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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Road Back To Love.......

I’ll go straight to the point: the road back to love is a long and winding one.

It takes a great deal of time to be on track again. Most especially when for several years your thoughts and emotions have been conditioned by the heart to aim at just one thing, or one person.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Governor Salceda vs. Xian Lim : THE TALE OF THE SOUVENIR SHIRT

The rift between Xian Lim and Albay Governor Joey Salceda over the former’s alleged impolite behavior during an event in Albay has caught my attention.

The conflict arose from Xian’s refusal to accept Albayanon souvenir items that included a t-shirt, a coffee table book, a small bag, and some leaflets. Apparently, such items are the usual tokens given to distinguished visitors of the province.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

SENTIMENTAL SUNDAY : The Music of Lee Ritenour

BIRTH NAME : Lee Mack Ritenour

BORN : January 11, 1952

GENRES : jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz, jazz-funk

MY FAVE SONGS : Is It You, Dreamwalkin', Keep It Alive

Sunday, February 8, 2015

On the Fallen 44: What Kris May Have Forgotten

Every time that our President becomes enmeshed in a controversy, expect his Queen-of-All-Media sister to be among the first few to throw the staunchest support.  

Just recently, Kris Aquino unfollowed fellow celebrity Judy Ann Santos on Instagram, after the latter posted something not palatable to the former, with reference to PNOY’s absence during the arrival of the bodies of the so called Fallen 44 at Villamor Airbase last January 29.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Last January 16, I got a surprise call from Robinsons. Being a holiday, I was just at home watching Pope Francis’ televised activities. It was my Aunt, however, who picked up the phone. And the caller I guess simply requested her to relay the message to me: that they extended the redemption period for the points I earned through my Value Plus card.  

If you still remember, I created a furor about this matter when my card expired last December 31, 2014. This led me to write an article about it on this blog to express my disappointment, that nobody from Robinsons’ supermarket branch in Berkeley Square informed me of the expiry date beforehand, considering the fact that I frequent their place for my grocery shopping.

Saturday, January 31, 2015


I did a little grocery shopping at Puregold along Holy Spirit Drive last week (1-29-15). And on my way to the parking area after my shopping, I dropped by Generika drug store to buy mefenamic acid. 

So I asked the pharmacist if they have it. The lady told me that she will check their stocks. To my disappointment, she said that they ran out of the medicine that I wanted.

She then offered to me their branded mefenamic acid. I chose Dolfenal over Ponstan, because the former works for me best as of late, apart from the fact that it is cheaper than the latter. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

YOU BE THE JUDGE: Trudis' Veterinarian Speaks Out

For the spirit of fairness, I am posting the reply of Trudis’ veterinarian to allegations of negligence on his part, for not having saved Trudis’ life, and her four puppies.

Here it is, lifted from the Facebook page of Philippine Animal Lovers Society (PALS), and you be the judge:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Trudis and Her Four Babies: A Tragedy

A younger Trudis - from the Facebook page of Ms. Jhen Bergonia

After Tyler, here is another case of canine casualty at the hands this time of a veterinarian. 

Here is the story of Trudis, a beautiful cream-colored Chow Chow and the four babies inside her womb, lifted from the Facebook page of Ms. Jhen Bergonia, one of Trudis' humans:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Trapper Keeper Generation

My very first Trapper Keeper looked like this, with a fine white checkered pattern

What Trapper Keeper generation?

I do belong to this generation. For the younger set, I know that you are not familiar with it. But for my contemporaries, I am more than certain that you do know what I am talking about. 

Are you now excited?

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Total Stranger and My 100 Pesos

Last Saturday, my colleagues and I decided to take our lunch at the nearby Super Metro. We were at the basement lobby on our way to Adobo Connection, when a decent looking man with a woman in tow, called our attention. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


I am posting here in my humble blog, a narrative about the tragedy that befell Tyler, a 4-year-old shih tzu, in a dog grooming facility just last week. As a dog lover myself, what happened to the poor dog and his human family was so heart wrenching, more so with the thought that Tyler is gone forever.