Category Archives: Memory Lane

me and my ex bf

I wrote this seven years ago but I thought I’d share it again because today, January 26 is the day we met 36 years ago. Yes, we celebrate the first day we met (January 26), the first day we became a couple (March 7) aside from our wedding anniversary (May 5). Our anniversary is a Read More →


Taken on the stage of Sinulog 1985 celebration The cries of Pit Senyor rings in the air right now as Cebu’s Sinulog celebration heats up. Sinulog holds treasured memories of the two loves of my life: My dad and my husband. Twenty nine years ago , I first attended it with my then fiance. A Read More →

research paper on financing for SMEs

“We are so accustomed to the comforts of “I cannot”, “I do not want to” and “it is too difficult” that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.” Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Read More →

my children

One of the biggest life-changing event in 2013 is when the last of my kids has  finally flown the coop.  My new life as a blogger in 2006 came just when the kids were in college which then prepared me  to let go one year at a time.  Being alone at home with four cats Read More →


Knowing about two couples breaking up the past month brought me back to a similar breakup 30 years ago. My own breakup story. I was twenty five years old, at the peak of my career while my twenty-two year old boyfriend ( who is incidentally my husband) was just a Freshman in Law school. Being Read More →

seventies (1)

Ajay’s Being an 80s child & why today’s youth never had it so good brings back sweet memories of my youth. Hence, I’ve come up with my own version of the 70′s child. (yes I am that old. High School in 1970 and college in 1974). We didn’t have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X boxes, video Read More →


I was 15 years old when Proclamation 1081 was declared by then President Ferdinand Marcos. My folks seemed overjoyed with the news. The administration did a great job brainwashing the old folks that the country was in turmoil and thus, Martial Law needed to be declared. I didn’t know it then, of course. I felt Read More →

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa With the advent of selfies, looking good in the pic matters or else, why take selfies at all? A few years ago, my friends lamented , “Why do you manage to look so nice Read More →

If there is anything my daughters (especially my eldest girl) cannot imagine is a young and wild me. True, I was once young (still young), a 105 pound slim and anti-social girl who’d rather pour over her school text books than gallivant around with her roommates or officemates. I never considered myself “wild” , not Read More →

Updated: I posted this 7 years ago and thought of bringing it back in the light of Erap’s recent campaign bid for Mayor of Manila. Enjoy! April 12, 2006: With the start of Joseph Estrada’s plunder trial , the Erap jokes are back again in circulation: Jinggoy: dad, kita madadalaw ngayon. May urine test ako Read More →

Updated April 3, 2013- I am reposting this since Alan is running again for senator (Check Senator Alan Cayetano’s profile and platform here). In May 2007, I wanted to write about Alan just before election day but I felt uncomfortable writing about politics in 2007. I only became active in citizen media during the latter Read More →

The Holy Week holds a special meaning in my heart as it’s during this time that my precious son talked about eternal life. How would I have known that he was preparing himself for his death? “When I die, I will be alive again“, Luijoe (with excitement), a month before he became an angel. A Read More →

Two Valentine’s Day from the two most important guys in my life (next to my dad) strike me as the most memorable. The first one is my first Valentine’s day with Butch, my ex-boyfriend. The second is the last Valentine’s Day Card that my son lovingly crafted for me. Leafing through the yellowed pages of Read More →

I am such a sucker for keeping a memory box of my children’s art work , writings, anecdotes or their milestones since they were toddlers. I bought a treasure box for each of my children to hold all of these memories. One of my favorites are the childhood anecdotes that I kept in my memory Read More →

Three thirty in the morning Wake up, he said. Let’s go. Bells tolling In the distance Calling us. Walking briskly in the dark With my chattering sisters And brothers Shivering I pulled my coat close to me Against the chilly air. Four a.m. Struggling to keep my eyes open In a church smelling of candles Read More →

Once upon a Christmas season, a mother baked Gingerbread Men cookies to the delight of her three children who eagerly waited for the cookies to bake. The waft of molasses, cinnamon and spices excited them. “We’re hungry, mom!”. The mother told them to be patient and promised to read them the Story of the Gingerbread Read More →

The lighted Christmas Village caught the attention of my daughter’s friend as he entered our dining room a few Christmas-es ago I can’t remember now what Lauren told me but from what I recall her friend imagined that lilting Pling pling pling pling pli-pli-pling music playing in the background as we eat dinner and babble Read More →

Good grief. What am I doing here? If I were seated here, watching this event 12 years ago, I will not be able to recognize myself. My grief , the loss of my son brought me to where I am today. A whole new world. A blogger that talks about ““Touched by an Angel” at Read More →

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