An Unexpected Opportunity to Meet the President

My cousin, Grace, wrote, “I didn’t see you reply.  Did you see… Tita Day is organizing a trip to Malacanang in two days!” Who, what, when where?  It was my dormant Facebook account in the loop so I was unaware until then! Just the week before, I pulled some good muscles that made walking and standing…

Makeup and Beauty Stuff

Once upon a time I used to use department store cosmetics, Lancôme to be specific. But I eventually noticed that years of using it didn’t make me look any more like Isabella Rossellini or Penelope Cruz. I discovered that drugstore brand, L’Oreal, is made by the same manufacturer and I started using that or any…

Save That Date (Project Author 2.o)

Last Thursday night, I couldn’t quite sleep.  To while the time, I happened to check on Facebook and discovered an invite to an event two days hence… to Project Author 2.o Ministry Edition by Salt and Light Ventures.  It reminded me of the writing workshops I attended with OMF Literature for which I’m supposed to…

A Sumptuous Manger Experience with Mimi Thorisson (Inspiring People of the World)

I used to hang out with my co-parent, Maura Ruzzier, when she used to live in Manila.  Our  children, her Alice and my Matthew, were in the same class at an international school and at one time went to the prom together. Maura and I both love cooking for our families, recommend ingredients to each…

Redecorating Project

Sometimes God does not hand cash out but blesses financially nevertheless!  Not having to get medicine or specific foods to make our bodies function properly, not getting run over, a friend sending some food, an unexpected discount or gift.  The list goes on endlessly.  The blessing I want to thank God for is enabling me to…

From Pulled Muscle to Dancing

Three weeks ago, this was the YouVersion Verse of the Day: It was an especially sweet Word for me because at that very time, I couldn’t move freely without an involuntary yelp after having pulled muscles from too much avid calisthenics to the La La Land soundtrack. I had an upcoming scheduled trip one week…