialized here. June 5, 2021 Tintin’s 30th birthday celebration ECY watched in person the Ladies US Open and had a nice selfie with 6-footer American Alexis Noel Thompson, one of the… read more