Just had a birthday recently. Double 4, to be exact. 44 used to be old. If you watch old black-and-white movies, you’ll see parents that look more like grandparents, with powder white hair, boring long dresses with shaky, old people voices. That can’t be right. Right? Because I could be that parent! Fortunately, I don’t feel old. […]
I remember that my first ever, true blue blog had this description of me: “Mother to an 8-year old”. I’d write about, among other stuff, recommended summer activities and reading materials, grade school events and other kid-friendly matters that may sit well with the working moms’ taste and schedule. But that is no more! My daughter, now […]
When you live in a country that experiences all kinds of calamities, things like the earthquake that hit Nepal last April 25, 2015 can have 2 possible effects: 1.) you either get desensitized and eventually end up not caring, or 2.) you genuinely empathize and feel for others. Hopefully, you got hit with #2. For those who […]
I just realized that I am at that stage where I am as content as that snug bug on a rug.
….and it opened up my eyes…. So goes that 90’s song (and I write this with the famous matching dance-hand gestures). Anyway, this is what happens when your 70-ish mom goes in for a cataract operation. It hasn’t happened yet, though, because apparently, she-who-always-wants-things-done-now assumed that it can be done anytime, anywhere, as soon as she […]
A thoughtful gift I got from work colleagues was a voucher to spend a night at the Casa Ibiza in Antipolo. It was an ok weekend, until we realized my daughter’s laptop was missing. That and my iPad, her Wacom graphic tablet and her USB drives. We had been working on her homework the night […]
Settling in quite nicely after a couple of weeks in our new house. Daughter and I had to move when my mom and I had our big falling out the night I came home after being oversees for 2 weeks. No worries, though, we have fallen back in, so to speak. But here we are, […]
Fresh blog! After 2 years, here I am, attempting to blog again. Let’s have a stab at it, shall we?