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Random Thoughts on April Fools


I am an Executive Assistant of a rather serious man for seven long years now. I think the only reason he hasn’t fired me yet is because I say the silliest things…and with actions pa! Hihihi! I usually tell him that my primary job is to make sure that all his wrinkles are in the right places; writing his reports and speeches are just secondary. We both agree that I am rather overpaid, given my priorities. Oh, but we both don’t mind.

If I have anyone to thank for my silly disposition, it would be Horace. Do you remember him from your world literature in high school? He is that Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. He is famous for his Latin phrase “carpe diem”, which translates to “seize the day”. Certainly, you remember him now! Oh well… …continue reading Random Thoughts on April Fools

WorldPerks University


Are you a WorldPerks member? If you are, this post is for you (wink!).

As you know, WorldPerks is Northwest Airline’s award travel program for their frequent flyers…much like Philippine Airline’s Mabuhay Miles program. I like WorldPerks because the miles you’ve earned do not expire. You can just keep on earning until you retire…and maybe use your miles to travel the world for free so as not to burn your retirement money. Hihihi!

As a member, I usually get monthly updates through my email about my WorldPerks account. I am happy with the services they provide us members…so happy that I got rid of my old credit cards and signed up for BPI WorldPerks Mastercard which allows me to earn miles even if I’m not travelling. …continue reading WorldPerks University

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas Summer Promo


Almost a year ago, my hubby Mike and I vowed that we will trim our waistlines. How we will do it, we have no idea at that time. However, we do know for sure that we will not enroll in Fitness First or in any other gym since we both hate repetitive exercises…we simply do not have the discipline for them. And so after considering a thousand other ways to trim the tummy, we finally agreed to have swimming as our form of exercise! Yey!

We searched high and low for the perfect pool. Our choices ranged from the cheapest – Ateneo Grade School Pool,  to the totally expensive – Planet Infinity. And finally, we found our perfect pool at Richmonde Hotel’s Health Club in Ortigas, Pasig. …continue reading Richmonde Hotel Ortigas Summer Promo

Healing Herbs: Luyang Dilaw


My dad usually brews luyang dilaw and I am guilty of totally ignoring it….until I went to Paris. It is true that Parisians are wine drinkers, but not all of them, and not all the time. Since I usually kill time before fetching my husband from work, I usually just sit in a cafe and indulge in people watching…mainly because I don’t have too much euros to burn. Hihihi!

I have observed that Parisians are fond of ordering ginger tea after meals. Restaurants even have ginger apple tea in their menu and it is considered a specialty. Of course, I didn’t order the special tea. It’s something like 8.50 euros, roughly 510 pesos…quite expensive for a cup of tea. Curious as a cat, I ordered the plain ginger tea instead and hoped that it will be well worth my 5.00 euros. My order came in an elegant tea cup and I was also given honey to go with it. And my, it was delicious! At that moment, I remembered my dad and his ginger tea that I usually hide from. I vowed to join him in his tea sessions when I get back…since his are free and comes with honey too.

I have always suspected that there’s more to his tea sessions than meets the eye. And well, I was right! I interviewed him about his ginger tea and this is what he said: …continue reading Healing Herbs: Luyang Dilaw

Let’s Join Earth Hour!


We Filipinos have a flair for anything that involves “people power”, as evident in the one too many Edsa Revolutions that we have managed to include in our history. This time, let’s put people power into good use…let’s join the whole world in observing Earth Hour!

Earth Hour originally started in Sydney, Australia. That fateful day of March 31, 2007, almost 2.2 million people and 2,100 business establishments from this city turned off their electricity for an hour to make a stand against global warming. Their collective effort was able to reduce Sydney’s energy consumption by 10.2%…and that’s just for an hour! See, small sacrifices really go a long way! So, on March 29, let’s participate on the global movement for Earth Hour and turn off our electricity from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. in an effort to join major capital cities all over the world to make a statement regarding the urgency and graveness of climate change and global warming. These issues, I believe, falls in the list of the most neglected world issues of our time…probably because we have not fully grasped their effects on our planet. And so, let us not miss the opportunity to give our share of sacrifice to a cause that will impact the whole world. We Filipinos should be at the forefront of this endeavor…since as they say “ang Pinoy hindi nagpapahuli!” Hihihi!

If you want to know how you can contribute more to this cause, register at Earth Hour to receive useful tools and tips to get you even more involved. You can also call 920-7931, 920-7923, or 920-7926 for more info. Or, you can watch this video:

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I’m counting on you!