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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

STARTING THE NEW YEAR ON A SAD NOTE: JUSTICE FOR TYLER











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.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

On Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines : A Friendly Reminder



photo courtesy of catholic.concordia.ca

I know for sure that all Catholics in our country are all keyed up with the upcoming visit of Pope Francis this coming week. Add to that the declaration of a three-day holiday by MalacaƱang, no less (I guess I am more excited with this one haha).

Saturday, January 3, 2015

THE DAY I FELT VALUELESS WITH MY ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET VALUE PLUS CARD






Earlier this afternoon, I did some grocery shopping at the Berkeley Square branch of Robinsons Supermarket along Commonwealth Avenue. To give you a bit of personal history, I’ve been doing most of my grocery shopping there for the last five years or so, since it is conveniently located on the south bound lane of Commonwealth where I pass by everyday on my way home.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

In Defense of Dingdong and Marian: WHO CARES?



photo courtesy of the bride's Facebook account



Just today, this morning to be exact, I read an article shared on Facebook about the recently concluded and much talked-about nuptials of this showbiz “royal couple”. 

To summarize, the writer pointed out that the event was a “blatant display of decadence,” to quote, amidst millions of Filipinos who “struggle to find their next meal every day,” to quote again.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A PRAYER FOR YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY









I know of some people who are in another place this Christmas season. 

Some went home to their province, while others chose to spend it several miles away from our country. 

Wherever you are, here’s a prayer for you:

Monday, December 22, 2014

#TheirChristmasHashtag






Since I started blogging in 2011, it has been my tradition every month of December to ask people their thoughts about the holidays, and feature them in this humble blog.

For this year, I am veering away from the usual or commonly asked questions – such as those pertaining to Christmas wishes down to gifts that we would like to receive.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

On the MMDA Vendor : THE END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS





The name of this MMDA traffic enforcer and kakanin vendor at the same time must be a household name by now, most especially after his story was featured by Ms. Jessica Soho no less, in her weekender program.

Friday, October 31, 2014

NA-MALIGNO?






It all happened many years ago during a seminar at a resort in Laguna.



A colleague and I accompanied each other to the restroom to answer nature’s defiant call. After we have entered, we searched for urinals but there were none. Instead, what we found were shower cubicles. It was a very odd feeling since it was my first time to be in a restroom without any urinals and toilet cubicles, not even one.