Virtual Friends: Get Up, Get Out and Mingle

  It’s the same old story. As soon as you get up, you reach for your smartphone to check your emails and social media accounts. Then you gingerly walk into your kitchen, grab some food to eat and bring your laptop or desktop to life. As you wait, you go…

The SImple Joys of Grandnannyhood

Being a mother is like getting your first job right after graduating from college. Yes, because motherhood is a career in itself, involving a never-ending learning process. You apply everything you’ve learned not only from school but also from people who’ve influenced your life, places you’ve been, and from the…

My Mini Herbal Garden

It has always been my dream to have my own herbal garden. Having lived in a condominium-style apartment which did not have space or the proper conditions (I thought) for growing plants, I always fantasized about stepping into a herbal garden where I could pick the herbs I would use…

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Call it midlife crisis, but I suddenly had the urge to look back and reminisce about my younger days. Oh well, the song “Friends Forever” by Vitamin C is the culprit, I guess. I chanced upon it when a co-member of our Facebook group posted it. As I listened to…

Happy Birthday, Vince!

Ang bilis ng panahon. Parang kelan lang, kalong-kalong lang kita, pinapaliguan, inaalagaan, sinasagot ang mga tanong ng batang ubod ng kulit- parang di mauubusan ng gustong malaman sa mundo. Pag naaalala ko ang paglaki mo, magkahalong saya at lungkot ang nadarama ko. Masaya ako kasi naging anak kita. Masaya ako…

My Daughter’s Birthday

It’s my middle child’s birthday next week. I don’t know what to give her, so I just wrote this for her…… She’s turning 23 and she’s a real head turner (I’m not saying this because I’m her mom, lol!)… She is witty, she is smart, She’s everything a mom could…