Tag Archives: Friends

A Trip To Paintland

One of my very dear childhood friends, Baby, came to visit us with her family this past holiday season. Once they were done traipsing around the country, they managed to give us a few days of “not doing much,” before … Continue reading

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Dog’s Thanksgiving Thoughts

Sigh! What a holiday it has been. So many people in my kitchen coming and going. Playing with dead animals and foliage. Mixing. Heating. Opening and closing the oven door. Churning some creamy stuff on a bright blue contraption. The … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Post Challenge, dog, DPChallenge, Family, Great Dane, Nano Poblano 2013, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

We Will Miss You, Scott

Two weekends ago, we made our way to our old stomping ground in Toronto to be with some dear friends.  We wanted to bid a friend farewell.  More importantly, we wanted to spend time to revel in his life, his … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Friend, Friendship, Funeral, G. Scott Graham, Goodbye, Loss of a Friend, Toronto, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lunch at Antonio’s Grill

After visiting a friend’s grave site, we decided to head over to Tagaytay, where Antonio’s Grill is located overlooking the Taal Volcano, which is in the middle of Taal Lake. It was a good time for a leisurely lunch. Our … Continue reading

Posted in Banana Turon, Filipino Food, friends, Gising-Gising, Grilled Stuffed Bangus, Kare-Kare, Pinkabet, Sinigang, Taal Volcano, Tagaytay, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A Short For Otto

This story was inspired by a photo Otto von Munchow used in one of his posts. The story is purely fiction and any resemblance to any real life people is coincidental. I’ve been traveling across what many call the “core” … Continue reading

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Girlfriends

The other day, I traveled my usual journey to take the BART at Millbrae station at the end of my workday.  Hubby had to dine solo this weeknight. I was going to meet up with some girlfriends for dinner in … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Friends, friends, Friendship, High School Friends, Life Stages, middle years | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Birthdays, Celebration, Childhood Friends, Filipino Food, Friendship, High School Friends, Manila, restaurants, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Kindness Goes a Long Way

I read Lucid Gypsy’s reblog of Inside Out Cafe’s review of “A Small Act: Documentary.”  It’s about a woman, Hilda Back, a Holocaust survivor, who donated $15/quarter to a Kenyan boy named Chris Mburu, so he could go to school … Continue reading

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The Gift of Your Time

As we all move to the climax of the holiday season, with the frenzy of invitations to this and that year-end gathering, the steady drone of retailers‘ desperate pleadings for more shoppers, the list of things to be checked off, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

One evening a few weekends ago, we did not feel like going home yet after a comfort-food type dinner at Himawari on 2nd Avenue.  And so, we ventured over to the theater nearby and chose “In Time.”  The premise of … Continue reading

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