Beautiful Faces of the Cordillera

Lola Agaman Mutua My grandmother from the province of Bokyawan, Hungduan, Ifugao. Date of birth is unknown. However according to calculations, it was estimated that Lola Agaman is in her early 80s. In this photo capture, she sits at the backyard, enjoying the soft blow of the cold wind, as she chews her “momma”, dipping…

Over a Cup of Coffee

Aahhh, The Catholics Four old Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St. Peters Square The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father’.” The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a…

You Say You Want a Resurrection

Originally posted on Open Thought Vortex:
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. ~Deepak Chopra We all want to change the world.  It is something intrinsic to the human condition to always be seeking for better conditions; more…

Doodling Doodles

While everyone is praised with great drawing as a work of art, doodles stay behind the shadows of drawings. But isn’t it that doodles are the beginnings of drawings? I remember doodling my way in class when the teacher becomes too boring. Or doodling my way until a lecture is done. Candy Candy A girl with…

Have you ever been unfaithful…? 

At dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife’s hand in his and said, “Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there’s something I have to know. In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?” Martha replied, “Well Henry, I have to be…

Thoughts from DiCarprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, we’ve known him from when he was a young boy appearing in several commercial and educational films. From the TV to the film industry, DiCaprio had gathered good and bad critiques and one of the successful actors we have today. What does he have to say to aspiring young actors. A noteworthy message…

Old Black Boards, (Incredible)

I love to read about the past and the evidence of their existence. This one land in my email today and thought it is worth sharing. Contractors began work on four classrooms of Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, they knew their remodel would improve education – but they never expected it would impact local…

It’s What You Scatter: The Red Marble

I am in deep thoughts today, pondering on many things that my mom and I don’t have, on the love-hate relationship we have for as far as I remember. In the middle of pondering and heart ache, while working for my “boss” from miles away, I found an email that touched me, made me smile,…

A Round Trip

A Round Trip To Mandaluyong On February 12, my husband agreed to drive for El Garage Studios to pick their model from Tivoli Garden. There were some change of plans that Topper, my cousin-in-law wouldn’t be able to accompany my husband. So I ended up at the front seat of the car. My role? Well, to…

Millennially Speaking

Originally posted on I am Storyteller:
In our effort to understand our kids, the inner vine star must be unleashed. It is a little awkward trying to speak millennial – with our age and borderline normcore sense of fashion. But it’s not really for us to be able to talk but for us to better…

Conversations With Baristas

Originally posted on Finding Jeffery:
The 6:43 a.m. Saturday conversations with baristas are the best conversations to have with baristas. Most of the morning crowd is still stretching and reading headlines in bed. Those who are here? There is a man sleeping in the leather chair in the middle of the shop. I guess if…

MILLENNIALing With My Bestfriend

Originally posted on I am Storyteller:
Both over 40 and moms before 20. We really thought that life has long been over for us until we started millennialing and found ourselves again. We would like to call some of our peers to join us but then – yeah, now is their time for adulting – we’re…

Come To Baguio, Come Home To Villa Cordillera

It’s More Than Just A Villa Villa Cordillera is one of the places I consider comfy and homey. It is located at the suburbs of Baguio. It’s just a few minutes away from Baguio Country Club. The villa has a cabin-like feeling because of the thick picket of pine trees. The Villa is just perfect,…