Category Archives: anecdotes

Russians!

I flew to Boracay via Cebu Pacific, leaving my car parked at NAIA Terminal 3, but flew back to Manila via Zest Air. That meant I had to make my way from the Old Domestic (now strangely referred to as … Continue reading

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A “9″

I was suffering from severe back pain last Monday. So severe that I thought of rushing to the E.R. after leaving the restau that night but opted for a massage -that I cut short because the pain was unbearable- instead. I … Continue reading

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On Fishermen In Palawan

Agot and I always used to say we could marry a “fisherman in Palawan” -if it was LOVE. I know that still holds true. I’ve been “stuck” in Manila for years, despite my belief that I don’t belong in a Third … Continue reading

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Remembering Apartment 201

11 years ago, I moved out of Delgado -the house where I was born. I’d been planning that for months (I already checked out the apartment I wanted to move into). Luckily or unfortunately (it really depends on how you look … Continue reading

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San Juan Police

On EDSA, just about a kilometer from my condo, a passing car’s driver pointed at my tires. I didn’t want to stop immediately (nor could I anyway since I was driving on the middle lane) for fear that it was … Continue reading

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Credit Card Fraud

Citibank sent me an SMS tonight informing me of unusual activity on one of my [two Citibank] credit cards -the one I rarely use, but did use a few times during my recent trip to the States. As a result, … Continue reading

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This, I get A LOT

I’ve lost count as to how many times this exact conversation has happened… Stranger: You’re an Araneta? Me: Yup! Stranger: How are you related to the Aranetas? #PetPeeve

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It’s Just a Name #4

This transpired in Studebakers  at Glorietta,  circa 1998… “Mr. H” was a notorious Artist Manager who wanted to manage the artist I was working for (the artist’s wife was his manager whereas I was this artist’s Road Manager during that … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Name #3

An MMDA traffic enforcer asked me to pull over (this time I can’t remember where or why) and asked to see my driver’s license. It was dark so he had to walk over to the front of my vehicle to … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Name #2

At the check-out counter of SM Megamall Supermaket: Cashier: Ma’am, Araneta kayo? (upon reading the name on my credit card) Me: Oo. Cashier: Related po kayo sa mga Araneta? Me: Thought bubble: Malamang!!! Duh!? Aling mga Araneta? Cashier: Yung mga … Continue reading

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