Category Archives: Personal musings

In bloom again

My orchids are in full bloom again. The poor batch has been struggling for months. Yes, they were sick for awhile. After months of TLC, they are finally showing happiness! They are happy… and I am too! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This reminds … Continue reading

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Kitchen hunt

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I guess it is already that time. After almost twenty years, it’s finally at its end…well, actually barely! It sounds like an old person who’s bone and knuckles are making strange noises all the time. At a step, when bending, … Continue reading

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New Year (times) Two

Nag daan na ang dalawang bagong taon: Ang bagong taon ayon sa Gregorian calendar at ang bagong taon ayon sa Lunar calendar. Ako, naka ugalian ko na ang mag handa para sa pag sapit sa dalawang araw na ito. Hindi … Continue reading

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Remembering …

…my birthplace, my childhood and my Mamang… My parents were always out of town or out of the country – busy making a living. Hence, we – my siblings and I were left behind with our grandmother in the old … Continue reading

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Getting hooked into kd’s and Korean

To help me at work and of course, for self-developmental reasons, I started learning the Korean language. Ahemm,… okay, admittedly it is actually just an excuse… I am also hooked on KD’s. I believe I already mentioned this in a … Continue reading

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A lame excuse for shopping

A guest came up to the counter one day with a very upset face. I could tell, by his reply to my greetings that; from the queuing up at check in, to slugging his luggage to the customs counter and … Continue reading

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Bitter-sweet life

Life is sweet… but life’s experiences are also sometimes hard, sad and bitter. But in all those times that we go through these, it is also when we learn the most!!! It’s the sweet returns that we should enjoy…with time!

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Umaga na naman…

Umaga na. Lumipas ang buong mag damag. Ang mundong madilim, sa kadiliman nito  may iba’t-ibang bagay na nangyayari sa buhay ng tao. May nagjng masaya, nag ingay, nag trabaho at mayroon din naman na tulog lamang. Ipinikit ang kanilang mga … Continue reading

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Tadhana…

“Ang hindi lumingon sa pinang galingan ay hindi maka-rarating sa paro-roonan…”(Dr. Jose Rizal) Bakit kailangan lumingon pa? Hindi kaya ito pa ang makaka hadlang sa pag sulong ng kabuhayan? Hindi ba pwedeng mag sumikap na lang para makarating sa pupuntahan? … Continue reading

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My first snowfall… this year!

Remembering life in the Philippines: Sentiments triggered by the fresh snow powder that I woke up to this morning. Mahirap na talaga baguhin ang mga bagay bagay na kina lakihan ng isang tao. Ika nga – “old habits die hard!” … Continue reading

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Bagong Taon.. bagong Bukas

**Pana-panahon ang pagkakataon Maibabalik ba ang kahapon?** Paulit-ulit sa isip ko ang kanta na ito… Tugma naman, sa pagpa- palit ng taon. Ang mga taon na lumilipas, Ang mga kahapon na biglang naging bukas… Ito ay parang mga alon sa … Continue reading

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Sa trabaho ko…

Sa trabaho ko, usapan  between me and my Filipino Guest (“guest”– not passenger and not customer.)  Standard na sa akin na  sa bawat tanong meron na akong parang naka handang kasagutan. Yung sinasabi ko at yung sagot ko sa utak … Continue reading

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Enero 2017

Punong-puno ng bagong pag asa at bagong mga pangarap. Kasama ang buong pamilya na nandito sa Europa sa isang salo-salo na puno ng saya. Ang bagong simula – para itong isang puting papel na wala ni isang guhit na naka … Continue reading

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Setyembre-sisikat pa hanggang sa huli..

Patapos na ang summer. Pero si sunshine ay nag pu-pumilit pang suminag… kaya hanggang sa mga huling araw ay ninamnam pa namin siya.

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Dalawang dekada

Halos  dalawang dekada na akong nakatira dito sa Europa. Marami na akong nakilala, natutunan, pina-halagahan at kinalimutan. Pagdating ng panahaon, isang bagay nalang ang kailangang pagdesisyunan: … may handaan? o may handaan? 😀  😆  😛  🙂         … Continue reading

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