Category Archives: travel

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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U.S. Visa Renewal 2012

After missing my first two appointments, I finally made it to my third [and last chance before I would have to re-apply online and pay the $160 visa renewal fee all over again]. I qualified for the new Visa Reissuance … Continue reading

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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 Tourist With A Map

Making a left from Julia Vargas to Meralco Avenue (towards Metrowalk), I saw a man standing on the triangular island, holding a map. I rolled down my window and called out to him, and asked if he needed help. He … 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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New Year Aventure with Bestfriend C #10: Baler

Cynthia had relatives over from the States till the 31st which meant this would be one of those New Year vacations that start late (departing on the 31st instead of the usual 28th or 29th) and would be cut short … 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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Adjustment Time

So far I haven’t had the urge to cross the street on the pedestrian lane, unlike last year. Perhaps that’s ’cause last year, I went to LA, Chicago, New York, then back to LA whereas this year, my trip to … Continue reading

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Travel Woes

Travel, at least for me, wouldn’t be complete without mishaps, it seems… On the limo on route to JFK, I realized I’d left my coat and jacket at Anna’s so I had to ask the chauffer to turn back. Embarassing! … Continue reading

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