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What’s your Coldplay Story?

coldplay My Instagram feed is flooded with nothing but #coldplaymanila. The British rock band just had their first ever concert in the Philippines and I can’t wait for September when the band will head to Canada for the “A Head Full of Dreams Tour”. Chris Martin and the rest of the band will be rocking Rogers Place […] CONTINUE READING →

Happy New Year 2017

new year Happy new year, Happy 2017, Happy Year of the Fire Rooster, Happy Greenery (color of the year), Kung Hei Fat Choi! Whatever, just be happy! I am so happy. Didn’t you know I spent January 1, 2017 (12:01 AM) in a car? trapped in traffic? Consequently, I missed the fireworks. I just love how my 10-year-old […] CONTINUE READING →

Once You Pap, You Just Can’t Stop

This is girls talk. Men can eavesdrop… well men better know what is a Pap Smear. I just had my period and it only means one thing… I am getting nearer to the day that I will have my first ever pap smear. For whatever reasons, I don’t know why none of the doctors who […] CONTINUE READING →

Doors Around the World

February 9, 2016 – I just turned 36 and I rarely take bathroom selfies. 4 years from now, my life will begin. That’s what they say, life begins at 40 but for me life begins at 36. Right now, I feel like I am starting my life all over again. I am starting to do […] CONTINUE READING →

Dreaming of a White Christmas

white christmas I used to dream of a white Christmas. That’s what we typically see in the movies…snow in winter wonderland. Finally, that dream came true…and so this is literally a white Christmas. That fake silver dust I used to know as a kid makes sense now because those tiny snowfall at night really looks like silver […] CONTINUE READING →

Hello Canada

We survived our first 3 months in Canada. Thank you Lord. Thank you for family and friends who helped us get through this. In fact we are not yet through with our settlement. We are still in the process. It takes a while and not as easy as you think it might be. I am fortunate to have known and […] CONTINUE READING →

After 6 Years…

wedding at cana 18 August 2009 – 18 August 2015 After 6 years…Rolex and I sealed in three milestones in our conscious coupling. A few days ago I realized that the whole 6 years of our married life was indeed spent in this corner of the world away from our home country. Thank God or else we will […] CONTINUE READING →

My First Winter Coat

Prelude: I was spring cleaning this morning…at the back end of this blog. I have to delete files, images and plugins that are of no longer useful in order to save more space. While doing so, I noticed that I have an article written on October 2, 2014 that remained in the drafts section. It […] CONTINUE READING →

Bye Sultana

We often have emotional attachment on material things. This is what we call sentimental value. There are a lot of things we don’t use that takes up a lot of space yet we hold on to it because it meant something or it was given by someone. Read: Marriage and the Louis Vuitton Speedy Sometimes […] CONTINUE READING →

First Quarter Storm

While I was about to write this personal post, the words “First Quarter Storm” just came about as a title. Very appropriate indeed. The First Quarter Storm was a period of leftist unrest in the Philippines, composed of a series of heavy demonstrations, protests, and marches against the government from January to March 1970, or […] CONTINUE READING →

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I have been praying the wrong prayer the whole time. If there is one constant piece I say to God, it’s always safety and good health of my family. 5 days after her 70th birthday, my Mama passed away. According to Matthew 21:22 “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith”, unfortunately […] CONTINUE READING →

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

masirah oman First of all let me greet all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Though Christmas and New Year are not a big deal in this corner of the world, I still felt the holiday rush. First, I was working on the 24th and 25th (isn’t it great) and second, it seemed like Rudolph and […] CONTINUE READING →

Perfect Relationship

perfect relationship Just saw this article shared in Facebook the first thing in the morning today. I thought of sharing because it actually sums up the perfect relationship that I have with my husband of 5 years. Wait, it should be the perfect imperfect relationship. I can not foretell the future so this us  within the span […] CONTINUE READING →

Always Travel With the One You Love

Ernest Hemingway once said, “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love”. Why? You will find out why and like me, I’m sure most of you already knows the answer. So, always travel with the one you love… who competes for the window seat like you who saves a lot of pocket money (who buys […] CONTINUE READING →

Instant Karma

Picture these. These are just some of the positions every girl with dysmenorrhea is trying to pose. Inside my head and belly are aliens that either cause physical pain to myself (though I try to resist painkillers as much as possible) or emotional pain to others. Yes, I can be anything but a good girl […] CONTINUE READING →

Flu to Allergic Bronchitis

I miss my healthy self. I can eat ice cream. I can gamely pose for a photo op. The list goes on and on but the bottom line is that I am happy when I am healthy. I started getting sick when Rolex and I were about to venture into the European trail of our […] CONTINUE READING →