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Summer Escapes: Crimson Resort and Spa

Summer is at its tail-end, and we’ve been having rain showers these past few days, but it’s not too late for  some last-hurrah summer getaways with the fam. So here’s our third suggested destination for your family vacation: Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. A bit pricey, you may say, but this resort has […]

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My Psoriasis Story

It was all in my head. Literally. I was 16 when I started having what I thought was severe dandruff.  Now, in the olden days of the late 80’s/early 90’s, we dealt with dandruff by going to the salon and getting hot oil treatments.  After numerous trips to our neighborhood salon (or “parlor”, as we […]

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Summer Escapes: Liliw Resort

For those who want to take a break from the usual hot, sandy beaches, here is a cool alternative, the 2nd in our Summer Escapes Series. Liliw is a small town at the foot of Mount Banahaw in Laguna, Philippines.  It is, at most, a 3-hour drive from Manila via the South Luzon Expressway. This […]

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Easy Sunday Morning

It is 7:30am, Sunday morning in Manila. A bit warm at 28 degrees, and it looks like it will be nice and sunny for the rest of the day. I have the house to myself; daughter is away on a leadership training thing for school and mom is out somewhere, walking the dogs.  I can […]

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Summer Escapes: Siquijor Island

The first of our suggested summer escape places for you and the family.

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That Kind of Week…

The kind where… work requests come tumbling out of your Inbox as quickly as you can say “Ok, I’m on it!!!” you discover you have more pending items than you wanted to believe you have a max of 4 hours of sleep daily your old work phone’s cable finally wore out.  And you don’t know […]

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Really, Truly

Last night’s dream had me thinking… I dreamed that my ex-husband and I (no, this wasn’t a cheesy, lovey-dovey dream, don’t worry) were in a church somewhere, processing papers so that we could get back together. It was like any other dream; there was no sudden rush of emotion that sometimes comes with sometimes-dreams.  We […]

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Monday Musings ’16

2016 did not start off as planned. A new year always has one hoping that the incoming one would be better than the last, and, of course, I, too, feel the same way. However, the last few weeks of 2015 had brought with it a few (extra) challenges that were not expected, spilling over to the year […]

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Medical Miracle

After complaining about a numbness in her arm the other day (which she feels only while lying down on a particular side, and only at night), my 73 year old mother had “woefully” asked for her to be brought to a geriatric doctor (not just any doctor, mind you, but a specific one), to finally […]

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Seeing Rainbows

Like many others, I was happy with the decision of the SCOTUS to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States a couple of weeks ago.  I was happy that this very controversial policy has gained ground, and that the legalization in the US may give this issue the traction that it needed so that many […]