Category Archives: Celebration

On December 25th, We Cooked Up A Storm!

For this Christmas Day, we decided to cook a Holiday Brunch instead of going out to some fancy feast where someone else slaved all night for us hungry mortals.  And so, when Eliz of Mirth and Motivation asked on her … Continue reading

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The Big Game Paella Event

It all started with a series of text messages between father and daughter. It went something this: Daughter: The Big Game is coming, Dad! Father: Yup! Daughter: Are you and Mom watching at the Cal Stadium? Father: Nope. Daughter: Well, … Continue reading

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Zuit Suits and Gay Babies

Years ago, when we were still new to SFO, hubby and I were invited to a fundraiser ball for SFMOMA.  A friend had bought a table and we were one of 4 couples invited.  The invitation specified that this was … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Fourth!

Today, it’s sunny and warmer where we are. I saw people shopping for their fresh corn and watermelon as early as 7:30 a.m.  People are walking around in shorts and sandals.  This afternoon, many families will have prepared their traditional … Continue reading

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The Half Event

This past weekend, we made our way across the continent to partake in the celebration of my sister-in-law’s “Half-Birthday.”  Being a Holiday baby, her birthday was somehow perpetually overshadowed by the frenzy of holiday celebrations, end-of-year office parties, exhaustive shopping … Continue reading

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At Greenbelt 5, Felix Is Not A Cat!

The past three weeks have gone by in a flash.  First there were the preparations for various meetings. Then meetings to prepare for more meetings.  There were also the preparations for the long trip, the frenzied last minute shopping for … Continue reading

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Nanay’s Day, May 14

May 14th was Nanay’s birthday.  Tomorrow, we will remember her briefly as we start our day.  She will have been 88 years old.  Tonight, I decided to rummage through old photographs and I thought that I’d show a few from yesteryears, as … Continue reading

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Motherhood And Its Controversies

As everyone knows, this weekend is Mother’s Day.  Our daughter has decided to make brunch on Sunday morning. I’ve been greeted by some staff at work through the week. Mother’s day is a few days earlier in Mexico, it appears. … Continue reading

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Sister Love

Last week, we snuck away from the mayhem of everyday life in San Francisco, from work, the schizoid weather, the anemic economy, the nauseating campaign trails, to the pristine beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.  This is … Continue reading

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