Category Archives: hay…buhay

Less “Araneta”

I am obsessive in nature -something that my siblings and I took after our father. I have to wear my new shoes out of the shoe store even if it doesn’t match the outfit I am wearing; I have to … Continue reading

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CookFilipino

I’ve been teaching at CookFilipino for a few years now and have met a number of interesting and memorable participants -some of whom I’ve even added as friends on Facebook and correspond with on occasion. No two sessions are the same because … 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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Worst Valentine’s Day Gift

I just received a message from a friend who happens to be writing an article, asking what is the worst Valentine’s gift I have ever received. My reply was a fast one: “The worst Valentine’s gift I have ever received … Continue reading

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Reminiscing

Here I am in Via Mare, outside, at the very same spot we sat that day we both got our new watches. It seems like it was just yesterday yet it seems like a lifetime ago. I am not the … Continue reading

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Protected: Keeping Fingers Crossed

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Wife, Family, then God

When asked years ago on Oprah, “Wife, Family, then God”, in that order, was Seal’s secret to a successful marriage to Heidi Klum. I remember thinking it was both genius and brave. Genius because I agree that “A happy wife … Continue reading

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Resolutions 2012

Disclaimer: These officially start when I get back from New Year Adventure #10 Go back on the Diet; See my Doctor. Take better care of PeeWee and Jorge. Be less irritable about the little things. Again, this starts after I get … 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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TBNT

You don’t know how, for yeeears, I prayed long and hard for you to love me. “Even for just a day,” I begged God repeatedly. Recently you told me that you did, at one point, albeit ever-so-briefly. Now that I know your … Continue reading

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