Monthly Archives: November 2009

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‘The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.’ Samuel Johnson No, I am not the blogger with a published book. Meet 66 year old Annamanila, who blogs at She used to be the editor of my work when I was a researcher at the Read More →

“We can’t call him an animal because I have pets and they are tame. No, he is a monster. They are monsters” Mangudadatu on Ampatuan Jr. and his gunmen. Photo Credits to Reuter View Slideshow of Other Photos I see it in Twitter, Plurk, Facebook and blogs. The outrage is all over the internet. No Read More →

“The friendship that can cease has never been real.”- Saint Jerome You would think 50-year olds act maturely in the face of adversity. I am sure most of us can. A recent misunderstanding among old friends (including myself) jolted me. We are talking of years of friendship. It started with a gossip. If there is Read More →

Our children are our most cherished possession. In their early years we must make sure they get a healthy start in life…President Gloria Arroyo, SONA 2009 It is 1984 and the Marcos regime is getting shakier as Anti-Marcos rallies are all over the place. This was my conversation with my then boyfriend (now husband) Me: Read More →

our choices of food determine a lot of things from politics to economy – wendell berry I think most of you know that I have a Food Recipe Blog ( with over 6400 subscribers. I like to keep in touch with my readers so I invite them to add me in my facebook and the Read More →

I remember my first TV interview. I was not prepared to talk in Tagalog. First of all, MOMS is an english word so I thought the interview was in English. When I saw the script, I was horrified. I asked the writer: So I have to reply in Tagalog? I don’t speak Tagalog so well. Read More →

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